Sunday, July 03, 2016

31st Brand Crossword Game King's Cup 2016

Contents:
  • King's Cup 2016 Details
  • Complete Results
  • Finals Game 1
  • Finals Game 2
  • Finals Game 3
King's Cup 2016 Details:
VenueCentral Plaza Westgate, Bangkok, Thailand
DatesJun. 30 to Jul. 3, 2016
No. of Players: 75
DictionaryCSW15
Challenge RuleFree Challenge
WinnerNigel Richards
Runner-Up: Pichai Limprasert
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/kingscup2016.pdf

Complete Results:
(Standing after 29 rounds Preliminaries)
Rank
Name
Home
W-L
Spread
1
Nigel Richards
New Zealand
21.0-8.0
+1123
2
Pichai Limprasert
Thailand
20.0-9.0
+1451
3
Thacha Koowirat
Thailand
20.0-9.0
+1286
4
Panupol Sujjayakorn
Thailand
19.0-10.0
+1312
5
Komol Panyasophonlert
Thailand
19.0-10.0
+1286
6
Jesse Day
United States
19.0-10.0
+967
7
Akshay Bhandarkar
India
18.0-11.0
+1031
8
Thanapong Kukiettikulchai
Thailand
18.0-11.0
+940
9
Jakkrit Klaphajone
Thailand
18.0-11.0
+890
10
Jeremy Khoo
Singapore
18.0-11.0
+601
11
Gerald Carter
England
18.0-11.0
+466
12
Odette Carmina Rio
Philippines
17.0-12.0
+1256
13
Chollapat Itthi-aree
Thailand
17.0-12.0
+698
14
Manop Phiphatboonserm
Thailand
17.0-12.0
+648
15
Waseem Khatri
Pakistan
17.0-12.0
+635
16
Sinatarn Pattanasuwanna
Thailand
17.0-12.0
-44
17
Michael Tang
Singapore
16.5-12.5
+638
18
Martin Teo
Malaysia
16.5-12.5
+421
19
Siu Hean Cheah
Singapore
16.5-12.5
+241
20
Weibin Toh
Singapore
16.0-13.0
+790
21
Marlon Prudencio
Singapore
16.0-13.0
+535
22
Alex Tan
Malaysia
16.0-13.0
+492
23
Ricky Purnomo
Singapore
16.0-13.0
+318
24
Akkarapol Khwansak
Thailand
16.0-13.0
+199
25
Ching Wei Chang
Malaysia
16.0-13.0
+42
26
Ying Ming Poh
Singapore
16.0-13.0
-269
27
Taewan Sutthasin
Thailand
16.0-13.0
-306
28
Tony Sim
Singapore
15.5-13.5
-275
29
Cedric Lewis
Malaysia
15.0-14.0
+1023
30
Goutham Jayaraman
Singapore
15.0-14.0
+748
31
Bob Jackman
Australia
15.0-14.0
+665
32
Jin Chor Tan
Malaysia
15.0-14.0
+484
33
Suthiraphan Assarat
Thailand
15.0-14.0
+224
34
Ming Hui Hubert Wee
Singapore
15.0-14.0
+222
35
Russell Honeybun
Australia
15.0-14.0
+167
36
Weera Saengsit
Thailand
15.0-14.0
-4
37
Rodney Talbot
Australia
15.0-14.0
-267
38
Sanmi Odelana
Nigeria
15.0-14.0
-352
39
Eric Kinderman
United States
15.0-14.0
-559
40
Ferdy Anthonius
Indonesia
14.5-14.5
-109
41
Sanjoy Gupta
India
14.0-15.0
+452
42
Nuttapong Pholthip
Thailand
14.0-15.0
+413
43
Shahrul Kamal
Singapore
14.0-15.0
+72
44
Nititorn Laimek
Thailand
14.0-15.0
-11
45
Jayaska Baranage
Sri Lanka
14.0-15.0
-98
46
Somphong Phosai
Thailand
14.0-15.0
-100
47
Abdullah Abbasi
Pakistan
14.0-15.0
-566
48
Absar Mustajab
Pakistan
14.0-15.0
-603
49
Tanaphon Kamenkij
Thailand
14.0-15.0
-709
50
Chock Heng Kong
Malaysia
13.5-15.5
+272
51
Karen Richards
Australia
13.0-16.0
+285
52
Dianne Ward
Australia
13.0-16.0
+46
53
Arham Abidi
Pakistan
13.0-16.0
-20
54
Naravit Nathapukdi
Thailand
13.0-16.0
-102
55
John Barker
Australia
13.0-16.0
-374
56
Paul Richards
Australia
13.0-16.0
-404
57
Rocky Sharma
Australia
13.0-16.0
-640
58
Daniyal Sanaullah
Pakistan
13.0-16.0
-783
59
Apirat Choomai
Thailand
12.5-16.5
-103
60
Antonio Malonzo
Philippines
12.5-16.5
-537
61
Adrian Tay
Malaysia
12.0-17.0
-374
62
Mirza Taha Hassan
Pakistan
12.0-17.0
-566
63
Peter Arreola
Philippines
12.0-17.0
-742
64
Rhys McGuckin
Australia
12.0-17.0
-947
65
Tawanjames Barwell
Thailand
11.0-18.0
-335
66
Amnuay Ploysangngam
Thailand
11.0-18.0
-449
67
Thavatchai Thivavarnvongs
Thailand
11.0-18.0
-455
68
Kukiat Khunpanitchot
Thailand
11.0-18.0
-866
69
Tsz Hin Yip
Hong Kong
11.0-18.0
-1719
70
Isao Takemura
Japan
10.5-18.5
-1394
71
Maneeda Tanasanvimol
Thailand
10.0-19.0
-1257
72
Ka Yee Kwok
Hong Kong
9.5-19.5
-1253
73
Wing Lam Cheung
Hong Kong
9.0-20.0
-1397
74
Michael Hardiyanto
Indonesia
7.0-22.0
-1910
75
Arun Methaset
Thailand
6.0-23.0
-2140
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Finals


Pichai Limprasert vs. Nigel Richards at King's Cup 2016 Finals
(Photo courtesy of John Chew)


Game 1:
Play through by clicking Forward button or any part of the board.


Game 2
Play through by clicking Forward button or any part of the board.


Game 3
As per Special Rule, "if players 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." The difference in cumulative spread before this game was 52. So, Nigel needs 53 points spread to win while Pichai has to protect the lead. 
Play through by clicking Forward button or any part of the board.


Summary of Scores:

Players
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Total
Nigel
445
397
469
1,311
Pichai
403
491
356
1,250

Awarding:
Nigel Richards successfully defended his title once again

(Photo courtesy of Cheah Siu Hean)


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