Scrabble – Forum Frei http://forumfrei.net/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 15:55:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://forumfrei.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-4-120x120.png Scrabble – Forum Frei http://forumfrei.net/ 32 32 Night on the tiles! Jewish scrabble genius misses out on UK title https://forumfrei.net/night-on-the-tiles-jewish-scrabble-genius-misses-out-on-uk-title/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 15:55:00 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/night-on-the-tiles-jewish-scrabble-genius-misses-out-on-uk-title/ A Jewish scrabble player from London came within a hair’s breadth of winning this year’s national scrabble championship, with the final of the 78-player tournament down to a single letter. Elie Dangoor, 63, narrowly lost in a tense match to Brett Smitheram, 43, a scrabble grandmaster and reigning British national scrabble champion who is already […]]]>

A Jewish scrabble player from London came within a hair’s breadth of winning this year’s national scrabble championship, with the final of the 78-player tournament down to a single letter.

Elie Dangoor, 63, narrowly lost in a tense match to Brett Smitheram, 43, a scrabble grandmaster and reigning British national scrabble champion who is already one of the most successful players in the history of the Game.

Dangoor, whose brother David is a well-known Jewish philanthropist, galloped off with words such as ‘most breathy’, ‘most expensive’ and ‘cave’ – a triple word score – but a cover of Smitheram meant that everything fell. down to the last letter.

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“He needed an E – a one in eight chance – and he got it,” said Elie, who also plays backgammon, chess and bridge. “It was very unfortunate! Still, it was a very satisfying tournament, as I was only seeded 11th.

Elie, a property manager who chaired the World Association of English-Speaking Scrabble Players until two years ago, has played scrabble all over the world, including Thailand, India, Germany and Ireland.

“Actually, I beat [Smitheram] earlier in the tournament,” he said, speaking to Jewish News this week. “Yeah, it was heartbreaking to lose in the end, but I can’t complain about my luck all the way.

The scrabble board after the climax of the final match between Elie Dangoor and Brett Smitheram

“It’s a shame because I would have been the oldest national champion if I had won. But that’s okay, it just means I’ll be an even older champion when I finally win it!”

Players play 16 matches throughout the tournament and each player has 25 minutes per match, which equates to approximately one stroke per minute. “A lot of Jews play scrabble,” Elie said. “I don’t know why but we seem to like it!”

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Etim Crowned Governor Douye Diri Scrabble Tournament Champion https://forumfrei.net/etim-crowned-governor-douye-diri-scrabble-tournament-champion/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 01:02:02 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/etim-crowned-governor-douye-diri-scrabble-tournament-champion/ Etim Crowned Governor Douye Diri Scrabble Tournament Champion By Hananeel Jackson Nsikak Etim became the new champion of the Masters category in the second edition of the Governor Douye Diri National Scrabble Championship which ended on Sunday night in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The Akwa Ibom born player recorded 12 wins at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Banquet […]]]>

Etim Crowned Governor Douye Diri Scrabble Tournament Champion

By Hananeel Jackson

Nsikak Etim became the new champion of the Masters category in the second edition of the Governor Douye Diri National Scrabble Championship which ended on Sunday night in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The Akwa Ibom born player recorded 12 wins at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Banquet Hall in the state capital of Bayelsa with an aggregate gap of over 1082 to win the trophy and the star prize of 500,000 Naira and the winner’s trophy.

Etim took over from Oshevire Avwenagha who won the inaugural edition with 11 wins with a cumulative 617 to win last year’s edition at Harold Dappa Biriye Conference Centre, Onopa.

Delta State’s Akoofure Orughele won the intermediate category while Jacob Jonah won the veteran category, just as Burogha Douglas of Bayelsa State was the open event champion.

There was also a new champion in the student event as another champion from Federal Government College Odi, Adeleke John, dethroned Ikoko David who won the category last year while young chess prodigies Deborah Quickpen and Sunshine Ekperi got consolation prizes.

Declaring the championship closed, Governor Douye Diri reiterated the state government’s commitment to using sport to fight crime as well as develop the skills and talent of young people.

The Governor, represented by the Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, said Bayelsa was open to hosting more national sporting activities, noting that the state had recorded significant achievements in sports over the past two years.

He urged all winners to focus and not see their success as the ultimate goal, but aim to become world champions.

Youth and Sports Development Commissioner Daniel Igali congratulated all the winners for showing their skills in describing Bayelsa as the sports capital of Nigeria.

Igali noted that the state government’s aim was to make Bayelsa the hub of sport in the country by hosting national competitions.

President of the Scrabble Engr Federation. Toke Aka said that in the past eight years the federation has not witnessed what they experienced at Bayelsa this year, saying he was not surprised as the sport has become part of the state.

While commending the government for investing in sport, Engr. Aka noted that immediately after this year’s National Sports Festival, the Nigerian Scrabble Federation would hold its own festival which would last for three days and a club championship.

Furthermore, the Chairman of the Bayelsa State Scrabble Association, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, remarked that the Governor Diri Scrabble competition has become the biggest scrabble tournament in Nigeria, pointing out that the championship has given Bayelsa State the opportunity to produce young scrabble players for the country.

Alabrah explained that the introduction of the student category has generated interest which is reflected in the high number of participants in the centerpiece.

In an interview, masters category winner Nsikak Etim, a graduate of the University of Lagos, said he was delighted to have emerged victorious against his colleagues who included African champions.

He explained that he won the championship with a hydrocarbon word “Neoprene” which he said was decisive.

Around 272 scrabble players across the country competed in five categories: Masters, Intermediate, Open, Schools and Veterans during the two-day event which took place at DSP Alamieyeseigha Banquet Hall, Yenagoa, with the winners returning home them with trophies and cash prizes totaling five million naira.

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N5m up for grabs as Gov Diri Scrabble Championship kicks off https://forumfrei.net/n5m-up-for-grabs-as-gov-diri-scrabble-championship-kicks-off/ Tue, 05 Jul 2022 10:02:34 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/n5m-up-for-grabs-as-gov-diri-scrabble-championship-kicks-off/ Governor Douye Diri Jul.05 (THEWILL) — Governor Douye Diri’s National Scrabble Championship hosts have said 5 million naira have been reserved as the total prize pool for the second edition of the competition. No less than 300 participants are expected at the Bayelsa State Governors Championship, which takes place in Yenagoa, the state capital, from […]]]>
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Jul.05 (THEWILL) — Governor Douye Diri’s National Scrabble Championship hosts have said 5 million naira have been reserved as the total prize pool for the second edition of the competition.

No less than 300 participants are expected at the Bayelsa State Governors Championship, which takes place in Yenagoa, the state capital, from July 15 to 17.

The competition sanctioned by the Nigerian Scrabble Federation (NSF) will consist of five categories namely Masters, Intermediates, Veterans, Opens and Students.

Bayelsa State Scrabble Association President Daniel Alabrah, who confirmed this on a radio show in Yenagoa on Monday, said registration is free for high school students in Bayelsa, while the best players from different categories would receive special prizes.

The BSSA President explained that the aim of the free registration is to encourage young people to get interested in the game and to be able to catch them young.

Scrabble is a positive and transformative mind-builder that develops the intellect. If you can get young people interested in the game, it helps them grow intellectually and academically. We introduced this aspect last year and we are continuing it in this edition,” he said.

Alabrah, who is also the chief press secretary to the governor of the state, further said that the winner of the Masters category will receive half a million naira as the star prize.

He commended Governor Diri for supporting the development of the game in the state and the country, pointing out that the Scrabble community in Nigeria appreciates his enormous contribution to the development of the game and the youth in particular.

The best Oshevire Avwenagha won the Masters category of the inaugural edition, while Eta Karo came second ahead of Okiemute Tegha.

In the intermediate category, Raji Kazeem won the top prize, while homeboy, Tariye Alari won the Opens event and Odion Osikada won the veterans title.

Ikoko David, 16, from Federal Government College, Odi, Bayelsa State, took victory in the Students category, beating out 9-year-old prodigy and current Africa Under-10 Chess Champion, Deborah Quickpen, to the crown.

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N5m prize at stake in Diri’s scrabble championship – The Sun Nigeria https://forumfrei.net/n5m-prize-at-stake-in-diris-scrabble-championship-the-sun-nigeria/ Mon, 04 Jul 2022 19:16:50 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/n5m-prize-at-stake-in-diris-scrabble-championship-the-sun-nigeria/ By Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Governor Douye Diri National Scrabble Championship hosts have announced 5 million naira as the total prize pool for the second edition of the competition. According to the organizers, registration is free for students while special prices have been reserved for women. No less than 300 participants are expected at the […]]]>

By Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa

The Governor Douye Diri National Scrabble Championship hosts have announced 5 million naira as the total prize pool for the second edition of the competition.

According to the organizers, registration is free for students while special prices have been reserved for women.

No less than 300 participants are expected at the Bayelsa State Governors Championship, which is being held in Yenagoa, the state capital, from July 15 to 17.

The competition sanctioned by the Nigerian Scrabble Federation (NSF) will consist of five categories namely Masters, Intermediates, Veterans, Opens and Students.

Bayelsa State Scrabble Association President Daniel Alabrah, who confirmed this on a radio show in Yenagoa on Monday, said registration is free for high school students in Bayelsa, while the best players from different categories would receive special prizes.

Alabrah explained that the aim of the free registration is to encourage young people to develop an interest in the game with the aim of catching them young.

Scrabble is a positive and transformative mind-builder that develops the intellect. If you can get young people interested in the game, it helps them grow intellectually and academically. We introduced this aspect last year and we are continuing it in this edition,” he said.

Alabrah, who is also the chief press secretary to the governor of the state, further said that the winner of the masters category will receive half a million naira as the star prize.

He commended Governor Diri for supporting the development of the game in the state and the country, pointing out that the Scrabble community in Nigeria appreciates his enormous contribution to the development of the game and the youth in particular.

The best Oshevire Avwenagha won the Masters category of the inaugural edition while Eta Karo came second ahead of Okiemute Tegha.

In the intermediate category, Raji Kazeem won the top prize while homeboy, Tariye Alari won the Opens event and Odion Osikada won the veterans title.

Sixteen-year-old Ikoko David from Federal Government College, Odi, Bayelsa State, took victory in the Student category, beating then nine-year-old prodigy and current Africa Under-10 Chess Champion, Deborah Quickpen , to the crown.

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Indoor games like chess and scrabble will be introduced in Delhi’s primary school classrooms https://forumfrei.net/indoor-games-like-chess-and-scrabble-will-be-introduced-in-delhis-primary-school-classrooms/ Mon, 04 Jul 2022 05:48:05 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/indoor-games-like-chess-and-scrabble-will-be-introduced-in-delhis-primary-school-classrooms/ Classroom games are set to be introduced in the primary sections of Delhi’s public schools, officials say. Chess, carrom, puzzles, scrabble and monopoly will soon be introduced as classroom games for pupils in classes III to V, while children in younger grades will have soft toys and balls introduced into the frame classroom games. “Doctors […]]]>

Classroom games are set to be introduced in the primary sections of Delhi’s public schools, officials say. Chess, carrom, puzzles, scrabble and monopoly will soon be introduced as classroom games for pupils in classes III to V, while children in younger grades will have soft toys and balls introduced into the frame classroom games.

“Doctors and educators believe that we should consider play as serious learning… Although games are very important for children of this age, but for certain reasons (lack of space, different physical abilities of children, etc.), many children do not play outside games. However, there are a few indoor games that can be very beneficial for these little children and can boost their focus, confidence and overall mental toughness” , states the order to schools asking them to include such games for young pupils.

Once these games are introduced, the education department also plans to give chess lessons to children who show an aptitude for the two-player board game.

Last year, recognizing the popularity of online games among children, schools in Delhi received a best practices advisory to ensure children maintain safe practices when playing online games.

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Searching for VICT-0-RY: Hingham High junior heads to National Scrabble Championship https://forumfrei.net/searching-for-vict-0-ry-hingham-high-junior-heads-to-national-scrabble-championship/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 19:50:00 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/searching-for-vict-0-ry-hingham-high-junior-heads-to-national-scrabble-championship/ Scrabble aficionados agree that self-taught Donnelly has chops. “James presented a level of play that seasoned adult players would be proud to achieve,” said Will Anderson, a former champion who did the play-by-play on the livestream of Donnelly’s last game, which ended finished with a score of 383–415. “He’s clearly extremely talented at Scrabble, and […]]]>

Scrabble aficionados agree that self-taught Donnelly has chops.

“James presented a level of play that seasoned adult players would be proud to achieve,” said Will Anderson, a former champion who did the play-by-play on the livestream of Donnelly’s last game, which ended finished with a score of 383–415. “He’s clearly extremely talented at Scrabble, and if he continues to take the game seriously, the sky’s the limit for him.”

Donnelly started playing Scrabble with his family around age 8 and became more interested in college. But it was only in the wake of the pandemic – when he “didn’t have much to do” – that he became a serious student of the game.

He found a Scrabble site online and started learning words. He started with the 107 possible two-letter words, worked his way up to the most obscure combinations, and studied the most likely words that use all seven letters of a player – the coveted “bingo” that brings an extra 50 points to a score. . (Donnelly had two bingos in his last championship match: “argonaut” and “wrestler”.)

Donnelly also studied Scrabble strategy, a complicated mathematical approach to where and when to place words on the board, and learned to calculate exactly what letters his opponents might have as the game progressed.

“It’s not just a game of luck,” Donnelly said. “You have to figure out what your best game is every round. You’re basically thinking about the end game. How can I win this game? »

Depending on how much homework he has, Donnelly spends 30 minutes to an hour playing Scrabble every night. His school doesn’t have a Scrabble club and none of his friends play, so he’s “pretty much a lone wolf,” he says, but he hopes to make Scrabble friends through tournaments.

He compares playing Scrabble to the rowing team, which he does for Hingham High School. “You have to focus on form, stroke, power, competition – several things while trying to give your best,” he said.

Stefan Fatsis, who organized the North American School Scrabble Championship – and wrote the definitive book on the subject, “Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players – said he understood the rowing comparison.

“Both require dedication, time, patience and you have to commit; it takes a level of commitment,” Fatsis said. “If you want to put in the time and learn thousands and thousands of words, you’ll get good – if you have the right wiring. Scrabble’s dirty little secret is that it’s a math game. It’s all about probability and pattern recognition, geometry.

This perhaps explains the origins of Scrabble. The game was invented during the Great Depression by an unemployed architect from Poughkeepsie, NY named Alfred Mosher Butts – and first named LEXIKO. Butts partnered with entrepreneur James Brunot to produce the game as Scrabble in the 1940s, producing 12 games per hour; in 1949 the company said it made 2,400 sets and lost $450.

Scrabble took off, however, in the 1950s, and current owner Hasbro estimates that three out of five American homes own a game. And the North American Scrabble Players Association has thousands of players competing at sanctioned clubs in the United States. United and Canada.

The tournament in which Donnelly has done so well has been around since 2003, with a two-year hiatus for the pandemic. Seventy students competed at Planet Word, a language museum in Washington DC

The National Scrabble Championship takes place July 23-27 in Baltimore.

“Scrabble is as sophisticated a game of strategy as chess or backgammon or anything else,” Fatsis said. “If James continues to study and play, he will become a top expert player in no time. He’s already so good.

Johanna Seltz can be contacted at seltzjohanna@gmail.com.

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Play Scrabble in the Thunderdome https://forumfrei.net/play-scrabble-in-the-thunderdome/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 13:33:54 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/play-scrabble-in-the-thunderdome/ (Shutterstock) “Witty prose, colorful anecdotes, and plenty of insider detail make for an interesting dissection of how the Republican ‘Never Trumpers’ were sidelined.” Publishers Weekly on Tim Miller’s new book, Why we did it. Today is Tim’s official release date, so if you haven’t ordered his book yet, you know what you need to do. […]]]>
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“Witty prose, colorful anecdotes, and plenty of insider detail make for an interesting dissection of how the Republican ‘Never Trumpers’ were sidelined.” Publishers Weekly on Tim Miller’s new book, Why we did it.

Today is Tim’s official release date, so if you haven’t ordered his book yet, you know what you need to do.

Speaking of what happened to the GOP, I was unfortunately the first member of our Aspen Ideas panel on “the future of the Republican Party” to drop an f-bomb. I was not the last.

Our panel actually had a pretty diverse range of viewpoints — it included NYT’s Jane Coaston, AEI President Robert Doar, pollster Frank Luntz, data guru Sean Trende, and former GOP congressman Charlie Tooth. I was there to bring darkness.

I can’t summarize the whole discussion here, but suffice it to say that I mentioned that the story arc may or may not lean towards justice, but the GOP arc definitely leans towards the insane, the carefree and the extreme. In my delicate way, I also hinted that we may no longer understand what the rules of politics are, because there are no rules. As a result, it’s no longer just about bringing a knife to a gunfight — the Democrats and their allies are playing Scrabble…in the Thunderdome.

I twisted the analogy a bit. The Democrats think they’re playing chess and wondering whether to move their rook or their king, while their opponents just bring in a f**cking ax to smash the board.

I wasn’t just talking about Trump. The GOP is now a party dominated by its entertainment wing and unable/unwilling to rein in its metastasized Crazy Caucus, represented by bigoted crazies like this woman.

Really, do yourself a favor and read Bill Lueders’ article in today’s Bulwark: “It’s not easy being Marjorie Taylor Greene. It’s pretty hilarious, until you realize she’ll likely be even more powerful and influential if and when the GOP takes control of the House.

So it’s bad, but I didn’t want to let the Democrats off the hook. We ran out of time, but I meant something like this:

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Monopoly Star Wars hits Amazon low in 2022 at $20, plus Scrabble, Risk, Clue, more from $11 https://forumfrei.net/monopoly-star-wars-hits-amazon-low-in-2022-at-20-plus-scrabble-risk-clue-more-from-11/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 13:06:08 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/monopoly-star-wars-hits-amazon-low-in-2022-at-20-plus-scrabble-risk-clue-more-from-11/ Today Only, As Part Of Its Gold Box Deals Of The Day, Amazon Is Looking To Boost Lake House And Home Game Nights This Summer With Up To 45% off a range of great titles. One notable option, among many, is the Monopoly: Star Wars Complete Saga Edition board game for $19.99 with free shipping […]]]>

Today Only, As Part Of Its Gold Box Deals Of The Day, Amazon Is Looking To Boost Lake House And Home Game Nights This Summer With Up To 45% off a range of great titles. One notable option, among many, is the Monopoly: Star Wars Complete Saga Edition board game for $19.99 with free shipping for Prime members or for orders over $25. Regularly just under $30 as it currently sells at Walmart, that’s 33% off the going rate, a new 2022 Amazon low, and the lowest price we can find. Just like the rest of the special edition Monopoly decks on sale today, this is a themed version of the classic with “dynamic and colorful artwork inspired by the 3 trilogies”. From there, you’ll find nine tokens representing characters from a galaxy far, far away alongside planets and droids instead of properties, while Tie fighters and X-wings replace houses and hotels. More deals and details on Gold Box board games below.

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Castine hosts the national Scrabble tournament https://forumfrei.net/castine-hosts-the-national-scrabble-tournament/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 22:22:00 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/castine-hosts-the-national-scrabble-tournament/ CASTINE, Maine (WABI) – Castine is the site for people from across the United States this weekend for a national Scrabble tournament. The Castine tournament has been an annual event since 2016 and is making a comeback after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. “It’s a very nice setting for almost everything, but for […]]]>

CASTINE, Maine (WABI) – Castine is the site for people from across the United States this weekend for a national Scrabble tournament.

The Castine tournament has been an annual event since 2016 and is making a comeback after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

“It’s a very nice setting for almost everything, but for scrabble players it’s also often important to have an interesting destination,” said tournament director and player Steve Pellinen of Minnesota. “Those of us who come here love the area.”

Lisa Odem, also from Minnesota, is one of the highest-ranked Scrabble players in North America, and says it’s more than just a pun.

“You also need to know the strategy,” Odem said. “You know, you have these letters, but you also have to know how to use them. You must therefore know how to balance your rack, whether defensive or offensive; do you make openings or do you play a closed board.

People came from all over the country to play Scrabble at Castine this weekend. California, Oregon, Iowa, Minnesota, Massachusetts and Maine are all represented. Although it’s a tournament, there’s also a lot of camaraderie and a passion for Scrabble that you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere.

“It’s the greatest game ever invented,” Pellinen said. “There are elements of chess, poker, luck, skill.”

“It’s the tile draw,” added Johanna Sweet, who lives in Castine and is playing in her second Scrabble tournament. “That’s what you have on the board. It’s always changing. No game is the same and it’s always exciting. Like opening a treasure box or something.

Castine City Manager Shawn Blodgett welcomed the players to Castine. He does not play, but his wife does, but not in this tournament.

“She asked to see if Scrabble was a spectator sport, and I said, ‘I don’t think so? Maybe on the balcony, I don’t know.

Maybe for her it’s just as well.

“You can be a great player at home and you will always be impressed and amazed at how well these players manage to score more than you,” Leppinen said.

Each player will play sixteen games of scrabble over the next two days. A session longer than your average game at home, but still like family.

“People travel to be together,” Sweet said. “There is a bond. And I think to some extent there’s also a geeky side to getting into Scrabble. It’s just fun.

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Cebu City Junior Olympics Scrabble: Arpay tops 30 Word Masters https://forumfrei.net/cebu-city-junior-olympics-scrabble-arpay-tops-30-word-masters/ Sat, 28 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://forumfrei.net/cebu-city-junior-olympics-scrabble-arpay-tops-30-word-masters/ Participants along with the organizer, Marilyn Abella (in green shirt) pose for a group photo during the awards ceremony at Ayo Ayo Cafe & Sauna in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City. | Photo by Glendale G. Rosal CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Junior Olympics Scrabble Tournament at Ayo Ayo Cafe & Sauna concluded successfully […]]]>

Participants along with the organizer, Marilyn Abella (in green shirt) pose for a group photo during the awards ceremony at Ayo Ayo Cafe & Sauna in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City. | Photo by Glendale G. Rosal

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Junior Olympics Scrabble Tournament at Ayo Ayo Cafe & Sauna concluded successfully on Friday, May 27, 2022 with approximately 30 word wizards competing.

Edzel Arpay of Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Memorial National High School dominated this tournament, showing that regular scrabble tournaments have returned to normal.

The organizer, Marilyn Abella of Cebu’s School for Sports scrabble coach, was delighted to see that their regular tournament had returned to normal after face-to-face sporting events were allowed in Cebu City last February .

According to Abella, they were able to draw around 30 wizarding words in the tournament. These word wizards came from various public high schools in Cebu City.

“This is our second successful over-the-board scrabble tournament since February. The first was on Cebu City Charter Day. We are happy to be able to hold our regular scrabble tournaments. We hope this will continue in the coming months,” said Abella, who is also part of the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) Basic Training Program.

Prior to the over-the-board scrabble tournament series, Abella and her fellow scrabble coaches at Cebu School for Sports and CCSC regularly hosted virtual scrabble tournaments and a training program.

Arpay won the tournament with a +473 point difference in total.

Claiming second place was Judea Nemil of Ramon Duterte Memorial National High School (RDMNHS) after scoring +331 points.

Christian Alipar, also from the RDMNHS, completes the top three. He scored a total of +274 points, followed by Pristine Feona Bontuyan of Adlaon Integrated School who finished +170 points.

City Central National High School’s Bryl Carl Delfin with a +107 point difference completed the tournament’s top five word wizards.

Abella revealed that they are holding another scrabble tournament on June 12, Independence Day at Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC). However, they have yet to finalize the tournament details.

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