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40th World Othello Championships Results

5 November 2016 – From 1-4 November 2016, Our Singapore representatives participated in the 40th World Othello Championships held in Mito, Japan. After 13 grueling rounds against the top players from around the world, our Team Singapore, consisting of Chew Ching Wuen, Koh Bo Chao and Koh Bo Xiang, emerged Overall 2nd Runners Up in the Team Category! Notably, Koh Bo Xiang, with his 8.5 wins, placed above well established players such as Ben Seeley, Brian Rose and Imre Leader! Excellent results from all of them, and definitely one of the best showings by Singapore in the past few years. Good job everyone!

9th Singapore National Othello Championship


5 June 2016 – Othello Organisation (Singapore) organized its 9th Singapore National Othello Championship. It was the largest national competition the organisation has hosted, featuring a total of 45 players participated in this competition, including players from Thailand, Malaysia and Hong Kong. A total of 7 rounds were played, followed by Female Finals, Semis Finals, 3rd/4th Placing and Finals. We would like to thank all participants for making this event a success, especially our foreign players who traveled all the way to Singapore to take part in this competition.

Full Standings after Round 7

Overall Standings

*In the event of a tie, the player with higher Brightwell Quotient wins. For more information, please refer to here.

Results for Finals

Name (Black) Name (White) Score
Female Finals
Yap Siew Kun Ng Hui Wen 43-21
Semi Finals
Chew Ching Wuen Lee Choon Foong 30-34
Koh Bo Chao Koh Bo Xiang 29-35
3rd/4th Placing
Chew Ching Wuen Koh Bo Chao 27-37
Lee Choon Fong Koh Bo Xiang 22-42

For more photos, please refer to our Facebook Album.

9th Singapore Schools Othello Championship 2016


26 May 2016 – Othello Organisation (Singapore) organized its 9th Singapore Schools Othello Championship, featuring a new high of 137 participants from 32 teams fighting it out for top. We are very appreciative of Bukit View Primary School who has once again kindly sponsored us the venue for this competition. We would also like to thank all the teachers and parents for your support to ensure the well-being of the young participants. See you next year!

All pictures are now uploaded on our Facebook page! Please refer to

Top Individual Rankings

Name Team Wins Brightwell
Primary School
1 Siow Jen Wei, Nicholas SJI 6 524
2 Goh Keng Swee, Edwin BVPS B 6 489
3 Shivakumar, Aravind BVPS A 6 462
Secondary School
1 Tan Hui Xuan NYGH B 5 453
2 Choong Jia En NYGH A 4.5 430
 3 Wee Jia Qi NYGH C 4.5 374
Junior College
1 Teo Yu Xuan NJC 7 495
2 Siew Kheng Hun RJC 6 507
3 Yeo Yik Feng AJC 6 475
Tertiary Level
1 Lin Wei Hao, Roy NTU A 6 549
2 Ker Ming Han NUS A 6 434
3 Wirawan, Daniel NUS A 5 474

*In the event of a tie, the player with higher Brightwell Quotient wins. For more information, please refer to here.

Top Team Rankings

Team Score
Primary School
1 Xishan Primary School Team C 15
2 Bukit View Primary School Team A 14.5
3 Bukit View Primary School Team B 14
Secondary School
1 Nanyang Girls’ High School A 11.5
2 Nanyang Girls’ High School B 11
3 Nanyang Girls’ High School C 10.5
Junior College
1 Hwa Chong Institution 15
2 National Junior College 14.5
3 Meridian Junior College B 14
Tertiary Level
1 Nanyang Technological University A 16
2 National University of Singapore A 14.5
3 Nanyang Technological University B 13

For the full list of rankings and positions, please click here to be directed to the main SSOC page.

Qualification for WOC 2016

In view of the expected high demand of local players looking to represent the nation for the 40th anniversary World Othello Championship 2016 in Mito, Japan, the representative selection will be as follows:

Apart from the 9th Singapore National Othello Championship 2016 (SNOC 2016), the 5th Singapore Othello Masters Series 2015 (SOMS 2015) will also be a qualifying tournament.

The three players will be selected according to the following priority:

  1. SOMS 2015 Div One Champion –  Koh Bo Xiang
  2. SNOC 2016 Champion
  3. SNOC 2016 First Runner Up
  4. SOMS 2015 Div One First Runner Up – Kenneth Paw Su Lin
  5. SNOC 2016 Second Runner Up
  6. SNOC 2016 Third Runner Up
  7. Players thereafter will be selected as per SNOC 2016 rankings

The female representative will be selected based on SNOC 2016 rankings.