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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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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

WESPA Scrabble Championship 2015 - Last Chance Qualifier Results

Here are the results of the Last Chance Qualifier from Scrabble Australia's coverage of the Scrabble Champions Tourney 2015, The top 6 go through:


1 Hassan Hadi Khan 7.5 311 beat Karen Richards 453:355
2 Lawson Sue 7 385 beat Tariq Pervez 479:415
3 Paul Kalumba 6 541 beat Mohammad Inayatullah 371:330
4 Tariq Pervez 6 523 lost to Lawson Sue 415:479
5 Wimal Fernando 6 417 walloped Faye Williams 538:315
6 Akkarapol Kwansak 6 347 beat Dianne Brumby 437:424
7 Karen Richards 6 325 lost to Hassan Hadi Khan 355:453
8 Mariam Arif 6 306 pipped Paul Richards 392:384
9 Lewis Hawkins 6 162 beat Quentin Abbott 411:393
10 Tony Hunt 5 631 beat Jane Taylor 470:352
11 John Holgate 5 488 beat Don Hadley 534:367
12 Mohammad Inayatullah 5 440 lost to Paul Kalumba 330:371
13 Dianne Brumby 5 393 lost to Akkarapol Kwansak 424:437
14 Paul Richards 5 235 was pipped by Mariam Arif 384:392
15 John Barker 5 216 beat Rocky Sharma 412:388
16 Sanjoy Gupta 5 213 beat Anne Ashmore 427:320
17 Hammad Hadi Khan 5 202 beat Marvi Delfin 476:347
18 Liz Fagerlund 5 112 beat Tan Jin Chor 369:348
19 Mark Smith 5 75 pulverised Tsang Wai Yin Jason 531:269
20 Edie Mueller 5 25 beat Lynne Butler 463:430
21 Quentin Abbott 5 23 lost to Lewis Hawkins 393:411
22 Faye Williams 5 -1 got walloped by Wimal Fernando 315:538
23 Howard Rayner 4.5 110 beat Euclid Hui 435:338
24 Daniel Milton 4 309 beat Alex Leckie-Zaharic 469:383
25 Jane Taylor 4 268 lost to Tony Hunt 352:470
26 Rocky Sharma 4 216 lost to John Barker 388:412
27 Don Hadley 4 166 lost to John Holgate 367:534
28 Jegatheva Jegathesan 4 93 beat Carmel Dodd 466:417
29 Dunx Keet 4 74 pipped Jayaska Baranage 425:422
30 Tan Jin Chor 4 74 lost to Liz Fagerlund 348:369
31 Val Mills 4 63 beat Jenny Brysha 368:292
32 Anne Ashmore 4 53 lost to Sanjoy Gupta 320:427
33 Ian Ting 4 -14 beat Lynn Wood 442:404
34 Lynne Butler 4 -28 lost to Edie Mueller 430:463
35 Chris Hall 4 -42 beat Ali Rashid 410:277
36 Marvi Delfin 4 -59 lost to Hammad Hadi Khan 347:476
37 Mary Gray 4 -139 beat Sunny Wright 408:397
38 Euclid Hui 4 -215 lost to Howard Rayner 338:435
39 Douglas Tsang 4 -235 pipped David Gunn 371:363
40 Tsang Wai Yin Jason 4 -379 was pulverised by Mark Smith 269:531
41 Muhammad Talha 4 -518 beat Paula Brown 314:289
42 Jayaska Baranage 3 107 was pipped by Dunx Keet 422:425
43 Anderina McLean 3 75 beat Carson Ip 440:296
44 Arnold Appelhof 3 21 beat Absar Mustajab 365:342
45 Alex Leckie-Zaharic 3 3 lost to Daniel Milton 383:469
46 Carmel Dodd 3 -41 lost to Jegatheva Jegathesan 417:466
47 Sunny Wright 3 -96 lost to Mary Gray 397:408
48 Jenny Brysha 3 -103 lost to Val Mills 292:368
49 Lynn Wood 3 -104 lost to Ian Ting 404:442
50 Abbas Shabbir 3 -160 beat Jacky Booth 369:277
51 Hasham Hadi Khan 3 -175 beat Mary Morgan 492:367
52 Ali Rashid 3 -333 lost to Chris Hall 277:410
53 Maj Langley 3 -382 beat Annette Coombes 381:337
54 David Gunn 3 -401 was pipped by Douglas Tsang 363:371
55 Paula Brown 2.5 -574 lost to Muhammad Talha 289:314
56 Absar Mustajab 2 27 lost to Arnold Appelhof 342:365
57 Carson Ip 2 -146 lost to Anderina McLean 296:440
58 Mary Morgan 2 -222 lost to Hasham Hadi Khan 367:492
59 Ruth Groffman 2 -231 beat Shekinah Giffen 405:348
60 Jacky Booth 2 -426 lost to Abbas Shabbir 277:369
61 Rob Marotta 2 -433 walloped Maryam Jalil 440:227
62 Annette Coombes 2 -595 lost to Maj Langley 337:381
63 Shekinah Giffen 1.5 -640 lost to Ruth Groffman 348:405
64 Maryam Jalil 1 -1337 got walloped by Rob Marotta 227:440

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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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