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1999
World
SCRABBLE®
Championship

Melbourne, Australia
November 3 - 7

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From Sherrie Saint John:

Stefan Fatsis just did an interview on NPR from Melbourne (he is the NPR Friday sports correspondent). Along with a smooth discussion of the dual dictionaries, he mentioned a play by Jim Geary: UNLUMINED where the UM was already on the board.

This was the second SCRABBLE-related segment that Stefan has done on NPR. The first came just after the 1998 National SCRABBLE Championships in Chicago.

go Stefan!

Rk Player               Country      W   Spread

1  Joel Sherman         U.S.A.       10  +472
2  David Boys           Canada       9   +539
3  Nigel Richards       New Zealand  8   +1147
4  Roland Filio         Bahrain      8   +715
5  David Wiegand        U.S.A.       8   +648
6  Adam Logan           Canada       8   +599
7  Jakkrit Klaphajone   Thailand     8   +520
8  Joel Wapnick         Canada       8   +517
9  Lester Schonbrun     U.S.A.       8   +258
10 Phil Appleby         England      8   +246
11 Rodney Judd          Pakistan     8   +145
12 Brett Smitheram      England      7   +637
13 Brian Cappelletto    U.S.A.       7   +522
14 Ron Tiekert          U.S.A.       7   +427
15 Michael Gongolo      Kenya        7   +360
16 John Luebkemann      U.S.A.       7   +307
17 Trevor Hovelmeier    South Africa 7   +281
18 Leslie Charles       Trinidad     7   +270
19 Jim Geary            U.S.A.       7   +264
20 Femi Awowade         Nigeria      7   +257
21 Randy Hersom         U.S.A.       7   +165
22 John Holgate         Australia    7   +158
23 Mark Nyman           England      7   +144
24 James Cherry         Canada       7   +130
25 Steven Gruzd         South Africa 7   +79
26 Helen Gipson         England      7   +58
27 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk  Thailand     7   +12
28 Andrew Fisher        England      6   +453
29 Joe Edley            U.S.A.       6   +452
30 David Webb           England      6   +331
31 Saheed Jimoh         Nigeria      6   +252
32 Odette Rio           Philippines  6   +239
33 Suresh Chinnaiyah    Sri Lanka    6   +238
34 Ronald Credo         Philippines  6   +226
35 Kendall Boyd         New Zealand  6   +217
36 Stanley Ndungu       Kenya        6   +182
37 Robert Felt          U.S.A.       6   +118
38 Gareth Williams      Wales        6   +109
39 Virgilio Quiballo    Philippines  6   +102
40 Arvind Abraham       U.A.E.       6   +53
41 Naween Fernando      Sri Lanka    6   +26
42 Russell Byers        England      6   -14
43 Rashid Khan          Pakistan     6   -36
44 Cher Siong Gan       Singapore    6   -59
45 Pui Cheng Wui        Malaysia     6   -106
46 Jeff Grant           New Zealand  6   -176
47 Michael Pray         Oman         6   -200
48 Peter Sinton         New Zealand  6   -256
49 Keiichiro Hirai      Japan        5.5 +167
50 Tony Sim             Singapore    5   +342
51 Howard Warner        New Zealand  5   +240
52 Andrew Cook          England      5   +216
53 Steve Polatnick      U.S.A.       5   +79
54 Alec Webb            England      5   +41
55 Paul Epstein         U.S.A.       5   +30
56 Lisa Odom            U.S.A.       5   +21
57 Dylan Early          South Africa 5   -10
58 Kunihiko Kuroda      Japan        5   -41
59 Mohan Chunkath       India        5   -65
60 Shafique Thobani     Kenya        5   -79
61 Joan Rosenthal       Australia    5   -120
62 Dixon Assesa         Kenya        5   -167
63 Paul Cleary          Australia    5   -206
64 Albert Hahn          Canada       5   -223
65 Peter Elbourne       Malta        5   -265
66 A Ganesh             Malaysia     5   -266
67 Gold Eburu           Nigeria      5   -270
68 Wilma Warwick        Scotland     5   -333
69 Amnuay Ploysangngam  Thailand     5   -347
70 Ishtiaq Chishty      Saudi Arabia 4.5 +7
71 Taewan Sutthasin     Thailand     4.5 -398
72 Bob Jackman          Australia    4.5 -478
73 Edward Metivier      Trinidad     4   +107
74 Roger Blom           Australia    4   +86
75 Selwyn Lobo          U.A.E.       4   +7
76 Jim Nanavati         Canada       4   +4
77 Catherine Costello   Ireland      4   -56
78 Bob Lipton           U.S.A.       4   -77
79 Kong Chock Heng      Malaysia     4   -141
80 Lakshan Wanniarachch Sri Lanka    4   -242
81 Ricardo Gonzalez     Saudi Arabia 4   -244
82 Matayo Bwire         Kenya        4   -309
83 Owen Bondin          Malta        4   -315
84 Johnson Fasuba       Seychelles   4   -358
85 Eugene Goh           Singapore    4   -362
86 Linda Pray           Oman         4   -460
87 Wojciech Usakiewicz  Poland       4   -670
88 Laurentiu Sandu      Romania      4   -947
89 Akshay Bhandarkar    Bahrain      3   -261
90 Brendan McDonnell    Ireland      3   -319
91 Alistair Kane        Australia    3   -383
92 Barbara Berlin       Australia    3   -405
93 Michael Tang         Singapore    3   -434
94 Vivian Penaflor      Bahrain      3   -452
95 Dhanapala Silva      Seychelles   3   -766
96 Mario Saliba         Malta        2   -643
97 Antonin Michel       France       2   -787
98 Catalin-Eugen Caba   Romania      2   -1476

Here are game scores, as officially reported.

   1 Joel Sherman         US 10     472   497  395  491
                                          424  282  441    0
                                        >USRH>CADB>NZNR USDW

   2 David Boys           CA  9     539   484  282  443
                                          456  395  438    0
                                        >NZNR USJS>CAAL BHRF

   3 Nigel Richards       NZ  8    1147   456  587  441
                                          484  259  491    0
                                         CADB>USLS USJS CAAL

   4 Roland Filio         BH  8     715   415  434  500
                                          355  417  436    0
                                        >USJE>AUJH>UKPA CADB

   5 David Wiegand        US  8     648   431  504  443
                                          394  372  364    0
                                        >UKAC>NZKB>KEMG USJS

   6 Adam Logan           CA  8     599   449  463  438
                                          320  317  443    0
                                        >AEAA>UKMN CADB NZNR

   7 Jakkrit Klaphajone   TH  8     520   390  496  432
                                          430  424  331    0
                                         USLS>NIFA>CAJC UKPA

   8 Joel Wapnick         CA  8     517   478  381  423
                                          368  321  333    0
                                        >NISJ>PHRC>UKMN USLS

   9 Lester Schonbrun     US  8     258   430  259  463
                                          390  587  411    0
                                        >THJK NZNR>USRH CAJW

  10 Phil Appleby         UK  8     246   451  544  436
                                          448  450  500    0
                                        >USRF>USRH BHRF THJK

  11 Rodney Judd          PK  8     145   345  399  394
                                          313  396  372    0
                                        >LKSC>AEAA>AUJH UKBS

  12 Brett Smitheram      UK  7     637   382  507  467
                                          320  277  441    0
                                        >UKAF>KEST>UKHG PKRJ

  13 Brian Cappelletto    US  7     522   479  441  417
                                          493  301  319    0
                                         NIFA>UKAW>USJE USRT

  14 Ron Tiekert          US  7     427   496  427  487
                                          379  349  427    0
                                        >USPE>UKAC>NZKB USBC

  15 Michael Gongolo      KE  7     360   470  510  364
                                          314  346  443    0
                                        >ZATH>ZASG USDW USJL

  16 John Luebkemann      US  7     307   454  532  387
                                          425  320  343    0
                                        >USBL>MYAG>PHRC KEMG

  17 Trevor Hovelmeier    ZA  7     281   314  411  504
                                          470  343  268    0
                                         KEMG>PKRK>NZPS TTLC

  18 Leslie Charles       TT  7     270   462  436  452
                                          375  372  442    0
                                        >WAGW>NISJ>LKSC ZATH

  19 Jim Geary            US  7     264   322  512  414
                                          479  368  332    0
                                         NZKB>UKRB>AEAA NIFA

  20 Femi Awowade         NI  7     257   493  424  424
                                          479  496  380    0
                                        >USBC THJK>KESN USJG

  21 Randy Hersom         US  7     165   424  450  411
                                          497  544  463    0
                                         USJS UKPA USLS AUJH

  22 John Holgate         AU  7     158   461  417  372
                                          289  434  394    0
                                        >UKHG BHRF PKRJ USRH

  23 Mark Nyman           UK  7     144   419  317  333
                                          405  463  423    0
                                        >PHRC CAAL CAJW CAJC

  24 James Cherry         CA  7     130   409  439  331
                                          395  386  432    0
                                        >ZADE>USRF THJK UKMN

  25 Steven Gruzd         ZA  7      79   462  346  393
                                          414  510  380    0
                                        >INMC KEMG>USRF UKHG

  26 Helen Gipson         UK  7      58   289  398  441
                                          461  316  467    0
                                         AUJH>THPN UKBS ZASG

  27 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk  TH  7      12   422  316  428
                                          311  398  348    0
                                        >PKRK UKHG>NZJG UKAF

  28 Andrew Fisher        UK  6     453   320  395  456
                                          382  339  401    0
                                         UKBS>JPKH>SGTS THPN

  29 Joe Edley            US  6     452   355  544  319
                                          415  436  417    0
                                         BHRF>SGTS USBC UKDW

  30 David Webb           UK  6     331   448  473  506
                                          384  441  355    0
                                        >NZHW>AURB>USLO USJE

  31 Saheed Jimoh         NI  6     252   368  372  486
                                          478  436  327    0
                                         CAJW TTLC>KEST PHOR

  32 Odette Rio           PH  6     239   474  474  362
                                          398  345  347    0
                                        >MYKC>USSP>UKAC NISJ

  33 Suresh Chinnaiyah    LK  6     238   313  453  442
                                          345  287  452    0
                                         PKRJ>INMC TTLC PHRC

  34 Ronald Credo         PH  6     226   405  321  343
                                          419  381  387    0
                                         UKMN CAJW USJL LKSC

  35 Kendall Boyd         NZ  6     217   479  372  427
                                          322  504  487    0
                                        >USJG USDW USRT KESN

  36 Stanley Ndungu       KE  6     182   444  426  380
                                          240  355  424    0
                                        >SLWW>ZADE NIFA NZKB

  37 Robert Felt          US  6     118   448  386  380
                                          451  439  393    0
                                         UKPA CAJC ZASG WAGW

  38 Gareth Williams      WA  6     109   375  420  384
                                          462  399  350    0
                                         TTLC>USPE>UKAW USRF

  39 Virgilio Quiballo    PH  6     102   365  401  484
                                          408  333  420    0
                                         UKRB>USBL>ZADE AEAA

  40 Arvind Abraham       AE  6      53   320  396  332
                                          449  399  414    0
                                         CAAL PKRJ USJG PHVQ

  41 Naween Fernando      LK  6      26   437  420  423
                                          436  320  406    0
                                        >IEBM>SARG>INMC UKRB

  42 Russell Byers        UK  6     -14   408  368  496
                                          365  512  361    0
                                        >PHVQ USJG>MYAG LKNF

  43 Rashid Khan          PK  6     -36   311  343  451
                                          422  411  364    0
                                         THPN ZATH>KEDA SGCS

  44 Cher Siong Gan       SG  6     -59   398  434  433
                                          383  373  286    0
                                        >AUJR>SCJF>THAP PKRK

  45 Pui Cheng Wui        MY  6    -106   324  407  402
                                          394  346  342    0
                                         NZPS>MTPE>CAAH NZJG

  46 Jeff Grant           NZ  6    -176   435  490  348
                                          331  410  428    0
                                        >THAP>NIGE THPN MYPC

  47 Michael Pray         OM  6    -200   385  413  367
                                          345  364  328    0
                                        >SGEG>SLWW>NIGE NZPS

  48 Peter Sinton         NZ  6    -256   394  464  268
                                          324  388  504    0
                                        >MYPC>CAAH ZATH OMMP

  49 Keiichiro Hirai      JP  5.5   167   389  339  367
                                          364  395  324    0
                                        >AUBJ UKAF>SAIC NZHW

  50 Tony Sim             SG  5     342   423  436  401
                                          370  544  456    0
                                        >NIGE USJE UKAF UKAC

  51 Howard Warner        NZ  5     240   384  497  461
                                          448  345  409    0
                                         UKDW>ROLS>AURB JPKH

  52 Andrew Cook          UK  5     216   394  349  347
                                          431  427  362    0
                                         USDW USRT PHOR SGTS

  53 Steve Polatnick      US  5      79   471  345  427
                                          346  474  322    0
                                        >AUAK PHOR>MYKC UKAW

  54 Alec Webb            UK  5      41   399  301  350
                                          341  441  384    0
                                        >USLO USBC WAGW USSP

  55 Paul Epstein         US  5      30   379  399  394
                                          496  420  389    0
                                         USRT WAGW>CAJN USLO

  56 Lisa Odom            US  5      21   341  494  355
                                          399  415  506    0
                                         UKAW>CAJN UKDW USPE

  57 Dylan Early          ZA  5     -10   395  355  420
                                          409  426  484    0
                                         CAJC KESN PHVQ JPKK

  58 Kunihiko Kuroda      JP  5     -41   408  411  420
                                          355  315  390    0
                                        >LKLW>AUAK>USBL ZADE

  59 Mohan Chunkath       IN  5     -65   414  287  406
                                          462  453  423    0
                                         ZASG LKSC LKNF KEST

  60 Shafique Thobani     KE  5     -79   533  277  327
                                          294  507  486    0
                                        >KEDA UKBS NISJ INMC

  61 Joan Rosenthal       AU  5    -120   383  389  430
                                          398  312  329    0
                                         SGCS>SGMT>SARG KEDA

  62 Dixon Assesa         KE  5    -167   294  430  364
                                          533  351  451    0
                                         KEST>AUPC PKRK AUJR

  63 Paul Cleary          AU  5    -206   393  351  428
                                          413  430  388    0
                                         CAAH KEDA>MTOB MTPE

  64 Albert Hahn          CA  5    -223   413  388  342
                                          393  464  402    0
                                        >AUPC NZPS MYPC MYAG

  65 Peter Elbourne       MT  5    -265   371  346  347
                                          328  407  334    0
                                        >MTOB MYPC>KEMB AUPC

  66 A Ganesh             MY  5    -266   380  320  361
                                          379  532  496    0
                                        >CAJN USJL UKRB CAAH

  67 Gold Eburu           NI  5    -270   370  410  328
                                          423  490  367    0
                                         SGTS NZJG OMMP SLWW

  68 Wilma Warwick        SL  5    -333   240  364  371
                                          444  413  354    0
                                         KESN OMMP>SCJF NIGE

  69 Amnuay Ploysangngam  TH  5    -347   331  526  286
                                          435  371  433    0
                                         NZJG>AUBJ SGCS SAIC

  70 Ishtiaq Chishty      SA  4.5     7   397  474  324
                                          399  399  367    0
                                         AURB>TTEM JPKH THAP

  71 Taewan Sutthasin     TH  4.5  -398   361  423  335
                                          419  393  335    0
                                         SCJF>OMLP=AUBJ TTEM

  72 Bob Jackman          AU  4.5  -478   364  371  335
                                          389  526  335    0
                                         JPKH THAP=THTS AURB

  73 Edward Metivier      TT  4     107   401  399  464
                                          281  474  271    0
                                        >AESL SAIC>ROLS THTS

  74 Roger Blom           AU  4      86   399  441  409
                                          397  473  461    0
                                        >SAIC UKDW NZHW AUBJ

  75 Selwyn Lobo          AE  4       7   281  438  461
                                          401  279  294    0
                                         TTEM>POWU>IEBM CAJN

  76 Jim Nanavati         CA  4       4   379  415  389
                                          380  494  394    0
                                         MYAG USLO USPE AESL

  77 Catherine Costello   IE  4     -56   450  514  511
                                          400  377  333    0
                                        >SCDS>FRAM>AUBB USBL

  78 Bob Lipton           US  4     -77   425  333  390
                                          454  401  420    0
                                         USJL PHVQ JPKK IECC

  79 Kong Chock Heng      MY  4    -141   398  395  322
                                          474  392  427    0
                                         PHOR>IEBM USSP LKLW

  80 Lakshan Wanniarachch LK  4    -242   355  447  461
                                          408  406  391    0
                                         JPKK>BHAB>AUAK MYKC

  81 Ricardo Gonzalez     SA  4    -244   471  320  329
                                          323  420  430    0
                                        >SGMT LKNF AUJR KEMB

  82 Matayo Bwire         KE  4    -309   373  385  334
                                          292  337  347    0
                                        >FRAM>SGEG MTPE SARG

  83 Owen Bondin          MT  4    -315   328  402  388
                                          371  396  428    0
                                         MTPE>AUBB AUPC SCJF

  84 Johnson Fasuba       SC  4    -358   419  373  354
                                          361  434  371    0
                                        >THTS SGCS SLWW MTOB

  85 Eugene Goh           SG  4    -362   345  337  370
                                          385  385  325    0
                                         OMMP KEMB>SGMT OMLP

  86 Linda Pray           OM  4    -460   425  393  391
                                          390  423  367    0
                                        >BHAB THTS>BHVP SGEG

  87 Wojciech Usakiewicz  PO  4    -670   290  279  368
                                          351  438  358    0
                                         ROLS AESL>SCDS BHAB

  88 Laurentiu Sandu      RO  4    -947   351  345  271
                                          290  497  464    0
                                        >POWU NZHW TTEM IEBM

  89 Akshay Bhandarkar    BH  3    -261   390  406  521
                                          425  447  271    0
                                         OMLP LKLW>ROCC POWU

  90 Brendan McDonnell    IE  3    -319   436  392  294
                                          437  395  461    0
                                         LKNF MYKC AESL ROLS

  91 Alistair Kane        AU  3    -383   346  315  391
                                          471  411  461    0
                                         USSP JPKK LKLW AUBB

  92 Barbara Berlin       AU  3    -405   459  396  333
                                          297  402  511    0
                                        >BHVP MTOB IECC AUAK

  93 Michael Tang         SG  3    -434   323  312  325
                                          471  389  370    0
                                         SARG AUJR SGEG SCDS

  94 Vivian Penaflor      BH  3    -452   297  387  367
                                          459  298  391    0
                                         AUBB>ROCC OMLP MTMS

  95 Dhanapala Silva      SC  3    -766   400  404  358
                                          450  320  368    0
                                         IECC>MTMS POWU SGMT

  96 Mario Saliba         MT  2    -643   392  320  491
                                          420  404  344    0
                                         ROCC SCDS>FRAM BHVP

  97 Antonin Michel       FR  2    -787   292  377  344
                                          373  514  491    0
                                         KEMB IECC MTMS ROCC

  98 Catalin-Eugen Caba   RO  2   -1476   420  298  271
                                          392  387  521    0
                                        >MTMS BHVP BHAB FRAM




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