FATHER and son Mohammad and Bobby Suma took the Baguio Day Scrabble Tournament by storm as they placed first and second last September 9-10 at the Baguio Museum.
Father Mohammad was at his best as he topped the expert division with a 12-4 card and a spread of 427 for the sole place at the top.
Son Bobby, on the other hand, shared the second to fifth spots with three others but took the highest spot with an eye popping 1,101 spread, the best in the two day tournament backed by the city government of Baguio.
Ferdinand Lucas was at third place with spread of 597, while retired banker Robbie Onate was fourth with spread of 128 and closely followed by retired police colonel Tony Malonzo.
Anna Tabora, meanwhile, edged three others via a higher spread to win the novice/student division. Tabora finished with eight wins along with Orlando Pocya, Jupiter Batong and Crichel Lao but she had a slight edge in spread.
Tabora had spread of 380, 11 up on Pocya and 62 more on Batong as the three took the top three spots. Lao settled for fourth spot after spread of 291.
Three players had seven wins each but Gillian Rae Billeson took the fifth spot with spread of 169. Sheree Nolasco came in sixth with spread of 95 and Michael Angelo Subas was eighth with spread of 52.
Ric Malilin had the highest score of 516, Huub Luyk had the highest bingo of 118, while the latter’s wife, Becky, had the losing score of 414.
Published in the SunStar Baguio newspaper on September 20, 2017.
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