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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...

Felt and Phil Appleby (UK) had a great game. Details sure to appear at lunch on CGP.

Phil played DAKER (24),
Felt played STEAMING (94),
Phil MAX, KA, EX (43) SCORE 67.
Felt UPTOWNER, W Blank (80) Score 174
Phil OUTDRIVE (63) Score 130
Felt JAPINGLY (68) Score 242
Phil OUTDRIVEN, NINE (54) 184
Play continued to have Phil 441, Felt 495.

After round 3 Lester, 3-0, Brian 0-3

Laptop modem still not workingneither are the computers for Mattel's PR agency here. So it is not just I. Every tech in site is roaming the hallways.

From an Australian web site:

Robert Felt (US) has reported in with a 495-441 game v Phil Appleby (UK).

(Transcribed from Phil Appleby's immaculate score sheet)

Phil's rack                      Robert

ADEKROX  DAKER         24   24   STEAMING    94   94
AXOVIDE  MAX, KA, EX   43   67   UPTO(W)NER  80  124
VERDITO  OUTDRIVE      63  130   JA(P)INGLY  68  242
NINEGIT  OUTDRIVEN,
          NINE         54  184   HAVIOR      40  282
GAYSUIT  GRAY          36  220   ADIEU,ES,UT 16  298
SUITERW  UNWRITES      65  285   AUREI        5  303
TOLLORS  TOLL, TA, OD
          LI, LES          21  306   QI, ITA     28  331
BOBCROS  BOB, BY       20  326   FOTHERED    82  413
CCOARST  ECCO          24  350   FEZ, FY     43  456
WPRANTS  WE, OW        10  360   BYNAME      42  498
PARNSTA  MANTRAPS      78  438
                       +3  441               -3  495
Robert points out that Phil should have played PARTANS/PITA for 84. Also this was a reverse of the game they played 2 days previously at the Melbourne Cup Masters which Phil won 490 442.

The results for this round on the official web site appear to be an erroneous duplicate of the previous round. The following results are extracted from the detailed game score report.

High Word: Selwyn Lobo: PRESIDER (158)

Rk Player               Country      W Spread

1  Andrew Fisher        England      3 +477
2  Dylan Early          South Africa 3 +392
3  Nigel Richards       New Zealand  3 +351
4  Kendall Boyd         New Zealand  3 +325
5  Lester Schonbrun     U.S.A.       3 +321
6  Ronald Credo         Philippines  3 +315
7  Joe Edley            U.S.A.       3 +300
8  Mark Nyman           England      3 +291
9  Arvind Abraham       U.A.E.       3 +191
10 Michael Gongolo      Kenya        3 +177
11 Helen Gipson         England      3 +143
12 Robert Felt          U.S.A.       3 +134
13 David Boys           Canada       2 +289
14 Gareth Williams      Wales        2 +278
15 John Luebkmann       U.S.A.       2 +273
16 Joel Wapnick         Canada       2 +231
17 Roger Blom           Australia    2 +214
18 Odette Rio           Philippines  2 +194
19 Randy Hersom         U.S.A.       2 +185
20 Roland Filio         Bahrain      2 +148
21 Jakkrit Klaphajone   Thailand     2 +131
22 Bob Lipton           U.S.A.       2 +130
23 Femi Awawade         Nigeria      2 +127
24 A Ganesh             Malaysia     2 +125
25 David Wiegand        U.S.A.       2 +122
26 Adam Logan           Canada       2 +115
27 Akshay Bhandarkar    Gulf         2 +108
28 Suresh Chinnaiyah    Sri Lanka    2 +103
29 Albert Hahn          Canada       2 +98
30 Sayeed Jimoh         Nigeria      2 +86
31 Joel Sherman         U.S.A.       2 +81
32 Shafique Thobani     Kenya        2 +79
33 Leslie Charles       Trinidad     2 +67
34 Trevor Hovelmeier    South Africa 2 +54
35 Taewan Sutthasin     Thailand     2 +51
36 Rashid Khan          Pakistan     2 +50
37 James Cherry         Canada       2 +38
38 Phil Appleby         England      2 +29
39 Russell Byers        England      2 +28
40 Mohan Chunkath       India        2 +16
41 Steven Gruzd         South Africa 2 +14
42 Lisa Odom            U.S.A.       2 -5
43 Amnuay Ploysangngam  Thailand     2 -15
44 Cher Siong Gan       Singapore    2 -48
45 Paul Cleary          Australia    2 -50
46 Peter Sinton         New Zealand  2 -54
47 Jeff Grant           New Zealand  2 -75
48 Pui Cheng Wui        Malaysia     2 -78
49 Gold Eburu           Nigeria      2 -94
50 Howard Warner        New Zealand  1 +115
51 Brett Smitheram      England      1 +50
52 Peter Elbourne       Malta        1 +49
53 Vivian Penaflor      Bahrain      1 +42
54 Alec Webb            England      1 +35
55 Steve Polatnick      U.S.A.       1 +29
56 David Webb           England      1 +26
57 Tony Sim             Singapore    1 +19
58 Owen Bondin          Malta        1 +10
59 Virgilio Quiballo    Philippines  1 +6
60 Joan Rosenthal       Australia    1 -10
61 Ron Tiekert          U.S.A.       1 -10
62 Michael Pray         Oman         1 -13
63 Selwyn Lobo          U.A.E.       1 -25
64 Brendan McDonnell    Ireland      1 -35
65 Keichiro Hirai       Japan        1 -40
66 Ishtiaq Chishty      Saudi Arabia 1 -65
67 Kong Chock Heng      Malaysia     1 -75
68 Michael Tang         Singapore    1 -81
69 Andrew Cook          England      1 -83
70 Eugene Goh           Singapore    1 -84
71 Alistair Kane        Australia    1 -91
72 Stanley Ndungu       Kenya        1 -103
73 Wilma Warwick        Scotland     1 -116
74 Antonin Michel       France       1 -155
75 Edward Metivier      Trinidad     1 -159
76 Jim Nanavati         Canada       1 -164
77 Bob Jackman          Australia    1 -169
78 Rodney Judd          Pakistan     1 -170
79 John Holgate         Australia    1 -226
80 Linda Pray           Oman         1 -229
81 Jim Geary            U.S.A.       1 -247
82 Mario Saliba         Malta        1 -271
83 Wojciech Usakiewicz  Poland       1 -292
84 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk  Thailand     1 -295
85 Laurentiu Sandu      Romania      1 -376
86 Dhanapala Silva      Seychelles   1 -412
87 Dixon Assessa        Kenya        0 -87
88 Barbara Berlin       Australia    0 -145
89 Paul Epstein         U.S.A.       0 -148
90 Naween Fernando      Sri Lanka    0 -150
91 Matayo Bwire         Kenya        0 -184
92 Johnson Fasuba       Seychelles   0 -219
93 Lakshan Wanniarachch Sri Lanka    0 -243
94 Ricardo Gonzalez     Saudi Arabia 0 -282
95 Catherine Costello   Ireland      0 -297
96 Kunihiko Kuroda      Japan        0 -342
97 Brian Cappelletto    U.S.A.       0 -362
98 Caitlin-Eugen Caba   Romania      0 -388

Here are game scores, as officially reported.

   1 Andrew Fisher        UK  3     477   513  436  509 
                                          317  312  352    0
                                        >USBC>THJK>MYAG ZADE

   2 Dylan Early          ZA  3     392   471  446  522 
                                          338  391  318    0
                                        >AUBJ>SGTS>SGCS UKAF

   3 Nigel Richards       NZ  3     351   453  457  538 
                                          418  355  324    0
                                        >MAOB>TREM>MYPC NZKB

   4 Kendall Boyd         NZ  3     325   539  432  400 
                                          328  417  301    0
                                        >FRAM>CADB>CAAL NZNR

   5 Lester Schonbrun     US  3     321   532  423  442 
                                          287  394  395    0
                                        >ROCC>USJL>CAJW PHRC

   6 Ronald Credo         PH  3     315   402  592  420 
                                          390  339  370    0
                                        >NZHW>THPN>USRH USLS

   7 Joe Edley            US  3     300   391  466  445 
                                          353  292  357    0
                                        >PHVQ>NIGE>LKSC UKMN

   8 Mark Nyman           UK  3     291   442  390  487 
                                          396  326  306    0
                                        >BARF>IEBM>NZJG USJE

   9 Arvind Abraham       AE  3     191   464  408  419 
                                          345  375  380    0
                                        >USDW>UKAC>CAAH KEMG

  10 Michael Gongolo      KE  3     177   405  420  440 
                                          299  397  392    0
                                        >NISJ>NIFA>KEST AEAA

  11 Helen Gipson         UK  3     143   371  446  462 
                                          353  373  410    0
                                        >MAPE>ZATH>THTS USRF

  12 Robert Felt          US  3     134   436  348  495 
                                          408  296  441    0
                                        >AUJR>AUAK>UKPA UKHG

  13 David Boys           CA  2     289   488  417  450 
                                          286  432  348    0
                                        >SCDS NZKB>NZPS WAGW

  14 Gareth Williams      WA  2     278   438  351  422 
                                          326  361  246    0
                                        >SCJF KEST>UKAC CADB

  15 John Luebkmann       US  2     273   436  394  442 
                                          225  423  351    0
                                        >UKAW USLS>UKBS CAJW

  16 Joel Wapnick         CA  2     231   521  477  395 
                                          367  353  442    0
                                        >USBL>USJS USLS USJL

  17 Roger Blom           AU  2     214   463  347  523 
                                          394  460  265    0
                                        >GUAB LKSC>POWU PHOR

  18 Odette Rio           PH  2     194   415  407  482 
                                          331  422  357    0
                                        >OMMP NZJG>SAIC AURB

  19 Randy Hersom         US  2     185   479  457  370 
                                          285  416  420    0
                                        >IECC>UKBS PHRC BARF

  20 Roland Filio         BA  2     148   396  466  481 
                                          442  431  322    0
                                         UKMN>SLNF>AUBJ USRH

  21 Jakkrit Klaphajone   TH  2     131   542  312  403 
                                          346  436  344    0
                                        >AUJH UKAF>SGTS BHVP

  22 Bob Lipton           US  2     130   367  405  533 
                                          521  370  284    0
                                         CAJW>CAJN>ROLS MYAG

  23 Femi Awawade         NI  2     127   482  397  396 
                                          377  420  351    0
                                        >KEMB KEMG>BHVP UKAW

  24 A Ganesh             MY  2     125   403  482  352 
                                          308  295  509    0
                                        >MTMS>OMLP UKAF USBL

  25 David Wiegand        US  2     122   345  515  482 
                                          464  368  388    0
                                         AEAA>USJG>MYKC CAAL

  26 Adam Logan           CA  2     115   513  503  301 
                                          459  343  400    0
                                        >UKRB>AUPC NZKB USDW

  27 Akshay Bhandarkar    GU  2     108   394  452  436 
                                          463  368  343    0
                                         AURB>SGEG>SGMT LKSC

  28 Suresh Chinnaiyah    LK  2     103   452  460  357 
                                          374  347  445    0
                                        >AESL>AURB USJE GUAB

  29 Albert Hahn          CA  2      98   398  416  380 
                                          330  347  419    0
                                        >SGEG>ZASG AEAA NISJ

  30 Sayeed Jimoh         NI  2      86   299  381  424 
                                          405  369  244    0
                                         KEMG>KEMB>MTMS CAAH

  31 Joel Sherman         US  2      81   497  353  433 
                                          320  477  405    0
                                        >CAJN CAJW>USSP KEST

  32 Shafique Thobani     KE  2      79   406  361  392 
                                          289  351  440    0
                                        >TRLC>WAGW KEMG USJS

  33 Leslie Charles       TR  2      67   289  462  406 
                                          406  423  261    0
                                         KEST>SCJF>OMLP ZATH

  34 Trevor Hovelmeier    ZA  2      54   408  373  513 
                                          393  446  401    0
                                        >SGMT UKHG>PKRJ TRLC

  35 Taewan Sutthasin     TH  2      51   416  331  410 
                                          335  309  462    0
                                        >KESN>SAIC UKHG PKRK

  36 Rashid Khan          PK  2      50   361  398  330 
                                          297  415  327    0
                                        >USPE UKPA>UKAW THTS

  37 James Cherry         CA  2      38   355  472  377 
                                          424  372  370    0
                                         ZASG>AESL>UKDW UKPA

  38 Phil Appleby         UK  2      29   430  415  441 
                                          364  398  495    0
                                        >USLO>PKRK USRF CAJC

  39 Russell Byers        UK  2      28   459  407  442 
                                          513  384  383    0
                                         CAAL>KEDA>AUAK INMC

  40 Mohan Chunkath       IN  2      16   430  355  409 
                                          388  472  318    0
                                        >AUBB SGCS>TREM UKRB

  41 Steven Gruzd         ZA  2      14   424  347  415 
                                          355  416  401    0
                                        >CAJC CAAH>OMMP USLO

  42 Lisa Odom            US  2      -5   364  448  451 
                                          430  388  450    0
                                         UKPA>USPE>USRT ZASG

  43 Amnuay Ploysangngam  TH  2     -15   409  389  422 
                                          448  380  407    0
                                         SGCS>AUBB>IEBM AUPC

  44 Cher Siong Gan       SG  2     -48   448  472  318 
                                          409  355  522    0
                                        >THAP>INMC ZADE NZPS

  45 Paul Cleary          AU  2     -50   468  343  407 
                                          406  503  359    0
                                        >KEDA CAAL>FRAM THAP

  46 Peter Sinton         NZ  2     -54   344  370  348 
                                          311  355  450    0
                                        >USRT>MYKC CADB SGCS

  47 Jeff Grant           NZ  2     -75   441  422  306 
                                          350  407  487    0
                                        >JPKK>PHOR UKMN MYPC

  48 Pui Cheng Wui        MY  2     -78   444  487  324 
                                          443  352  538    0
                                        >USSP>SCWW NZNR NZJG

  49 Gold Eburu           NI  2     -94   396  292  418 
                                          359  466  375    0
                                        >POWU USJE>AUJH NZHW

  50 Howard Warner        NZ  1     115   390  377  542 
                                          402  435  357    0
                                         PHRC USSP>LKLW NIGE

  51 Brett Smitheram      UK  1      50   528  416  351 
                                          346  457  442    0
                                        >ROLS USRH USJL MAPE

  52 Peter Elbourne       MA  1      49   353  323  445 
                                          371  350  351    0
                                         UKHG SGMT>AUBB UKBS

  53 Vivian Penaflor      BH  1      42   377  456  351 
                                          411  335  396    0
                                         TREM>MAOB NIFA THJK

  54 Alec Webb            UK  1      35   225  528  327 
                                          436  279  330    0
                                         USJL>SCDS PKRK NIFA

  55 Steve Polatnick      US  1      29   443  435  405 
                                          444  377  433    0
                                         MYPC>NZHW USJS UKDW

  56 David Webb           UK  1      26   421  492  370 
                                          441  439  377    0
                                         AUAK>AUJR CAJC USSP

  57 Tony Sim             SG  1      19   431  391  344 
                                          298  446  403    0
                                        >SARG ZADE THJK MAOB

  58 Owen Bondin          MA  1      10   418  335  440 
                                          453  456  274    0
                                         NZNR BHVP>JPKK SGTS

  59 Virgilio Quiballo    PH  1       6   353  413  402 
                                          391  416  355    0
                                         USJE POWU>THPN AUJR

  60 Joan Rosenthal       AU  1     -10   408  439  432 
                                          436  492  361    0
                                         USRF UKDW>SLNF PHVQ

  61 Ron Tiekert          US  1     -10   311  426  450 
                                          344  402  451    0
                                         NZPS>LKLW USLO OMMP

  62 Michael Pray         OM  1     -13   331  388  401 
                                          415  303  415    0
                                         PHOR>JPKK ZASG USRT

  63 Selwyn Lobo          AE  1     -25   374  372  557 
                                          452  472  404    0
                                         LKSC CAJC>USBC IEBM

  64 Brendan McDonnell    IE  1     -35   428  326  407 
                                          384  390  422    0
                                        >SLNF UKMN THAP AESL

  65 Keichiro Hirai       JP  1     -40   333  405  379 
                                          436  409  312    0
                                         OMLP MTMS>KEMB SAIC

  66 Ishtiaq Chishty      SA  1     -65   418  309  357 
                                          336  331  482    0
                                        >PKRJ THTS PHOR JPKH

  67 Kong Chock Heng      MY  1     -75   404  355  388 
                                          370  370  482    0
                                        >LKLW NZPS USDW SGMT

  68 Michael Tang         SG  1     -81   393  350  343 
                                          408  323  436    0
                                         ZATH>MAPE GUAB MYKC

  69 Andrew Cook          UK  1     -83   422  375  246 
                                          296  408  422    0
                                        >USJG AEAA WAGW SGEG

  70 Eugene Goh           SG  1     -84   330  368  396 
                                          398  452  328    0
                                         CAAH GUAB>SCJF UKAC

  71 Alistair Kane        AU  1     -91   441  296  383 
                                          421  348  442    0
                                        >UKDW USRF UKRB KESN

  72 Stanley Ndungu       KE  1    -103   335  411  337 
                                          416  435  335    0
                                         THTS PKRJ>KEDA AUAK

  73 Wilma Warwick        SC  1    -116   361  352  445 
                                          366  487  421    0
                                         THPN MYPC>USPE FRAM

  74 Antonin Michel       FR  1    -155   328  404  359 
                                          539  300  407    0
                                         NZKB>ROCC AUPC SCWW

  75 Edward Metivier      TR  1    -159   411  355  318 
                                          377  457  409    0
                                        >BHVP NZNR INMC CAJN

  76 Jim Nanavati         CA  1    -164   320  370  387 
                                          497  405  339    0
                                         USJS USBL>IECC TREM

  77 Bob Jackman          AU  1    -169   338  434  322 
                                          471  311  481    0
                                         ZADE>SARG BARF PKRJ

  78 Rodney Judd          PK  1    -170   336  435  401 
                                          418  411  513    0
                                         SAIC>KESN ZATH AUBJ

  79 John Holgate         AU  1    -226   346  428  375 
                                          542  415  418    0
                                         THJK>USBC NIGE OMLP

  80 Linda Pray           OM  1    -229   436  295  261 
                                          333  482  406    0
                                        >JPKH MYAG TRLC AUJH

  81 Jim Geary            US  1    -247   296  368  402 
                                          422  515  376    0
                                         UKAC USDW>SARG MTMS

  82 Mario Saliba         MT  1    -271   308  409  244 
                                          403  405  424    0
                                         MYAG>JPKH NISJ USJG

  83 Wojciech Usakiewicz  PO  1    -292   359  416  265 
                                          396  413  523    0
                                         NIGE>PHVQ AURB THPN

  84 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk  TH  1    -295   366  339  355 
                                          361  592  402    0
                                        >SCWW PHRC PHVQ POWU

  85 Laurentiu Sandu      RO  1    -376   346  401  284 
                                          528  346  533    0
                                         UKBS>IECC USBL SCDS

  86 Dhanapala Silva      SC  1    -412   286  279  370 
                                          488  528  331    0
                                         CADB UKAW>ROCC ROLS

  87 Dixon Assessa        KE  0     -87   406  384  335 
                                          468  407  337    0
                                         AUPC UKRB KESN AUBB

  88 Barbara Berlin       AU  0    -145   388  380  351 
                                          430  389  445    0
                                         INMC THAP MAPE KEDA

  89 Paul Epstein         US  0    -148   297  388  421 
                                          361  448  445    0
                                         PKRK USLO SCWW SLNF

  90 Naween Fernando      SL  0    -150   384  431  361 
                                          428  466  432    0
                                         IEBM BARF AUJR USPE

  91 Matayo Bwire         KE  0    -184   377  369  312 
                                          482  381  379    0
                                         NIFA NISJ JPKH SCJF

  92 Johnson Fasuba       SC  0    -219   326  423  328 
                                          438  462  396    0
                                         WAGW TRLC SGEG KEMB

  93 Lakshan Wanniarachch LK  0    -243   370  402  357 
                                          404  426  542    0
                                         MYKC USRT NZHW SARG

  94 Ricardo Gonzalez     SA  0    -282   298  311  376 
                                          431  434  402    0
                                         SGTS AUBJ USJG LKLW

  95 Catherine Costello   IE  0    -297   285  346  339 
                                          479  401  387    0
                                         USRH ROLS CAJN JPKK

  96 Kunihiko Kuroda      JP  0    -342   350  303  274 
                                          441  388  440    0
                                         NZJG OMMP MAOB IECC

  97 Brian Cappelletto    US  0    -362   317  415  404 
                                          513  428  557    0
                                         UKAF AUJH AESL ROCC

  98 Caitlin-Eugen Caba   RO  0    -388   287  300  331 
                                          532  404  370    0
                                         USLS FRAM SCDS USBC

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