What is Scrabble?

Scrabble is essentially a word game which can be played by 2-4 players at a given time on a board which comprises a grid of squares in a 15 X 15 format. The squares are assigned different scoring attributes. There are 100 tiles to draw from and players must draw 7 tiles initially and maintain the same number on their racks till they are exhausted. Each tile has a point value attached to it. If all 7 tiles are used in a word an additional 50 points is added to the players score. The goal is to win by scoring more than your opponent. Scrabble is now increasingly played competitively across several countries on the globe and in several languages.

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Useful Scrabble Score Sheet

Here is a very useful scrabble scoring/tile tracking sheet from one of my colleagues Shankar in the Bangalore Scrabble Club. I often strugg...

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

World Youth Scrabble Championships 2017

Here are some recorded games from the ongoing world youth scrabble championships in Malaysia as broadcasted by Akkarapol Kwansak:

Monday, 20 November 2017

Milton Keynes Winter Matchplay Scrabble Tournament

Here are some game boards from the recently concluded Milton Keynes winter matchplay scrabble tournament courtesy the champ himself:

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 2018

Capgemini, in association with Karnataka State Scrabble Association (KSSA), is proud to announce the 14th International Scrabble Tournament to be held in Capgemini (IGATE) campus in Bangalore from January 11 - 14, 2018.

Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 2018

Capgemini tourney is bigger and better in 2018! The total prize pool money is over 16,500 USD!  Special feature: Four divisions and increased prizes!
Date:
January 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2018 (Division A and Division B)
January 11, 12 and 13, 2018 (Division C)
January 12 and 13, 2018 (Division D or Newbie Division)
Venue: Capgemini Campus, Bangalore.
Address: 158-162 (P) & 165 – 170(P), EPIP Phase II, Whitefield, Bangalore 560 066.
A Division
1st prize  – Rs.3,25,000
2nd prize – Rs.1, 60,000
3rd prize – Rs.     90,000
4th prize – Rs.     45,000
5th prize – Rs.     30,000
6th prize – Rs.    25,000
7th prize – Rs.    20,000
8th prize – Rs.    15,000
9th prize – Rs.     12,000
10th prize – Rs.  10,000
Three ratings band prizes of Rs.2,000 each (slab to be announced later)
Entry fee: US $ 100
B Division (Eligibility-WESPA rating 1399 and below)
1st prize – Rs. 55,000
2nd prize – Rs. 40,000
3rd prize – Rs. 30,000
4th prize – Rs. 25,000
5th prize – Rs. 15,000
6th prize – Rs. 12,000
7th prize – Rs.  8,000
8th prize – Rs. 7,000
9th prize – Rs. 6,000
10th prize – Rs.5,000

Three ratings band prizes of Rs.2,000 each (slab to be announced later)
Entry fee: US $ 50
*Several more exciting special prizes including bingo prizes and spot prizes.
Late RegistrationEntries sent in after January 1, 2018, will have to pay Rs.500 extra.
C Division (Eligibility rating 999 and below)
1st prize – Rs. 10,000
2nd prize – Rs.   9,000
3rd prize – Rs.    8,000
4th prize – Rs.    7,000
5th prize – Rs.    6,000                        
6th prize – Rs.    5,000
7th prize – Rs.    4,000
8th prize – Rs.    3,000
Three ratings band prizes of Rs.2,000 each (slab to be announced later)
Entry Fee: Rs, 1,500 or equivalent in USD
(This division is subject to sufficient registrations or Players will be merged with B division and prize money distributed between A and B divisions)
D Division (Eligibility-Newbies to tournaments)
Prizes to be announced later. (This division is subject to sufficient registrations.)
Entry fee: Rs. 1,000.
Registration: Contact Radhika Mahalingaiah - spica57@yahoo.com
Please note that prize money is subject to tax deduction at source as applicable.
Format:
A maximum of 34 games of 50 minutes each will be played over four days (A and B divisions).
A maximum of 24 games of 50 minutes each will be played over three days (C division)
A maximum of 15 games of 50 minutes each will be played over two days (D/Newbie division)
Word source will be the latest Collins Scrabble Tournament and Club Word List 2015.
Challenge: 5-point penalty per word, the player does not lose turn.
Schedule:
Thursday, January 11, 2018 (Division A, B and C)
8.30- 9 am- Registration
9.00 am - 9.30 am-Inauguration and draw.
9.30 am - First Game
eight/nine games to be played during the day.
Games will continue on the subsequent days.
  
Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided on all four days of the tournament.
 Entry fee:   The tournament is conducted by KSSA who will collect the entry fee. The association promotes competitive scrabble in Karnataka and in association with the Scrabble Association of India the rest of the country as well. Entry fee can be paid on the day of the tournament.
Note: Please remember to get the following details. Winners have to furnish the details as the prize money will be transferred directly to their bank account:
1. Name of the Bank
2.  Account Number
3.  Name of the beneficiary
4. Bank swift code for wire transfer
5. Email address
6. Your postal address
7. Your telephone number


Here is the final list of participants:
Premier Division
1.       Nigel Richards - 2206
2.       Thacha Koowirat - 2041
3.       Jakkrit Klaphajone - 1959
4.       Akkarapol Kwhansak - 1890
5.       Gerry Carter - 1754
6.       Mark Nyman - 2053
7.       Ganesh Asirvatham – 2324
8.       Hubert Wee - 1965
9.       Marlon Prudencio - 1731
10.   Toh Weibin - 2039
11.   Tony Sim - 1631
12.   Goutham Jayaraman - 1924
13.   Anand Buddhdev - 1618
14.   Karen Richards - 1479
15.   Jenny Brysha - 1227
16.   Suthiraphan Assarat - 1447
17.   Yannakit Sirisup - 1514
18.    Irfan Siddiqui -1720
19.   Sanath Hemachandra - 1347
20.   Jayaska Baranage - 1647
21.   Indunil Amarasinghe - 1592
22.   Janul de Silva - 1506
23.   Prashanth Seetharam - 1556
24.   Mohan Chunkath - 1711
25.   Ranganathan Chakravarthy - 1866
26.   Varisht Hingorani - 1662
27.   Sherwin Rodrigues - 1970
28.   Nakul Prabhu - 1713
29.   Bhushan Pradhan - 1279
30.   Carolann Pais - 1534
31.   Jose de Abreu - 1621
32.   Udayan Grover - 1854
33.   Charles Carneiro - 1464
34.   Pramit Kamath - 1556
35.   Sunny Bhatia - 1384
36.   Shaikh Ahmed - 1455
37.   Sanjoy Gupta - 1603
38.   Rajveer Rawlin - 1494
39.   Eeshan Malhotra - 1248
40.   Vraj Jain - 1267

B Division
1.       Rohaina Tanveer - 1105
2.       Junaid Ziaee (Kuwait)
3.       Mazher Qureshi - 1223
4.       Wimal Fernando - 1114
5.       Praveeni Jayasekara - 1216
6.       Gayanath Chandrasena - 1132
7.       Lalantha Amarasinghe - 825
8.       Priya Fernando - 1360
9.       Diyath Visidagamage - 931
10.   Farida Akbarally - 1052
11.   Nabena B Hamalatha - 824
12.   Seshi Ramanathan - 1195
13.   Zeenath Ariff - 1098
14.   Shafique Ahmed - 856
15.   Anthony Gomez - 1060
16.   Baldip Kaur - 695
17.   Kaveri Raviraj – 970
18.   Patrick Pereira - 1038
19.   Sumeet Sachdev - 881
20.   Vedika Hingorani - 812
21.   Rehet Singh Bhatia - 796
22.   Ritu Chadha - 592
23.   Nikheel Ruparel - 995
24.   Kala Ganesh - 992
25.   Rahil Parkar - 1169
26.   Srushti Gandhi (Mumbai)
27.   Krtin Juneja - 806
28.   Rekha Sanzgiri - 812
29.   Aruna Grover - 656
30.   Mangala Bhandarkar - 1235
31.   Amit Sood (Pune)
32.   Nidhi Singhvi - 1281
33.   Hyder Quraishi -1019
34.   Sridhar Paidikondala - 1021
35.   Rajeev Menon - 898
36.   Swagat Nukala - 366
37.   Sudhir Kamath - 1289
38.   Surabhi - 300
39.   Asha Namdev Kamath - 585
40.   Rajiv Antao - 1167
41.   Joe Rodrigues - 1060
42.   Jackie Fernandes - 1326
43.   Arindam Basu - 844
44.   Manju Sood - 1389
45.   Lennie D’Souza - 1116
46.   Cecil Fernandes - 1316
47.   Marie Fernandes - 1165
48.   Nupur Sood - 1055
49.   Saraswathi Rammanohar - 905
50.   R Nalini - 1124
51.   Dipankar Chatterjee - 1147
52.   Hemanth Achaya - 696 
53.   Vinod Raman - 1040
54.   Abid Hussainsa (Bangalore)
55.   Shankar Prasad - 726
56.   Pankaj Bolaki

C Division:
1.       Sylvia Coelho - 627
2.       Rahul Sridharan - 614
3.       Percy Fernando - 657
4.       PM Firdhouse - 633
5.       Srikar Raghavan - 652
6.       Madhav Gopal Kamath - 764
7.       Meena Kalyan - 788
8.       Ayush Bhatia - 588
9.       Suchindra Potnis - 694
10.   Shubha S - 799
11.   Neelam Agrawal - 853
12.   Arvind Lath - 904
13.   Sudharsha Subbiah - 647
14.   Josh -
15.   Shailaja Nadig – 781
16.   Abdul Waheed Belgaumi - 907
17.   Gautham M Taranath -
18.   Sriya Ganesh Aiyer –
19.   Akhilesh Balachandder -
20.   Vignesh Kumar - 300
21.   Ganesh Ram - 885
22.   Varun Elangovan - 802
23.   Pandian Srinivasan - 768
24.   Anand Radhakrishnan - 785


D Division (Newbie)

1.       Nida Tanveer - 300
2.       KS Yamuna
3.       Sankaran Iyer
4.       Archana Aggarwal
5.       Joseph Tharun
6.       Suyash Manchali
7.       Abhijit Shilotri
8.       Danish Shehna
9.       Sunitha Singh
10.   Dhananjay Diwanji
11.   Dhruv Kamath - 300
12.    Joann DeSousa
13.   Roopa Dsilva
14.   Jayashree Nagaraj - 573
15.   Parvathi Annamalai
16.   Anuj Shetty
17.   Radha Iyer 
18.   Sian Virani
19.   Shekar Viswanathan

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Different Words Same Meaning

Citolas, Citoles, Cithrens, Citherns, Cithers, Citterns - A Guitar
Waivode, Waiwode, Woiwode, Voivode - An army leader
Cagouls, Cagoules, Kagouls, Kagoules, Kagools - An anorak
Eulachan, Eulachon, Oulachon, Oulakan, Oolakan, Ulikon - A candlefish
Kiester, Keister, Hurdies, Patootie - The Buttocks
Didakei, didakai, Diddicoy, Didicoi, Didicoy - A Tinker
Cabala, Cabbala, Kabala, Kabbala, Kabbalah, Qabala, Qabalah - a Jewish doctrine
Yoghurt, Yaourt, Yogurt, Yoghourt - A type of curd
Narwal, Narwhal, Narwhale - An Arctic aquatic mammal
Lekythus, Lecythus, Lekythos - An ancient oil Jar
Germen, Germain, Germaine, Germin - Something that serves as an origin
Filemot, Philomot, Philamot - A dull brown shade
keblah, Kibla, Kiblah, Qibla - The direction muslims face while praying
Litchi, Lichi, Lychee, Lichee - A fruit
Poursue, Pursue, Persue, Poursew Pursew - To follow
Pummelo, Shaddock, Pompelo - A citrus fruit
Repreeve, Reprive, Repryve - To delay
Baklava, Baklawa, Baclava - A middle eastern desert
Nilgai, Nilgau, Nilghai, Nilghau, Nylghai, Nylghau - a large antelope
Cassina, Cassene, Cassine, Cassena - an evergreen tree
Narghile, Narghily, Nargile, Nargileh, Nargily - a hookah
Dirdam, Dirdum, Durdum - uproar
Shechita, Shehitah, Shehita - krosher killing of animals
Mezuzot, Mezuzoth, Mezuzah, Mezuza - a Jewish scroll

Combo Words of Two Words that are Good Both Ways

Bedrail - Railbed
Dovering - Ringdove
Hangover - Overhang
Turnover - Overturn
Runover - Overrun
Roadside - Sideroad
Outburn - Burnout
Woodworm - Wormwood
Linecut - Cutline
Outpass - Passout
Outspeak - Speakout
Comedown - Downcome
Upclose - Closeup
Outback - Backout
Pinhead - Headpin
Mateship - Shipmate
Cutover - Overcut
Upstart - Startup
Outshoot - Shootout
Overwing - Wingover
Fantail - Tailfan

Common Words with Not so common Anagrams

Tailors - Oralist, Rialtos, Sliotar
Almonds - Dolmans
Mustard - Durmast
Stadium - Dumaist
Romance - Cremona
Cauldron - Crunodal
Acolyte - Cotylae
Cilantro - Contrail
Decagon - Congaed
Ethical - Alethic
Strongly - Strongyl
Ungrazed - Gazunder
Expires - Prexies
Detangle - Danegelt
Teardown - Danewort
Erasions - Sensoria
Innovate - Venation
Inundate - Antidune
Invocate - Conative
Antidote - Tetanoid
Liaises - Silesia
Coalise - Celosia
Isotherm - Moithers
Heroism - Moreish
Sedation - Astonied
Marries - Simarre
Tsunami - Manitus, Santimu
Cheerio - Echoier


Those Handy Pyramid Words!

Pyramid words are words which start at 2 letters but can be extended to 7 letters and beyond. For example take the word loofahs, we start with lo, next we get to loo, followed by loof, loofa, loofah and loofahs. Thus by knowing loofahs we get to know a total of 6 words. Other examples include:
Abasers, Amenders, Amusers, Barbers, Bingers, Chained,
Chiasmal, Daledhs, Divests, Erasers, Fasties, Godsons, Hookahs, Jambees, Jamboks, Kaingas, Kinases, Lapsers, Maliced, Mentors, Nursery, Parkiest, Poleyns, Reeders, Reposes, Singers, Skaters,Tapetis, Teasers, Ureases, and Woosells.

There are some reverse pyramid words too. Take the word drooped for example, we start with ed, then ped, then oped, then ooped, rooped and finally drooped.Other examples include:
Aemules, Afeared, Borates, Cleared, Demures, Escapes, Glaired, Hamates, Lemures, Mananas, Penates, Retapes, Scraped, Testates, Upreach, Vacates, Whooped, Yslaked and Zananas.

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