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23rd Brand's Thailand International Crossword Game King's Cup 2008

All queries to be directed to Nuttakrit at the address below.

From: "Info" <>
Subject: Invitation to Thailand's 23rd Brand's Crossword Game King's Cup 2008
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 17:33:43 +0700

We are pleased to invite you to participate in one of the world's most exciting and challenging event of the year, the 23nd BRAND'S Thailand International Crossword Game King's Cup 2008 , which will be held from June 26th - 27th, 2008 at Siam Discovery Center, Bangkok, and from June 28th ? 29th at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon Shopping Complex, with the winner's prize of USD 6,000.

We wish to see you in this wonderful 23th year of Crossword Game in Thailand and be a part of our greatest history together. This spectacular event will bring you to the world of real sport competition with an exciting and challenging atmosphere. Let's join us! We are planning to set up this event to be the most memorable and enjoyable tournament ever.

Please find details of the tournament below. Should there be any queries or further information needed, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would greatly appreciate the presence of you and your friends at our event.

Best regards,

Amnuay P.





June 26th ? 29th, 2008


June 26th ? 27th at 1st floor, Siam Discovery Center Complex,
& June 28th ? 29th at 5th floor, Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon Shopping Complex
(Both venues are adjacent to each other)

Open Division, open to all without restrictions


- Champion: HM King's Cup + USD 6,000 + Gift Set
- 2nd place-getter : 75,000 Baht + Gift Set
- 3rd place-getter : 40,000 Baht + Gift Set
- 4th place-getter : 20,000 Baht + Gift Set
- 5th place-getter : 10,000 Baht + Gift Set
- 6th place-getter : 7,000 Baht + Gift Set
- 7th place-getter : 5,000 Baht + Gift Set
- 8th place-getter : 4,000 Baht + Gift Set
- 9th place-getter : 3,000 Baht + Gift Set
- 10th place-getter : 2,000 Baht + Gift Set

Bonus Prize

Each player (except the winner and the 2nd place-getter) will receive 50 Baht for every winning game on June 26-27 and receive 100 Baht for every winning game on June 28-29.
***This means that everyone has a chance to win prize money.***
Super Bonus Prize
If a player wins every game he played on any particular day, he will receive five times the Bonus Prize he would normally receive on that day instead of the normal Bonus Prize.
New!!! 'Handicap Result Prize'

Each player will be given special game points based upon their ratings. Players with the higher rating will get less special game points than those who are rated lower. The player who finishes 27 rounds and has his final game points plus special game points the most will get the 'Handicap Result Winner Prize' ? Trophy and 10,000 Baht cash, the 1st runner-up in this system will get 'Handicap Result 1st Runner-up Prize' of 5,000 Baht, the 2nd runner-up in this system will get 'Handicap Result 2nd Runner-up Prize' of 2,500 Baht  This means that everyone has the chance to win these prizes equally

::::::: NOTE :::::::
- The above prizes will be given only to the players who have played all 27 rounds completely.
- The Winner and the 1st Runner-up of the tournament are not legible for the Bonus Prize as well as the Super Bonus Prize.

- The Winner, the 1st Runner-up and the 2nd Runner-up of the regular tournament system are not legible for Handicap Result Prize.  
- The prizes will be awarded at the end of the tournament.
- Everyone who receives the total prize money of over 1,000 Baht during the tournament is subject to paying a 5% withholding tax.

Entry Fee
USD120 (including Reception Party & 2 days Coffee Break) For those who has confirmed and sent in their application forms by May 26, 2008.
** Those who send in their application forms between May 27-June 12, 2008, must pay another additional fee of USD10.
*** The application fee can be paid upon Bangkok arrival.

Words Source

List of all 2 & 3-letter words and their inflected forms provided for each player to look at during the game. Single Challenge applied.

Challenge Rule
Free challenge, a player does not lose his turn when he challenges the acceptable word(s). Self-checking method, a player and his/her opponent will take a look at challenged word(s) at computer provided.

Game Timing
Each player is allowed 25 MINUTES per game.

Maximum Difference

In each game, a player is allowed to win/lose not more than a maximum point spread of +/- 350. If there is any player win/lose more than maximum point spread of +/- 350, (s)he should record in Master score card and tally sheet with only +/- 350 point spread.


- 27 games in total.
- Game 1-24 will base on Swiss pairing system.
- Game 25-27 will base on King-of-the-Hill pairing system. Then after game 27, the top two players play the final.
- The two finalists go to final with special rule: They have to play two games. If one of them wins both games, then that player will be the winner. But if they tie with a win and a loss, the third game will be played. The winner, in this case, is the one who scores the most when combining scores from three games.
Remark: The Gibson's rule will be applied, 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 s/he loses thereafter. 

==The Pathumwan Princess Hotel (4.5 stars hotel) offers the rate of 3,100++ Baht/ night for a single room and 3,400++ Baht / night for a twin or double room.
The Pathumwan Princess Hotel is located in MBK Center. Its address is 444 Phayathai Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Tel:(662)216-3700
The above rates include American breakfast, free use of fitness center, etc.

==Siam@Siam Boutique Hotel (4.5 stars hotel) offers the rate of 3,350++ Baht/ night for a single room and 3,550++ Baht / night for a twin or double room.
Siam@Siam Boutique Hotel is the latest hotel in town. It is about 7 minutes walk beyond the Reno Hotel. Its address is 865 Rama 1 Road, Wang Mai, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330,
Tel: +66 (0) 2217 3000,
Note: The above rates include American Breakfast

==Asia Hotel (3 stars, 10 minute walking) offers the rate of 2,100 Baht net / night for a single room and 2,300 Baht net / night for a twin or double room.
Asia Hotel is located on 296 Phayathai Road, Bangkok 10400, connecting to BTS Ratchathewi Station Tel:(662) 215-0808
Note: The above rates include American Breakfast.

==The Reno Hotel ( 2.5 stars, 5-minute walking) offers the rate of 1,180 Baht net per night for a twin-sharing room with TV and safe.
The Reno Hotel is located on 40 Rama 1 Rd., Soi Kasemsan 1, Bangkok 10330. Tel:(662) 215-0026-7, (662) 612-3096-7
Note: The above rates include American breakfast. Rooms are limited based on first come first serve

The reservation can be done through us. (contact Mr.Nuttakrit)

Thursday, June 26, 11.15-18.00, at 1st floor, Siam Discovery Center
(2 minutes walking from Siam Paragon)
Registration / Opening Remark / Round 1-5 / Reception Party (18.30-22.30 )
Friday, June 27, 11.30-18.30, at 1st floor, Siam Discovery Center (2 minutes walking from Siam Paragon)
Round 6-12
Saturday, June 28, 8.30-19.30, at 5th floor, Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon

Grand Opening Ceremony / Round 13-20
Sunday, June 29, 8.45-19.00, at 5th floor, Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon

Round 21-27 / Final Round / Closing Ceremony

For Application and Inquiry, contact

Mr.Nuttakrit by Email: or Telephone (662) 6819971-3 or Fax (662) 6819974

How to apply
Send us your info about the below topics as well as your recent 1-inch photograph (2 copies) at the above-mentioned address. (you may send them via snail mail, email or fax as your choices) For the photographs, you may attach with you email.

  • Name:
    -- Age:
    -- Nationality:
    -- Occupation:
    -- Address:
    -- Telephone Number: (please indicate your city's code)
    -- Email:
    -- Past records in any tournament:

About the Venue
- Siam Paragon Shopping Complex:
The largest shopping complex in South East Asia, located in the heart of Bangkok covering 21 acres of land. Siam Paragon effectively enhances Bangkok as a world-class destination for a supreme shopping and entertainment experience. With the area of approximately 7,000 sq.m., the Royal Paragon Hall has a capacity for over 10,000 attendants. This will surely give us privacy and convenience for our biggest annual tournament.

                     Siam Paragon Shopping Center                                                                                        Royal Paragon Hall

Siam Discovery

- Siam Discovery Center Complex:
Siam Discovery is the trendy lifestyle shopping center and office building located in-line with Siam Center and Siam Paragon.

Some words from whom who'd experienced the event.


"I can?t believe that after waiting for a year for this tournament, it has now been and gone already. It seems I just arrive in Bangkok and then I am leaving again, so next year, whatever the circumstances, I must extend my visit to really look around your country.....I always enjoy the tournament, whatever the outcome. Thank you for your continuing hospitality...", Diane Ward, Australia


"...Just a quick thankyou for a wonderful tournament (my best yet!) We will be back - and hope to encourage even more Australians, plus young players from all over the world. The Thai people are so very nice (and good Crossword game players!)...", Karen Richards, Australia


"?Just to say thank you for the wonderful way it was organised.  It was unforgettable esp the opening ceremony with the Princess presence and the beautiful cultural dances and costumes?.", Ruby Sim, Singapore

"?It is always a pleasure to attend your tournament which I consider to be the best tourney in the world?." Sanmi Odelana, Nigeria & UK


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