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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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Chennai Open Scrabble Championship 2016

The recently held Chennai scrabble open championship proved to be a fantastically organised event thanks to a super venue SA engineering college and the Madras Scrabble Foundation:

chennai scrabble

With Ashok in town the tournament went as smoothly as you could expect:

India scrabble

The games were fun and it proved competitive till the very end:
scrabble games 1

scrabble games 2

scrabble games 3

scrabble games 4

scrabble games 5

In the end Mr. Ramachandran prevailed with a well deserved 7 game win streak and as you can see the trophies were fabulous:

scrabble prize

However this was more than just us playing scrabble. Big congratulations to the Madras Scrabble Foundation for inviting 280 kids to compete across many divisions. While you may instantly recognise Solai Aditya winner of Division B at the Nationals there are many more stars in the making:

scrabble kids 1
scrabble kids 2

scrabble kids 3


scrabble kids 4
As you can see they are pretty good at it too:

scrabble kids game

Finally it was time for the prizes and here are some snapshots of some future super stars in the making:
scrabble kids prize 1

scrabble kids prize 2

scrabble kids prize 3

All in all a terrific tournament with some great memories.



Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Bangalore Scrabble League Tournament 2016 - Final Standings

The Bangalore Scrabble League Tournament 2016 has concluded. Here are the final standings. Nupur has won it, Manju is in second place, yours truly finished third. Congratulations to all the participants who made this a grand success and a big thank you to Chris for reviving Bangalore Scrabble. Here are the final standings:

Standings
Player
Handicap
Win
Loss
Spread
1
NUPUR
-20
33
9
2030
2
MANJU
-45
31
11.0
2001
3
RAJVEER
-55
30
12.0
1915
4
SANJOY
-65
29
13.0
1659
5
MOHSIN
-60
26
16.0
2331
6
LENNIE
-35
25
17.0
659
7
RADHIKA
-35
22.5
19.5
-179
8
YASH
0
22
20.0
547
9
SHANKAR
25
22
20.0
-11
10
HEMANTH
0
21
21.0
597
11
SARAS
0
21
21.0
321
12
NALINI
-20
21
21.0
188
13
DIPANKAR
-35
20
22.0
-947
14
VIDYA
15
19
23.0
-225
15
REX
-10
19
23.0
-353
16
HARSH
45
19
23.0
-774
17
NEELAM
10
16
26.0
-918
18
CHRIS
10
15.5
26.5
-1079
19
SHAILAJA
15
15
27.0
-1578
20
ARVIND
10
14
27.9
-1876
21
AUBREY
0
12
30.0
-1710
22
DEEPA
40
9
33.0
-2598

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Tracking Our Kids at the World Youth Scrabble Championships

The World Youth Scrabble Championship has concluded in Lille France. India had 8 participants this time around. Big congratulations to all the kids. Here's how they finished from the coverage from Lille:


Player
Win
Loss
Spread
Rank
Aditya Iyengar
16
8
1705
5
Vraj Jain
15
9
69
17
Samrath Singh Bhatia
14.5
9.5
903
18
Yash Potnis
13
11
267
41
Vedika Hingorani
11
13
-178
74
Vihaan Hingorani
10
14
110
84
Aishwarya Naidu
9.5
14.5
-907
95
Udey Singh
8
16
-1222
103
















































































































































Monday, 15 August 2016

Bangalore Scrabble League Tournament 2016 - Standings as on August 15

The Bangalore Scrabble League Tournament 2016 is reaching its climax with just under a month to go. Here are the updated standings. Nupur has won it and Manju is guaranteed second place:

Standings
Player
Handicap
Win
Loss
Spread
Average Game Score
1
NUPUR
-20
33
9
2030
401
2
MANJU
-45
33
11
2257
404
3
SANJOY
-65
31
13
2102
393
4
RAJVEER
-55
28
12
1656
397
5
MOHSIN
-60
25
15
2139
414
6
LENNIE
-35
23
18
405
382
7
SHANKAR
25
23
20
36
390
8
NALINI
-20
22
21
484
392
9
HEMANTH
0
21
19
1186
397
10
SARAS
0
21
21
321
400
11
YASH
0
20
19
423
393
12
DIPANKAR
-35
20
22
-947
370
13
VIDYA
15
19
23
-225
378
14
RADHIKA
-35
19
17
-280
390
15
CHRIS
10
17
27
-686
376
16
REX
-10
16
22
-535
369
17
HARSH
45
14
22
-990
395
18
SHAILAJA
15
13
21
-1257
377
19
ARVIND
10
12
26
-1779
379
20
AUBREY
0
12
24
-1404
353
21
NEELAM
10
10
23
-1171
368
22
DEEPA
40
9
28
-1925
367
23
VASAVA
45
1
5
-550
343
24
GIRISH
40
0
4
-617
309
25
SHILPA
45
0
1
-296
284

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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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