Wednesday, November 14, 2007

2007 World SCRABBLE® Championship











Contents:
  • WSC 2007 Details
  • Complete Results
  • Finals Game 1
  • Finals Game 2
  • Finals Game 3

WSC 2007 Details:
Venue: Taj President Hotel, Mumbai, India
Dates: Nov. 9-12, 2007
No. of Players: 104
Dictionary: CSW07
Challenge Rule: 5-Point Penalty
Winner: Nigel Richards
Runner-Up: Ganesh Asirvatham
Top Prize: $ 15,000.00
Format:
The tournament began with a 24-round Swiss tournament, whose top two players contested a best-of-five final.

Complete Results:
(Standing after 24 rounds)
1
Richards, Nigel
New Zealand
19-5
1594
2
Asirvatham, Ganesh
Malaysia
18-6
2501
3
Jighere, Wellington
Nigeria
18-6
1635
4
Wapnick, Joel
Canada
17-7
1075
5
Bhandarkar, Akshay
United Arab Emirates
16-8
1056
6
Litunya, Patrick
Kenya
16-8
845
7
Wee, Ming Hui Hubert
Singapore
16-8
824
8
Adamson, Tim
United States
16-8
-363
9
Umujose, Emmanuel
Nigeria
15-9
983
10
Oyekunle, Lanre
South Africa
15-9
907
11
Eldar, David
World Youth Champion
15-9
      578
12
Ong, Suanne
Malaysia
15-9
503
13
Okulicz, Edward
Australia
15-9
263
14
Sukhumrattanaporn, Charnwit
Thailand
15-9
-103
15
Gipson, Helen
England
14½-9½
376
16
Fisher, Andrew
Australia
14-10
1154
17
Boys, David
Canada
14-10
682
18
Panyasophonlert, Komol
Thailand
14-10
542
19
Williams, Gareth
Wales
14-10
419
20
Sulaiman, Mohammad
Pakistan
14-10
414
21
Thevenot, Geoff
United States
14-10
407
22
Warner, Howard
New Zealand
14-10
365
23
Webb, David
England
14-10
266
24
Kramer, Jim
United States
14-10
198
25
Logan, Adam
World Champion
14-10
140
26
Brousson, Theresa
Malta
14-10
-124
27
Rio, Odette Carmina
Philippines
13½-10½
506
28
O'Laughlin, John
United States
13-11
1050
29
Kantimathi, Sam
United States
13-11
850
30
Gongolo, Michael
Kenya
13-11
516
31
Fernando, Naween Tharanga
Australia
13-11
     371
32
Benedict, Nathan
United States
13-11
333
33
Cheah, Siu Hean
Singapore
13-11
322
34
Hovelmeier, Trevor Mark
South Africa
13-11
272
35
Chakrabarti, Amit
United States
13-11
207
36
Tamas, Adrian
Romania
13-11
96
37
Hoekstra, Ron
Canada
13-11
76
38
Carter, Gerald
Thailand
13-11
75
39
Robertshaw, Phil
England
13-11
5
40
Simmons, Allan
Scotland
13-11
-4
41
Lobo, Ralph
Oman
13-11
-80
42
Allan, Paul
Scotland
13-11
-363
43
Appleby, Phil
England
13-11
-538
44
Katz-Brown, Jason
United States
12-12
692
45
Dennis, Di
England
12-12
534
46
Kirk, Terry
England
12-12
251
47
Saldanha, Dean
Canada
12-12
248
48
Hingorani, Varisht
India
12-12
214
49
Baker, Michael
United States
12-12
167
50
Sujjayakorn, Panupol
Thailand
12-12
165
51
Philpotts, Adam
England
12-12
164
52
Berofsky, Evan
Canada
12-12
158
53
Schellenberg, Mark
Canada
12-12
100
54
Martin, Edward
England
12-12
-91
55
Lamabadusuriya, Harshan
England
12-12
    -148
56
Saengsit, Weera
Thailand
12-12
-177
57
May, Christopher
Australia
12-12
-214
58
Iqbal, Wajid
Pakistan
12-12
-285
59
Martus, Teodoro
Philippines
12-12
-337
60
Ali, Mohammed Zafar
Bahrain
12-12
-580
61
Pratt, Daniel
United States
11½-12½
69
62
Manase, Joshua Otieno
Kenya
11-13
507
63
Grant, Jeff
New Zealand
11-13
348
64
Gabriel, Marty
United States
11-13
211
65
Kelly, Wayne
England
11-13
-66
66
Ikekeregor, Dennis
Nigeria
11-13
-149
67
Linn, Robert
United States
11-13
-258
68
Kenas, Mark
United States
11-13
-315
69
Credo, Ronald
Philippines
11-13
-319
70
Chow, Jie Ming Benjamin
Singapore
11-13
-346
71
Jackman, Bob
Australia
11-13
-356
72
Polatnick, Steve
United States
11-13
-452
73
Matsuda, Manabu
Japan
11-13
-975
74
Buddhdev, Anand
Netherlands
11-13
-1035
75
MacNeil, Rod
United States
11-13
-1090
76
Wachira, Francis
Kenya
10½-13½
-417
77
Charles, Leslie
Barbados
10-14
102
78
Rodrigues, Sherwin
India
10-14
11
79
Anthonius, Ferdy
Indonesia
10-14
-260
80
Chunkath, Mohan Verghese
India
10-14
-270
81
Wanniarachchi, Lakshan
Sri Lanka
10-14
-286
82
Delicata, David
Malta
10-14
-306
83
Butler, Lynne
New Zealand
10-14
-322
84
Delia, Jojo
Malta
10-14
-406
85
Kalumba, Paul Yandisha
Zambia
10-14
-443
86
Hemachandra, Sanath
Oman
10-14
-576
87
O'Neill, Shane
Wales
10-14
-950
88
Chakravarthy, Ranganathan
India
9-15
     -8
89
Leah, Tony
Canada
9-15
-376
90
Craig, Joanne
New Zealand
9-15
-445
91
Amarasinghe, Asanka
Sri Lanka
9-15
-468
92
Amarasinghe, Indunil
Sri Lanka
9-15
-531
93
Ajayi, Olajide Ademola
Ireland
9-15
-533
94
Bohbot, Herve
France
9-15
-542
95
Esmail, Mushtak
Tanzania
9-15
-551
96
Jegels, Llewellin
Germany, Federal Republic of
9-15
    -686
97
Collins, Frederick
Guyana
9-15
-786
98
Usakiewicz, Wojciech
Poland
8-16
-844
99
Reshamwala, Shakir
Kuwait
8-16
-883
100
Ntege, Chris
Uganda
8-16
-984
101
Kuroda, Kunihiko
Japan
8-16
-1003
102
Modeste, Anthony
Trinidad and Tobago
8-16
   -1011
103
Nässén, Greger
Sweden
6½-17½
-2347
104
Alban, Loreta
Qatar
5½-18½
-1345

Best-of-Five Finals
Ganesh Asirvatham vs. Nigel Richards at WSC 2007

Game 1
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Game 2
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Game 3
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