For Immediate Release
Award Ceremony of Community Education - Scrammble Tournament
May 12, 2006, Somers, NY - The first 'Community Education - Scrammble Tournament' was successfully completed on May 6 and 7th, 2006 at the Mahopac Public Library, Mahopac, NY. Although it is a tournament with only local participants from New York and Connecticut, residents within 50 miles; the tournament was conducted rigorously like a national tournament anticipating future growth. Judges were invited to oversee the games. The participants have all followed the rules without any incidence. The audience was most cooperative knowing that maintaining silence was essential. The most notable thing was that everyone involved had enjoyed the event. Some came back for the second day to watch. The scores were tallied twice to determine the winners. The volunteers and supporters of the event were all expecting that the next Tournament will be a much bigger event.
The winners of the Tournament are listed below in three divisions, namely Singles, Family Team and Student Team by age group:
|Ages 8-12||Champion - Jerray Chang, Primrose Elementary School, Somers, NY||Certificate, $50 Cash Award, 1 Game, 2 Books|
|1st Runner-up - Sam Denler, Somers Intermediate School, Somers, NY||Certificate, One Game and One Book|
|2nd Runner-up - Briana Frieri, Somers Intermediate School, Somers, NY||Certificate and One Book|
|Scrammblemanship - Jack Weinfeld, Increase Miller Elementary School, Goldens Bridge, NY||One Book|
|Scrammblemanship - Taylor Grodin, Somers Intermediate School, Somers, NY||One Book|
|Ages 12-16||Champion - Jemmin Chang, Somers Intermediate School, Somers, NY||Certificate, $50 Cash Award, 1 Game, 2 Books|
|1st Runner-up - Jerren Chang, Somers Middle School, Somers, NY||Certificate, One Game and One Book|
|2nd Runner-up - Amy Kung, Newtown Intermediate School, Newtown, CT||Certificate and One Book|
|Scrammblemanship - Peter Kung, Reed Intermediate School, Newtown, CT||One Book|
|Scramblemanship - Danny Weinfeld, John Jay Middle School, Cross River, NY||One Book|
Family Division (Adult and Child)
|Ages 7-10||Champion - Julie and Jerry Chang, Primrose Elementary School, Somers, NY||Certificate, $50 Cash Award, 1 Game, 2 Books|
|1st Runner-up - Steven and Lindsey Weiss, Mahopac Lakeview Elementary, Mahopac, NY||Certificate, One Game and One Book|
|2nd Runner-up - Terry and Lily Voltaggio, Bedford Elementary School, Bedford Village, NY||Certificate and One Book|
Team Division (2 Students per Team)
|Ages 12-16||Champion - Simon O'Keefe and Jerren Chang, Somers Middle School, Somers, NY||Certificate, $50 Cash Award, 1 Game, 2 Books|
|1st Runner-up - Johannes Haensch, North Salem High School and Jemmin Chang, Somers Intermediate School, Somers, NY||Certificate, One Game and One Book|
|2nd Runner-up - Ben Abbate and Jesseon Chang, Somers High School, Somers, NY||Certificate and One Book|
The awards ceremony for presenting the awards, certificates and prizes to the above winners was held on May 12th evening at the Cablevision's TV Studio at Yorktown Heights, NY. The proceedings of the presentation were recorded in real time and scheduled to be broadcast on May 22nd, 23rd and 30th over the Public Channels in Northern Westchester and Putnam Counties. A demonstration game of Scrammble War played by some of the winners and children from the audience in the studio added more fun to the ceremony. The entire studio recording and some of the video shots of the Tournament was converted to a one-hour TV show right after the ceremony. Anyone who is interested in watching this show, please check the Scrammble Tournament web site, http://www.scrammble.us for airing time.
The organizing committee members of the Scrammble Tournament express their appreciation to all volunteers and supporters (prizes were donated by Reader's Digest and numerous Game inventors and manufacturers) and the media (including Channel 12 News, Journal News, Business Journal of Westchester, Record Review of Bedford and numerous web sites and online calendars) who have helped in creating and promoting this wonderful community event.
Media interested in a follow-up story or an interview with the winners, please contact the press office by leaving an email address for response.
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