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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...

No photos from Round 9.

Our teams are doing beautifully after Round 9.

David Boys (8-1 +647) is seated at Table One with Joel Sherman also 8 wins (+309).

Lester Schonbrun 7 wins (+534) is playing Nigel Richards 7 wins (+869) at Table 2.

Adam Logan 7 wins (+458) v Mark Nyman 7 wins (+380).

Canadian Standing
1-David Boys
5-Logan
13-Wapnick
20-Cherry
45-Hahn
56-Nanavati

Americans
2-Sherman
4-Schonbrun
7-Hersom
11-Wiegand
19-Felt
26-Edley
30-Tiekert
31-Cappelletto
40-Luebkemann
41-Geary
53-Polatnick
55-Odom
58-Epstein
59-Lipton

A local reporter writes:

Bob Jackman (Australia) has just extended PRIZED to SURPRIZED, to the triple word score for 66. His surprized opponent was Amnuay Ploysangngam (Thailand), who challenged unsuccessfully.

Phil Appleby sets a new high word record for the event: FROTHING for 167.

Rk Player               Country      W   Spread

1  Joel Sherman         U.S.A.       9   +422
2  Nigel Richards       New Zealand  8   +1197
3  Adam Logan           Canada       8   +604
4  David Boys           Canada       8   +534
5  Phil Appleby         England      8   +310
6  Roland Filio         Bahrain      7   +651
7  David Wiegand        U.S.A.       7   +569
8  Michael Gongolo      Kenya        7   +439
9  Joel Wapnick         Canada       7   +427
10 Jakkrit Klaphajone   Thailand     7   +419
11 Mark Nyman           England      7   +234
12 James Cherry         Canada       7   +231
13 Randy Hersom         U.S.A.       7   +217
14 Lester Schonbrun     U.S.A.       7   +206
15 John Holgate         Australia    7   +180
16 Rodney Judd          Pakistan     7   +123
17 Helen Gipson         England      7   +84
18 Brett Smitheram      England      6   +611
19 Joe Edley            U.S.A.       6   +550
20 Brian Cappelletto    U.S.A.       6   +424
21 Ron Tiekert          U.S.A.       6   +367
22 Kendall Boyd         New Zealand  6   +277
23 Ronald Credo         Philippines  6   +270
24 John Luebkemann      U.S.A.       6   +263
25 Leslie Charles       Trinidad     6   +260
26 Suresh Chinnaiyah    Sri Lanka    6   +248
27 Stanley Ndungu       Kenya        6   +226
28 Femi Awowade         Nigeria      6   +213
29 Jim Geary            U.S.A.       6   +182
30 Arvind Abraham       U.A.E.       6   +135
31 Robert Felt          U.S.A.       6   +131
32 Steven Gruzd         South Africa 6   +66
33 Trevor Hovelmeier    South Africa 6   +45
34 Peter Sinton         New Zealand  6   -20
35 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk  Thailand     6   -68
36 Jeff Grant           New Zealand  6   -96
37 Andrew Fisher        England      5   +398
38 Tony Sim             Singapore    5   +397
39 Andrew Cook          England      5   +231
40 Odette Rio           Philippines  5   +224
41 David Webb           England      5   +180
42 Lisa Odom            U.S.A.       5   +172
43 Saheed Jimoh         Nigeria      5   +93
44 Shafique Thobani     Kenya        5   +80
45 Alec Webb            England      5   +75
45 Gareth Williams      Wales        5   +75
47 Dylan Early          South Africa 5   +54
48 Virgilio Quiballo    Philippines  5   +38
49 Naween Fernando      Sri Lanka    5   +9
50 Mohan Chunkath       India        5   -48
51 Dixon Assesa         Kenya        5   -80
52 Rashid Khan          Pakistan     5   -123
53 A Ganesh             Malaysia     5   -131
54 Russell Byers        England      5   -149
55 Albert Hahn          Canada       5   -163
56 Pui Cheng Wui        Malaysia     5   -166
57 Amnuay Ploysangngam  Thailand     5   -200
58 Cher Siong Gan       Singapore    5   -206
59 Gold Eburu           Nigeria      5   -231
60 Michael Pray         Oman         5   -239
61 Keiichiro Hirai      Japan        4.5 +124
62 Ishtiaq Chishty      Saudi Arabia 4.5 +50
63 Howard Warner        New Zealand  4   +188
64 Roger Blom           Australia    4   +138
65 Paul Epstein         U.S.A.       4   +25
66 Jim Nanavati         Canada       4   +9
67 Steve Polatnick      U.S.A.       4   -26
68 Kong Chock Heng      Malaysia     4   -36
69 Bob Lipton           U.S.A.       4   -47
70 Kunihiko Kuroda      Japan        4   -71
71 Ricardo Gonzalez     Saudi Arabia 4   -143
72 Joan Rosenthal       Australia    4   -221
73 Paul Cleary          Australia    4   -246
74 Owen Bondin          Malta        4   -275
75 Peter Elbourne       Malta        4   -278
76 Matayo Bwire         Kenya        4   -296
77 Johnson Fasuba       Seychelles   4   -341
78 Wilma Warwick        Scotland     4   -350
79 Taewan Sutthasin     Thailand     4   -398
80 Bob Jackman          Australia    4   -478
81 Laurentiu Sandu      Romania      4   -754
82 Edward Metivier      Trinidad     3   -86
83 Brendan McDonnell    Ireland      3   -152
84 Selwyn Lobo          U.A.E.       3   -160
85 Barbara Berlin       Australia    3   -227
86 Catherine Costello   Ireland      3   -234
87 Lakshan Wanniarachch Sri Lanka    3   -312
88 Alistair Kane        Australia    3   -313
89 Michael Tang         Singapore    3   -389
90 Eugene Goh           Singapore    3   -407
91 Vivian Penaflor      Bahrain      3   -428
92 Linda Pray           Oman         3   -484
93 Wojciech Usakiewicz  Poland       3   -680
94 Dhanapala Silva      Seychelles   3   -756
95 Akshay Bhandarkar    Bahrain      2   -511
96 Antonin Michel       France       2   -640
97 Catalin-Eugen Caba   Romania      2   -1226
98 Mario Saliba         Malta        1   -790

Here are game scores, as officially reported.

   1 Joel Sherman         US  9     422   497  395
                                          424  282    0
                                        >USRH>CADB NZNR

   2 Nigel Richards       NZ  8    1197   456  587
                                          484  259    0
                                         CADB>USLS USJS

   3 Adam Logan           CA  8     604   449  463
                                          320  317    0
                                        >AEAA>UKMN CADB

   4 David Boys           CA  8     534   484  282
                                          456  395    0
                                        >NZNR USJS CAAL

   5 Phil Appleby         UK  8     310   451  544
                                          448  450    0
                                        >USRF>USRH BHRF

   6 Roland Filio         BH  7     651   415  434
                                          355  417    0
                                        >USJE>AUJH UKPA

   7 David Wiegand        US  7     569   431  504
                                          394  372    0
                                        >UKAC>NZKB KEMG

   8 Michael Gongolo      KE  7     439   470  510
                                          314  346    0
                                        >ZATH>ZASG USDW

   9 Joel Wapnick         CA  7     427   478  381
                                          368  321    0
                                        >NISJ>PHRC UKMN

  10 Jakkrit Klaphajone   TH  7     419   390  496
                                          430  424    0
                                         USLS>NIFA CAJC

  11 Mark Nyman           UK  7     234   419  317
                                          405  463    0
                                        >PHRC CAAL CAJW

  12 James Cherry         CA  7     231   409  439
                                          395  386    0
                                        >ZADE>USRF THJK

  13 Randy Hersom         US  7     217   424  450
                                          497  544    0
                                         USJS UKPA USLS

  14 Lester Schonbrun     US  7     206   430  259
                                          390  587    0
                                        >THJK NZNR USRH

  15 John Holgate         AU  7     180   461  417
                                          289  434    0
                                        >UKHG BHRF PKRJ

  16 Rodney Judd          PK  7     123   345  399
                                          313  396    0
                                        >LKSC>AEAA AUJH

  17 Helen Gipson         UK  7      84   289  398
                                          461  316    0
                                         AUJH>THPN UKBS

  18 Brett Smitheram      UK  6     611   382  507
                                          320  277    0
                                        >UKAF>KEST UKHG

  19 Joe Edley            US  6     550   355  544
                                          415  436    0
                                         BHRF>SGTS USBC

  20 Brian Cappelletto    US  6     424   479  441
                                          493  301    0
                                         NIFA>UKAW USJE

  21 Ron Tiekert          US  6     367   496  427
                                          379  349    0
                                        >USPE>UKAC NZKB

  22 Kendall Boyd         NZ  6     277   479  372
                                          322  504    0
                                        >USJG USDW USRT

  23 Ronald Credo         PH  6     270   405  321
                                          419  381    0
                                         UKMN CAJW USJL

  24 John Luebkemann      US  6     263   454  532
                                          425  320    0
                                        >USBL>MYAG PHRC

  25 Leslie Charles       TT  6     260   462  436
                                          375  372    0
                                        >WAGW>NISJ LKSC

  26 Suresh Chinnaiyah    LK  6     248   313  453
                                          345  287    0
                                         PKRJ>INMC TTLC

  27 Stanley Ndungu       KE  6     226   444  426
                                          240  355    0
                                        >SLWW>ZADE NIFA

  28 Femi Awowade         NI  6     213   493  424
                                          479  496    0
                                        >USBC THJK KESN

  29 Jim Geary            US  6     182   322  512
                                          479  368    0
                                         NZKB>UKRB AEAA

  30 Arvind Abraham       AE  6     135   320  396
                                          449  399    0
                                         CAAL PKRJ USJG

  31 Robert Felt          US  6     131   448  386
                                          451  439    0
                                         UKPA CAJC ZASG

  32 Steven Gruzd         ZA  6      66   462  346
                                          414  510    0
                                        >INMC KEMG USRF

  33 Trevor Hovelmeier    ZA  6      45   314  411
                                          470  343    0
                                         KEMG>PKRK NZPS

  34 Peter Sinton         NZ  6     -20   394  464
                                          324  388    0
                                        >MYPC>CAAH ZATH

  35 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk  TH  6     -68   422  316
                                          311  398    0
                                        >PKRK UKHG NZJG

  36 Jeff Grant           NZ  6     -96   435  490
                                          331  410    0
                                        >THAP>NIGE THPN

  37 Andrew Fisher        UK  5     398   320  395
                                          382  339    0
                                         UKBS>JPKH SGTS

  38 Tony Sim             SG  5     397   423  436
                                          370  544    0
                                        >NIGE USJE UKAF

  39 Andrew Cook          UK  5     231   394  349
                                          431  427    0
                                         USDW USRT PHOR

  40 Odette Rio           PH  5     224   474  474
                                          398  345    0
                                        >MYKC>USSP UKAC

  41 David Webb           UK  5     180   448  473
                                          384  441    0
                                        >NZHW>AURB USLO

  42 Lisa Odom            US  5     172   341  494
                                          399  415    0
                                         UKAW>CAJN UKDW

  43 Saheed Jimoh         NI  5      93   368  372
                                          478  436    0
                                         CAJW TTLC KEST

  44 Shafique Thobani     KE  5      80   533  277
                                          294  507    0
                                        >KEDA UKBS NISJ

  45 Alec Webb            UK  5      75   399  301
                                          341  441    0
                                        >USLO USBC WAGW

  46 Gareth Williams      WA  5      75   375  420
                                          462  399    0
                                         TTLC>USPE UKAW

  47 Dylan Early          ZA  5      54   395  355
                                          409  426    0
                                         CAJC KESN PHVQ

  48 Virgilio Quiballo    PH  5      38   365  401
                                          408  333    0
                                         UKRB>USBL ZADE

  49 Naween Fernando      LK  5       9   437  420
                                          436  320    0
                                        >IEBM>SARG INMC

  50 Mohan Chunkath       IN  5     -48   414  287
                                          462  453    0
                                         ZASG LKSC LKNF

  51 Dixon Assesa         KE  5     -80   294  430
                                          533  351    0
                                         KEST>AUPC PKRK

  52 Rashid Khan          PK  5    -123   311  343
                                          422  411    0
                                         THPN ZATH KEDA

  53 A Ganesh             MY  5    -131   380  320
                                          379  532    0
                                        >CAJN USJL UKRB

  54 Russell Byers        UK  5    -149   408  368
                                          365  512    0
                                        >PHVQ USJG MYAG

  55 Albert Hahn          CA  5    -163   413  388
                                          393  464    0
                                        >AUPC NZPS MYPC

  56 Pui Cheng Wui        MY  5    -166   324  407
                                          394  346    0
                                         NZPS>MTPE CAAH

  57 Amnuay Ploysangngam  TH  5    -200   331  526
                                          435  371    0
                                         NZJG>AUBJ SGCS

  58 Cher Siong Gan       SG  5    -206   398  434
                                          383  373    0
                                        >AUJR>SCJF THAP

  59 Gold Eburu           NI  5    -231   370  410
                                          423  490    0
                                         SGTS NZJG OMMP

  60 Michael Pray         OM  5    -239   385  413
                                          345  364    0
                                        >SGEG>SLWW NIGE

  61 Keiichiro Hirai      JP  4.5   124   389  339
                                          364  395    0
                                        >AUBJ UKAF SAIC

  62 Ishtiaq Chishty      SA  4.5    50   397  474
                                          399  399    0
                                         AURB>TTEM JPKH

  63 Howard Warner        NZ  4     188   384  497
                                          448  345    0
                                         UKDW>ROLS AURB

  64 Roger Blom           AU  4     138   399  441
                                          397  473    0
                                        >SAIC UKDW NZHW

  65 Paul Epstein         US  4      25   379  399
                                          496  420    0
                                         USRT WAGW CAJN

  66 Jim Nanavati         CA  4       9   379  415
                                          380  494    0
                                         MYAG USLO USPE

  67 Steve Polatnick      US  4     -26   471  345
                                          346  474    0
                                        >AUAK PHOR MYKC

  68 Kong Chock Heng      MY  4     -36   398  395
                                          474  392    0
                                         PHOR>IEBM USSP

  69 Bob Lipton           US  4     -47   425  333
                                          454  401    0
                                         USJL PHVQ JPKK

  70 Kunihiko Kuroda      JP  4     -71   408  411
                                          355  315    0
                                        >LKLW>AUAK USBL

  71 Ricardo Gonzalez     SA  4    -143   471  320
                                          323  420    0
                                        >SGMT LKNF AUJR

  72 Joan Rosenthal       AU  4    -221   383  389
                                          398  312    0
                                         SGCS>SGMT SARG

  73 Paul Cleary          AU  4    -246   393  351
                                          413  430    0
                                         CAAH KEDA MTOB

  74 Owen Bondin          MT  4    -275   328  402
                                          371  396    0
                                         MTPE>AUBB AUPC

  75 Peter Elbourne       MT  4    -278   371  346
                                          328  407    0
                                        >MTOB MYPC KEMB

  76 Matayo Bwire         KE  4    -296   373  385
                                          292  337    0
                                        >FRAM>SGEG MTPE

  77 Johnson Fasuba       SC  4    -341   419  373
                                          361  434    0
                                        >THTS SGCS SLWW

  78 Wilma Warwick        SL  4    -350   240  364
                                          444  413    0
                                         KESN OMMP SCJF

  79 Taewan Sutthasin     TH  4    -398   361  423
                                          419  393    0
                                         SCJF>OMLP AUBJ

  80 Bob Jackman          AU  4    -478   364  371
                                          389  526    0
                                         JPKH THAP THTS

  81 Laurentiu Sandu      RO  4    -754   351  345
                                          290  497    0
                                        >POWU NZHW TTEM

  82 Edward Metivier      TT  3     -86   401  399
                                          281  474    0
                                        >AESL SAIC ROLS

  83 Brendan McDonnell    IE  3    -152   436  392
                                          437  395    0
                                         LKNF MYKC AESL

  84 Selwyn Lobo          AE  3    -160   281  438
                                          401  279    0
                                         TTEM>POWU IEBM

  85 Barbara Berlin       AU  3    -227   459  396
                                          297  402    0
                                        >BHVP MTOB IECC

  86 Catherine Costello   IE  3    -234   450  514
                                          400  377    0
                                        >SCDS>FRAM AUBB

  87 Lakshan Wanniarachch LK  3    -312   355  447
                                          408  406    0
                                         JPKK>BHAB AUAK

  88 Alistair Kane        AU  3    -313   346  315
                                          471  411    0
                                         USSP JPKK LKLW

  89 Michael Tang         SG  3    -389   323  312
                                          471  389    0
                                         SARG AUJR SGEG

  90 Eugene Goh           SG  3    -407   345  337
                                          385  385    0
                                         OMMP KEMB SGMT

  91 Vivian Penaflor      BH  3    -428   297  387
                                          459  298    0
                                         AUBB>ROCC OMLP

  92 Linda Pray           OM  3    -484   425  393
                                          390  423    0
                                        >BHAB THTS BHVP

  93 Wojciech Usakiewicz  PO  3    -680   290  279
                                          351  438    0
                                         ROLS AESL SCDS

  94 Dhanapala Silva      SC  3    -756   400  404
                                          450  320    0
                                         IECC>MTMS POWU

  95 Akshay Bhandarkar    BH  2    -511   390  406
                                          425  447    0
                                         OMLP LKLW ROCC

  96 Antonin Michel       FR  2    -640   292  377
                                          373  514    0
                                         KEMB IECC MTMS

  97 Catalin-Eugen Caba   RO  2   -1226   420  298
                                          392  387    0
                                        >MTMS BHVP BHAB

  98 Mario Saliba         MT  1    -790   392  320
                                          420  404    0
                                        ROCC SCDS FRAM
               

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