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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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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

WESPA Scrabble Championship 2015 Standings - Day 1

Here are the standings after day 1 from Scrabble Australia's coverage of the WESPA Scrabble Championship 2015:


Rank
Player
Wins
Spread
1
8
660
2
7
668
3
7
495
4
7
397
5
7
391
6
7
373
7
6.5
369
8
6.5
320
9
6
855
10
6
550
11
6
522
12
6
519
13
6
480
14
6
356
15
6
237
16
6
221
17
5
705
18
5
494
19
5
424
20
5
362
21
5
360
22
5
343
23
5
340
24
5
300
25
5
292
26
5
289
27
5
267
28
5
246
29
5
211
30
5
209
31
5
196
32
5
188
33
5
185
34
5
181
35
5
151
36
5
141
37
5
135
38
5
115
39
5
101
40
5
94
41
5
76
42
5
62
43
5
47
44
5
12
45
5
-62
46
5
-71
47
5
-112
48
5
-132
49
5
-175
50
5
-279
51
4.5
325
52
4.5
200
53
4.5
-47
54
4
355
55
4
310
56
4
268
57
4
219
58
4
211
59
4
208
60
4
206
61
4
204
62
4
121
63
4
85
64
4
51
65
4
32
66
4
27
67
4
7
68
4
-5
69
4
-9
70
4
-38
71
4
-91
72
4
-103
73
4
-121
74
4
-133
75
4
-155
76
4
-181
77
4
-190
78
4
-216
79
4
-350
80
4
-364
81
3.5
158
82
3
156
83
3
49
84
3
21
85
3
-13
86
3
-69
87
3
-78
88
3
-84
89
3
-103
90
3
-160
91
3
-179
92
3
-194
93
3
-201
94
3
-213
95
3
-214
96
3
-218
97
3
-227
98
3
-228
99
3
-231
100
3
-232
101
3
-265
102
3
-276
103
3
-276
104
3
-293
105
3
-296
106
3
-309
107
3
-351
108
3
-454
109
3
-469
110
3
-560
111
2
84
112
2
-63
113
2
-111
114
2
-189
115
2
-207
116
2
-224
117
2
-288
118
2
-355
119
2
-358
120
2
-406
121
2
-417
122
2
-432
123
2
-434
124
2
-467
125
2
-921
126
1
-246
127
1
-501
128
1
-668
129
1
-885
130
0
-717
131
0
-1120

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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

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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
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Coalise - Celosia
Isotherm - Moithers
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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:
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