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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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Friday, 6 November 2015

WESPA Scrabble Championship 2015 Standings - Day 3

Here are the standings after day 3 from Scrabble Australia's coverage of the WESPA Scrabble Championship 2015:

Rank
Player
Wins
Spread
1
19.5
1247
2
18
822
3
17
737
4
16.5
764
5
16
1253
6
16
882
7
15.5
1156
8
15.5
710
9
15.5
637
10
15.5
334
11
15
919
12
15
771
13
15
676
14
15
513
15
15
477
16
15
414
17
15
328
18
15
72
19
15
37
20
14.5
1131
21
14.5
204
22
14
755
23
14
745
24
14
710
25
14
672
26
14
669
27
14
652
28
14
631
29
14
530
30
14
391
31
14
338
32
14
283
33
14
260
34
14
129
35
14
-103
36
14
-179
37
13.5
741
38
13.5
226
39
13.5
187
40
13
699
41
13
635
42
13
524
43
13
378
44
13
324
45
13
267
46
13
262
47
13
168
48
13
137
49
13
130
50
13
45
51
13
-124
52
13
-162
53
13
-556
54
12.5
615
55
12.5
388
56
12.5
156
57
12
1026
58
12
529
59
12
450
60
12
403
61
12
173
62
12
173
63
12
144
64
12
30
65
12
-21
66
12
-26
67
12
-135
68
12
-161
69
12
-210
70
12
-213
71
12
-222
72
12
-394
73
12
-394
74
12
-581
75
11.5
620
76
11.5
-404
77
11
491
78
11
204
79
11
-15
80
11
-73
81
11
-115
82
11
-132
83
11
-132
84
11
-251
85
11
-266
86
11
-273
87
11
-283
88
11
-288
89
11
-296
90
11
-402
91
11
-488
92
11
-563
93
11
-626
94
10.5
219
95
10.5
-123
96
10
431
97
10
163
98
10
-47
99
10
-198
100
10
-224
101
10
-310
102
10
-313
103
10
-330
104
10
-400
105
10
-440
106
10
-444
107
10
-518
108
10
-767
109
10
-1030
110
10
-1048
111
10
-1172
112
9
-172
113
9
-302
114
9
-355
115
9
-399
116
9
-430
117
9
-486
118
9
-694
119
9
-868
120
9
-974
121
8
-269
122
8
-711
123
8
-768
124
8
-789
125
8
-1289
126
7
-991
127
7
-1652
128
6
-1759
129
5
-2272
130
4
-2038
131
0
-2317

That incredible Nigel run is looking rather ominous for the remaining field. Commendable performance from Udayan after he missed all those games early.

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