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1999
World
SCRABBLE®
Championship

Melbourne, Australia
November 3 - 7

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Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 F1 F2 F3 F4 F5

Reporting from WSC 1999, Jane Williams of the NSA...

At 8am a few short announcements were made by Tournament Director Wilma Vialle. She directed the Australian National Championship as well as Singapore. Everyone has pretty well adjusted to his or her various time changes and are anxious to begin play.

Seated at Table One Round 1 were Jim Nanavati (CAN) and Joel Sherman (USA). Jim at the very last minute filled in for Zev Kaufman . Zev sadly is suffering from a severely pinched nerve and couldn't travel the long distance. As you can imagine JN is thrilled to be part of the Canadian Team and be here.

Adam Logan scored the Highest word GRAVEST 101 pt in Round One with Nigel Richards matching it with COINHERE also 101 pts. High game was Ronald Credo (Philippines) 592

Now here are the results as reported by the official web site.

High Game: Jakkrit Klaphajone (542)
High Word: Adam Logan (101)

Rk Player               Country      W Spread
1  Lester Schonbrun     U.S.A.       1 245
2  John Luebkmann       U.S.A.       1 211
2  Kendall Boyd         New Zealand  1 211
4  David Boys           Canada       1 202
5  Andrew Fisher        England      1 196
5  Jakkrit Klaphajone   Thailand     1 196
7  Randy Hersom         U.S.A.       1 194
8  Brett Smitheram      England      1 182
9  Joel Sherman         U.S.A.       1 177
10 Joel Wapnick         Canada       1 154
11 Dylan Early          South Africa 1 133
11 Tony Sim             Singapore    1 133
13 Andrew Cook          England      1 126
14 Arvind Abraham       U.A.E.       1 119
15 Shafique Thobani     Kenya        1 117
16 Gareth Williams      Wales        1 112
17 Michael Gongolo      Kenya        1 106
18 Femi Awawade         Nigeria      1 105
19 Linda Pray           Oman         1 103
20 Ganesh Asirvatham    Malaysia     1 95
21 Jeff Grant           New Zealand  1 91
22 Odette Rio           Philippines  1 84
23 Ishtiaq Chishty      Saudi Arabia 1 82
24 Taewan Sutthasin     Thailand     1 81
25 Suresh Chinnaiyah    Sri Lanka    1 78
26 Roger Blom           Australia    1 69
26 Steven Gruzd         South Africa 1 69
28 Albert Hahn          Canada       1 68
29 Phil Appleby         England      1 66
30 Rashid Khan          Pakistan     1 64
31 Paul Cleary          Australia    1 62
32 Adam Logan           Canada       1 54
33 Mark Nyman           England      1 46
34 Brendan McDonnell    Ireland      1 44
35 Mohan Chunkath       India        1 42
36 Cher Siong Gan       Singapore    1 39
37 Joe Edley            U.S.A.       1 38
38 Gold Eburu           Nigeria      1 37
39 Nigel Richards       New Zealand  1 35
40 Edward Metivier      Trinidad     1 34
40 Kong Chock Heng      Malaysia     1 34
42 Peter Sinton         New Zealand  1 33
43 Robert Felt          U.S.A.       1 28
44 Alistair Kane        Australia    1 20
45 Helen Gipson         England      1 18
46 Trevor Hovelmeier    South Africa 1 15
47 Ronald Credo         Philippines  1 12
48 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk  Thailand     1 5
49 Pui Cheng Wui        Malaysia     1 1
50 Steve Polatnick      U.S.A.       0 -1
51 Wilma Warwick        Scotland     0 -5
52 Howard Warner        New Zealand  0 -12
53 Michael Tang         Singapore    0 -15
54 Peter Elbourne       Malta        0 -18
55 David Webb           England      0 -20
56 Joan Rosenthal       Australia    0 -28
57 Ron Tiekert          U.S.A.       0 -33
58 Lakshan Wanniarachch Sri Lanka    0 -34
58 Vivian Penaflor      Bahrain      0 -34
60 Owen Bondin          Malta        0 -35
61 Wojciech Usakiewicz  Poland       0 -37
62 Virgilio Quiballo    Philippines  0 -38
63 Amnuay Ploysangngam  Thailand     0 -39
64 Barbara Berlin       Australia    0 -42
65 Naween Fernando      Sri Lanka    0 -44
66 Roland Filio         Bahrain      0 -46
67 Russell Byers        England      0 -54
68 Dixon Assessa        Kenya        0 -62
69 Paul Epstein         U.S.A.       0 -64
70 Lisa Odom            U.S.A.       0 -66
71 Eugene Goh           Singapore    0 -68
72 Akshay Bhandarkar    Gulf         0 -69
72 James Cherry         Canada       0 -69
74 Selwyn Lobo          U.A.E.       0 -78
75 Stanley Ndungu       Kenya        0 -81
76 Rodney Judd          Pakistan     0 -82
77 Michael Pray         Oman         0 -84
78 Kunihiko Kuroda      Japan        0 -91
79 Mario Saliba         Malta        0 -95
80 Keichiro Hirai       Japan        0 -103
81 Matayo Bwire         Kenya        0 -105
82 Sayeed Jimoh         Nigeria      0 -106
83 Johnson Fasuba       Seychelles   0 -112
84 Leslie Charles       Trinidad     0 -117
85 David Wiegand        U.S.A.       0 -119
86 Jim Geary            U.S.A.       0 -126
87 Bob Jackman          Australia    0 -133
87 Ricardo Gonzalez     Saudi Arabia 0 -133
89 Bob Lipton           U.S.A.       0 -154
90 Jim Nanavati         Canada       0 -177
91 Laurentiu Sandu      Romania      0 -182
92 Catherine Costello   Ireland      0 -194
93 Brian Cappelletto    U.S.A.       0 -196
93 John Holgate         Australia    0 -196
95 Dhanapala Silva      Seychelles   0 -202
96 Alec Webb            England      0 -211
96 Antonin Michel       France       0 -211
98 Caitlin-Eugen Caba   Romania      0 -245

Here are game scores, as officially reported.

   1 Lester Schonbrun     US  1     245   532 
                                          287    0
                                        >ROCC USJL

   2 John Luebkemann      US  1     211   436 
                                          225    0
                                        >UKAW USLS

   3 Kendall Boyd         NZ  1     211   539 
                                          328    0
                                        >FRAM CADB

   4 David Boys           CA  1     202   488 
                                          286    0
                                        >SCDS NZKB

   5 Andrew Fisher        UK  1     196   513 
                                          317    0
                                        >USBC THJK

   6 Jakkrit Klaphajone   TH  1     196   542 
                                          346    0
                                        >AUJH UKAF

   7 Randy Hersom         US  1     194   479 
                                          285    0
                                        >IECC UKBS

   8 Brett Smitheram      UK  1     182   528 
                                          346    0
                                        >ROLS USRH

   9 Joel Sherman         US  1     177   497 
                                          320    0
                                        >CAJN CAJW

  10 Joel Wapnick         CA  1     154   521 
                                          367    0
                                        >USBL USJS

  11 Dylan Early          ZA  1     133   471 
                                          338    0
                                        >AUBJ SGTS

  12 Tony Sim             SG  1     133   431 
                                          298    0
                                        >SARG ZADE

  13 Andrew Cook          UK  1     126   422 
                                          296    0
                                        >USJG AEAA

  14 Arvind Abraham       AE  1     119   464 
                                          345    0
                                        >USDW UKAC

  15 Shafique Thobani     KE  1     117   406 
                                          289    0
                                        >TRLC WAGW

  16 Gareth Williams      WA  1     112   438 
                                          326    0
                                        >SCJF KEST

  17 Michael Gongolo      KE  1     106   405 
                                          299    0
                                        >NISJ NIFA

  18 Femi Awawade         NI  1     105   482 
                                          377    0
                                        >KEMB KEMG

  19 Linda Pray           OM  1     103   436 
                                          333    0
                                        >JPKH MYGA

  20 Ganesh Asirvatham    MY  1      95   403 
                                          308    0
                                        >MTMS OMLP

  21 Jeff Grant           NZ  1      91   441 
                                          350    0
                                        >JPKK PHOR

  22 Odette Rio           PH  1      84   415 
                                          331    0
                                        >OMMP NZJG

  23 Ishtiaq Chishty      SA  1      82   418 
                                          336    0
                                        >PKRJ THTS

  24 Taewan Sutthasin     TH  1      81   416 
                                          335    0
                                        >KESN SAIC

  25 Suresh Chinnaiyah    LK  1      78   452 
                                          374    0
                                        >AESL AURB

  26 Roger Blom           AU  1      69   463 
                                          394    0
                                        >GUAB LKSC

  27 Steven Gruzd         ZA  1      69   424 
                                          355    0
                                        >CAJC CAAH

  28 Albert Hahn          CA  1      68   398 
                                          330    0
                                        >SGEG ZASG

  29 Phil Appleby         UK  1      66   430 
                                          364    0
                                        >USLO PKRK

  30 Rashid Khan          PK  1      64   361 
                                          297    0
                                        >USPE UKPA

  31 Paul Cleary          AU  1      62   468 
                                          406    0
                                        >KEDA CAAL

  32 Adam Logan           CA  1      54   513 
                                          459    0
                                        >UKRB AUPC

  33 Mark Nyman           UK  1      46   442 
                                          396    0
                                        >BARF IEBM

  34 Brendan McDonnell    IE  1      44   428 
                                          384    0
                                        >SLNF UKMN

  35 Mohan Chunkath       IN  1      42   430 
                                          388    0
                                        >AUBB SGCS

  36 Cher Siong Gan       SG  1      39   448 
                                          409    0
                                        >THAP INMC

  37 Joe Edley            US  1      38   391 
                                          353    0
                                        >PHVQ NIGE

  38 Gold Eburu           NI  1      37   396 
                                          359    0
                                        >POWU USJE

  39 Nigel Richards       NZ  1      35   453 
                                          418    0
                                        >MAOB TREM

  40 Edward Metivier      TR  1      34   411 
                                          377    0
                                        >BHVP NZNR

  41 Kong Chock Heng      MY  1      34   404 
                                          370    0
                                        >LKLW NZPS

  42 Peter Sinton         NZ  1      33   344 
                                          311    0
                                        >USRT MYKC

  43 Robert Felt          US  1      28   436 
                                          408    0
                                        >AUJR AUAK

  44 Alistair Kane        AU  1      20   441 
                                          421    0
                                        >UKDW USRF

  45 Helen Gipson         UK  1      18   371 
                                          353    0
                                        >MAPE ZATH

  46 Trevor Hovelmeier    ZA  1      15   408 
                                          393    0
                                        >SGMT UKHG

  47 Ronald Credo         PH  1      12   402 
                                          390    0
                                        >NZHW THPN

  48 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk  TH  1       5   366 
                                          361    0
                                        >SCWW PHRC

  49 Pui Cheng Wui        MY  1       1   444 
                                          443    0
                                        >USSP SCWW

  50 Steve Polatnick      US  0      -1   443 
                                          444    0
                                         MYPC NZHW

  51 Wilma Warwick        SC  0      -5   361 
                                          366    0
                                         THPN MYPC

  52 Howard Warner        NZ  0     -12   390 
                                          402    0
                                         PHRC USSP

  53 Michael Tang         SG  0     -15   393 
                                          408    0
                                         ZATH MAPE

  54 Peter Elbourne       MA  0     -18   353 
                                          371    0
                                         UKHG SGMT

  55 David Webb           UK  0     -20   421 
                                          441    0
                                         AUAK AUJR

  56 Joan Rosenthal       AU  0     -28   408 
                                          436    0
                                         USRF UKDW

  57 Ron Tiekert          US  0     -33   311 
                                          344    0
                                         NZPS LKLW

  58 Lakshan Wanniarachch LK  0     -34   370 
                                          404    0
                                         MYKC USRT

  59 Vivian Penaflor      BH  0     -34   377 
                                          411    0
                                         TREM MAOB

  60 Owen Bondin          MA  0     -35   418 
                                          453    0
                                         NZNR BHVP

  61 Wojciech Usakiewicz  PO  0     -37   359 
                                          396    0
                                         NIGE PHVQ

  62 Virgilio Quiballo    PH  0     -38   353 
                                          391    0
                                         USJE POWU

  63 Amnuay Ploysangngam  TH  0     -39   409 
                                          448    0
                                         SGCS AUBB

  64 Barbara Berlin       AU  0     -42   388 
                                          430    0
                                         INMC THAP

  65 Naween Fernando      SL  0     -44   384 
                                          428    0
                                         IEBM BARF

  66 Roland Filio         BA  0     -46   396 
                                          442    0
                                         UKMN SLNF

  67 Russell Byers        UK  0     -54   459 
                                          513    0
                                         CAAL KEDA

  68 Dixon Assessa        KE  0     -62   406 
                                          468    0
                                         AUPC UKRB

  69 Paul Epstein         US  0     -64   297 
                                          361    0
                                         PKRK USLO

  70 Lisa Odom            US  0     -66   364 
                                          430    0
                                         UKPA USPE

  71 Eugene Goh           SG  0     -68   330 
                                          398    0
                                         CAAH GUAB

  72 Akshay Bhandarkar    GU  0     -69   394 
                                          463    0
                                         AURB SGEG

  73 James Cherry         CA  0     -69   355 
                                          424    0
                                         ZASG AESL

  74 Selwyn Lobo          AE  0     -78   374 
                                          452    0
                                         LKSC CAJC

  75 Stanley Ndungu       KE  0     -81   335 
                                          416    0
                                         THTS PKRJ

  76 Rodney Judd          PK  0     -82   336 
                                          418    0
                                         SAIC KESN

  77 Michael Pray         OM  0     -84   331 
                                          415    0
                                         PHOR JPKK

  78 Kunihiko Kuroda      JP  0     -91   350 
                                          441    0
                                         NZJG OMMP

  79 Mario Saliba         MT  0     -95   308 
                                          403    0
                                         MYGA JPKH

  80 Keichiro Hirai       JP  0    -103   333 
                                          436    0
                                         OMLP MTMS

  81 Matayo Bwire         KE  0    -105   377 
                                          482    0
                                         NIFA NISJ

  82 Sayeed Jimoh         NI  0    -106   299 
                                          405    0
                                         KEMG KEMB

  83 Johnson Fasuba       SC  0    -112   326 
                                          438    0
                                         WAGW TRLC

  84 Leslie Charles       TR  0    -117   289 
                                          406    0
                                         KEST SCJF

  85 David Wiegand        US  0    -119   345 
                                          464    0
                                         AEAA USJG

  86 Jim Geary            US  0    -126   296 
                                          422    0
                                         UKAC USDW

  87 Bob Jackman          AU  0    -133   338 
                                          471    0
                                         ZADE SARG

  88 Ricardo Gonzalez     SA  0    -133   298 
                                          431    0
                                         SGTS AUBJ

  89 Bob Lipton           US  0    -154   367 
                                          521    0
                                         CAJW CAJN

  90 Jim Nanavati         CA  0    -177   320 
                                          497    0
                                         USJS USBL

  91 Laurentiu Sandu      RO  0    -182   346 
                                          528    0
                                         UKBS IECC

  92 Catherine Costello   IE  0    -194   285 
                                          479    0
                                         USRH ROLS

  93 Brian Cappelletto    US  0    -196   317 
                                          513    0
                                         UKAF AUJH

  94 John Holgate         AU  0    -196   346 
                                          542    0
                                         THJK USBC

  95 Dhanapala Silva      SC  0    -202   286 
                                          488    0
                                         CADB UKAW

  96 Alec Webb            UK  0    -211   225 
                                          436    0
                                         USJL SCDS

  97 Antonin Michel       FR  0    -211   328 
                                          539    0
                                         NZKB ROCC

  98 Caitlin-Eugen Caba   RO  0    -245   287 
                                          532    0
                                         USLS FRAM

Here are the pairings as initially reported. In each pairing, the player on the left will play first. American and Canadian players are listed at the top of the table.

Player 1Player 2
Andrew FisherEnglandBrian CappellettoU.S.A.
Virgilio QuiballoPhilippinesJoe EdleyU.S.A.
Rashid KhanPakistanPaul EpsteinU.S.A.
Joan RosenthalAustraliaRobert FeltU.S.A.
Randy HersomU.S.A.Catherine CostelloIreland
Phil ApplebyEnglandLisa OdomU.S.A.
Pui Cheng WuiMalaysiaSteve PolatnickU.S.A.
Caitlin-Eugen CabaRomaniaLester SchonbrunU.S.A.
Peter SintonNew ZealandRon TiekertU.S.A.
Arvind AbrahamU.A.E.David WiegandU.S.A.
Andrew CookEnglandJim GearyU.S.A.
Alec WebbEnglandJohn LuebkmannU.S.A.
 
Bob LiptonU.S.A.Joel WapnickCanada
Jim NanavatiCanadaJoel ShermanU.S.A.
 
Dhanapala SilvaSeychellesDavid BoysCanada
James CherryCanadaSteven GruzdSouth Africa
Albert HahnCanadaEugene GohSingapore
Adam LoganCanadaRussell ByersEngland
 
Alistair KaneAustraliaDavid WebbEngland
Amnuay PloysangngamThailandCher Siong GanSingapore
Antonin MichelFranceKendall BoydNew Zealand
Brendan McDonaldIrelandNaween FernandoSri Lanka
Brett SmitheramEnglandLaurentiu SanduRomania
Chrys PlaccaGhanaSelwyn LoboU.A.E.
Dixon AssessaKenyaPaul ClearyAustralia
Femi AwawadeNigeria Matayo BwireKenya
Ganesh AsirvathamMalaysiaMario SalibaMalta
Helen GipsonEnglandPeter ElbourneMalta
Howard WarnerNew ZealandRonald CredoPhilippines
Jeff GrantNew ZealandWone MamadouKuwait
John HolgateAustraliaJakkrit KlaphajoneThailand
Johnson FasubaSeychellesGareth WilliamsWales
Keichiro HiraiJapanLinda PrayOman
Kong Chock HengMalaysiaLakshan WanniarachchSri Lanka
Mark NymanEnglandRoland FilioBahrain
Michael CarterGuyanaBob JackmanAustralia
Michael GongoloKenyaSayeed JimohNigeria
Michael PrayOmanOdette RioPhilippines
Michael QuaoGhanaKunihiko KurodaJapan
Michael TangSingaporeTrevor HolmeierSouth Africa
Mohan ChunkathIndiaBarbara BerlinAustralia
Nigel RichardsNew ZealandOwen BondinMalta
Rodney JuddPakistanIshtiaq ChishtySaudi Arabia
Roger BlomAustraliaAkshay BhandarkarGulf
Shafique ThobaniKenyaLeslie CharlesTrinidad
Stanley NdunguKenyaTaewan SutthasinThailand
Tony SimSingaporeRicardo GonzalezSaudi Arabia
Victor AmarteyGhanaSuresh ChinnaiyahSri Lanka
Vivian PenaflorBahrainEdward MetivierTrinidad
Wilma WarwickScotlandPakorn NemitrmansukThailand
Wojciech UsakiewiczPolandGold EburuNigeria
Yawo Taki AnganaGhanaDylan EarlySouth Africa


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