Results of the tourney on the 18th

December 25, 2011 by

Apologies for the delay in posting.

Results after game 8

DECEMBER 18, 2011 — PREMIUM

Rank Player Wins Mar
———————————
1 Sanjoy Gupta 6 585
2 Rajveer Rawlin 6 403
3 Ramprasad 6 33
4 Lennie D’Souza 4 368
5 Nupur Sood 4 75
6 Gaurav 4 -156
7 Umita Melwani 4 -212
8 Nalini 4 -340
9 Rex D’Souza 3 89
10 Aubrey Millet 2.5 -261
11 Saraswathi 2.5 -338
12 Chris Imison 2 -246
HIGH GAME: Rajveer Rawlin 558

 

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iGATE International Scrabble Tournament Jan 20-22, 2012 –

November 6, 2011 by
A reminder for registrations and hotel booking for the January 2012 tournament.
Please specify whether you are registering for the Open or the Premier division.
Cheers,
Radhika Mahalingaiah
iGATE International Scrabble Tournament Jan 20-22, 2012
                                       Bangalore.
iGATE Global Solutions, the integrated technology and operations (iTOPS) company and Karnataka State Scrabble Association (KSSA) are proud to announce the 8th consecutive International Scrabble Tournament to be held in iGATE campus in Whitefield, Bangalore  from January 20, 2012 to January 22, 2012.
Special feature: Two divisions and more prizes!
The three-day tournament will have a total prize award of over Rs. 600,000 (about 13,500 USD).
Date: January 20,21and 22, 2012
Venue: iGATE Global Solutions, Whitefield, Bangalore.
 
Accommodation:
 
Ginger Hotel:  Less than a km from the tournament venue, but 10 km away from the city centre. Tariff ranges from Rs.2000 for single AC room and Rs.2790 (exclusive of taxes) double/twin AC room per day. This hotel is close to the venue; about five minutes walk to the venue. Bookings can be made directly – www.gingerhotels.com.
 The Park Residency: Situated in the heart of the city. Tariffs range fromnon A/C - Rs.1300 (single) to Rs. 1700 (double or twin); A/C – Rs.1700 (single) and Rs.2000 (double), inclusive of taxes. Rs.500 for extra bed, 24-hour check-in. Email: theparkresidency@gmail.com. Please mention scrabble tournament while booking, or Contact- rexnd@dataone.com.
Hotel Janardhana: Tariffs for non AC rooms – Rs.730 (single) Rs.980 (three beds). And Rs.80 extra for extra bed.
 Pranam Hotel: – Close to the City Railway Station. Tariff ranges from Rs.450 to Rs.900 (non-AC and AC rooms) per day.
 

Premier Division
1st prize – Rs.2,50,000 (about US $ 5600)
2nd prize – Rs.1,25,000 (about US $ 2800)
3rd prize – Rs.     75,000 (about US $ 1,700)
4th prize – Rs.     25,000
5th prize – Rs.     20,000
Entry fee: Rs.3,000
 
Open Division (Eligibility-WESPA rating 1499 and below)
1st prize – Rs. 45,000 (about US$ 1,000)
2nd prize – Rs. 22,000
3rd prize – Rs. 15,000
and prizes up to the 7th place.
Entry fee Rs.2,000.
*other exciting special pr izes will be announced later. Please note that pr ize money is subject to tax deduction at source as applicable.
Late RegistrationEntries registered after January 1, 2012, will have to pay an extra amount of Rs 500.
 
Format: A minimum of 26 games of 50 minutes each will be played over three days. Word source will be the latest Collins Scrabble Tournament and Club Word List 2012.
Challenge: 5-point penalty per word, the player does not lose turn.
 
Schedule:
Friday, January 20, 2012
8.30- 9 am- Registration
9.00 am – 9.30 am-Inauguration and draw.
9.30 am – First Game
Nine/ten games to be played during the day.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
9:00 am. Session Starts.
Nine/ten games to be played during the day.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
9:00 am. Session Starts.
Eight games to be played during the day.
5.30 pm prize distribution.
 
Breakfast, lunch and snacks arrangements will be provided on all three days of the tournament. Local conveyance will be arranged for participants to the venue and back (Collective pick up and drop arrangement)
 Entry fee:   The tournament is conducted by KSSA who will collect the entry fee. The association promotes competitive scrabble in Karnataka, and in association with the Scrabble Association of India the rest of the country as well. Entry fee can be paid on the day of the tournament.
Please note: Please remember to get the following details. Winners have to furnish the details as the prize money will be transferred directly to their bank account:
1. Name of the Bank
2.  Account Number
3.  Name of the beneficiary
4. Bank swift code for wire transfer
5. Email address
6. Your postal address

This crazy language – English – Part1

October 5, 2011 by
Read all the way to the end……………..
This took a lot of work to put together!

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture..

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert..

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object.

11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13) They were too close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear..

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

CSW 2012 revised words

September 22, 2011 by
Perhaps suitable for inclusion in a new dictionary!!!!!!!
ADULT:
A person who has stopped growing at both ends
and is now growing in the middle. 


BEAUTY PARLOR:

A place where women curl up and dye. 


CHICKEN:

The only animal you eat before its born and after its dead. 


COMMITTEE:

A body that works to keep minutes of hours wasted. 


DUST:

Mud with the juice squeezed out. 


EGOTIST:

Someone who is usually ‘me-deep’ in conversation. 


HANDKERCHIEF:

Cold Storage. 


INFLATION:

Reducing the size of money without damaging the paper.
 

MOSQUITO:

An insect that makes you realize flies are better. 


RAISIN:

A sunburnt grape. 


SECRET:

Something you tell to one person at a time. 


SKELETON:

A bunch of bones with the person scraped off!

TOOTHACHE:

The pain that drives you to extraction. 


TOMORROW:

One of the greatest labor saving devices of today. 


YAWN:

An honest opinion expressed openly. 

WRINKLES:
Something other people have,
Similar to my character lines.
CORRUPTION:
An omnipresent deadly virus !

Scrabble workshop to improve your scrabble skill

August 19, 2011 by

Scrabble Workshop “Playing Professional Scrabble”

 

For: Adults

 

Dates: 22 August to 26 August 2011

 

Time: 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm (all 5 days)

 

At: B3/503, White House Apartments, RT Nagar 2nd Block,Bangalore

 

Conducted by: Satish Srinivasan

 About Satish Srinivasan (resident of B3/503, White House):

  • a professional Scrabble player
  • participated in 20 National and International Scrabble tournaments
  • conducted many Scrabble workshops for adults and children
  • member of the Bangalore Scrabble Club
  • life member of the Scrabble Association of India

Fee: Rs 750/= per head (after a discount of Rs 500)

Contact 9845038485 for queries/registration

iGATE International Scrabble Tournament Jan 20-22, 2012

August 9, 2011 by

   iGATE International Scrabble Tournament Jan 20-22, 2012

                                       Bangalore.

 

 

iGATE Global Solutions, the integrated technology and operations (iTOPS) company and Karnataka State Scrabble Association (KSSA) are proud to announce the 8th consecutive International Scrabble Tournament to be held in iGATE campus in Whitefield, Bangalore  from January 20, 2012 to January 22, 2012.

Special feature: Two divisions and more prizes!

 

The three-day tournament will have a total prize award of over Rs. 600,000 (about 13,500 USD).

Date: January 20,21and 22, 2012

Venue: iGATE Global Solutions, Whitefield, Bangalore.

 

Premier Division

1st prize – Rs.2,50,000 (about US $ 5600)

2nd prize – Rs.1,25,000 (about US $ 2800)

3rd prize – Rs.     75,000 (about US $ 1,700)

4th prize – Rs.     25,000

5th prize – Rs.     20,000

Entry fee: Rs.3,000

 

Open Division (Eligibility-WESPA rating 1499 and below)

1st prize – Rs. 45,000 (about US$ 1,000)

2nd prize – Rs. 22,000

3rd prize – Rs. 15,000

and prizes up to the 7th place.

Entry fee Rs.2,000.

Late RegistrationEntries registered after January 1, 2012, will have to pay an extra amount of Rs 500.

 

*other exciting special pr izes will be announced later. Please note that pr ize money is subject to tax deduction at source as applicable.

Format: A minimum of 26 games of 50 minutes each will be played over three days. Word source will be the latest Collins Scrabble Tournament and Club Word List 2011.

Challenge: 5-point penalty per word, the player does not lose turn.

 

Schedule:

Friday, January 20, 2012

8.30- 9 am- Registration

9.00 am – 9.30 am-Inauguration and draw.
9.30 am – First Game
Nine/ten games to be played during the day.

Saturday, January 21, 2012
9:00 am. Session Starts.
Nine/ten games to be played during the day.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
9:00 am. Session Starts.
Eight games to be played during the day.

 

5.30 pm prize distribution.

 

 

Breakfast, lunch and snacks arrangements will be provided on all three days of the tournament. Local conveyance will be arranged for participants to the venue and back (Collective pick up and drop arrangement)

 

Entry fee:   The tournament is conducted by KSSA who will collect the entry fee. The association promotes competitive scrabble in Karnataka, and in association with the Scrabble Association of India the rest of the country as well. Entry fee can be paid on the day of the tournament.

Please note: Please remember to get the following details. Winners have to furnish the details as the prize money will be transferred directly to their bank account:

1. Name of the Bank

2.  Account Number

3.  Name of the beneficiary

4. Bank swift code for wire transfer

5. Email address

6. Your postal address

Scrabble tiles – Replacements

July 10, 2011 by

Hi everyone,

We have some excess tiles of the Mattel scrabble set type.

These will be useful to those who have such sets with worn out letters.

I can send these to Pune with our Bangalore players.

Pls let me know your requirements either as a comment to this post or by e-mail. Pls mention the alphabet n nos. reqd.

Pls also note we do not hv full sets so might be able to provide only some tiles.

This offer is on a  first come first served basis.

 

Rex

iGATE 2012

July 6, 2011 by

Hi everybody,

This is just insider info. to facilitate making travel arrangements.

Official announcement with details will follow later.

The dates are 20, 21, 22nd Jan 2012 i.e.Friday, Saturday n Sunday.

There will also be 2 divisions.

 

Rex

 

recent n current tournaments

July 2, 2011 by

Hi everyone,

The Gulf tournament recently concluded and outstanding amongst familiar faces were Irfan, Marie Fernandes  and Mangala Bhandarkar who were placed 4th, 9th and 10th resp. Congrats.

Irfan and Marie will represent their countries at the WSC this year.

With this, Cecil and Marie should certainly qualify as the ideal scrabble couple. Cecil played at the last WSC and this year it is Marie’s turn.

The Sri Lankan tournament is on at the moment and Mohan, Lennie, Douglas and Radhika are participating ( names are in the order i expect them to finish in. Any other takes?).

All results are updated promptly and are available at http://www.srilankascrabble.org.

New words with meanings

June 21, 2011 by
Hi everybody,
The foll. was submitted by Akku Pahlajani, an occasional scrabble player.
The Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding,subtracting, or changing one letter, and create a new definition.

Here are the winners:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

2. Ignoranus : A person who’s both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxicaton : Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with..

4. Reintarnation : Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows 
little sign of breaking down in the near future.

6. Foreploy : Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

7. Giraffiti : Vandalism spray-painted very, very high

8. Sarchasm : The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it.

9. Inoculatte : To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Osteopornosis : A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. Karmageddon : It’s like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and 
it’s like, a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido : All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you’re eating.

The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to 
supply alternate meanings for common words.

And the winners were:

1. Coffee, n. The person upon whom one coughs.

2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.

3. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. Esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent.

6. Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.

7. Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.

9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle, n. A humorous question in an exam.

12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian (a monotheistic, religion movement amongst Christians in Jamaica) proctologist.


14. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

15. Circumvent, n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.