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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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 for both the rated and the corporate tournament:

Phoenix One Bangalore West All India Open Scrabble Tournament


Phoenix One Bangalore West All India Open Corporate 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!💰😉

Rated Division - 50

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

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

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 from October 12-14 - 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

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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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