What is Scrabble?

Scrabble is essentially a word game which can be played by 2-4 players at a given time on a board which comprises a grid of squares in a 15 X 15 format. The squares are assigned different scoring attributes. There are 100 tiles to draw from and players must draw 7 tiles initially and maintain the same number on their racks till they are exhausted. Each tile has a point value attached to it. If all 7 tiles are used in a word an additional 50 points is added to the players score. The goal is to win by scoring more than your opponent. Scrabble is now increasingly played competitively across several countries on the globe and in several languages.

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WESPA World Championships 2019 head to India

The WESPA world championship is headed to India and lovely Goa is the venue. Indian scrabble is on a major upswing thanks to phenomenal per...

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Goa Scrabble Tournament - Final Standings

Here are the final standings:
2  Udayan Grover 11 +1028
3  Mohan Chunkath 10 +838
4  Ranganathan Chakrav 10 +482
5  Douglas Lobo 10 +478
6  Cecil Fernandes 10 +362
7  Rajiv Antao 10 +144
8  Irineu Gonsalves 9 +780
9  Bhushan Pradhan 9 +506
10  Prashanth Seetharam 9 +273
11  Mangala Bhandarkar 9 +256
12  Joe Rodrigues 9 +235
13  Saraswathi Ramm 9 +30
14  Rrr Nalini 9 -7
15  Sanjoy Gupta 8 +394
16  Jacky Fernandes 8 +263
17  Lennie D'Souza 8 +232
18  Shaikh Ahmed 8 +214
19  Anthony Gomes 8 +188
20  Aaa Krishnan 8 +183
21  Vaibava kamalasanan 8 -343
22  Kala Ganesh 8 -414
23  Phil Paes 8 -429
24  Marie Fernandes 7 +356
25  Carolann Pais 7 +316
26  Hyder Quraishi 7 +78
27  Aruna Grover 7 -114
28  Sylvia Coelho 7 -276
29  Sridhar Paidikondala 7 -288
30  Prashant Venkatraman 7 -432
31  Vraj Jain 7 -459
32  Sudhir Kamath 7 -546
33  Rex D'Souza 6 +153
34  Sanjay Bijlani 6 +115
35  Virendra Braganza 6 -6
36  Nikhil Ruparel 6 -250
37  Savio Pinto 6 -327
38  Parvathy Raghunathan 6 -365
39  Laura Braganza 6 -750
40  Caryl Gonsalvez 5.5 +133
41  Rajeev Menon 5.5 +115
42  Rekha Sanzgiri 5 -400
43  Meena Thakker 5 -958
44  Kaveri Priya Putti 5 -960
45  Erol Jorge 4 -821
46  Savio Rebello 2 -928
Congratulations to Ralph Lobo and all the particpants, not to forget the organizers. Was a pretty encouraging turn out.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Goa Scrabble Tourney - Standings after Day 1

Here are the standings after day 1:

*Ralph Lobo7+831   table 1Carolann Pais
2*Udayan Grover7+758   table 2Ranganathan Chakrav
3Ranganathan Chakrav6+488   table 2*Udayan Grover
4Carolann Pais6+486   table 1*Ralph Lobo
5Jacky Fernandes6+342   table 3*Mohan Chunkath
6*Mohan Chunkath5+652   table 3Jacky Fernandes
7*Marie Fernandes5+430   table 4Bhushan Pradhan
8Bhushan Pradhan5+410   table 4*Marie Fernandes
9*Irineu Gonsalves5+361   table 5Prashanth Seetharam
10Prashanth Seetharam5+303   table 5*Irineu Gonsalves
11*Mangala Bhandarkar5+262   table 6Virendra Braganza
12Virendra Braganza5+230   table 6*Mangala Bhandarkar
13Douglas Lobo5+180   table 7*Aaa Krishnan
14*Aaa Krishnan5+44   table 7Douglas Lobo
15Rajiv Antao5-29   table 8*Rrr Nalini
16*Rrr Nalini5-86   table 8Rajiv Antao
17*Sudhir Kamath5-435   table 9Shaikh Ahmed
18Shaikh Ahmed4+335   table 9*Sudhir Kamath
19Rex D'Souza4+236   table 10*Sanjoy Gupta
20*Sanjoy Gupta4+228   table 10Rex D'Souza
21Cecil Fernandes4+221   table 11*Nikhil Ruparel
22*Nikhil Ruparel4+146   table 11Cecil Fernandes
23Joe Rodrigues4+74   table 12*Anthony Gomes
24*Anthony Gomes4+21   table 12Joe Rodrigues
25*Sylvia Coelho4-56   table 13Rekha Sanzgiri
26Rekha Sanzgiri4-118   table 13*Sylvia Coelho
27Aruna Grover4-184   table 14*Parvathy Raghunathan
28Saraswathi Ramm4-327   table 15*Sanjay Bijlani
29*Parvathy Raghunathan4-412   table 14Aruna Grover
30*Sanjay Bijlani3+115   table 15Saraswathi Ramm
31*Lennie D'Souza3+24   table 16Vraj Jain
32Hyder Quraishi3+5   table 17*Sridhar Paidikondala
33Vraj Jain3-240   table 16*Lennie D'Souza
34*Vaibava kamalasanan3-259   table 18Prashant Venkatraman
35*Sridhar Paidikondala3-340   table 17Hyder Quraishi
36Prashant Venkatraman3-370   table 18*Vaibava kamalasanan
37Savio Pinto3-371   table 19*Phil Paes
38*Phil Paes3-384   table 19Savio Pinto
39Kala Ganesh3-477   table 20*Meena Thakker
40*Meena Thakker3-591   table 20Kala Ganesh
41Caryl Gonsalvez2.5+125   table 21*Rajeev Menon
42*Rajeev Menon2.5-6   table 21Caryl Gonsalvez
43*Erol Jorge2-539   table 22Laura Braganza
44Kaveri Priya Putti2-700   table 23*Savio Rebello
45*Savio Rebello1-523   table 23Kaveri Priya Putti
46Laura Braganza1-860   table 22*Erol Jorge
The player with the asterisk plays first.
High game:Ralph Lobo636

Friday, 17 April 2015

Next Major Indian Scrabble Tournament-Goa Just Round the Corner

Scrabblers in India are getting ready for a fun filled tournament next weekend in beautiful sunny Goa. 

The A/c Conference room, Padre Conceisao College of Engineering, Verna, Goa.

The Entrance Fee is Rs.1300 for SAI members, Rs.1500 for non-members.
Fees cover lunch and tea and snacks in the morning and afternoon. 

The Schedule is as Follows  :
Registration: Sharp by 9.15 am on  25th April 2015. People who have registered in advance also need to register at the venue by 9.15am. Participants arriving after that time will not be included in the draw, so participants are requested to have their transport arrangements in place to reach the venue on time.

15 games, last 5 rounds King of the Hill

Details will be announced at the venue but  prizes will be given for the 1st-10th places.

Wishing all participants the very best. 


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Different Words Same Meaning

Citolas, Citoles, Cithrens, Citherns, Cithers, Citterns - A Guitar
Waivode, Waiwode, Woiwode, Voivode - An army leader
Cagouls, Cagoules, Kagouls, Kagoules, Kagools - An anorak
Eulachan, Eulachon, Oulachon, Oulakan, Oolakan, Ulikon - A candlefish
Kiester, Keister, Hurdies, Patootie - The Buttocks
Didakei, didakai, Diddicoy, Didicoi, Didicoy - A Tinker
Cabala, Cabbala, Kabala, Kabbala, Kabbalah, Qabala, Qabalah - a Jewish doctrine
Yoghurt, Yaourt, Yogurt, Yoghourt - A type of curd
Narwal, Narwhal, Narwhale - An Arctic aquatic mammal
Lekythus, Lecythus, Lekythos - An ancient oil Jar
Germen, Germain, Germaine, Germin - Something that serves as an origin
Filemot, Philomot, Philamot - A dull brown shade
keblah, Kibla, Kiblah, Qibla - The direction muslims face while praying
Litchi, Lichi, Lychee, Lichee - A fruit
Poursue, Pursue, Persue, Poursew Pursew - To follow
Pummelo, Shaddock, Pompelo - A citrus fruit
Repreeve, Reprive, Repryve - To delay
Baklava, Baklawa, Baclava - A middle eastern desert
Nilgai, Nilgau, Nilghai, Nilghau, Nylghai, Nylghau - a large antelope
Cassina, Cassene, Cassine, Cassena - an evergreen tree
Narghile, Narghily, Nargile, Nargileh, Nargily - a hookah
Dirdam, Dirdum, Durdum - uproar
Shechita, Shehitah, Shehita - krosher killing of animals
Mezuzot, Mezuzoth, Mezuzah, Mezuza - a Jewish scroll

Combo Words of Two Words that are Good Both Ways

Bedrail - Railbed
Dovering - Ringdove
Hangover - Overhang
Turnover - Overturn
Runover - Overrun
Roadside - Sideroad
Outburn - Burnout
Woodworm - Wormwood
Linecut - Cutline
Outpass - Passout
Outspeak - Speakout
Comedown - Downcome
Upclose - Closeup
Outback - Backout
Pinhead - Headpin
Mateship - Shipmate
Cutover - Overcut
Upstart - Startup
Outshoot - Shootout
Overwing - Wingover
Fantail - Tailfan

Common Words with Not so common Anagrams

Tailors - Oralist, Rialtos, Sliotar
Almonds - Dolmans
Mustard - Durmast
Stadium - Dumaist
Romance - Cremona
Cauldron - Crunodal
Acolyte - Cotylae
Cilantro - Contrail
Decagon - Congaed
Ethical - Alethic
Strongly - Strongyl
Ungrazed - Gazunder
Expires - Prexies
Detangle - Danegelt
Teardown - Danewort
Erasions - Sensoria
Innovate - Venation
Inundate - Antidune
Invocate - Conative
Antidote - Tetanoid
Liaises - Silesia
Coalise - Celosia
Isotherm - Moithers
Heroism - Moreish
Sedation - Astonied
Marries - Simarre
Tsunami - Manitus, Santimu
Cheerio - Echoier

Those Handy Pyramid Words!

Pyramid words are words which start at 2 letters but can be extended to 7 letters and beyond. For example take the word loofahs, we start with lo, next we get to loo, followed by loof, loofa, loofah and loofahs. Thus by knowing loofahs we get to know a total of 6 words. Other examples include:
Abasers, Amenders, Amusers, Barbers, Bingers, Chained,
Chiasmal, Daledhs, Divests, Erasers, Fasties, Godsons, Hookahs, Jambees, Jamboks, Kaingas, Kinases, Lapsers, Maliced, Mentors, Nursery, Parkiest, Poleyns, Reeders, Reposes, Singers, Skaters,Tapetis, Teasers, Ureases, and Woosells.

There are some reverse pyramid words too. Take the word drooped for example, we start with ed, then ped, then oped, then ooped, rooped and finally drooped.Other examples include:
Aemules, Afeared, Borates, Cleared, Demures, Escapes, Glaired, Hamates, Lemures, Mananas, Penates, Retapes, Scraped, Testates, Upreach, Vacates, Whooped, Yslaked and Zananas.

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