Sunday, July 05, 2015

30th Brand Crossword Game King's Cup 2015

30th Brand Crossword Game King's Cup 2015

Contents:
  • King's Cup 2015 Details
  • Complete Results
  • Finals Game 1
  • Finals Game 2
King's Cup 2015 Details:
VenueCentral Plaza Chaengwattana
DatesJul. 2-5, 2015
No. of Players65
DictionaryCSW12
Challenge RuleFree Challenge
WinnerNigel Richards
Runner-Up: Ming Hui Hubert Wee
Top Prize$ 10,000.00
Format: The tournament begins with a 29-round preliminary (round 1-25 based on Swiss pairing system, the round 26-29 based on King-of-the-Hill pairing system), whose two finalists to play final with special rules: They have to play two games. If one of them win both games, then that player is the winner. But if they tie with a win and a loss each, a third game will be played. The winner, in this case, is the one who scores the most points when the scores from all three games are combined. (Note: Throughout the tournament, the spread capping enforced to a maximum of -/+ 350 points spread in a game. Also the Gibson rule is in effect in case there is a player who has won enough games to guarantee 1st place or a seat in the finals no matter how many games he or she loses thereafter.)
Flyer: For more details, check this link: http://www.wespa.org/tournaments/kingscup2015b.pdf

Complete Results:
(Standing after 29 rounds Preliminaries)
Rank
Name
Home
W-L
Spread
1
Nigel Richards
New Zealand
20.0-9.0
1606
2
Ming Hui Hubert Wee
Singapore
20.0-9.0
897
3
Odette Carmina Rio
Philippines
19.0-10.0
965
4
Komol Panyasophonlert
Thailand
19.0-10.0
870
5
Jakkrit Klaphajone
Thailand
18.5-10.5
1331
6
Pichai Limprasert
Thailand
18.0-11.0
911
7
Taewan Sutthasin
Thailand
18.0-11.0
838
8
Vannitha Balasingam
Malaysia
18.0-11.0
650
9
Ricky Purnomo
Singapore
18.0-11.0
473
10
Helen Gipson
Scotland
17.5-11.5
1157
11
Panupol Sujjayakorn
Thailand
17.0-12.0
654
12
Martin Teo
Malaysia
17.0-12.0
514
13
Zhi Yuan Wong
Singapore
17.0-12.0
383
14
Winter Zxqkj
United States
17.0-12.0
374
15
Weibin Toh
Singapore
17.0-12.0
282
16
Rafal Dominiczak
Poland
16.5-12.5
790
17
Gerald Carter
England
16.0-13.0
980
18
Chris Lipe
United States
16.0-13.0
680
19
Puttapong Moonsarn
Thailand
16.0-13.0
624
20
Howard Warner
New Zealand
16.0-13.0
367
21
Manop Phiphatboonserm
Thailand
16.0-13.0
44
22
Thitipol Barameemuang
Thailand
16.0-13.0
23
23
Pakorn Nemitrmansuk
Thailand
16.0-13.0
-362
24
Ferdinand Lucas
Philippines
15.5-13.5
-94
25
Thacha Koowirat
Thailand
15.0-14.0
573
26
Michael Tang
Singapore
15.0-14.0
567
27
Rodney Talbot
Australia
15.0-14.0
522
28
Russell Honeybun
Australia
15.0-14.0
333
29
Femi Awowade
Nigeria
15.0-14.0
82
30
Wanchana Jirapitikul
Thailand
15.0-14.0
25
31
Jin Chor Tan
Malaysia
15.0-14.0
-108
32
Amnuay Ploysangngam
Thailand
15.0-14.0
-488
33
Somphong Phosai
Thailand
15.0-14.0
-538
34
Marlon Prudencio
Singapore
14.5-14.5
301
35
Kien Hung Yeo
Malaysia
14.0-15.0
432
36
Goutham Jayaraman
Singapore
14.0-15.0
380
37
Sanjoy Gupta
India
14.0-15.0
134
38
Arun Methaset
Thailand
14.0-15.0
122
39
Alex Tan
Malaysia
14.0-15.0
105
40
Tony Sim
Singapore
14.0-15.0
-6
41
Thavatchai Thivavarnvongs
Thailand
14.0-15.0
-29
42
Jason Broersma
Canada
14.0-15.0
-61
43
Weera Saengsit
Thailand
14.0-15.0
-105
44
Sinatarn Pattanasuwa
Thailand
14.0-15.0
-482
45
Karen Richards
Australia
14.0-15.0
-877
46
Sue Tremblay
Canada
13.5-15.5
-585
47
Siu Hean Cheah
Singapore
13.0-16.0
477
48
Tawan Paepolsiri
Thailand
13.0-16.0
137
49
Apirat Choomai
Thailand
13.0-16.0
88
50
Visarut Ariyakajorn
Thailand
13.0-16.0
-267
51
Lisa Brown
United States
13.0-16.0
-548
52
Peter Arreola
Philippines
13.0-16.0
-618
53
Shahrul Kamal
Singapore
13.0-16.0
-627
54
Suthiraphan Assarat
Thailand
13.0-16.0
-673
55
Paul Richards
Australia
12.0-17.0
-370
56
Antonio Malonzo
Philippines
12.0-17.0
-444
57
Marites Carreon
Thailand
12.0-17.0
-714
58
Bundit Chomkularb
Thailand
12.0-17.0
-1502
59
Dianne Ward
Australia
11.0-18.0
-262
60
Shafique Ahmed
Bangladesh
11.0-18.0
-465
61
Susan Ensor
Australia
11.0-18.0
-955
62
Kunihiko Kuroda
Japan
11.0-18.0
-1093
63
Olga Visser
Australia
10.0-19.0
-1111
64
Isao Takemura
Japan
8.0-21.0
-1558
65
Aiwa Pooamorn
Thailand
3.0-26.0
-3449
Finals
(Hubert Wee vs, Nigel Richards in King's Cup 2015 Finals)
Photo courtesy of John Chew

Game 1:
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Game 2

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Awarding:

Nigel Richards receiving his prize for the 30th Brand Crossword Game 2016 triumph