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...

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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018

A fantastic one day tournament was organized by the family of the late Mrs Shantha Viswanathan, an avid scrabbler, with two divisions a rated and an unrated one, on Sunday May 6. Mrs Viswanathan's blessings were with us on this day and it transpired into an amazing tournament with Yash winning the rated tournament, Eeshan in second, yours truly in third, Nalini in fourth and Lennie in fifth. Here are some game boards from the day's action:

Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 1

Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 2

Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 3

Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 4

Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 5

Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 6

Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 7

Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 8

Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 9

Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 10

Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 11

Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 12

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Bangalore Scrabble Club - Activities

Loads of stuff happening at the Bangalore Scrabble Club off late. Before I get into it the two major upcoming events:

1) The Shantha Vishwanathan memorial tournament - May 6
This has become an annual feature thanks to the family of the late Mrs Shantha Viswanathan who was an avid scrabbler and had a passion for the game. The tournament over the years has helped several aspiring players in Bangalore to take up the game.
2) A 3 day rated tournament to be announced later - This will be our first major national tournament and we hope to make this a regular feature going forward.

As far as the activities go, the league is in full swing and here are some game boards from regular league play:
bangalore scrabble league 1bangalore scrabble league 2bangalore scrabble league 3bangalore scrabble league 4bangalore scrabble league 5.bangalore scrabble league 6bangalore scrabble league 7bangalore scrabble league 8

We also completed a 2 day rated tournament that Eeshan won, followed by Leny and Yash. Here are some game boards from the fun filled tourney and Eeshan's 11 game streak:

bangalore scrabble tournament 1

bangalore scrabble tournament 2

bangalore scrabble tournament 3

bangalore scrabble tournament 4

bangalore scrabble tournament 5

bangalore scrabble tournament 6

bangalore scrabble tournament 7
We also had a 1 day tourney that Nalini won. With the tournament calendar heating up now lots of scrabble to look forward to in the upcoming months. Follow us by liking our Facebook page.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The Bangalore Scrabble Club has New Office Bearers

The Bangalore Scrabble club has constituted a 5 member working committee to oversee its affairs. The newly elected members who were elected unopposed are:

 Shankar Prasad - President 

Vidya Goggi - Secretary

Chris Immison - Treasurer

Sushanto Bhattachaya - Member Technical Support

Shubha S. - Member Operations

Bangalore Scrabble Club 2018


The agenda is as follows:
  1. Conducting local league games, local one day tournaments and zonal/ national level          tournaments
  2. Continuing to host the international tournament
  3. Providing training and promoting scrabble across Bangalore
  4. Developing the scrabble skills of its members
  5. Developing a technical team to master TSH / rating software and other relevant technical skills required for hosting tournaments and promoting the game.
  6. Increasing membership of the club with regular meetings covering all of the above

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Game Boards from Wordaholix Scrabble League III

Here are some game boards from the third edition of the Wordaholix Scrabble League team tournament that took place over the week end courtesy Prashanth and Yash:

Wordaholix Scrabble 1

Wordaholix Scrabble 2

Wordaholix Scrabble 3

Wordaholix Scrabble 4

Wordaholix Scrabble 5

Wordaholix Scrabble 6

Wordaholix Scrabble 7

Wordaholix Scrabble 8

Wordaholix Scrabble 9

Wordaholix Scrabble 10

Wordaholix Scrabble 11


Wordaholix Scrabble 12

Wordaholix Scrabble 13


Wordaholix Scrabble 14

Wordaholix Scrabble 15

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

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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