NST-ASTAR SCRABBLE CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL
MORE THAN RM15,000
CASH PRIZES TO BE WON!!!
First prize : RM 7000
Second prize : RM 3000
Third prize : RM 1500
4th-5th : RM 500x2
6th-10th : RM 300x5
11th-15th : RM 200x5
Universiti Malaya, or UM, Malaysia's oldest university, is situated on a 750 acre (309 hectare) campus in the southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The University of Malaya derives its name from the term 'Malaya' as the country was then known. It was established in April 1949 in Singapore with the merger of the King Edward VII College of Medicine (founded in 1905) and Raffles College (founded in 1928).
For the first time, First Residential College or formally known as Asrama Tuanku Abdul Rahman (ASTAR), the oldest residential college in University of Malaya with the cooperation of New Straits Times and under the supervision of Mr. Ganesh Asirvatham and Mr. Nik Zuraik will be organizing the NST Astar Scrabble Challenge International(NST-ASCI). It will be held on the 29th and 30th of January 2009 in the Auditorium Perdanasiswa, University of Malaya.
Scrabble games or better known as English word games are popular among both students and adults because of its ability to train the players to think critically and act fast as well as to practice a good command of English.
This time, the international Scrabble competition aims to bring together students from public as well as private universities, colleges and schools around the world, aged from 18 to 25 years old to enhance a healthy and yet challenging competition. In doing so, students will be encourage to interact with one another throughout the competition. In addition, it is also a world competition to strengthen the bonds between all public and private schools, colleges and universities around the world.
1)A short briefing and workshop will be held on the 29th of January 2009.
2)The competition will start on the 29th of January 2009 at 8.30pm until 10.40pm on the 30th of January 2009.
3)Accommodations and meals will be provided.
4)Certificates of participation will be given to all contestants.
5)Participation fees is RM200 per team(2 person per team) while international students USD 70 per team(2 person per team).
6)Closing date is on the 10th of January 2009.
7)Places are limited so please register as soon as possible.
** All Malaysian participants must obtain their entry form from the New Straits Times.
Entry forms are available in the New Straits Time at the following dates:
1) 8 Dec 2008 - 12 Dec 2008
2) 15 Dec 2008 - 17 Dec 2008
3) 20 Dec 2008 - 21 Dec 2008
For more information, please log on to http://kk1.um.edu.my/asciĀ
Opps...age limit huh? OK....I'll keep that in mind and bring it up to the organizers for the next scrabble competition. Thanks for the advice "C Mun".
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