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1999
World
SCRABBLE®
Championship

Melbourne, Australia
November 3 - 7

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

From Jim Nanavati: " After 2 games I'm perfect (0-2). I have followed the same script twice. Get an early lead, play tons of tiles, fail to pick up a blank and then watch as my foes play bingo after bingo between snickers. Not that I am complaining.

Some anagramming challenges by way of a hello to those back home: Hi to NIDI, MARINA, MICA, SLY, LARK, HEP, JUDY (perfectly good OSW word), ANT, KIN, ALAR, HAET AND HASTA. All acceptable words by the way!"

These are family members, Jim says.

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

High Game: Ronald Credo (592)

Rk Player               Country      W Spread

1  Andrew Fisher        England      2 +320
2  A Ganesh             Malaysia     2 +282
3  Joel Wapnick         Canada       2 +278
4  Lester Schonbrun     U.S.A.       2 +274
5  Ronald Credo         Philippines  2 +265
6  Randy Hersom         U.S.A.       2 +235
7  Kendall Boyd         New Zealand  2 +226
8  Adam Logan           Canada       2 +214
9  Joe Edley            U.S.A.       2 +212
10 Suresh Chinnaiyah    Sri Lanka    2 +191
11 Dylan Early          South Africa 2 +188
12 Cher Siong Gan       Singapore    2 +156
13 Arvind Abraham       U.A.E.       2 +152
14 Albert Hahn          Canada       2 +137
14 Nigel Richards       New Zealand  2 +137
16 Pui Cheng Wui        Malaysia     2 +136
17 Michael Gongolo      Kenya        2 +129
18 Shafique Thobani     Kenya        2 +127
19 Mark Nyman           England      2 +110
20 Jeff Grant           New Zealand  2 +106
21 Taewan Sutthasin     Thailand     2 +103
22 Helen Gipson         England      2 +91
23 Phil Appleby         England      2 +83
24 Robert Felt          U.S.A.       2 +80
25 Peter Sinton         New Zealand  2 +48
26 David Boys           Canada       1 +187
27 John Luebkmann       U.S.A.       1 +182
28 Brett Smitheram      England      1 +141
29 Gareth Williams      Wales        1 +102
30 Andrew Cook          England      1 +93
31 Vivian Penaflor      Bahrain      1 +87
32 Femi Awawade         Nigeria      1 +82
33 Tony Sim             Singapore    1 +78
34 Jakkrit Klaphajone   Thailand     1 +72
35 Odette Rio           Philippines  1 +69
36 Ishtiaq Chishty      Saudi Arabia 1 +60
37 Steve Polatnick      U.S.A.       1 +57
38 Joel Sherman         U.S.A.       1 +53
39 Rashid Khan          Pakistan     1 +47
40 Alec Webb            England      1 +38
41 David Webb           England      1 +33
42 James Cherry         Canada       1 +31
43 David Wiegand        U.S.A.       1 +28
44 Kong Chock Heng      Malaysia     1 +19
45 Akshay Bhandarkar    Gulf         1 +15
46 Michael Tang         Singapore    1 +12
47 Michael Pray         Oman         1 +1
48 Steven Gruzd         South Africa 1 +0
49 Lisa Odom            U.S.A.       1 -6
50 Ron Tiekert          U.S.A.       1 -9
51 Bob Jackman          Australia    1 -10
52 Roland Filio         Bahrain      1 -11
53 Brendan McDonnell    Ireland      1 -20
54 Amnuay Ploysangngam  Thailand     1 -30
55 Russell Byers        England      1 -31
56 Alistair Kane        Australia    1 -32
57 Wojciech Usakiewicz  Poland       1 -34
58 Roger Blom           Australia    1 -44
59 Rodney Judd          Pakistan     1 -58
59 Trevor Hovelmeier    South Africa 1 -58
61 Edward Metivier      Trinidad     1 -68
62 Mohan Chunkath       India        1 -75
63 Leslie Charles       Trinidad     1 -78
64 Linda Pray           Oman         1 -84
65 Mario Saliba         Malta        1 -91
66 Sayeed Jimoh         Nigeria      1 -94
67 Paul Cleary          Australia    1 -98
68 Antonin Michel       France       1 -107
69 Bob Lipton           U.S.A.       1 -119
70 Laurentiu Sandu      Romania      1 -127
71 Gold Eburu           Nigeria      1 -137
72 John Holgate         Australia    1 -183
73 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk  Thailand     1 -248
74 Virgilio Quiballo    Philippines  0 -41
75 Peter Elbourne       Malta        0 -45
76 Barbara Berlin       Australia    0 -51
77 Lakshan Wanniarachch Sri Lanka    0 -58
78 Howard Warner        New Zealand  0 -70
79 Naween Fernando      Sri Lanka    0 -79
80 Joan Rosenthal       Australia    0 -81
81 Dixon Assessa        Kenya        0 -85
82 Stanley Ndungu       Kenya        0 -105
83 Keichiro Hirai       Japan        0 -107
84 Matayo Bwire         Kenya        0 -117
85 Paul Epstein         U.S.A.       0 -124
86 Wilma Warwick        Scotland     0 -140
87 Johnson Fasuba       Seychelles   0 -151
88 Eugene Goh           Singapore    0 -152
89 Owen Bondin          Malta        0 -156
90 Kunihiko Kuroda      Japan        0 -176
91 Selwyn Lobo          U.A.E.       0 -178
92 Brian Cappelletto    U.S.A.       0 -209
93 Jim Nanavati         Canada       0 -212
94 Catherine Costello   Ireland      0 -249
95 Ricardo Gonzalez     Saudi Arabia 0 -256
96 Jim Geary            U.S.A.       0 -273
97 Caitlin-Eugen Caba   Romania      0 -349
98 Dhanapala Silva      Seychelles   0 -451

Here are game scores, as officially reported:

   1 Andrew Fisher        UK  2     320   513  436 
                                          317  312    0
                                        >USBC>THJK MYAG

   2 A Ganesh             MY  2     282   403  482 
                                          308  295    0
                                        >MTMS>OMLP UKAF

   3 Joel Wapnick         CA  2     278   521  477 
                                          367  353    0
                                        >USBL>USJS USLS

   4 Lester Schonbrun     US  2     274   532  423 
                                          287  394    0
                                        >ROCC>USJL CAJW

   5 Ronald Credo         PH  2     265   402  592 
                                          390  339    0
                                        >NZHW>THPN USRH

   6 Randy Hersom         US  2     235   479  457 
                                          285  416    0
                                        >IECC>UKBS PHRC

   7 Kendall Boyd         NZ  2     226   539  432 
                                          328  417    0
                                        >FRAM>CADB CAAL

   8 Adam Logan           CA  2     214   513  503 
                                          459  343    0
                                        >UKRB>AUPC NZKB

   9 Joe Edley            US  2     212   391  466 
                                          353  292    0
                                        >PHVQ>NIGE LKSC

  10 Suresh Chinnaiyah    LK  2     191   452  460 
                                          374  347    0
                                        >AESL>AURB USJE

  11 Dylan Early          ZA  2     188   471  446 
                                          338  391    0
                                        >AUBJ>SGTS SGCS

  12 Cher Siong Gan       SG  2     156   448  472 
                                          409  355    0
                                        >THAP>INMC ZADE

  13 Arvind Abraham       AE  2     152   464  408 
                                          345  375    0
                                        >USDW>UKAC CAAH

  14 Albert Hahn          CA  2     137   398  416 
                                          330  347    0
                                        >SGEG>ZASG AEAA

  15 Nigel Richards       NZ  2     137   453  457 
                                          418  355    0
                                        >MAOB>TREM MYPC

  16 Pui Cheng Wui        MY  2     136   444  487 
                                          443  352    0
                                        >USSP>SCWW NZNR

  17 Michael Gongolo      KE  2     129   405  420 
                                          299  397    0
                                        >NISJ>NIFA KEST

  18 Shafique Thobani     KE  2     127   406  361 
                                          289  351    0
                                        >TRLC>WAGW KEMG

  19 Mark Nyman           UK  2     110   442  390 
                                          396  326    0
                                        >BARF>IEBM NZJG

  20 Jeff Grant           NZ  2     106   441  422 
                                          350  407    0
                                        >JPKK>PHOR UKMN

  21 Taewan Sutthasin     TH  2     103   416  331 
                                          335  309    0
                                        >KESN>SAIC UKHG

  22 Helen Gipson         UK  2      91   371  446 
                                          353  373    0
                                        >MAPE>ZATH THTS

  23 Phil Appleby         UK  2      83   430  415 
                                          364  398    0
                                        >USLO>PKRK USRF

  24 Robert Felt          US  2      80   436  348 
                                          408  296    0
                                        >AUJR>AUAK UKPA

  25 Peter Sinton         NZ  2      48   344  370 
                                          311  355    0
                                        >USRT>MYKC CADB

  26 David Boys           CA  1     187   488  417 
                                          286  432    0
                                        >SCDS NZKB NZPS

  27 John Luebkmann       US  1     182   436  394 
                                          225  423    0
                                        >UKAW USLS UKBS

  28 Brett Smitheram      UK  1     141   528  416 
                                          346  457    0
                                        >ROLS USRH USJL

  29 Gareth Williams      WA  1     102   438  351 
                                          326  361    0
                                        >SCJF KEST UKAC

  30 Andrew Cook          UK  1      93   422  375 
                                          296  408    0
                                        >USJG AEAA WAGW

  31 Vivian Penaflor      BH  1      87   377  456 
                                          411  335    0
                                         TREM>MAOB NIFA

  32 Femi Awawade         NI  1      82   482  397 
                                          377  420    0
                                        >KEMB KEMG BHVP

  33 Tony Sim             SG  1      78   431  391 
                                          298  446    0
                                        >SARG ZADE THJK

  34 Jakkrit Klaphajone   TH  1      72   542  312 
                                          346  436    0
                                        >AUJH UKAF SGTS

  35 Odette Rio           PH  1      69   415  407 
                                          331  422    0
                                        >OMMP NZJG SAIC

  36 Ishtiaq Chishty      SA  1      60   418  309 
                                          336  331    0
                                        >PKRJ THTS PHOR

  37 Steve Polatnick      US  1      57   443  435 
                                          444  377    0
                                         MYPC>NZHW USJS

  38 Joel Sherman         US  1      53   497  353 
                                          320  477    0
                                        >CAJN CAJW USSP

  39 Rashid Khan          PK  1      47   361  398 
                                          297  415    0
                                        >USPE UKPA UKAW

  40 Alec Webb            UK  1      38   225  528 
                                          436  279    0
                                         USJL>SCDS PKRK

  41 David Webb           UK  1      33   421  492 
                                          441  439    0
                                         AUAK>AUJR CAJC

  42 James Cherry         CA  1      31   355  472 
                                          424  372    0
                                         ZASG>AESL UKDW

  43 David Wiegand        US  1      28   345  515 
                                          464  368    0
                                         AEAA>USJG MYKC

  44 Kong Chock Heng      MY  1      19   404  355 
                                          370  370    0
                                        >LKLW NZPS USDW

  45 Akshay Bhandarkar    GU  1      15   394  452 
                                          463  368    0
                                         AURB>SGEG SGMT

  46 Michael Tang         SG  1      12   393  350 
                                          408  323    0
                                         ZATH>MAPE GUAB

  47 Michael Pray         OM  1       1   331  388 
                                          415  303    0
                                         PHOR>JPKK ZASG

  48 Steven Gruzd         ZA  1       0   424  347 
                                          355  416    0
                                        >CAJC CAAH OMMP

  49 Lisa Odom            US  1      -6   364  448 
                                          430  388    0
                                         UKPA>USPE USRT

  50 Ron Tiekert          US  1      -9   311  426 
                                          344  402    0
                                         NZPS>LKLW USLO

  51 Bob Jackman          AU  1     -10   338  434 
                                          471  311    0
                                         ZADE>SARG BARF

  52 Roland Filio         BA  1     -11   396  466 
                                          442  431    0
                                         UKMN>SLNF AUBJ

  53 Brendan McDonnell    IE  1     -20   428  326 
                                          384  390    0
                                        >SLNF UKMN THAP

  54 Amnuay Ploysangngam  TH  1     -30   409  389 
                                          448  380    0
                                         SGCS>AUBB IEBM

  55 Russell Byers        UK  1     -31   459  407 
                                          513  384    0
                                         CAAL>KEDA AUAK

  56 Alistair Kane        AU  1     -32   441  296 
                                          421  348    0
                                        >UKDW USRF UKRB

  57 Wojciech Usakiewicz  PO  1     -34   359  416 
                                          396  413    0
                                         NIGE>PHVQ AURB

  58 Roger Blom           AU  1     -44   463  347 
                                          394  460    0
                                        >GUAB LKSC POWU

  59 Rodney Judd          PK  1     -58   336  435 
                                          418  411    0
                                         SAIC>KESN ZATH

  60 Trevor Hovelmeier    ZA  1     -58   408  373 
                                          393  446    0
                                        >SGMT UKHG PKRJ

  61 Edward Metivier      TR  1     -68   411  355 
                                          377  457    0
                                        >BHVP NZNR INMC

  62 Mohan Chunkath       IN  1     -75   430  355 
                                          388  472    0
                                        >AUBB SGCS TREM

  63 Leslie Charles       TR  1     -78   289  462 
                                          406  423    0
                                         KEST>SCJF OMLP

  64 Linda Pray           OM  1     -84   436  295 
                                          333  482    0
                                        >JPKH MYAG TRLC

  65 Mario Saliba         MT  1     -91   308  409 
                                          403  405    0
                                         MYAG>JPKH NISJ

  66 Sayeed Jimoh         NI  1     -94   299  381 
                                          405  369    0
                                         KEMG>KEMB MTMS

  67 Paul Cleary          AU  1     -98   468  343 
                                          406  503    0
                                        >KEDA CAAL FRAM

  68 Antonin Michel       FR  1    -107   328  404 
                                          539  300    0
                                         NZKB>ROCC AUPC

  69 Bob Lipton           US  1    -119   367  405 
                                          521  370    0
                                         CAJW>CAJN ROLS

  70 Laurentiu Sandu      RO  1    -127   346  401 
                                          528  346    0
                                         UKBS>IECC USBL

  71 Gold Eburu           NI  1    -137   396  292 
                                          359  466    0
                                        >POWU USJE AUJH

  72 John Holgate         AU  1    -183   346  428 
                                          542  415    0
                                         THJK>USBC NIGE

  73 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk  TH  1    -248   366  339 
                                          361  592    0
                                        >SCWW PHRC PHVQ

  74 Virgilio Quiballo    PH  0     -41   353  413 
                                          391  416    0
                                         USJE POWU THPN

  75 Peter Elbourne       MA  0     -45   353  323 
                                          371  350    0
                                         UKHG SGMT AUBB

  76 Barbara Berlin       AU  0     -51   388  380 
                                          430  389    0
                                         INMC THAP MAPE

  77 Lakshan Wanniarachch LK  0     -58   370  402 
                                          404  426    0
                                         MYKC USRT NZHW

  78 Howard Warner        NZ  0     -70   390  377 
                                          402  435    0
                                         PHRC USSP LKLW

  79 Naween Fernando      SL  0     -79   384  431 
                                          428  466    0
                                         IEBM BARF AUJR

  80 Joan Rosenthal       AU  0     -81   408  439 
                                          436  492    0
                                         USRF UKDW SLNF

  81 Dixon Assessa        KE  0     -85   406  384 
                                          468  407    0
                                         AUPC UKRB KESN

  82 Stanley Ndungu       KE  0    -105   335  411 
                                          416  435    0
                                         THTS PKRJ KEDA

  83 Keichiro Hirai       JP  0    -107   333  405 
                                          436  409    0
                                         OMLP MTMS KEMB

  84 Matayo Bwire         KE  0    -117   377  369 
                                          482  381    0
                                         NIFA NISJ JPKH

  85 Paul Epstein         US  0    -124   297  388 
                                          361  448    0
                                         PKRK USLO SCWW

  86 Wilma Warwick        SC  0    -140   361  352 
                                          366  487    0
                                         THPN MYPC USPE

  87 Johnson Fasuba       SC  0    -151   326  423 
                                          438  462    0
                                         WAGW TRLC SGEG

  88 Eugene Goh           SG  0    -152   330  368 
                                          398  452    0
                                         CAAH GUAB SCJF

  89 Owen Bondin          MA  0    -156   418  335 
                                          453  456    0
                                         NZNR BHVP JPKK

  90 Kunihiko Kuroda      JP  0    -176   350  303 
                                          441  388    0
                                         NZJG OMMP MAOB

  91 Selwyn Lobo          AE  0    -178   374  372 
                                          452  472    0
                                         LKSC CAJC USBC

  92 Brian Cappelletto    US  0    -209   317  415 
                                          513  428    0
                                         UKAF AUJH AESL

  93 Jim Nanavati         CA  0    -212   320  370 
                                          497  405    0
                                         USJS USBL IECC

  94 Catherine Costello   IE  0    -249   285  346 
                                          479  401    0
                                         USRH ROLS CAJN

  95 Ricardo Gonzalez     SA  0    -256   298  311 
                                          431  434    0
                                         SGTS AUBJ USJG

  96 Jim Geary            US  0    -273   296  368 
                                          422  515    0
                                         UKAC USDW SARG

  97 Caitlin-Eugen Caba   RO  0    -349   287  300 
                                          532  404    0
                                         USLS FRAM SCDS

  98 Dhanapala Silva      SC  0    -451   286  279 
                                          488  528    0
                                         CADB UKAW ROCC

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