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...

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Sherwin Wins Pune Scrabble Championship 2015

Sherwin Rodrigues has won the Pune Scrabble championship. The tournament that featured 15 rounds of competition had a record turnout of 60 participants. Here are the complete standings:

Pune Scrabble Championship, July 2015

Final Standings

Rank Won-Lost Spread Player
1 12½–2½ 1299 Sherwin Rodrigues (#1)
2 11–4 818 Varisht Hingorani (#3)
3 11–4 699 Nakul Prabhu (#5)
4 11–4 228 Samrath Bhatia (#15)
5 10–5 1025 Ramchandran Chidambaram (#14)
6 10–5 461 Udayan Grover (#2)
7 10–5 407 Sunny Bhatia (#19)
8 10–5 269 Sudhir Kamath (#21)
9 9½–5½ 808 Shaik Ahmed (#8)
10 9–6 728 Carolann Pais (#6)
11 9–6 720 Irfan Siddiqui (#4)
12 9–6 621 Mangala Bhandarkar (#9)
13 9–6 207 Hyder Quraishi (#26)
14 9–6 132 Pramit Kamath (#7)
15 9–6 125 PC Jose (#18)
16 9–6 124 Nidhi Singhvi (#13)
17 9–6 −95 Ruparel,Nikheel (#37)
18 8½–6½ −19 Chatterjee,Dipankar (#20)
19 8½–6½ −183 Subodh Tripathi (#28)
20 8–7 653 Lennie D'Souza (#11)
21 8–7 513 Zeba Sultan (#35)
22 8–7 378 Hriday Samtani (#29)
23 8–7 362 Neena Shahani (#25)
24 8–7 356 Sanjay Bijlani (#16)
25 8–7 −29 Manju Pai (#22)
26 8–7 −40 Rehet Bhatia (#43)
27 8–7 −83 Priya Karkhanis (#17)
28 8–7 −88 Dhyan Gandhi (#52)
29 8–7 −192 Romilla Thakur (#27)
30 8–7 −218 V Ramachandran (#10)
31 7½–7½ 339 Meena Bakhru (#24)
32 7½–7½ 85 Sylvia Coelho (#42)
33 7–8 267 Kala Ganesh (#33)
34 7–8 189 Vraj Jain (#38)
35 7–8 164 Eeshan Malhotra (#58)
36 7–8 104 Satish Srinivasan (#32)
37 7–8 74 Rex D'Souza (#23)
38 7–8 35 Rajeev Menon (#40)
39 7–8 −12 R Nalini (#12)
40 7–8 −291 Caryl Gonsalves (#39)
41 7–8 −316 Viji Ramachandran (#48)
42 7–8 −452 Meena Kalyan (#44)
43 7–8 −690 Milon Nag (#36)
44 6–9 97 Sridhar Paidikondala (#34)
45 6–9 74 Viren Braganza (#41)
46 6–9 4 Vedika Hingorani (#47)
47 6–9 −23 Saraswati R (#30)
48 6–9 −129 Aruna Grover (#46)
49 6–9 −275 Gaurav Bhargava (#31)
50 6–9 −405 Priya Kshirsagar (#49)
51 6–9 −721 Prateek Wadhavkar (#50)
52 5–10 234 Rekha Sanzgiri (#45)
53 5–10 12 Arindam Basu (#55)
54 5–10 −197 Supriti Malhotra (#60)
55 5–10 −259 Laura Braganza (#53)
56 5–10 −386 Krtin Juneja (#51)
57 5–10 −933 Sushanto Bhattacharya (#54)
58 4–11 −1188 Nandita Sarkar (#56)
59 4–11 −1633 Sian Virani (#57)
60 0–15 −3754 Atharshsiddharth Umapathy (#59)

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Pune Scrabble Tournament - Top 20 after Day 1

Rank
Player
Win-Loss
Spread
1
Nakul Prabhu
7–0
+798
2
Sherwin Rodrigues
6½–½
+720
3
Meena Bakhru
5½–1½
+441
4
Varisht Hingorani
5–2
+575
5
Irfan Siddiqui
5–2
+556
6
Carolann Pais
5–2
+502
7
Priya Karkhanis
5–2
+317
8
Pramit Kamath 
5–2
+310
9
Udayan Grover
5–2
+278
10
Sunny Bhatia
5–2
+215
11
V Ramachandran
5–2
+165
12
PC Jose
5–2
+99
13
Samrath Bhatia
5–2
+81
14
Nidhi Singhvi
5–2
−37
15
Zeba Sultan
4–3
+559
16
Lennie D'Souza 
4–3
+486
17
Shaik Ahmed
4–3
+365
18
Mangala Bhandarkar
4–3
+365
19
Hriday Samtani
4–3
+246
20
Sanjay Bijlani
4–3
+239

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

New 4 Letter Words Added in CSW15 - Part 3

Here is the final installment of 33 new four letter words with meanings that have been added to the CSW15 dictionary. The entire list of the 99 new 4 letter words that have been added in CSW15 can be found in WESPA's Collins Scrabble Words 2015 initiation kit.
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Word
Meaning
Word
Meaning
PERC
perchloride, a chemical used in dry cleaning
TASE
to stun with a gun that fires electrified darts
POHS
POH, to reject contemptuously
TIYN
a monetary unit of Kazakhstan
PWNS
PWN, to dominate or humiliate an opponent
TREM
an electric guitar lever for producing a tremolo atomic or molecular scale
REFI
refinancing
TROU
trousers
RENO
a renovated house
TURR
a Newfoundland name for the guillemot
ROID
angry and aggressive behaviour caused by the use of anabolic steroids
VAPE
to inhale nicotine vapour
RUDI
(In Jamaica) a member of a group of lower- or working-class teenagers in the 1960s
VIFF
to change direction abruptly of a VTOL aircraft
RUDY
(In Jamaica) a member of a group of lower- or working-class teenagers in the 1960s
VOGS
VOG, air pollution caused by volcanic dust
RYUS
RYU, a school of Japanese martial arts
VOMS
VOM, to vomit
SEVS
SEV, an Indian food of deep-fried strands of flour
WAAH
an interjection used to express wailing
SHEN
the spiritual element of a person's psyche.
WASM
an obsolete belief
SHHH
an interjection requesting quietness
WAZZ
to urinate
SIGS
SIG, a short personalized message at the end of an email
WOAH
a call to stop
SKED
to schedule
YAGE
a tropical vine of the Amazon regioncomputer image
SKOG
to shelter
YEOW
an interjection used to express pain or shock
SOJU
a Korean vodka distilled from rice or sweet potato
ZEDA
(Yiddish) a grandfather
SUMI
a type of black Japanese ink


The first set of 33, 4 letter words added can be found here. The second set of 33 new 4 letter words added can be found here. The new 3 letter words added can be found here.

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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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