Monday, September 05, 2016

2016 3rd MSI World Scrabble Championship

Contents:
  • WSC 2016 Details
  • Complete Results after 24 Rounds Preliminaries
  • Quarterfinals Results
  • Semifinals Results
  • Finals Game 1
  • Finals Game 2
  • Finals Game 3
WSC 2016 Details:
Venue: Lille, France
Dates: Aug. 31 - Sept, 4, 2016
No. of Players: 72
Dictionary: CSW15
Challenge Rule: 5-Point Penalty
Winner: Brett Smitheram
Runner-Up: Mark Nyman
Top Prize: 7,000 euros
Format:
The tournament began with a 24-rounds preliminary over a period of three days, whose top eight players contested a best-of-three quarterfinal, then best-of-five semifinal and the remaining two players battled to a best-of-five final.

Complete Results after 24 Rounds Preliminaries
Rank
Players
Won-Lost
Spread
1
Nyman, Mark (A10)
19–5
1262
2
Webb, David (A22)
19–5
1152
3
Simmons, Allan (A20)
18–6
974
4
Robinsky, Robert (A26)
17–7
1216
5
Smitheram, Brett (A4)
16–8
1424
6
Logan, Adam (A9)
16–8
854
7
MacKay, Lewis (A7)
16–8
771
8
Wapnick, Joel (A15)
16–8
676
9
Koenig, David (A21)
15–9
334
10
Allan, Paul (A19)
15–9
175
11
Ikekeregor, Dennis (A13)
15–9
−50
12
Kirk, Terry (A33)
14½–9½
155
13
Richards, Nigel (A1)
14–10
987
14
Armstrong, Peter (A12)
14–10
985
15
Ullah, Moiz (A46)
14–10
924
16
Clinchy, Evans (A11)
14–10
649
17
Winter, Winter (A36)
14–10
393
18
Eldar, David (A2)
14–10
312
19
Jackson, Scott (A61)
14–10
224
20
Keller, Jason (A38)
14–10
93
21
Shin, Austin (A16)
13–11
1196
22
Rau, Stefan (A49)
13–11
804
23
Jighere, Wellington (A8)
13–11
765
24
Wiegand, Dave (A5)
13–11
722
25
Lipe, Chris (A30)
13–11
436
26
Panyasophonlert, Komol(A3)
13–11
268
27
Kelly, Wayne (A39)
13–11
171
28
Vicary, Chris (A45)
13–11
1
29
Carter, Gerry (A32)
13–11
−174
30
Halsall, Trevor (A28)
12½–11½
337
31
Berofsky, Evan (A17)
12½–11½
308
32
Day, Jesse (A24)
12–12
553
33
Bullock, Orlet (A51)
12–12
271
34
Martin, Teo (A43)
12–12
173
35
Dangoor, Elie (A44)
12–12
59
36
Chunkath, Mohan (A34)
12–12
9
37
Sharma, Puneet (A59)
12–12
−26
38
Khatri, Waseem (A25)
12–12
−95
39
Prudencio, Marlon (A27)
12–12
−112
40
Delicata, David (A47)
12–12
−175
41
Perry, Stephen (A58)
12–12
−244
42
Broersma, Jason (A60)
12–12
−339
43
Grossman, Barry (A48)
12–12
−407
44
Dominiczak, Rafal (A37)
11–13
390
45
Anderson, Gunnar (A65)
11–13
176
46
Tang, Michael (A54)
11–13
6
47
Jackman, Bob (A53)
11–13
−152
48
Kennedy, Rik (A42)
11–13
−427
49
Abbasi , Shan (A64)
11–13
−511
50
Eta, Paul (A18)
11–13
−624
51
Sandu, Dan (A67)
10½–13½
−240
52
Micallef, Charles (A66)
10½–13½
−686
53
Zolty, Natalie (A55)
10–14
−122
54
Cohen, Evan (A31)
10–14
−231
55
Scott, Neil (A29)
10–14
−346
56
Awowade, Femi (A40)
10–14
−355
57
Beevers, Craig (A6)
10–14
−469
58
Ubeika, Jason (A56)
10–14
−906
59
charles, Leslie (A50)
10–14
−913
60
Hadi, Hasham (A72)
10–14
−1412
61
Klaphajone, Jakkrit (A14)
9½–14½
−195
62
Haizel, Charles (A23)
9½–14½
−296
63
Boyle, Vincent (A57)
9½–14½
−754
64
Hunt, Stephen (A52)
9–15
−584
65
Linn, Robert (A35)
9–15
−746
66
Durand, Jack (A69)
9–15
−806
67
Rosenkrantz, Omri (A62)
9–15
−817
68
Wai, Tsang (A71)
8–16
−787
69
Richards, Karen (A63)
7–17
−744
70
Kuroda, Kunihiko (A70)
6–18
−1423
71
Herve, Bohbot (A68)
5–19
−1889
72
Freeman, Lucas (A41)
1–23
−2148

Quarterfinal Results:
Players
Country
1
2
3
Remarks
Mark Nyman
UK
454
433
505
Advanced to the Semis (2-1)
Joel Wapnick
Canada
383
450
410







Allan Simmons
UK
352
432
-

Adam Logan
Canada
489
490
-
Advanced to the Semis (2-0)






Robert Robinsky
USA
419
376
-

Brett Smitheram
UK
451
470
-
Advanced to the Semis (2-0)






David Webb
UK
469
411
326

Lewis Mackay
UK
371
446
424
Advanced to the Semis (2-1)

Semifinal Results:
Players
Country
1
2
3
4
5
Remarks
Mark Nyman
UK
400
465
435
459
589
Advanced to the Finals (3-2)
Adam Logan
Canada
499
403
454
367
423









Brett Smitheram
UK
410
475
329
452
531
Advanced to the Finals (3-2)
Lewis Mackay
UK
421
470
494
416
488


Finals 

Game 1:
Play through by clicking Forward button or any part of the board.



Game 2:
Play through by clicking Forward button or any part of the board.



Game 3:
Click Forward button to view the nerve wrecking play of the championship!




Final Results:
Players
Country
1
2
3
4
5
Remarks
Brett Smitheram
UK
582
451
638
-
-
Champion
Mark Nyman
UK
363
403
351
-
-
Runner-up


Here's the Game Analysis from Kenji Matsumoto:


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