Unless there is a major upset winner, a victory in a tournament rarely translates into significant ratings point increases; in some cases, winning can even translate into ratings point decreases.
That aside, Open tournaments like these can provide the opportunity for some players to “calibrate” their WESPA rating courtesy of a ratings point increase.
Wasinthorn Kosanwatt’s 182 rating point increase was the highest of these and was one of seven players who achieved a 100+ increase in their WESPA ratings points (the others being Usman Shaukat (110), Khwanjai Thammaping (108), Kukiat Khunpanitchot (154), Natchaya Sritharo (148), Ornkanya Pichairatta (168), and Jason Tsang Wai Yin (137)).
Three of the higher ratings increases also translated into podium finishes – with Yong Jian Rong (91 pts), Jeremy Khoo (69 pts) and Akkarapol Kwhansak
(72 pts pictured) all rewarded handsomely for doing so well.