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From: "John J. Chew III"
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 00:52:23 -0400 Subject: MWMST Speed Scrabble results As indicated at http://tournament.torontoscrabbleclub.com/200309/speed.html we had seven players in our Speed Scrabble event, and they played a double round robin and king-of-the-hill in three hours. Congratulations to Matt Graham, who lost only one game to clinch first place after fourteen rounds, and also to Sinnadurai Vijayakumar and Lynda Wise, who tied for second place after the KOTH. Special thanks to Craig Rowland for volunteering as scorekeeper and demonstrator. And thank you too to Bernard, Libero, Glenn and Ember for proving that the best thing to do after seven tough day games at a Scrabble tournament is to play fifteen quick speed games in the evening! Here are the complete results: Rank Seed Name (online) Wins OldR NewR Chng 1 1 Matt Graham 13.0 1941 1967 +26 2 4 Sinna Vijayakumar 10.0 1729 1754 +25 2 6 Lynda Wise 10.0 1525 1652 +127 4 2 Bernard Gotlieb 9.0 1846 1822 -24 5 3 Libero Paolella 8.0 1827 1791 -36 6 5 Glenn Mosher 6.0 1673 1634 -39 7 7 Ember Nelson 3.0 1446 1426 -20 1 Matt Graham B-- B-- W07 W07 W03 W03 W06 W06 L02 W02 W05 W05 W04 W04 GIB 2 Sinna Vijayakumar W07 W07 W03 L03 W06 W06 B-- B-- W01 L01 L04 W04 L05 W05 L03 3 Lynda Wise L05 W05 L02 W02 L01 L01 W04 W04 W07 L07 B-- B-- W06 W06 W02 4 Bernard Gotlieb W06 W06 B-- B-- W07 W07 L03 L03 W05 L05 W02 L02 L01 L01 W05 5 Libero Paolella W03 L03 W06 L06 B-- B-- W07 W07 L04 W04 L01 L01 W02 L02 L04 6 Glenn Mosher L04 L04 L05 W05 L02 L02 L01 L01 B-- B-- W07 W07 L03 L03 W07 7 Ember Nelson L02 L02 L01 L01 L04 L04 L05 L05 L03 W03 L06 L06 B-- B-- L06 Each pair played each other back-to-back in consecutive rounds. Players played on three-minute clocks with one minute of overtime allowed at a one point per second penalty (see rules page for details). Each participant was required to sit out one round and join Craig and myself as scorekeepers, with accurate determination of winner enjoined on pain of losing their scorekeeper's bye win. With a scorekeeper at each game, players were not required to calculate or announce scores, but could concentrate on just getting the tiles to the board as quickly as possible. John -- John J. Chew, III * email@example.com * +1 416 876 7675 Director, Toronto SCRABBLE(R) Club (National SCRABBLE(R) Association Club #3) http://www.torontoscrabbleclub.com