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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Useful Scrabble Score Sheet

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

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Monday, 3 September 2018

Gail Scrabble Cup 2018

Udayan has won the fifth edition of the Gail Scrabble Cup. Here are some game boards from the tourney courtesy Yash and Sushanto:

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Monday, 13 August 2018

Niagara Falls Scrabble Tournament 2018 Day 3

Will Anderson edged out Nigel Richards to win the 2018 edition of the Niagara falls scrabble tournament.Here are some  game boards from day 3 of the Niagara falls scrabble tournament courtesy Austin Shin:

Sunday, 8 July 2018

The 33rd BRAND’S Crossword Game Championship Kings Cup - Day 4

Nigel has won yet another tournament in 2018. Here are some game boards from day 4 of the Kings Cup scrabble tournament in Thailand courtesy Austin Shin:

Here is also the link to all annotated games as posted on Poslfit.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

National Scrabble Returns to Bangalore

We are all set for the Phoenix One Bangalore West All India Open Scrabble Tournament scheduled to take place from October 12th to October 14th. The tournament will be at an attractive location free from all the traffic and will be SAI and WESPA rated. The details are below:

Phoenix One Bangalore West All India Open Scrabble Tournament

Around 3 weeks to go for the tournament and we have 50 players registered for Rated division and 22 for Newbie division. 30th Sept is the last date for registration!

The details of the Phoenix tournament along with bank account details are on SAI WEBSITE too.

I request everyone doing the online transfer of entry fee to kindly mention your name in remarks/comments and send us the screenshot of transaction details at shubhayess@gmail.comand/or m.shankarprasad@gmail.com

Please find the names of the people registered for Phoenix One Bangalore West all India open Scrabble tournament in Bangalore.   
People with a dollar bag against their names have paid the entry fee!💰😉
In case I have missed anyone, please let me know.

Rated Division - 50
38-Paid
Abdul Waheed  
Abhijit Shilotri 💰
Abid Hussain 💰
Aditya Iyengar
Akhilesh Balachandder💰
Anuj Shetty 💰
Arvind Lath
Danish Shahna
Dipankar Chatterjee 💰
Douglas Lobo
Eeshan Malhotra 💰
Ganesh Ram💰
Gaurav Bhargava
Goutham Jayaraman
Harivinderjit Bhatia
Hyder Quraishi 💰
Leonie D'souza 💰
Madhav Gopal Kamath💰
Mangala Bhandarkar 💰 
Manju Sood  💰
Mohan Chunkath 
Nalini Bhat 💰
Neelam Agrawal 💰
Neeta Bhatia
Nikheel Ruparel 💰
Pankaj Bolaki 💰
Radhika Mahalingaiah 💰
Rahil Parkar 💰
Rajeev Menon 💰
Rajiv Antao  
Rajveer Rawlin 💰
Rustom Deboo 💰
Ranganathan Chakravarthy  💰
Sanjoy Gupta  💰
Saraswathi Rammanohar💰
Shaik Ahmed 💰
Shailaja Nadig 💰
Shankar Prasad💰
Shubha S 💰
Sridhar Paidikondala 💰
Sriya Ganesh Aiyer 💰
Suchindra Potnis💰
Sudhir Kamath💰
Sunny Bhatia 💰
Sushanto Bhattacharya💰
Suyash Manchali 💰
Varisht Hingorani
Vidya Goggi💰
Vignesh S 💰
Yash Potnis 💰

Unrated Division/Newbies - 22
21 paid 💰
Akshata Prabhu 💰
Dinesh Chopra
Dhanush Bharadwaj 💰
Dhruv Kamath💰
Farin Hajra Shaffi 💰
Hafiya Shaffi 💰
Ishika S 💰
Jayashree Nagaraj 💰
Joseph Tharun💰
Manisha Mohite 💰
Mayura Gnaneshwar 💰
Neel Navin 💰
Pallavi Navin 💰
Rani Pathak 💰
Sankaran Iyer  💰
Sujana Somasundar 💰
Sujata B Keni 💰
Taramani 💰
Tata Ganesh 💰
Triambak Eashwar 💰
Usha Chandrashekar 💰
Yamuna KS 💰

Happy tiling!!
Cheers,
Shubha

Bangalore Scrabble Club has negotiated with one particular Minla hotel closer to the venue with a good deal. 
Please mention 'Scrabble tournament' while booking the hotel and let me know after you have booked it.
Hotel details after the registration list. Other hotels document and tournament flyer also attached. 
But now that there are various apps which provide discounted rates, please check them too. 

MINLA HOTEL details
Luxury room :SGL 5500+Taxes and DBL 5900+Taxes
Premium suite:SGL 7000+Taxes and DBL 7400+Taxes

Special rates OFFERED for The Bangalore Scrabble Association
SGL/DBL 3500 with taxes and without breakfast
15 Luxury Rooms 6 suite Rooms
Maximum Occupants 2 in each room
Note:All rooms are king size bed GST @ 18% includes breakfast and minibar 

For confirmation 50% advance balance 50% one month before check in date
any cancellations after September 11th 2018 one day retention charge will be applicable for all rooms

Bank Details
Name: MINLA HOTELS PVT LTD
Bank: INDUSIND BANK LTD.
SADASHIVNAGAR BRANCH, BANGALORE 
A/c No: 200012475511
Type: CURRENT
IFSC Code: INDB0000333

Contact : Shivaprasad
9945074053
7816877545

       
MINLA HOTEL
150, West Of Chord Road, Yeshwantpur - Rajajinagar,
( Near ISKCON Temple ) Bengaluru 560010.
Front Desk +917816877541
Reservations+917816877545

Monday, 28 May 2018

Nakul Wins Bayer National Scrabble Championship 2018

A terrific finish from Nakul saw him winning 17 games and the 2018 edition of the Bayer National Scrabble Championship. Eeshan in second and Mohan finished third. Yash finished 9th. Here are his game boards from the 3 days of intense scrabble:

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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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