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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Thursday, 5 November 2015

WESPA Scrabble Championship 2015 Standings - Day 2

Here are the standings after day 2 from Scrabble Australia's coverage of the WESPA Scrabble Championship 2015:






Rank
Player
Wins
Spread
1
14
1007
2
13
1046
3
12
1246
4
12
801
5
12
478
6
12
249
7
11
785
8
11
723
9
11
573
10
11
430
11
11
115
12
10.5
757
13
10
970
14
10
674
15
10
520
16
10
457
17
10
391
18
10
358
19
10
327
20
10
293
21
10
254
22
10
226
23
10
226
24
10
99
25
10
6
26
10
-210
27
9.5
528
28
9.5
487
29
9.5
367
30
9.5
366
31
9.5
173
32
9.5
81
33
9
509
34
9
459
35
9
453
36
9
427
37
9
421
38
9
396
39
9
292
40
9
206
41
9
200
42
9
146
43
9
134
44
9
101
45
9
27
46
9
-6
47
9
-24
48
9
-27
49
9
-38
50
9
-64
51
9
-75
52
9
-139
53
8.5
347
54
8.5
-60
55
8
574
56
8
483
57
8
439
58
8
434
59
8
419
60
8
408
61
8
175
62
8
72
63
8
66
64
8
65
65
8
43
66
8
12
67
8
10
68
8
-5
69
8
-7
70
8
-9
71
8
-103
72
8
-109
73
8
-123
74
8
-231
75
8
-274
76
8
-290
77
8
-501
78
8
-520
79
8
-563
80
7.5
165
81
7.5
15
82
7
264
83
7
248
84
7
-14
85
7
-104
86
7
-132
87
7
-136
88
7
-155
89
7
-195
90
7
-230
91
7
-237
92
7
-252
93
7
-267
94
7
-279
95
7
-283
96
7
-339
97
7
-348
98
7
-392
99
7
-459
100
7
-478
101
7
-547
102
7
-592
103
6.5
224
104
6
196
105
6
-43
106
6
-167
107
6
-168
108
6
-275
109
6
-291
110
6
-340
111
6
-348
112
6
-468
113
6
-586
114
5
-133
115
5
-238
116
5
-255
117
5
-504
118
5
-610
119
5
-733
120
5
-807
121
5
-951
122
5
-1056
123
4
-483
124
4
-614
125
4
-639
126
4
-643
127
4
-788
128
4
-977
129
3
-1462
130
1
-1930
131
0
-1517

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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
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Mustard - Durmast
Stadium - Dumaist
Romance - Cremona
Cauldron - Crunodal
Acolyte - Cotylae
Cilantro - Contrail
Decagon - Congaed
Ethical - Alethic
Strongly - Strongyl
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