I can't tell you how delighted I am to be rewarded with today's discoveries in terms of players who would not have the opportunity to showcase their talent if Team CHN had turned up even by half. Qualifying Round in Spore SS is an eye-opener of future stars. 1. Beryno Wong This MAS MS, who hails from the land of timber tycoons, is probably the most exciting MAS MS to watch after LCW. I believe he left BAM and wisely so, otherwise he would have rotted or got freeze dried for training and not competing like the other MAS MS. He played without a coach and disease-free of BAM. Well, one would have thought that after getting just 10 points off Sho Sasaki in G1, he would be a goner but no, he came back with a vengence.He displayed wonderful skills, smooth footwork and especially,astute tactics not seen in other MAS MS.Having sussed out Sho's weaknesses,he continued to pressure him and poor Sho lost confidence and caved in in G3 when BW did a LCW, ie reeling off many consecutive points in a flash, to win. In the second match against RG of Spore, BW again showed he's a slow starter.But RG had a freshness advantage; he had a walkover from a Kevin Gordon no-show and then a nice MD warm-up match. So it's BW's second match versus RG's first match in a day. I was hoping BW would win even though he probably would be tank dry tomorrow. And he nearly did, reeling off 7 points in a row at the G3 tail end, just two points short. Pity! BW, as I understand, is an independent and he probably would be discriminated against in BAM in terms of opportunities because he's an East Malaysian.Well, I like the way he carries himself, not unlike a MAS timber tycoon.(Something LCW can pick up on.For sure he's got stronger neck muscles than LCW!)) Of course, like most independents, the weakness is usually the stamina. I hope he's financed by some timber tycoons otherwise we will see little action from him. Does anyone know his contact? He's gotta come back to Spore to play, even in Cheers tournaments!This is the MAS MS to watch!