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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

Kevin Burfitt writes:

We have not had time yet to look at games yet because we have been collecting the incoming e-mail from well-wishers around the world and pinning them up on to a board outside the tournament room. Among the e-mails is the rumorous scurrility (from Ivan Oddcat, naturally) that Wilma Warwick (SCotland) has defected to the Seychelles ("SC").

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

WORDS CHALLENGED FRIDAY: Acceptable:
OIDIA
COOEE
DREGIS
ISOLINE
TWERP
SWAPTION
BAJRI Not acceptable:
TAIJI
LEVIRATED
TADVANCED (this is scarey as I know that without a D it's OK! What is happening to me!!)
KAUF
IFFS
IRIGATE

Players very mixed about 8-game-a-day format. Every passionate about their view.

Today is referendum day here in Melbourne and big topic of discussion. Australian are to vote whether to embrace a president or retain the monarchy into the 21st century. Citizens are fined if they do not vote here.

Rk Player               Country      W   Spread

1  David Boys           Canada       8   +647
2  Joel Sherman         U.S.A.       8   +309
3  Nigel Richards       New Zealand  7   +869
4  Lester Schonbrun     U.S.A.       7   +534
5  Adam Logan           Canada       7   +458
6  Mark Nyman           England      7   +380
7  Randy Hersom         U.S.A.       7   +311
8  Phil Appleby         England      7   +216
9  John Holgate         Australia    7   +197
10 Roland Filio         Bahrain      6   +634
11 David Wiegand        U.S.A.       6   +437
12 Kendall Boyd         New Zealand  6   +409
13 Joel Wapnick         Canada       6   +367
14 Jakkrit Klaphajone   Thailand     6   +347
15 Ronald Credo         Philippines  6   +330
16 Femi Awowade         Nigeria      6   +285
17 Michael Gongolo      Kenya        6   +275
18 Steven Gruzd         South Africa 6   +230
19 Robert Felt          U.S.A.       6   +184
20 James Cherry         Canada       6   +178
21 Arvind Abraham       U.A.E.       6   +138
22 Rodney Judd          Pakistan     6   +120
23 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk  Thailand     6   +14
24 Helen Gipson         England      6   +2
25 Tony Sim             Singapore    5   +505
26 Joe Edley            U.S.A.       5   +442
27 Brett Smitheram      England      5   +381
28 Shafique Thobani     Kenya        5   +310
29 Andrew Cook          England      5   +309
30 Ron Tiekert          U.S.A.       5   +289
31 Brian Cappelletto    U.S.A.       5   +284
32 Alec Webb            England      5   +215
33 Leslie Charles       Trinidad     5   +196
34 Saheed Jimoh         Nigeria      5   +157
35 Stanley Ndungu       Kenya        5   +155
36 Dylan Early          South Africa 5   +125
37 Mohan Chunkath       India        5   +118
38 Suresh Chinnaiyah    Sri Lanka    5   +82
39 A Ganesh             Malaysia     5   +81
40 John Luebkemann      U.S.A.       5   +51
41 Jim Geary            U.S.A.       5   +38
42 Russell Byers        England      5   -5
43 Trevor Hovelmeier    South Africa 5   -23
44 Rashid Khan          Pakistan     5   -55
45 Albert Hahn          Canada       5   -87
46 Peter Sinton         New Zealand  5   -96
47 Gold Eburu           Nigeria      5   -151
48 Jeff Grant           New Zealand  5   -176
49 Keiichiro Hirai      Japan        4.5 +180
50 Andrew Fisher        England      4   +342
51 Roger Blom           Australia    4   +170
52 David Webb           England      4   +148
53 Steve Polatnick      U.S.A.       4   +103
54 Odette Rio           Philippines  4   +95
55 Lisa Odom            U.S.A.       4   +93
56 Jim Nanavati         Canada       4   +88
57 Gareth Williams      Wales        4   +54
58 Paul Epstein         U.S.A.       4   +46
59 Bob Lipton           U.S.A.       4   +21
60 Virgilio Quiballo    Philippines  4   -30
61 Ricardo Gonzalez     Saudi Arabia 4   -43
62 Naween Fernando      Sri Lanka    4   -91
63 Dixon Assesa         Kenya        4   -159
64 Paul Cleary          Australia    4   -167
65 Peter Elbourne       Malta        4   -217
66 Pui Cheng Wui        Malaysia     4   -227
67 Cher Siong Gan       Singapore    4   -267
68 Johnson Fasuba       Seychelles   4   -280
69 Michael Pray         Oman         4   -288
70 Wilma Warwick        Scotland     4   -301
71 Bob Jackman          Australia    4   -323
72 Amnuay Ploysangngam  Thailand     4   -355
73 Laurentiu Sandu      Romania      4   -602
74 Ishtiaq Chishty      Saudi Arabia 3.5 -25
75 Howard Warner        New Zealand  3   +36
76 Edward Metivier      Trinidad     3   -11
77 Kong Chock Heng      Malaysia     3   -39
78 Brendan McDonnell    Ireland      3   -149
79 Kunihiko Kuroda      Japan        3   -167
80 Alistair Kane        Australia    3   -217
81 Barbara Berlin       Australia    3   -221
82 Owen Bondin          Malta        3   -281
83 Joan Rosenthal       Australia    3   -298
84 Michael Tang         Singapore    3   -312
85 Matayo Bwire         Kenya        3   -344
86 Eugene Goh           Singapore    3   -359
87 Taewan Sutthasin     Thailand     3   -428
88 Linda Pray           Oman         3   -454
89 Wojciech Usakiewicz  Poland       3   -521
90 Selwyn Lobo          U.A.E.       2   -319
91 Lakshan Wanniarachch Sri Lanka    2   -353
92 Catherine Costello   Ireland      2   -371
93 Akshay Bhandarkar    Gulf         2   -470
94 Antonin Michel       France       2   -503
95 Vivian Penaflor      Bahrain      2   -517
96 Dhanapala Silva      Seychelles   2   -840
97 Catalin-Eugen Caba   Romania      2   -1137
98 Mario Saliba         Malta        1   -706

Here are game scores, as officially reported.

   1 David Boys           CA  8     647   484
                                          456    0
                                        >NZNR USJS

   2 Joel Sherman         US  8     309   497
                                          424    0
                                        >USRH CADB

   3 Nigel Richards       NZ  7     869   456
                                          484    0
                                         CADB USLS

   4 Lester Schonbrun     US  7     534   430
                                          390    0
                                        >THJK NZNR

   5 Adam Logan           CA  7     458   449
                                          320    0
                                        >AEAA UKMN

   6 Mark Nyman           UK  7     380   419
                                          405    0
                                        >PHRC CAAL

   7 Randy Hersom         US  7     311   424
                                          497    0
                                         USJS UKPA

   8 Phil Appleby         UK  7     216   451
                                          448    0
                                        >USRF USRH

   9 John Holgate         AU  7     197   461
                                          289    0
                                        >UKHG BARF

  10 Roland Filio         BA  6     634   415
                                          355    0
                                        >USJE AUJH

  11 David Wiegand        US  6     437   431
                                          394    0
                                        >UKAC NZKB

  12 Kendall Boyd         NZ  6     409   479
                                          322    0
                                        >USJG USDW

  13 Joel Wapnick         CA  6     367   478
                                          368    0
                                        >NISJ PHRC

  14 Jakkrit Klaphajone   TH  6     347   390
                                          430    0
                                         USLS NIFA

  15 Ronald Credo         PH  6     330   405
                                          419    0
                                         UKMN CAJW

  16 Femi Awowade         NI  6     285   493
                                          479    0
                                        >USBC THJK

  17 Michael Gongolo      KE  6     275   470
                                          314    0
                                        >ZATH ZASG

  18 Steven Gruzd         ZA  6     230   462
                                          414    0
                                        >INMC KEMG

  19 Robert Felt          US  6     184   448
                                          451    0
                                         UKPA CAJC

  20 James Cherry         CA  6     178   409
                                          395    0
                                        >ZADE USRF

  21 Arvind Abraham       AE  6     138   320
                                          449    0
                                         CAAL PKRJ

  22 Rodney Judd          PK  6     120   345
                                          313    0
                                        >LKSC AEAA

  23 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk  TH  6      14   422
                                          311    0
                                        >PKRK UKHG

  24 Helen Gipson         UK  6       2   289
                                          461    0
                                         AUJH THPN

  25 Tony Sim             SG  5     505   423
                                          370    0
                                        >NIGE USJE

  26 Joe Edley            US  5     442   355
                                          415    0
                                         BARF SGTS

  27 Brett Smitheram      UK  5     381   382
                                          320    0
                                        >UKAF KEST

  28 Shafique Thobani     KE  5     310   533
                                          294    0
                                        >KEDA UKBS

  29 Andrew Cook          UK  5     309   394
                                          431    0
                                         USDW USRT

  30 Ron Tiekert          US  5     289   496
                                          379    0
                                        >USPE UKAC

  31 Brian Cappelletto    US  5     284   479
                                          493    0
                                         NIFA UKAW

  32 Alec Webb            UK  5     215   399
                                          341    0
                                        >USLO USBC

  33 Leslie Charles       TT  5     196   462
                                          375    0
                                        >WAGW NISJ

  34 Saheed Jimoh         NI  5     157   368
                                          478    0
                                         CAJW TTLC

  35 Stanley Ndungu       KE  5     155   444
                                          240    0
                                        >SCWW ZADE

  36 Dylan Early          ZA  5     125   395
                                          409    0
                                         CAJC KESN

  37 Mohan Chunkath       IN  5     118   414
                                          462    0
                                         ZASG LKSC

  38 Suresh Chinnaiyah    LK  5      82   313
                                          345    0
                                         PKRJ INMC

  39 A Ganesh             MY  5      81   380
                                          379    0
                                        >CAJN USJL

  40 John Luebkemann      US  5      51   454
                                          425    0
                                        >USBL MYAG

  41 Jim Geary            US  5      38   322
                                          479    0
                                         NZKB UKRB

  42 Russell Byers        UK  5      -5   408
                                          365    0
                                        >PHVQ USJG

  43 Trevor Hovelmeier    ZA  5     -23   314
                                          470    0
                                         KEMG PKRK

  44 Rashid Khan          PK  5     -55   311
                                          422    0
                                         THPN ZATH

  45 Albert Hahn          CA  5     -87   413
                                          393    0
                                        >AUPC NZPS

  46 Peter Sinton         NZ  5     -96   394
                                          324    0
                                        >MYPC CAAH

  47 Gold Eburu           NI  5    -151   370
                                          423    0
                                         SGTS NZJG

  48 Jeff Grant           NZ  5    -176   435
                                          331    0
                                        >THAP NIGE

  49 Keiichiro Hirai      JP  4.5   180   389
                                          364    0
                                        >AUBJ UKAF

  50 Andrew Fisher        UK  4     342   320
                                          382    0
                                         UKBS JPKH

  51 Roger Blom           AU  4     170   399
                                          397    0
                                        >SAIC UKDW

  52 David Webb           UK  4     148   448
                                          384    0
                                        >NZHW AURB

  53 Steve Polatnick      US  4     103   471
                                          346    0
                                        >AUAK PHOR

  54 Odette Rio           PH  4      95   474
                                          398    0
                                        >MYKC USSP

  55 Lisa Odom            US  4      93   341
                                          399    0
                                         UKAW CAJN

  56 Jim Nanavati         CA  4      88   379
                                          380    0
                                         MYAG USLO

  57 Gareth Williams      WA  4      54   375
                                          462    0
                                         TTLC USPE

  58 Paul Epstein         US  4      46   379
                                          496    0
                                         USRT WAGW

  59 Bob Lipton           US  4      21   425
                                          454    0
                                         USJL PHVQ

  60 Virgilio Quiballo    PH  4     -30   365
                                          408    0
                                         UKRB USBL

  61 Ricardo Gonzalez     SA  4     -43   471
                                          323    0
                                        >SGMT SLNF

  62 Naween Fernando      SL  4     -91   437
                                          436    0
                                        >IEBM SARG

  63 Dixon Assesa         KE  4    -159   294
                                          533    0
                                         KEST AUPC

  64 Paul Cleary          AU  4    -167   393
                                          413    0
                                         CAAH KEDA

  65 Peter Elbourne       MA  4    -217   371
                                          328    0
                                        >MAOB MYPC

  66 Pui Cheng Wui        MY  4    -227   324
                                          394    0
                                         NZPS MAPE

  67 Cher Siong Gan       SG  4    -267   398
                                          383    0
                                        >AUJR SCJF

  68 Johnson Fasuba       SC  4    -280   419
                                          361    0
                                        >THTS SGCS

  69 Michael Pray         OM  4    -288   385
                                          345    0
                                        >SGEG SCWW

  70 Wilma Warwick        SC  4    -301   240
                                          444    0
                                         KESN OMMP

  71 Bob Jackman          AU  4    -323   364
                                          389    0
                                         JPKH THAP

  72 Amnuay Ploysangngam  TH  4    -355   331
                                          435    0
                                         NZJG AUBJ

  73 Laurentiu Sandu      RO  4    -602   351
                                          290    0
                                        >POWU NZHW

  74 Ishtiaq Chishty      SA  3.5   -25   397
                                          399    0
                                         AURB TREM

  75 Howard Warner        NZ  3      36   384
                                          448    0
                                         UKDW ROLS

  76 Edward Metivier      TR  3     -11   401
                                          281    0
                                        >AESL SAIC

  77 Kong Chock Heng      MY  3     -39   398
                                          474    0
                                         PHOR IEBM

  78 Brendan McDonnell    IE  3    -149   436
                                          437    0
                                         SLNF MYKC

  79 Kunihiko Kuroda      JP  3    -167   408
                                          355    0
                                        >LKLW AUAK

  80 Alistair Kane        AU  3    -217   346
                                          471    0
                                         USSP JPKK

  81 Barbara Berlin       AU  3    -221   459
                                          297    0
                                        >BHVP MAOB

  82 Owen Bondin          MA  3    -281   328
                                          371    0
                                         MAPE AUBB

  83 Joan Rosenthal       AU  3    -298   383
                                          398    0
                                         SGCS SGMT

  84 Michael Tang         SG  3    -312   323
                                          471    0
                                         SARG AUJR

  85 Matayo Bwire         KE  3    -344   373
                                          292    0
                                        >FRAM SGEG

  86 Eugene Goh           SG  3    -359   345
                                          385    0
                                         OMMP KEMB

  87 Taewan Sutthasin     TH  3    -428   361
                                          419    0
                                         SCJF OMLP

  88 Linda Pray           OM  3    -454   425
                                          390    0
                                        >GUAB THTS

  89 Wojciech Usakiewicz  PO  3    -521   290
                                          351    0
                                         ROLS AESL

  90 Selwyn Lobo          AE  2    -319   281
                                          401    0
                                         TREM POWU

  91 Lakshan Wanniarachch LK  2    -353   355
                                          408    0
                                         JPKK GUAB

  92 Catherine Costello   IE  2    -371   450
                                          400    0
                                        >SCDS FRAM

  93 Akshay Bhandarkar    GU  2    -470   390
                                          425    0
                                         OMLP LKLW

  94 Antonin Michel       FR  2    -503   292
                                          373    0
                                         KEMB IECC

  95 Vivian Penaflor      BH  2    -517   297
                                          459    0
                                         AUBB ROCC

  96 Dhanapala Silva      SC  2    -840   400
                                          450    0
                                         IECC MTMS

  97 Catalin-Eugen Caba   RO  2   -1137   420
                                          392    0
                                        >MTMS BHVP

  98 Mario Saliba         MT  1    -706   392
                                          420    0
                                         ROC SCDS




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