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WSC 2009 Commentary: Round 3

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The new enhanced scoreboard proved to be a little too popular, causing a traffic jam at the doors where people gathered to stare at the projection screen where the top results were updated every fifteen minutes. We've now moved both projectors out into the hall, where we have more room and can display the entire field in scoreboard mode. And we've got bigger crowds.

Also in the hall is the tea, coffee and water service. I've been pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food at the hotel, and enjoyed every meal I've had so far. I'm curious to see how many consecutive days of Malaysian food I can continue to enjoy, and whether or not the Malaysian restaurants back home in Toronto will be less appetizing now that I've enjoyed the real thing.

Panupol Sujjayakorn (THA) beat Harshan Lamabadusuriya (Eng) 461-409 to remain in first place among the 13 unbeaten players at +551 with a huge lead over second-place Phil Appleby (Eng) at +369. The other eleven are from Kenya, Australia, the United States (4), Nigeria, India, England (2) and Romania.

Allan Oyende (KEN) beat Akshay Bhandarkar (ARE) 528-491 to set the mark for high combined score and give Akshay the high loss so far; the only other thousand-point game so far was between Komol Panyasophonlert (THA) and Allan Oyende (KEN) in Round 1.

This round's Board 1 game was between Geoff Thevenot (USA) and Naween Fernando (AUS). It started with three bingoes and the players went on to play two more, for a fairly high 911 total score.