Friday, July 29, 2005

1st HARMONY Scrabble Tournament Results

(Report from Marlon Prudencio dated July 29, 2005)

16 Players showed up and competed in the 1st HARMONY Scrabble Tournament, held on July 24, 2005 at the Firewood Pizza and Restaurant in Liberty Center, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. For those who are curious, HARMONY is the bingo word of MAR + HY + NO, which are the first few letters of the first name of the tourney organizers
- Marlon Prudencio, Hyatt Basman and Nora Labog. 

The 1st round started at exactly 10:30am as planned and the tourney concluded at 6:30pm.

After 9 rounds, Marlon Prudencio topped the field with 8 wins and 1 loss. It was a superb feat by Prudencio, who crawled from the last board (after a first round beating by Tabasa by a whopping 166 points) to the top by embarking on his high scoring game (averaging 432 pts/game) and retaliating against Tabasa in the 6th, 7th and 8th round, to clinch the championship. A 'modified' Gibson rule was applied in the last round as sanctioned by SCAPI President Mario Miranda. 

Final Results
                                        W-L       Total Spread       Prize  
1.  Marlon Prudencio          8-1            +612          1500 + Trophy + Certificate 
2.  John Edward Tabasa      6-3            +381          600 + Certificate 
3.  Andronico Aquino Sr.     6-3            +255          400 + Certificate 
4.  Mario Miranda               6-3            +215          300 + Certificate 
5.  Hyatt Basman                5-4            +233          200 + Certificate 
6.  Leonora Labog               5-4            +116 
7.  Mario Recedes               5-4            +96 
8.  Antonio Malonzo            4.5-4.5       -28 
9.  Alberto Palomo              4-5            +18 
10. Teejay de Jesus            4-5            +6           300 (Best finisher below 1750 rating) 
11. Jenny Bigcas                4-5            -112         100 (2nd best finisher below 1750 rating) 
12. Teodorico Marinas         4-5            -404 
13. Delio Dimaano              3.5-5.5       +46 
14. Oscar Rivera Jr.            3-6            -74 
15. Mario Libiran               3-6            -799 
16. Moises Ysrael Mendez   1-8            -447 

Players of the 1st HARMONY Scrabble Tournament
Top 5 Finishers
Sidelights
1.  The players enjoyed a word-guessing game in between rounds. A letter combination is flashed and whoever guesses the bingo word first, wins an easy 20 pesos (pambawi sa pamasahe :).

The letter combinations flashed are the following (see if you can figure out the word yourself): 
        MAR + HY + NO      (this is the trial letter combination) 
        FRUITS + K         (Col. Malonzo got this one after so many guesses by other players) 
        CAPROIC + E        (John Tabasa correctly got the word) 
        HYATT + EMS        (Teejay de Jesus figured out this one) 
    
Other letter combinations that are not played due to time constraint are the following: 
        MARLON + CO 
        LEONORA + MY 
        OUTSINS + W 

2.   After 3 rounds, the players savored a hearty lunch (compliments of the tourney organizers) complete with soup, side dish, rice, viand and drink. Just before the 4th round, another word game was played where each player was given a sheet containing a 20-item 7-letter combinations of bingo words that they need to figure out in 6 minutes. John Tabasa won a cool 100 pesos by getting 13 correct answers. Mario Recedes came 2nd with 11. 
    
The letter combinations given are the following (see if you can answer all of them in 6 minutes!): 

    1)  AACENRT ______________ 
    2)  AEEIRSW ______________ 
    3)  AEILRVY ______________ 
    4)  BDEGNSU ______________ 
    5)  CDEILOR ______________ 
    6)  CDEINOZ ______________ 
    7)  CEEIPRU ______________ 
    8)  DDEEEWY ______________ 
    9)  DEELORU ______________ 
    10) DEHIMRS ______________ 
    11) DEMOOPR ______________ 
    12) EELOPTU ______________ 
    13) EFHISUW ______________ 
    14) EINOPSY ______________ 
    15) EMOPRSU ______________ 
    16) FOOOTTU ______________ 
    17) GILNSUY ______________ 
    18) HNORSTY ______________ 
    19) MOQSTUU ______________ 
    20) NOOOSVX ______________ 

    The players appreciated the games as they said "It increases your bingo power". 


Thank you very much to all those who joined. 
Watch out for the next and bigger HARMONY scrabble tournament! 
Who knows, this tourney could go International someday :) 

Let peace and HARMONY prevail! 

All the best, 
Marlon, Hyatt, Nora 

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