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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Here is a very useful scrabble scoring/tile tracking sheet from one of my colleagues Shankar in the Bangalore Scrabble Club. I often strugg...

Friday, 15 January 2016

iGate Scrabble Championship 2016 - Standings after Day 2

The iGate Scrabble Championship 2016 has kicked off yesterday. Here are the standings after day 2 from the Scrabble Association of India:

The Nigel legend continues. As for me my play was pretty mediocre today. Still managed some good wins against the Singapore Maestros Hubert and Marlon and Sri Lanka's stalwart Shaila.

Division A Round 19 Standings

RankWon-LostSpreadPlayerLast Game
118–1+2511Nigel Richards (A1)2W:509-366:A32
215–4+911Hubert Wee (A2)2W:611-410:A15
314–5+1149Tony Sim (A11)2W:454-305:A24
414–5+879Marlon Prudencio (A4)2L:433-435:A18
512–7+578Gerry Carter (A6)1W:366-340:A14
612–7+389Udayan Grover (A8)1W:431-402:A27
712–7+200Shaila Amalean (A19)2W:435-422:A30
811–8+620Mohan Chunkath (A7)2W:407-356:A23
911–8+489Carolann Pais (A16)1W:430-352:A31
1011–8−78Nakul Prabhu (A17)2L:333-438:A28
1110–9+175Sherwin Rodrigues (A3)2W:465-409:A5
1210–9+63Jose de Abreu (A18)1W:435-433:A4
1310–9−91Jayaska Baranage (A23)1L:356-407:A7
149–10+674Odette Rio (A9)1W:446-424:A20
159–10+156Goutham Jayaraman (A15)1L:410-611:A2
169–10+6Rajveer Rawlin (A24)1L:305-454:A11
179–10−223Sanjoy Gupta (A12)2L:448-464:A25
189–10−490Pramit Kamath (A21)2W:589-378:A22
199–10−620Manju Sood (A29)2W:464-443:A13
209–10−783Suthirappan Assarat (A22)1L:378-589:A21
218–11+136Russel Honeybun (A5)1L:409-465:A3
228–11−39Douglas Lobo (A14)2L:340-366:A6
238–11−262Mohsin Ahmed (A20)2L:424-446:A9
248–11−287Michael Tang (A13)1L:443-464:A29
258–11−792Sunny Bhatia (A32)1L:366-509:A1
267–12−321V. Ramachandran (A28)1W:438-333:A17
277–12−1111Mangala Bhandarkar (A27)2L:402-431:A8
286–13−438A Krishnan (A30)1L:422-435:A19
295–14−926Bhushan Pradhan (A25)1W:464-448:A12
305–14−1154Rohaina Tanveer (A31)2L:352-430:A16

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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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