Monday, November 21, 2005

2005 World SCRABBLE® Championship

Contents:
  • WSC 2005 Details
  • Complete Results
  • Finals Game 1
  • Finals Game 2
  • Finals Game 3
WSC 2005 Details:
Venue: Marriott Regent's Park Hotel, London, England
Dates:  Nov. 16-20, 2005
No. of Players: 102
Dictionary: SOWPODS
Challenge Rule: 5-pt. Penalty
Winner: Adam Logan
Runner-UpPakorn Nemitrmansuk
Top Prize: $15,000
Format: The tournament format was 24 rounds using the Swiss pairing system for all players, followed by best-of-five finals between the top two players.

Complete Results: 
(Standing after 24 rounds preliminary)
1
Logan, Adam
Canada
20-4
1613
2
Nemitrmansuk, Pakorn
Thailand
18-6
678
3
Fernando, Naween 
Australia
17-7
741
4
Asirvatham, Ganesh
Malaysia
16-8
690
5
Williams, Gareth
Wales
16-8
664
6
Cleary, Paul Stephen
Australia
16-8
643
7
Boys, David
Canada
16-8
612
8
Wiegand, David
United States
16-8
599
9
Owolabi, Lukeman
Nigeria
15-9
832
10
Cheah, Siu Hean
Singapore
15-9
776
11
Eldar, David
Australia
15-9
672
12
Allan, Paul
Scotland
15-9
591
13
Saldanha, Dean
Canada
15-9
414
14
O'Laughlin, John
United States
15-9
367
15
Quao, Michael Arthur
Ghana
14½-9½
725
16
Sujjayakorn, Panupol
World Champion
14½-9½
422
17
Lamabadusuriya, Harshan
England
14-10
1209
18
Warner, Howard
New Zealand
14-10
894
19
Sherman, Joel
United States
14-10
847
20
Kirk, Terry
England
14-10
770
21
Fisher, Andrew
Australia
14-10
724
22
Placca, Chrys
Ghana
14-10
437
23
Rivera, Oscar T.
Philippines
14-10
254
24
Martin, Edward
England
14-10
210
25
Adamson, Tim
United States
14-10
166
26
Bhandarkar, Akshay
India
14-10
127
27
Phiphatboonserm, Manop
Thailand
14-10
-553
28
Armstrong, Peter
United States
14-10
-815
29
Gipson, Helen
England
13-11
736
30
Polatnick, Steve
United States
13-11
492
31
Ball, Nick
England
13-11
407
32
Hahn, Albert
Canada
13-11
405
33
Wapnick, Joel
Canada
13-11
395
34
Luebkemann, John
United States
13-11
392
35
Brousson, Theresa
Malta
13-11
349
36
Awowade, Femi
England
13-11
332
37
Hirai, Keiichiro
Japan
13-11
330
38
Odom, Lisa
United States
13-11
272
39
Delia, Jojo
Malta
13-11
260
40
Ananga, Yawo Takyi
Ghana
13-11
183
41
Appleby, Phil
England
13-11
167
42
Carter, Gerald
Thailand
12½-11½
249
43
Smitheram, Brett
England
12½-11½
117
44
Davis, Andrew
England
12-12
808
45
Byers, Russell
England
12-12
469
46
Mallick, Joey
United States
12-12
361
47
Richards, Nigel
New Zealand
12-12
294
48
Tabasa, John Edward
Philippines
12-12
289
49
Lerman, Jerry
United States
12-12
246
50
Hoekstra, Ron
Canada
12-12
200
51
Kenas, Mark
United States
12-12
196
52
Nyman, Mark
England
12-12
193
53
Poder, David
United States
12-12
60
54
Goh, Jiang Pern
Singapore
12-12
-159
55
Talosig, Rogelio
New Zealand
12-12
-376
56
Ul-Haq, Assad
Qatar
12-12
-386
57
Litunya, Patrick
Kenya
12-12
-452
58
Kaufman, Zev
Canada
12-12
-507
59
Grant, Jeff
New Zealand
11½-12½
-553
60
Katz-Brown, Jason
United States
11-13
663
61
Kramer, Jim
United States
11-13
318
62
Finley, Peter
England
11-13
257
63
Charles, Leslie
Trinidad and Tobago
11-13
179
64
Oduwole, Olatunde
Nigeria
11-13
136
65
Capuno, Leonardo
United Arab Emirates
11-13
132
66
Khoshnaw, Karl
Kurdistan-Iraq
11-13
-9
67
Lobo, Ralph
Oman
11-13
-27
68
Kurnia, Andy
Singapore
11-13
-48
69
Hersom, Randy
United States
11-13
-367
70
Rodrigues, Sherwin
India
11-13
-487
71
Kalumba, Paul Yandisha
Zambia
11-13
-667
72
Early, Dylan
South Africa
11-13
-813
73
Ikolo, Anthony
Nigeria
11-13
-981
74
Yeo, Kien Hung
Malaysia
10½-13½
95
75
Simmons, Allan
Scotland
10-14
416
76
Jabbar, Abdul
Pakistan
10-14
221
77
Sayavesa, Navapadol
Thailand
10-14
48
78
Sinton, Peter
New Zealand
10-14
-208
79
Amalean, Shaila
Sri Lanka
10-14
-518
80
Wanniarachchi, Lakshan
Sri Lanka
10-14
-532
81
Cohen, Evan
Israel
10-14
-615
82
Prabhu, Cecil Fernandes
Oman
10-14
-623
83
Khan, Rashid Ateeq
Pakistan
10-14
-625
84
Fomum, Samuel Tanee
Cameroon
10-14
-665
85
Green, Neil
Wales
10-14
-698
86
Buddhdev, Anand
Netherlands
10-14
-1399
87
Hovelmeier, Trevor Mark
South Africa
9½-14½
581
88
Bwire, Matayo
Kenya
9-15
65
89
Raychbart, Paloma
Israel
9-15
-398
90
McDonnell, Brendan
Ireland
9-15
-556
91
Filio, Ben
Bahrain
9-15
-806
92
Amarasinghe, Samitha
Sri Lanka
9-15
-900
93
Bohbot, Herve
France
9-15
-901
94
Ntege, Chris
Uganda
9-15
-1115
95
Ahmad, Adeeb
Bahrain
9-15
-1187
96
Zbikowski, Mateusz
Poland
9-15
-1652
97
Tanveer, Rohaina
Kuwait
8½-15½
-1061
98
Anthonius, Ferdy
Indonesia
8-16
-402
99
Esmail, Mushtak
Tanzania
8-16
-791
100
Sandu, Dan Laurentiu
Romania
6-18
-1413
101
Kuroda, Kunihiko
Japan
6-18
-1844
102
Bjorkman, Marten
Sweden
5-19
-1806

Best-of-Five Finals: 
WSC 2005 Finalists, Adam Logan and Pakorn Nemitrmansuk

Game 1
Adam won the first game 524-409. Pakorn bingoed EDACIOUS, GRINDER and VALETiNG while Adam could only manage one (STATURE) until he ended the game with a rare triple-triple TWISTIeR, which clinched it for him as Pakorn ran out of time.
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Scoresheet Summary:
Adam Logan
vs.
Pakorn Nemitrmansuk
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
Turn
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
AADEHLO
HOAED
8d
26
26
1
CEIILOO
LOOIE
9c
19
19
ABEFHLN
FAH
7g
30
56
2
AACIIPS
PIA
10b
19
38
ABCEELN
CABLE
6h
26
82
3
ACDIOSU
EDACIOUS
l6
74
112
EJNNOOR
JO
k11
38
120
4
EEEINNR
EEN
5g
16
128
DEFNNOR
FONDER
m3
39
159
5
DEGINRR
GRINDER
11c
79
207
EGNNPSY
SYN
12c
41
200
6
ELMNTVY
MARVY
8k
39
246
EGNPRTU
REPUGN
h10
36
236
7
?AEGLNT
VALETiNG
n8
76
322
AERSTTU
STATURE
4a
68
304
8
EEOVWXZ
ZEX
3g
59
381
?AIKMTT
MAIK
l1
43
347
9
EIOOUVW
VOGUE
14f
19
400
?IQTTTW
QAT
c3
24
371
10
ABEILOW
MEOW
1l
27
427
?IIRTTW
TWISTIeR
a1
140
511
11
ABIILS
(ISBALI)

-8
419

(challenge)

5
516
12






(ISBALI)

8
524
13

(time)

-10
409



Game 2
Adam won the second game 520-316 with bingoes RIBANDS, GNaRRED, CLOGGER and ELODEAS while Pakorn managed CATTAILS and VAUNTIER, and lost points on letters and time once again.
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Scoresheet Summary:
Pakorn Nemitrmansuk
vs.
Adam Logan
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
Turn
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
?AOOTUY
YOU
8g
12
12
1
ADDRSTW
DAWT
9f
24
24
?AAOTTZ
AZO
10i
35
47
2
ABDINRS
RIBANDS
l6
89
113
?AACITT
CATTAIlS
12e
60
107
3
?DEHNPR
PH
7g
30
143
IIORRTU
TIRO
h12
12
119
4
?DEGNRR
GNaRRED
m1
77
220
INRTUVV
GUV
1m
21
140
5
EFFIINN
NIFFER
4h
26
246
IJNNRTV
JINN
h1
33
173
6
AEEEINX
XENIA
n6
60
306
AENRTUV
VAUNTIER
2c
65
238
7
CEEGGLO
CLOGGER
14b
30
336
ABMOPWY
YOMP
o8
54
292
8
ADEELOS
ELODEAS
5b
78
414
ABEIQSW
AW
15c
20
312
9
EEILMSU
ELEMIS
10b
26
440
BEILQRS
LOR
d4
6
318
10
EEHIOTU
HIRE
6b
33
473
BEIOQST
BOIl
k9
20
338
11
EKOTU
KO
1d
24
497
EOQST
TO
11d
20
358
12
ETU
UTE
9a
9
506
EQS
(QES)

-12
346
13






(time)

-30
316
14

(QES)

12
520



Game 3
Adam won the third game 465-426 to clinch the title. Bingoes from Adam were AURATES, REcOINED, ANCOnES and from Pakorn were TEAMING and BIRSLED.
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Scoresheet Summary:
Adam Logan
vs.
Pakorn Nemitrmansuk
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
Turn
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
AEIIPRU
EURIPI
8h
22
22
1
ACGILUW
WAG
7g
20
20
AAERSTU
AURATES
f1
69
91
2
CILTUYY
ACUITY
1f
33
53
?DEENOR
REcOINED
k4
82
173
3
AGJLLMY
JELLY
10j
39
92
EFNNOST
FEN
e4
23
196
4
AEGIMNT
TEAMING
2i
85
177
NOPSSTV
PIVOTS
m1
22
218
5
DEIMOVZ
OGIVE
o1
39
216
?ACENOS
ANCOnES
d6
75
293
6
BDEMOOZ
ZOBO
c9
53
269
AAADNQT
QANAT
b6
52
345
7
DEEGMRX
GEM
e11
27
296
AADDOOT
TANA
9i
25
370
8
DEELRSX
EX
g3
26
322
DDENOOR
DO
a7
18
388
9
BDEILRS
BIRSLED
14b
81
403
DEHNORR




10
FHIILUW
(challenge)

5
408
DEHNORR
HORNED
15g
50
438
11
FHIILUW
HUI
13g
28
436
IKR
IRK
14l
17
455
12






(FWLI)

10
465
13

(FWLI)

-10
426





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