Wednesday, November 10, 1999

1999 World SCRABBLE® Championship

Contents:
  • WSC 1999 Details
  • Complete Results
  • Finals Game 1
  • Finals Game 2
  • Finals Game 3
  • Finals Game 4

WSC 1999 Details:
Venue: Carlton Crest Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
Dates: Nov. 04-07, 1999
No. of Players: 98
Dictionary: SOWPODS (OSW3+TWL98)
Challenge Rule: Free Challenge
Winner: Joel Wapnick
Runner-Up: Mark Nyman
Top Prize: $ 15,000.00
Format:
Eight games were played on each of the first three days (total of 24 rounds) with the top two players advancing to a best-of-five finals.

Complete Results:
(Standing after 24 rounds)
1
Wapnick, Joel
Canada
18-6
1068
2
Nyman, Mark
England
17-7
808
3
Boys, David
Canada
17-7
693
4
Logan, Adam
Canada
16-8
886
5
Fisher, Andrew
England
16-8
797
6
Byers, Russell
England
16-8
647
7
Tiekert, Ron
United States
16-8
366
8
Richards, Nigel
New Zealand
15-9
1616
9
Cook, Andrew
England
15-9
983
10
Holgate, John
Australia
15-9
782
11
Cappelletto, Brian
United States
15-9
711
12
Boyd, Kendall
New Zealand
15-9
603
13
Fernando, Naween Tharanga
Sri Lanka
15-9
217
14
Appleby, Phil
England
15-9
191
15
Sherman, Joel
World Champion
15-9
73
16
Chinnaiyah, Suresh
Sri Lanka
14-10
910
17
Wiegand, David
United States
14-10
820
18
Klaphajone, Jakkrit
Thailand
14-10
635
19
Quiballo, Virgilio
Philippines
14-10
566
20
Luebkemann, John
United States
14-10
309
21
Chunkath, Mohan Verghese
India
14-10
292
22
Awowade, Femi
England
14-10
203
23
Odom, Lisa
United States
14-10
151
24
Ndungu, Stanley Njoroge
Kenya
14-10
102
25
Epstein, Paul
United States
14-10
88
26
Jackman, Bob
Australia
13½-10½
166
27
Webb, David
England
13-11
602
28
Edley, Joe
United States
13-11
447
29
Credo, Ronald
Philippines
13-11
439
30
Gongolo, Michael
Kenya
13-11
255
31
Gruzd, Steven
South Africa
13-11
222
32
Rosenthal, Joan
Australia
13-11
214
33
Warner, Howard
New Zealand
13-11
194
34
Williams, Gareth
Wales
13-11
178
35
Hersom, Randy
United States
13-11
106
36
Thobani, Shafique
Kenya
13-11
14
37
Ploysangngam, Amnuay
Thailand
13-11
-16
38
Cherry, James
Canada
13-11
-27
39
Pra, Michael
Oman
13-11
-369
40
Nemitrmansuk, Pakorn
Thailand
13-11
-382
41
Grant, Jeff
New Zealand
13-11
-588
42
Chishty, Ishtiaq
Saudi Arabia
12½-114½
399
43
Rio, Odette Carmina
Philippines
12-12
569
44
Smitheram, Brett
England
12-12
555
45
Felt, Robert
United States
12-12
360
46
Geary, Jim
United States
12-12
358
47
Filio, Roland
Philippines
12-12
285
48
Schonbrun, Lester
United States
12-12
100
49
Gipson, Helen
England
12-12
37
50
Pui, Cheng Wui
Malaysia
12-12
6
51
Jimoh, Saheed
Nigeria
12-12
-22
52
Bwire, Matayo
Kenya
12-12
-31
53
Hahn, Albert
Canada
12-12
-48
54
Bondin, Owen
Malta
12-12
-293
55
Asirvatham, Ganesh
Malaysia
12-12
-293
56
Warwick, Wilma
Scotland
11½-12½
-514
57
Bhandarkar, Akshay
Bahrain
11½-12½
156
58
Cleary, Paul Stephen
Australia
11½-12½
59
59
Sutthasin, Taewan
Thailand
11½-12½
-728
60
Sim, Tony
Singapore
11-13
247
61
Early, Dylan
South Africa
11-13
115
62
Gonzalez, Ricardo V
Gulf Champion
11-13
112
63
Lipton, Bob
United States
11-13
-8
64
Polatnick, Steve
United States
11-13
-130
65
Tang, Michael
Malaysia
11-13
-172
66
Sinton, Peter
New Zealand
11-13
-197
67
Elbourne, Peter
Malta
11-13
-319
68
Abraham, Arvind
United Arab Emirates
11-13
-359
69
Khan, Rashid Ateeq
Pakistan
11-13
-427
70
Berlin, Barbara
Australia
11-13
-487
71
Gan, Cher Siong
Singapore
11-13
-726
72
Hirai, Keiichiro
Japan
10½-13½
188
73
Hovelmeier, Trevor Mark
South Africa
10-14
197
74
McDonnell, Brendan
Ireland
10-14
75
75
Webb, Alice
England
10-14
-33
76
Lobo, Selwyn
United Arab Emirates
10-14
-83
77
Kong, Chock Heng
Malaysia
10-14
-210
78
Judd, Rodney
Pakistan
10-14
-366
79
Assesa, Dixon
Kenya
10-14
-398
80
Penaflor, Vivian
Bahrain
10-14
-476
81
Pray, Linda Hazel
Oman
10-14
-591
82
Kuroda, Kunihiko
Japan
10-14
-614
83
Eburu, Gold
Nigeria
10-14
-740
84
Usakiewicz, Wojciech
Poland
10-14
-876
85
Costello, Catherine
Ireland
9½-14½
-237
86
Charles, Leslie
Trinidad and Tobago
9½-14½
-603
87
Blom, Roger
Australia
9-15
215
88
Metivier, Edward
Trinidad and Tobago
9-15
-164
89
Kane, Alistair
Australia
9-15
-353
90
Goh, Eugene
Singapore
9-15
-498
91
Sandu, Dan Laurentiu
Romania
9-15
-2008
92
Nanavati, Jim
Canada
8-16
6
93
Fasuba, Johnson
Seychelles
8-16
-491
94
Wanniarachchi, Lakshan
Sri Lanka
8-16
-519
95
Michel, Antonin
France
8-16
-951
96
Silva, Dhanpala
Seychelles
8-16
-1187
97
Saliba, Mario
Malta
7-17
-868
98
Caba, Catalin-Eugen
Romania
3-21
-2991



Best-of-Five Finals
WSC 1999 Finalists, Mark Nyman and Joel Wapnick

Game 1
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Scoresheet Summary:
Joel Wapnick
vs.
Mark Nyman
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
Turn
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
ACEHLPT
CHAPLET
8C
86
86
1
DNOOORU
HONOUR
D8
18
18
EHIORRZ
ZONER
10B
36
122
2
AAADEIO
AIA
9F
14
32
EHIIKRT
TIKI
10H
21
143
3
ADEEOQU
QUARE
13A
28
60
EFHILRT
FILTHIER
K5
106
249
4
ADEEMOS
SEADROME
12G
74
134
??AELRW
WARbLEs
O6
85
334
5
AAIINWY
WAY
L3
26
160
CEEIRSV
SCRIEVE
14E
78
412
6
AIINNOS
INSOMNIA
M8
72
232
BNOTTUV
VATU
15L
33
445
7
ABDGGMP
GAMB
2K
28
260
BEFNOTX
BOX
11C
46
491
8
DDDGNPU
Exch DDGNP

0
260
EFJNOTY
JOY
N5
27
518
9
EEILRTU
WEIL
3L
26
286
EFGNOPT
PELF
O1
49
567
10
DEINRTU
ID
H14
0
295
DGGNNOT
DUNG
B12
12
579
11
DEINRTU
DENTURIFY
5D
82
377





12
DEINRTU
Lost challenge

-82
295
GNOOST
ONE
N10
13
592
13
DEINRTU
RETUNDIFY
5D
82
377





14
DEINRTU
Lost challenge

-82
294
GOST
GIS
6J
19
611
15
DEINRTU
DUNITE
I1
13
308
OT
TOD
1G
12
623
16
R
(R)

-1


(R)

1
624
17




307

Game 2
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Scoresheet Summary:
Mark Nyman
vs.
Joel Wapnick
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
Turn
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
FAUNAHE
FAUNA
8d
24
24
1
AEIOUUT
Exch. AIOUU

0
0
HEDRDLK
KHUD
f6
22
46
2
EIGRTYX
YEX
i7
34
34
DRELLNS
DELLS
10b
27
73
3
IGMRSTT
MERIT
c9
20
54
?NDROSE
INDORSEd
12c
68
141
4
EEIOGST
EGOTISED
b3
66
120
ONLOAPL
NOPAL
a1
34
175
5
AEIUGTT
TUG
a7
26
146
LORITMZ
MILTZ
13i
46
221
6
AEIOBTV
OBVIATE
j1
75
221
ROFIEPS
FIREPOTS
l7
78
299
7
QWER?IN
Exch. QW

0
221
DOAUVRC
VAUDOO
1e
30
329
8
OWEINR?
WINgOVER
3e
65
286
CRBTRGW
BAWR
5i
18
347
9
AAAEONY
AA
c3
18
304
GRTCHAC
RICHT
8k
30
377
10
AEEIONY
AYE
b13
14
318
CAGUINE
EUGENIC
15b
36
413
11
EEIONJQ
JEE
10j
26
344
AI
RIA
11c
17
430
12
 EIONQ

-14
330

(EIONQ)

14
444
13





Game 3
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Scoresheet Summary:
Joel Wapnick
vs.
Mark Nyman
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
Turn
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
AELLOYZ
ZOEAL
8d
48
48
1
IYMDAAJ
JAY
7e
37
37
DFLMNPY
Exch. FLMYP

0
48
2
AMDIUAT
ZAMIA
d8
32
69
OOUNNDX
NOX
c9
27
75
3
UDTVPRR
Exch. PVUDR

0
69
EDONTTU
OXID
11b
24
99
4
TROTAOE
TOMATO
10b
19
88
EUNSTTV
VEST
13b
31
130
5
REOIOAD
DOJO
e5
24
112
EUNNRTV
Exch. NUVT

0
130
6
OAREIUA
URAO
d3
13
125
EIOBNRT
BORNITE
11g
72
202
7
AEILPRO
EPILATOR
l6
72
197
BGHRSSY
BRUSHY
3b
36
238
8
TCIEUIR
OURIE
h11
18
215
EIGGLNS
GINGLES
m2
79
317
9
TICKSNI
KINETICS
15e
65
280
?UCFQNE
QUIEt
14f
69
386
10
PAEEHEA
PHAGE
2j
34
314
?CDFMNV
COOM
6c
25
411
11
AEETIWD
WISED
8k
27
341
?FDGLNV
DANG
10k
15
426
12
ATIEFWR
FA
2a
18
359
?EIUFLV
FLU
1h
22
448
13
EEINRTW
WINTERED
o1
101
460





14
EEINRTW
Lost Challenge

-101
359
?EIV
VINEs
4k
14
462
15






(EEINRTW)

10
472
16
EEINRTW
(EEINRTW)

-10
349

(-0:30)

-10
462
17
EEINRTW
(-0:30)

-10
339

Game 4
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Scoresheet Summary:
Mark Nyman
vs.
Joel Wapnick
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
Turn
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
EEINNOU
ENNUI
8h
12
12
1
?IIORSV
ISOgRIV
m7
78
78
OEYECHI
HONEY
j6
27
39
2
IOUFNRR
FUROUR
k7
30
108





3
IOUFNRR
Lost Challenge

-30
78
ECICEMD
MICE
k3
21
60
4
IOUFNRR
FOUR
i10
16
94
?ECDIAZ
lAICIZED
4g
90
150
5
IULNSTR
NURL
h12
20
114
EVPRIKG
RIVAGE
h1
30
180
6
EIFLSST
STIFLERS
14b
84
198
PKPNAEH
KHAN
15a
46
226
7
AAAALTW
TALA
2j
15
213
PEPUAOE
PEA
3m
23
249
8
AAEIODW
WAIDE
13a
39
252
PUOEEMA
PEA
1m
23
272
9
AAODRLT
DURAL
13g
13
265
MUOEGEB
EMBOGUE
9b
68
340
10
AOBRSTT
TABORETS
b4
68
333
NTWJOQI
JO
a7
42
382
11
EODGTXY
DEOXY
c2
50
383
QIWNTON
QI
b1
28
410
12
GRT
GIRT
12l
12
395

(WNTON)

8
402
13
WNTON
(WNTON)

8
403

Finals Recap:
Game 1: Wapnick 624 - Nyman 307
Game 2: Nyman 444 - Wapnick 330
Game 3: Wapnick 462 - Nyman 339
Game 4: Wapnick 403 - Nyman 402

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