The 28th Brand’s
Crossword Game
King’s Cup
July 11–14, 2013

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2013 King's Cup Commentary: Before the Tournament

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We started off the five days of crossword game play that are the BRAND's Crossword Game King's Cup on Wednesday night, with a scenic cruise up the Chao Phraya river. About half of our hundred players arrived in town a day early to join us, meeting at the Chimney Cafe for a few hours of Thai food, a one-round tournament, karaoke and camaraderie.

The Thai side reclaimed the trophy in the traditional Thai vs. International match, with Arun Methaset leading his side to a 13-7 rout over Tony Sim's (SGP) international players.

As for the karaoke, it looked to me like a close victory by the Philippine side over the Thais.

On Thursday morning, the Siam Paragon mall opened at 10:00 A.M. and by about 10:15 A.M., the playing area was full of players. After a slightly hectic registration period due to a scheduling error with the site setup crew, we got Round 1 underway with 98 players at 11:30.

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