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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...

(We're still waiting for Jane's report.)
Here are the results from the official web site.

High Word: Selwyn Lobo: PRESIDER (158)

Rk Player               Country      W Spread

1  Nigel Richards       New Zealand  4 +470
2  Dylan Early          South Africa 4 +415
3  Ronald Credo         Philippines  4 +387
4  Mark Nyman           England      4 +333
5  Helen Gipson         England      4 +221
6  Arvind Abraham       U.A.E.       4 +192
7  Andrew Fisher        England      3 +454
8  David Boys           Canada       3 +431
9  Joel Wapnick         Canada       3 +375
10 Roger Blom           Australia    3 +308
11 Lisa Odom            U.S.A.       3 +262
12 Joe Edley            U.S.A.       3 +258
13 Jakkrit Klaphajone   Thailand     3 +254
14 Lester Schonbrun     U.S.A.       3 +249
15 Femi Awowade         Nigeria      3 +248
16 Saheed Jimoh         Nigeria      3 +214
17 Randy Hersom         U.S.A.       3 +213
18 Kendall Boyd         New Zealand  3 +206
19 Michael Gongolo      Kenya        3 +176
20 Bob Lipton           U.S.A.       3 +159
21 Adam Logan           Canada       3 +146
22 Suresh Chinnaiyah    Sri Lanka    3 +132
23 Mohan Chunkath       India        3 +111
24 Joel Sherman         U.S.A.       3 +103
25 Trevor Hovelmeier    South Africa 3 +100
26 Rashid Khan          Pakistan     3 +69
27 Amnuay Ploysangngam  Thailand     3 +64
28 Robert Felt          U.S.A.       3 +56
29 Phil Appleby         England      3 +55
30 Peter Sinton         New Zealand  3 +53
31 Pui Cheng Wui        Malaysia     3 +44
32 Brett Smitheram      England      2 +309
33 Ron Tiekert          U.S.A.       2 +244
34 Kong Chock Heng      Malaysia     2 +196
35 Howard Warner        New Zealand  2 +158
36 Gareth Williams      Wales        2 +136
37 John Luebkmann       U.S.A.       2 +129
38 Roland Filio         Bahrain      2 +120
39 Odette Rio           Philippines  2 +100
40 A Ganesh             Malaysia     2 +96
41 David Wiegand        U.S.A.       2 +91
42 Akshay Bhandarkar    Gulf         2 +79
43 Steve Polatnick      U.S.A.       2 +69
44 Shafique Thobani     Kenya        2 +57
45 Owen Bondin          Malta        2 +56
46 Virgilio Quiballo    Philippines  2 +55
47 Taewan Sutthasin     Thailand     2 +32
48 Leslie Charles       Trinidad     2 +21
49 James Cherry         Canada       2 +12
50 Brendan McDonnell    Ireland      2 +2
51 Stanley Ndungu       Kenya        2 -25
52 Albert Hahn          Canada       2 -30
53 Jim Geary            U.S.A.       2 -40
54 Wilma Warwick        Scotland     2 -45
55 Russell Byers        England      2 -67
56 Eugene Goh           Singapore    2 -72
57 Bob Jackman          Australia    2 -76
58 Paul Cleary          Australia    2 -129
59 Gold Eburu           Nigeria      2 -137
60 John Holgate         Australia    2 -140
61 Jim Nanavati         Canada       2 -145
62 Cher Siong Gan       Singapore    2 -155
63 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk  Thailand     2 -157
64 Jeff Grant           New Zealand  2 -197
65 Steven Gruzd         South Africa 2 -253
66 Laurentiu Sandu      Romania      2 -329
67 Keichiro Hirai       Japan        1.5 -40
68 Ishtiaq Chishty      Saudi Arabia 1.5 -65
69 Dixon Assessa        Kenya        1 +81
70 David Webb           England      1 -14
71 Tony Sim             Singapore    1 -27
72 Joan Rosenthal       Australia    1 -59
73 Selwyn Lobo          U.A.E.       1 -62
74 Vivian Penaflor      Bahrain      1 -81
75 Naween Fernando      Sri Lanka    1 -82
76 Alec Webb            England      1 -86
77 Andrew Cook          England      1 -95
78 Matayo Bwire         Kenya        1 -97
79 Brian Cappelletto    U.S.A.       1 -109
80 Ricardo Gonzalez     Saudi Arabia 1 -110
81 Alistair Kane        Australia    1 -169
82 Edward Metivier      Trinidad     1 -178
83 Peter Elbourne       Malta        1 -210
84 Catherine Costello   Ireland      1 -225
85 Antonin Michel       France       1 -226
86 Rodney Judd          Pakistan     1 -263
87 Michael Pray         Oman         1 -267
88 Linda Pray           Oman         1 -315
89 Michael Tang         Singapore    1 -352
90 Wojciech Usakiewicz  Poland       1 -430
91 Dhanapala Silva      Seychelles   1 -459
92 Mario Saliba         Malta        1 -478
93 Paul Epstein         U.S.A.       0 -216
94 Johnson Fasuba       Seychelles   0 -306
95 Barbara Berlin       Australia    0 -313
96 Kunihiko Kuroda      Japan        0 -414
97 Lakshan Wanniarachch Sri Lanka    0 -415
98 Caitlin-Eugen Caba   Romania      0 -641

Here are game scores, as officially reported.

   1 Nigel Richards       NZ  4     470   453  457  538  449 
                                          418  355  324  330    0
                                        >MAOB>TREM>MYPC>NZKB ZADE

   2 Dylan Early          ZA  4     415   471  446  522  453 
                                          338  391  318  430    0
                                        >AUBJ>SGTS>SGCS>UKAF NZNR

   3 Ronald Credo         PH  4     387   402  592  420  487 
                                          390  339  370  415    0
                                        >NZHW>THPN>USRH>USLS UKMN

   4 Mark Nyman           UK  4     333   442  390  487  455 
                                          396  326  306  413    0
                                        >BARF>IEBM>NZJG>USJE PHRC

   5 Helen Gipson         UK  4     221   371  446  462  407 
                                          353  373  410  329    0
                                        >MAPE>ZATH>THTS>USRF AEAA

   6 Arvind Abraham       AE  4     192   464  408  419  371 
                                          345  375  380  370    0
                                        >USDW>UKAC>CAAH>KEMG UKHG

   7 Andrew Fisher        UK  3     454   513  436  509  430 
                                          317  312  352  453    0
                                        >USBC>THJK>MYAG ZADE CADB

   8 David Boys           CA  3     431   488  417  450  482 
                                          286  432  348  340    0
                                        >SCDS NZKB>NZPS>WAGW UKAF

   9 Joel Wapnick         CA  3     375   521  477  395  531 
                                          367  353  442  387    0
                                        >USBL>USJS USLS>USJL AURB

  10 Roger Blom           AU  3     308   463  347  523  363 
                                          394  460  265  269    0
                                        >GUAB LKSC>POWU>PHOR CAJW

  11 Lisa Odom            US  3     262   364  448  451  582 
                                          430  388  450  315    0
                                         UKPA>USPE>USRT>ZASG USJE

  12 Joe Edley            US  3     258   391  466  445  413 
                                          353  292  357  455    0
                                        >PHVQ>NIGE>LKSC UKMN USLO

  13 Jakkrit Klaphajone   TH  3     254   542  312  403  442 
                                          346  436  344  319    0
                                        >AUJH UKAF>SGTS>BHVP USLS

  14 Lester Schonbrun     US  3     249   532  423  442  415 
                                          287  394  395  487    0
                                        >ROCC>USJL>CAJW PHRC THJK

  15 Femi Awowade         NI  3     248   482  397  396  444 
                                          377  420  351  323    0
                                        >KEMB KEMG>BHVP>UKAW NISJ

  16 Saheed Jimoh         NI  3     214   299  381  424  435 
                                          405  369  244  307    0
                                         KEMG>KEMB>MTMS>CAAH NIFA

  17 Randy Hersom         US  3     213   479  457  370  408 
                                          285  416  420  380    0
                                        >IECC>UKBS PHRC>BARF NZKB

  18 Kendall Boyd         NZ  3     206   539  432  400  330 
                                          328  417  301  449    0
                                        >FRAM>CADB>CAAL NZNR USRH

  19 Michael Gongolo      KE  3     176   405  420  440  370 
                                          299  397  392  371    0
                                        >NISJ>NIFA>KEST AEAA USBL

  20 Bob Lipton           US  3     159   367  405  533  436 
                                          521  370  284  407    0
                                         CAJW>CAJN>ROLS>MYAG KEMG

  21 Adam Logan           CA  3     146   513  503  301  372 
                                          459  343  400  341    0
                                        >UKRB>AUPC NZKB>USDW LKSC

  22 Suresh Chinnaiyah    LK  3     132   452  460  357  423 
                                          374  347  445  394    0
                                        >AESL>AURB USJE>GUAB CAAL

  23 Mohan Chunkath       IN  3     111   430  355  409  429 
                                          388  472  318  334    0
                                        >AUBB SGCS>TREM>UKRB USJS

  24 Joel Sherman         US  3     103   497  353  433  372 
                                          320  477  405  350    0
                                        >CAJN CAJW>USSP>KEST INMC

  25 Trevor Hovelmeier    ZA  3     100   408  373  513  436 
                                          393  446  401  390    0
                                        >SGMT UKHG>PKRJ>TRLC PKRK

  26 Rashid Khan          PK  3      69   361  398  330  387 
                                          297  415  327  368    0
                                        >USPE UKPA>UKAW>THTS ZATH

  27 Amnuay Ploysangngam  TH  3      64   409  389  422  368 
                                          448  380  407  289    0
                                         SGCS>AUBB>IEBM>AUPC USRF

  28 Robert Felt          US  3      56   436  348  495  329 
                                          408  296  441  407    0
                                        >AUJR>AUAK>UKPA UKHG THAP

  29 Phil Appleby         UK  3      55   430  415  441  452 
                                          364  398  495  426    0
                                        >USLO>PKRK USRF>CAJC NZPS

  30 Peter Sinton         NZ  3      53   344  370  348  480 
                                          311  355  450  373    0
                                        >USRT>MYKC CADB>SGCS UKPA

  31 Pui Cheng Wui        MY  3      44   444  487  324  511 
                                          443  352  538  389    0
                                        >USSP>SCWW NZNR>NZJG UKBS

  32 Brett Smitheram      UK  2     309   528  416  351  468 
                                          346  457  442  209    0
                                        >ROLS USRH USJL>MAPE MYPC

  33 Ron Tiekert          US  2     244   311  426  450  577 
                                          344  402  451  323    0
                                         NZPS>LKLW USLO>OMMP MYKC

  34 Kong Chock Heng      MY  2     196   404  355  388  536 
                                          370  370  482  265    0
                                        >LKLW NZPS USDW>SGMT USRT

  35 Howard Warner        NZ  2     158   390  377  542  419 
                                          402  435  357  376    0
                                         PHRC USSP>LKLW>NIGE WAGW

  36 Gareth Williams      WA  2     136   438  351  422  340 
                                          326  361  246  482    0
                                        >SCJF KEST>UKAC CADB NZHW

  37 John Luebkmann       US  2     129   436  394  442  387 
                                          225  423  351  531    0
                                        >UKAW USLS>UKBS CAJW BARF

  38 Roland Filio         BA  2     120   396  466  481  380 
                                          442  431  322  408    0
                                         UKMN>SLNF>AUBJ USRH USJL

  39 Odette Rio           PH  2     100   415  407  482  269 
                                          331  422  357  363    0
                                        >OMMP NZJG>SAIC AURB MYAG

  40 A Ganesh             MY  2      96   403  482  352  407 
                                          308  295  509  436    0
                                        >MTMS>OMLP UKAF USBL PHOR

  41 David Wiegand        US  2      91   345  515  482  341 
                                          464  368  388  372    0
                                         AEAA>USJG>MYKC CAAL GUAB

  42 Akshay Bhandarkar    GU  2      79   394  452  436  394 
                                          463  368  343  423    0
                                         AURB>SGEG>SGMT LKSC USDW

  43 Steve Polatnick      US  2      69   443  435  405  423 
                                          444  377  433  383    0
                                         MYPC>NZHW USJS>UKDW KEST

  44 Shafique Thobani     KE  2      57   406  361  392  350 
                                          289  351  440  372    0
                                        >TRLC>WAGW KEMG USJS USSP

  45 Owen Bondin          MA  2      56   418  335  440  424 
                                          453  456  274  378    0
                                         NZNR BHVP>JPKK>SGTS PHVQ

  46 Virgilio Quiballo    PH  2      55   353  413  402  385 
                                          391  416  355  336    0
                                         USJE POWU>THPN>AUJR MAOB

  47 Taewan Sutthasin     TH  2      32   416  331  410  368 
                                          335  309  462  387    0
                                        >KESN>SAIC UKHG PKRK TRLC

  48 Leslie Charles       TR  2      21   289  462  406  390 
                                          406  423  261  436    0
                                         KEST>SCJF>OMLP ZATH THTS

  49 James Cherry         CA  2      12   355  472  377  426 
                                          424  372  370  452    0
                                         ZASG>AESL>UKDW UKPA IEBM

  50 Brendan McDonnell    IE  2       2   428  326  407  430 
                                          384  390  422  393    0
                                        >SLNF UKMN THAP>AESL CAJC

  51 Stanley Ndungu       KE  2     -25   335  411  337  408 
                                          416  435  335  330    0
                                         THTS PKRJ>KEDA>AUAK CAAH

  52 Albert Hahn          CA  2     -30   398  416  380  307 
                                          330  347  419  435    0
                                        >SGEG>ZASG AEAA NISJ KESN

  53 Jim Geary            US  2     -40   296  368  402  573 
                                          422  515  376  366    0
                                         UKAC USDW>SARG>MTMS SCWW

  54 Wilma Warwick        SC  2     -45   361  352  445  421 
                                          366  487  421  350    0
                                         THPN MYPC>USPE>FRAM USJG

  55 Russell Byers        UK  2     -67   459  407  442  334 
                                          513  384  383  429    0
                                         CAAL>KEDA>AUAK INMC SGEG

  56 Eugene Goh           SG  2     -72   330  368  396  399 
                                          398  452  328  387    0
                                         CAAH GUAB>SCJF>UKAC UKRB

  57 Bob Jackman          AU  2     -76   338  434  322  391 
                                          471  311  481  298    0
                                         ZADE>SARG BARF>PKRJ AUPC

  58 Paul Cleary          AU  2    -129   468  343  407  289 
                                          406  503  359  368    0
                                        >KEDA CAAL>FRAM THAP AUBJ

  59 Gold Eburu           NI  2    -137   396  292  418  376 
                                          359  466  375  419    0
                                        >POWU USJE>AUJH NZHW CAJN

  60 John Holgate         AU  2    -140   346  428  375  428 
                                          542  415  418  342    0
                                         THJK>USBC NIGE>OMLP SGCS

  61 Jim Nanavati         CA  2    -145   320  370  387  443 
                                          497  405  339  424    0
                                         USJS USBL>IECC>TREM NIGE

  62 Cher Siong Gan       SG  2    -155   448  472  318  373 
                                          409  355  522  480    0
                                        >THAP>INMC ZADE NZPS AUJH

  63 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk  TH  2    -157   366  339  355  463 
                                          361  592  402  325    0
                                        >SCWW PHRC PHVQ>POWU NZJG

  64 Jeff Grant           NZ  2    -197   441  422  306  389 
                                          350  407  487  511    0
                                        >JPKK>PHOR UKMN MYPC THPN

  65 Steven Gruzd         ZA  2    -253   424  347  415  315 
                                          355  416  401  582    0
                                        >CAJC CAAH>OMMP USLO ROLS

  66 Laurentiu Sandu      RO  2    -329   346  401  284  390 
                                          528  346  533  343    0
                                         UKBS>IECC USBL>SCDS ZASG

  67 Keichiro Hirai       JP  1.5   -40   333  405  379  377 
                                          436  409  312  377    0
                                         OMLP MTMS>KEMB=SAIC KEDA

  68 Ishtiaq Chishty      SA  1.5   -65   418  309  357  377 
                                          336  331  482  377    0
                                        >PKRJ THTS PHOR=JPKH UKDW

  69 Dixon Assessa        KE  1      81   406  384  335  489 
                                          468  407  337  321    0
                                         AUPC UKRB KESN>AUBB JPKH

  70 David Webb           UK  1     -14   421  492  370  383 
                                          441  439  377  423    0
                                         AUAK>AUJR CAJC USSP SAIC

  71 Tony Sim             SG  1     -27   431  391  344  378 
                                          298  446  403  424    0
                                        >SARG ZADE THJK MAOB AUJR

  72 Joan Rosenthal       AU  1     -59   408  439  432  336 
                                          436  492  361  385    0
                                         USRF UKDW>SLNF PHVQ SGTS

  73 Selwyn Lobo          AE  1     -62   374  372  557  393 
                                          452  472  404  430    0
                                         LKSC CAJC>USBC IEBM BHVP

  74 Vivian Penaflor      BH  1     -81   377  456  351  319 
                                          411  335  396  442    0
                                         TREM>MAOB NIFA THJK AESL

  75 Naween Fernando      SL  1     -82   384  431  361  440 
                                          428  466  432  372    0
                                         IEBM BARF AUJR>USPE UKAW

  76 Alec Webb            UK  1     -86   225  528  327  323 
                                          436  279  330  444    0
                                         USJL>SCDS PKRK NIFA SLNF

  77 Andrew Cook          UK  1     -95   422  375  246  387 
                                          296  408  422  399    0
                                        >USJG AEAA WAGW SGEG KEMB

  78 Matayo Bwire         KE  1     -97   377  369  312  423 
                                          482  381  379  336    0
                                         NIFA NISJ JPKH>SCJF UKAC

  79 Brian Cappelletto    US  1    -109   317  415  404  502 
                                          513  428  557  249    0
                                         UKAF AUJH AESL>ROCC SARG

  80 Ricardo Gonzalez     SA  1    -110   298  311  376  461 
                                          431  434  402  289    0
                                         SGTS AUBJ USJG>LKLW USBC

  81 Alistair Kane        AU  1    -169   441  296  383  330 
                                          421  348  442  408    0
                                        >UKDW USRF UKRB KESN TREM

  82 Edward Metivier      TR  1    -178   411  355  318  424 
                                          377  457  409  443    0
                                        >BHVP NZNR INMC CAJN AUAK

  83 Peter Elbourne       MA  1    -210   353  323  445  209 
                                          371  350  351  468    0
                                         UKHG SGMT>AUBB UKBS IECC

  84 Catherine Costello   IE  1    -225   285  346  339  405 
                                          479  401  387  333    0
                                         USRH ROLS CAJN>JPKK MAPE

  85 Antonin Michel       FR  1    -226   328  404  359  350 
                                          539  300  407  421    0
                                         NZKB>ROCC AUPC SCWW PKRJ

  86 Rodney Judd          PK  1    -263   336  435  401  298 
                                          418  411  513  391    0
                                         SAIC>KESN ZATH AUBJ FRAM

  87 Michael Pray         OM  1    -267   331  388  401  323 
                                          415  303  415  577    0
                                         PHOR>JPKK ZASG USRT OMLP

  88 Linda Pray           OM  1    -315   436  295  261  342 
                                          333  482  406  428    0
                                        >JPKH MYAG TRLC AUJH OMMP

  89 Michael Tang         SG  1    -352   393  350  343  265 
                                          408  323  436  536    0
                                         ZATH>MAPE GUAB MYKC POWU

  90 Wojciech Usakiewicz  PO  1    -430   359  416  265  325 
                                          396  413  523  463    0
                                         NIGE>PHVQ AURB THPN SGMT

  91 Dhanapala Silva      SC  1    -459   286  279  370  343 
                                          488  528  331  390    0
                                         CADB UKAW>ROCC ROLS MTMS

  92 Mario Saliba         MT  1    -478   308  409  244  366 
                                          403  405  424  573    0
                                         MYAG>JPKH NISJ USJG SCDS

  93 Paul Epstein         US  0    -216   297  388  421  372 
                                          361  448  445  440    0
                                         PKRK USLO SCWW SLNF SCJF

  94 Johnson Fasuba       SC  0    -306   326  423  328  336 
                                          438  462  396  423    0
                                         WAGW TRLC SGEG KEMB USPE

  95 Barbara Berlin       AU  0    -313   388  380  351  321 
                                          430  389  445  489    0
                                         INMC THAP MAPE KEDA JPKK

  96 Kunihiko Kuroda      JP  0    -414   350  303  274  333 
                                          441  388  440  405    0
                                         NZJG OMMP MAOB IECC AUBB

  97 Lakshan Wanniarachch LK  0    -415   370  402  357  289 
                                          404  426  542  461    0
                                         MYKC USRT NZHW SARG ROCC

  98 Caitlin-Eugen Caba   RO  0    -641   287  300  331  249 
                                          532  404  370  502    0
                                         USLS FRAM SCDS USBC LKLW


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