King's Cup

Brand's Crossword Game King's Cup

The Brand's Crossword Game King's Cup is the Thai national Scrabble competition in the English language. It has also been known as the Thailand International in the past. The tournament has been honoured to accept a trophy from His Majesty the King to award to the winning player in the most prestigious division. It is the largest tournament in the world, in terms of the number of players, drawing as many as 8000 players.

In Thailand, Scrabble is promoted like a sport and as a way to learn English. The international players are honoured by the king. As a result, Thailand has produced two world champions as well as many top international players.

Year
Winner
Runner up
Blog Link
1989
Apichit Vichitjitkul (1) ( Thailand)
John Ozag ( United States)

1990
Charles Goldstein (1) ( United States)
Mark Nyman ( England)

1991



Pakorn Nemitrmansuk (1) ( Thailand)
Mark Nyman ( England)

1993
Ong-Arj Charuwan ( Thailand)
Sam Kantimathi ( United States)

1994
Sam Kantimathi (1) ( United States)
Pakorn Nemitrmansuk ( Thailand)

1995
Jakkrit Klaphajone (1) ( Thailand)
Sam Kantimathi ( United States)

Charnwit Sukhumrattanaporn (1) ( Thailand)
Jakkrit Klaphajone ( Thailand)

Jakkrit Klaphajone (2) ( Thailand)
Charnwit Sukhumrattanaporn ( Thailand)

1998
Joel Sherman (1) ( United States)
Charnwit Sukhumrattanaporn ( Thailand)

1999†
Mark Nyman (1) ( England)
Nigel Richards ( New Zealand)

1999
Nigel Richards (1) ( New Zealand)
Naween Tharanga Fernando ( Australia)

2000†
Nigel Richards (2) ( New Zealand)
Jakkrit Klaphajone ( Thailand)

2000
Nigel Richards (3) ( New Zealand)
Jakkrit Klaphajone ( Thailand)

2001
Nigel Richards (4) ( New Zealand)
Paul Cleary ( Australia)
16th-KC
2002
Nigel Richards (5) ( New Zealand)
Femi Awowade ( England)
17th-KC
2003
Pakorn Nemitrmansuk (2) ( Thailand)
Ganesh Asirvatham ( Malaysia)
18th-KC
2004
Nigel Richards (6) ( New Zealand)
Andrew Fisher ( Australia)
19th-KC
2005
Panupol Sujjayakorn (1) ( Thailand)
Nigel Richards ( New Zealand)
20th-KC
2006
Nigel Richards (7) ( New Zealand)
Femi Awowade ( England)
2007
Nigel Richards (8) ( New Zealand)
Komol Panyasophonlert ( Thailand)
2008
Ong Suanne (1) ( Malaysia)
Nigel Richards ( New Zealand)
2009
Pakorn Nemitrmansuk (3) ( Thailand)
Charnwit Sukhumrattanaporn ( Thailand)
2010
Pakorn Nemitrmansuk (4) ( Thailand)
David Eldar ( Australia)
2011
Nigel Richards (9) ( New Zealand)
Komol Panyasophonlert ( Thailand)
2012
Helen Gipson (1) ( Scotland)
Thacha Koowirat ( Thailand)
2013
Nigel Richards (10) ( New Zealand)
Komol Panyasophonlert ( Thailand)
2014
Nigel Richards (11) ( New Zealand)
Panupol Sujjayakorn ( Thailand)
2015
Nigel Richards (12) ( New Zealand)
Hubert Wee ( Singapore)
2016
Nigel Richards (13) ( New Zealand)
Pichai Limprasert ( Thailand)

The Thai International tournaments are generally held around late June to early July
† These two tournaments were held in January under different sponsorship

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brand%27s_Crossword_Game_King%27s_Cup