Monday, November 30, 2009

2009 World SCRABBLE® Championship

Contents:
  • WSC 2009 Details
  • Complete Results
  • Finals Game 1
  • Finals Game 2
  • Finals Game 3
  • Finals Game 4
  • Video Highlights of the Event
WSC 2009 Details:
Venue: Zon Regency Hotel, Johor Bahru, Malaysia,
Dates: Nov. 26-29, 2009 
No. of Players: 108
Dictionary: CSW07
Challenge Rule: 5-pt. Penalty
Winner: Pakorn Nemitrmansuk
Runner-Up: Nigel Richards
Top Prize: $15,000
Format: The tournament format was 24 rounds for all players, followed by best-of-five finals between the top two players.

Complete Results: 
(Standing after 24 rounds preliminary)
1 Richards, Nigel World Champion 18-6 1854
2 Nemitrmansuk, Pakorn Thailand 18-6 1388
3 Wiegand, David United States 17-7 895
4 Siriwangso, Marut Thailand 16-8 1207
5 Panyasophonlert, Komol Thailand 16-8 1095
6 Boys, David Canada 16-8 876
7 Fernando, Naween Tharanga Australia 16-8 842
8 Beevers, Craig England 16-8 777
9 Wapnick, Joel Canada 15½-8½ 748
10 Gipson, Helen Scotland 15-9 883
11 Jighere, Wellington Nigeria 15-9 658
12 Benedict, Nathan United States 15-9 634
13 Rodrigues, Sherwin India 15-9 624
14 Katz-Brown, Jason United States 15-9 608
15 Fisher, Andrew Australia 15-9 533
16 Ikekeregor, Dennis Nigeria 15-9 301
17 Kennedy, Rik Northern Ireland 15-9 -68
18 Nicholson, Mikki England 14-10 880
19 Nyman, Mark England 14-10 620
20 Mackay, Lewis England 14-10 585
21 Thevenot, Geoff United States 14-10 561
22 Kramer, Jim United States 14-10 473
23 Bowman, Brian United States 14-10 441
24 Saidu, Ayorinde Nigeria 14-10 398
25 Sujjayakorn, Panupol Thailand 14-10 364
26 Scott, Neil Scotland 14-10 200
27 Ball, Nick United States 14-10 160
28 Okulicz, Edward Australia 14-10 33
29 Kenas, Mark United States 14-10 8
30 Brousson, Theresa Malta 13½-10½ 188
31 Limprasert, Pichai Thailand 13½-10½ 72
32 O'Laughlin, John United States 13-11 783
33 Robertshaw, Phil England 13-11 644
34 Lamabadusuriya, Harshan England 13-11 476
35 Grant, Jeff New Zealand 13-11 383
36 Placca, Chrys Ghana 13-11 376
37 Leah, Tony Canada 13-11 361
38 Schellenberg, Mark Canada 13-11 191
39 Rosin, Sam United States 13-11 167
40 Wee, Ming Hui Hubert Singapore 13-11 127
41 Litunya, Patrick Kenya 13-11 73
42 Appleby, Phil England 13-11 -37
43 Cheah, Siu Hean Singapore 13-11 -38
44 Khatri, Waseem Pakistan 13-11 -53
45 Harrison, Martin England 13-11 -431
46 Eldar, David Australia 12½-11½ 315
47 Warner, Howard New Zealand 12½-11½ 191
48 Bhandarkar, Akshay United Arab Emirates 12-12 783
49 Green, Neil Wales 12-12 551
50 Gongolo, Michael Kenya 12-12 384
51 Allan, Paul England 12-12 291
52 Balasingam, Vannitha Malaysia 12-12 268
53 Wanniarachchi, Lakshan Sri Lanka 12-12 210
54 Panitch, Max Canada 12-12 170
55 Mwangi, Willy Kenya 12-12 93
56 Sukhumrattanaporn, Charnwit Thailand 12-12 51
57 Halsall, Trevor Australia 12-12 22
58 Early, Dylan South Africa 12-12 -54
59 Tamas, Adrian Romania 12-12 -86
60 Akonor, Michael Ghana 12-12 -169
61 Siddiqui, Irfan Bahrain 12-12 -171
62 Simmons, Allan Scotland 12-12 -473
63 Amalean, Shaila Sri Lanka 11½-12½ 170
64 Purnomo, Ricky Singapore 11½-12½ -237
65 McMahon, Kevin Ireland 11-13 626
66 Hoekstra, Ron Canada 11-13 377
67 Hovelmeier, Trevor Mark South Africa 11-13 207
68 Okwelogu, Chinedu Nosike Nigeria 11-13 36
69 Kougi, Peter Australia 11-13 -148
70 Yeo, Kien Hung Malaysia 11-13 -262
71 Prudencio, Marlon Singapore 11-13 -282
72 Delicata, David Malta 11-13 -366
73 Golding, Andrew Canada 11-13 -445
74 Gabriel, Marty United States 11-13 -446
75 Thorogood, Blue New Zealand 11-13 -509
76 Parchamento, Roger Philippines 11-13 -617
77 Pantis, Mihai Romania 11-13 -667
78 Linn, Robert United States 11-13 -740
79 Khan, Rashid Ateeq Pakistan 11-13 -830
80 Ikawa, Victor Bahrain 11-13 -836
81 Oyende, Allan Kenya 10-14 307
82 Buddhdev, Anand Netherlands 10-14 -206
83 Charles, Leslie Trinidad and Tobago 10-14 -276
84 Saldanha, Dielle Canada 10-14 -371
85 Bohbot, Herve France 10-14 -404
86 Kantimathi, Sam United States 10-14 -419
87 Craig, Joanne New Zealand 10-14 -440
88 Abordo, Chris Philippines 10-14 -451
89 Anthonius, Ferdy Indonesia 10-14 -637
90 Kang, William Malaysia 10-14 -951
91 Roddis, Marc Sweden 10-14 -1506
92 Mpundu, Patrick Mulemena Zambia 9½-14½ -215
93 Khongthanarat, Charnrit World Youth Champion 9½-14½ -435
94 Idalski, Jason United States 9½-14½ -544
95 Judd, Rodney Pakistan 9½-14½ -557
96 McDonald, Abigail Guyana 9½-14½ -1640
97 Lobo, Ralph United Arab Emirates 9-15 -54
98 Ong, Suanne Malaysia 9-15 -63
99 Tang, Michael Malaysia 9-15 -489
100 Quao, Michael Arthur Ghana 8-16 -304
101 Edwin-Mugisha, Phillip Uganda 8-16 -385
102 Esmail, Mushtak Tanzania 8-16 -829
103 Gonzalez, Ricardo V Saudi Arabia 8-16 -964
104 Tanveer, Rohaina Kuwait 7-17 -1006
105 Pieta, Bartosz Poland 7-17 -1233
106 Geamsakul, Warodom Japan 7-17 -1611
107 Fernandes, Cecil Oman 6-19 -1384
108 Gomes, Anthony Qatar 5-20 -2200

Best-of-Five Finals: 
WSC 2009 Finalists, Pakorn Nemitrmansuk and Nigel Richards

Game 1
The first game was close, Pakorn winning 425-419. Bingos from Pakorn included HOMEWARE, DELEtING and DRENCHING. Bingos from Nigel were STAMINAS and REDEPLOY.
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Scoresheet Summary:
Nigel Richards



vs.
Pakorn Nemitrmansuk



Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
Turn
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
AAANPST
PA
h7
8
8
1
EEHMORW
HOMEWARE
8c
67
67
AAINSST
STAMINAS
e5
90
98
2
ABIIKRR
BIRKS
12a
28
95
BFMOOUV
BOEUF
j6
24
122
3
ACIORTZ
AZOTIC
k10
39
134
CDEMOOV
VOICED
b10
40
162
4
DEEHJNR
DRENCH
15g
48
182
AGMORRT
GROMA
l9
43
205
5
EEEJUUV
JEU
14f
31
213
ADLPRST
LAST
m10
38
243
6
DEEENUV
VENUE
d1
26
239
DELOPRY
REDEPLOY
2c
74
317
7
DEEFIOT
FOETID
1j
41
280
AIIOQSU
QUAIS
k4
51
368
8
?EEGILN
DELEtING
o1
80
360
AILORTY
ADRY
15a
36
404
9
?GINNWX
DRENCHING
15g
48
408
EIILOTT
OLLIE
h1
18
422
10
?ANWX
WAXiNG
o10
24
432
ITT


-3
419
11

(ITT)

3
435





12

(time)

-10
425



Game 2
The second game was a record 670-303 win for Pakorn, during which he had a personal best 5:04 remaining on the clock. Pakorn started with the bingo UNRuLES and continued with OORIEST, EBRIATE and the triple-triple PALUDINE. He also had luck with the Z and Q. Nigel chipped in with bingo REAcTOR.
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Scoresheet Summary:
Pakorn Nemitrmansuk
vs.
Nigel Richards
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
Turn
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
?ELNRSU
UNRuLES
8h
64
64
1
AEHNNNO
NOH
9k
22
22
EEFOSTZ
FEZ
7m
34
98
2
AEEINNR
NAE
7h
11
33
EHOOSTY
HOY
6j
31
129
3
AEEIMNR
AIRMEN
10j
29
62
EIOORST
OORIEST
11e
86
215
4
?AEORRT
REAcTOR
5g
77
139
ABEEIRT
EBRIATE
4c
77
292
5
ACIILVV
VIVE
c1
20
159
DKOQSTU
QUOTE
h1
42
334
6
ACCEIIL
ILIAC
2a
14
173
DDKSSTU
DISK
a1
42
376
7
CEGIIJP
PIG
10f
27
200
DFIPSTU
8
CEGIIJP
Lost Challenge
-27
173
DFIPSTU
FUD
4l
34
410
9
CEGIIJP
PIC
3m
27
200
EIPSTTW
TWIST
2j
34
444
10
AAEGIJO
JAG
10f
57
257
ABENOPY
BOY
12d
31
475
11
AEGGINO
INGO
13a
14
271
ADELNPU
PALUDINE
a8
167
642
12
AEEGMTX
EXAM
b8
36
307
ADEILW
WAILED
6b
24
666
13
EGT
-4
303
(GET)
4
670
14


Game 3
Nigel pulled one back in the third game, 443-394. He had two bingos JINKERS and LICHTED compared to Pakorn's three: REpTANT, STAINED and RAMPAUGE, but Nigel scored more with his (100+ per bingo).
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Scoresheet Summary:
Nigel Richards
vs.
Pakorn Nemitrmansuk
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
Turn
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
GNOORTV
GOV
h7
14
14
1
AALNTUX
TUX
i6
24
24
FNOORTY
YOOF
j7
35
49
2
AAELNRT
LAV
9f
7
31
ADNRSTW
DRAW
10d
19
68
3
AEENRRT
ERN
k10
11
42
HJNNSTY
NTH
l8
16
84
4
AEOORTW
WOO
m7
16
58
BJNRSSY
BYS
k5
24
108
5
?AENRTT
REpTANT
4g
73
131
EIJKNRS
JINKERS
13g
108
216
6
DEEENNO
EON
n7
14
145
CDEHILT
LICHTED
o1
108
324
7
ADEELNS
DIEL
h12
21
166
?AGIPUV
UVAE
14e
24
348
8
ADEEENS
EE
3l
10
176
?EFGIOP
FIDGE
d8
28
376
9
ADEINST
STAINED
o9
81
257
?CIOOPQ
POOF
8a
27
403
10
AEIMPSU
ARUM
l12
22
279
?ACIQRZ
QAT
j2
32
435
11
BEILPRS
BLIPS
15a
38
317
?CIIIRZ
ICIER
h1
21
456
12
AAEGMRU
RAMPAUGE
a5
64
381
EIIZ?
-13
443
13
(EIIZ?)
13
394


Game 4
The fourth game saw Pakorn take the title of World Champion at last, after two runner-up positions, in a high scoring and close game 499-480. It was a bingo-bingo start, with Pakorn getting ADVENES and Nigel GRIFTERS. Nigel had a further FrEEHOLD and BOHEMIAN. Pakorn followed up with GENETRIX on the triple and a game winning BOTANICA and BOWATs.
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Scoresheet Summary:
Pakorn Nemitrmansuk



vs.
Nigel Richards



Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
Turn
Rack
Main Word
Pos.
Score
Total
ADEENSV
ADVENES
8b
80
80
1
EFGIRRT
GRIFTERS
h1
98
98
EIIRRUV
VIRTU
5e
16
96
2
CGIJLOO
JOR
2f
26
124
EEINRTX
GENETRIX
1h
101
197
3
CGIILOZ
TIGLIC
l1
18
142
ELNOQYY
DOYLEY
c8
28
225
4
?AGKOTZ
KAT
b10
40
182
EFHINQS
QI
5k
22
247
5
?EEGHOZ
GEEZ
d12
61
243
AEFHINS
FICHE
6j
34
281
6
?DEEHLO
FrEEHOLD
j6
72
315
AADMNST
MATZA
15a
48
329
7
ABEIMNO
BOHEMIAN
10h
67
382
DNNOPSU
POUNDS
f10
36
365
8
ADIIPSW
SAPID
14j
37
419
AABCNOT
BOTANICA
3c
94
459
9
INORSUW
UNSWORN
o4
47
466
?AORTUW
BOWATs
h10
42
501
10
IL
LEI
k9
12
478
RU


-2
499
11

(RU)

2
480



Video Highlights of the Event:



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