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Friday, 12 January 2018

Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 2018 Day 2

First the standings after day two from the Scrabble association of India:

RankWon-LostSpreadPlayerLast Game
115–3+1108Nigel Richards (A1)2W:435-395:A2
214–4+505Hubert Wee (A7)1W:516-312:A17
312–6+1014Sherwin Rodrigues (A6)2W:479-353:A16
412–6+844Mark Nyman (A2)1L:395-435:A1
512–6+235Tony Sim (A17)2L:312-516:A7
612–6+179Marlon Prudencio (A19)1W:429-354:A10
711–7+658Goutham Jayaraman (A8)1W:482-329:A26
810½–7½−112Jayaska Baranage (A16)1L:353-479:A6
910–8+806Akkarapol Kwansak (A9)1W:536-386:A4
1010–8+582Udayan Grover (A11)1W:492-413:A18
1110–8+344Jakkrit Klaphajone (A5)1W:473-379:A36
1210–8+208Mohan Chunkath (A14)1L:405-476:A28
1310–8+198Ranganathan Chakravarthy (A10)2L:354-429:A19
1410–8+163Toh Weibin (A3)2W:456-443:A12
1510–8+160Irfan Siddiqui (A12)1L:443-456:A3
1610–8+6Karen Richards (A26)2L:329-482:A8
1710–8−36Janul De Silva (A28)2W:476-405:A14
189–9+744Indunil Amarasinghe (A22)2W:478-386:A38
199–9+413Thacha Koowirat (A4)2L:386-536:A9
209–9+18Jose de Abreu (A18)2L:413-492:A11
219–9−122Sunny Bhatia (A33)2W:515-375:A23
229–9−135Eeshan Malhotra (A36)2L:379-473:A5
238–10+121Sanjoy Gupta (A21)2W:428-382:A13
248–10−43Varisht Hingorani (A15)1W:397-378:A31
258–10−93Carolann Pais (A27)1W:468-358:A24
268–10−268Vraj Jain (A38)1L:386-478:A22
278–10−298Nakul Prabhu (A13)1L:382-428:A21
288–10−416Charles Carneiro (A31)2L:378-397:A15
298–10−630Yannakit Sirisup (A23)1L:375-515:A33
307½–10½−606Rajveer Rawlin (A29)2W:464-399:A25
317–11−66Shaikh Ahmed (A32)2L:353-420:A20
327–11−351Anand Buddhdev (A20)1W:420-353:A32
337–11−472Bhushan Pradhan (A35)2W:418-325:A37
347–11−684Pramit Kamath (A25)1L:399-464:A29
356–12−596Prashanth Seetharam (A24)2L:358-468:A27
366–12−901Suthiraphan Assarat (A30)1W:437-272:A34
374–14−1021Jenny Brysha (A37)1L:325-418:A35
381–17−1456Sanath Hemachandra (A34)2L:272-437:A30

Here are some game boards from day two of the Capgemini international scrabble tournament courtesy the players:
Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 2018 -13

Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 2018 -14

Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 2018 -15

Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 2018 -16

Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 2018 -17

Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 2018 -18

Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 2018 -19

Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 2018 -20

Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 2018 -21

Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 2018 -22

Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 23

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Citolas, Citoles, Cithrens, Citherns, Cithers, Citterns - A Guitar
Waivode, Waiwode, Woiwode, Voivode - An army leader
Cagouls, Cagoules, Kagouls, Kagoules, Kagools - An anorak
Eulachan, Eulachon, Oulachon, Oulakan, Oolakan, Ulikon - A candlefish
Kiester, Keister, Hurdies, Patootie - The Buttocks
Didakei, didakai, Diddicoy, Didicoi, Didicoy - A Tinker
Cabala, Cabbala, Kabala, Kabbala, Kabbalah, Qabala, Qabalah - a Jewish doctrine
Yoghurt, Yaourt, Yogurt, Yoghourt - A type of curd
Narwal, Narwhal, Narwhale - An Arctic aquatic mammal
Lekythus, Lecythus, Lekythos - An ancient oil Jar
Germen, Germain, Germaine, Germin - Something that serves as an origin
Filemot, Philomot, Philamot - A dull brown shade
keblah, Kibla, Kiblah, Qibla - The direction muslims face while praying
Litchi, Lichi, Lychee, Lichee - A fruit
Poursue, Pursue, Persue, Poursew Pursew - To follow
Pummelo, Shaddock, Pompelo - A citrus fruit
Repreeve, Reprive, Repryve - To delay
Baklava, Baklawa, Baclava - A middle eastern desert
Nilgai, Nilgau, Nilghai, Nilghau, Nylghai, Nylghau - a large antelope
Cassina, Cassene, Cassine, Cassena - an evergreen tree
Narghile, Narghily, Nargile, Nargileh, Nargily - a hookah
Dirdam, Dirdum, Durdum - uproar
Shechita, Shehitah, Shehita - krosher killing of animals
Mezuzot, Mezuzoth, Mezuzah, Mezuza - a Jewish scroll

Combo Words of Two Words that are Good Both Ways

Bedrail - Railbed
Dovering - Ringdove
Hangover - Overhang
Turnover - Overturn
Runover - Overrun
Roadside - Sideroad
Outburn - Burnout
Woodworm - Wormwood
Linecut - Cutline
Outpass - Passout
Outspeak - Speakout
Comedown - Downcome
Upclose - Closeup
Outback - Backout
Pinhead - Headpin
Mateship - Shipmate
Cutover - Overcut
Upstart - Startup
Outshoot - Shootout
Overwing - Wingover
Fantail - Tailfan

Common Words with Not so common Anagrams

Tailors - Oralist, Rialtos, Sliotar
Almonds - Dolmans
Mustard - Durmast
Stadium - Dumaist
Romance - Cremona
Cauldron - Crunodal
Acolyte - Cotylae
Cilantro - Contrail
Decagon - Congaed
Ethical - Alethic
Strongly - Strongyl
Ungrazed - Gazunder
Expires - Prexies
Detangle - Danegelt
Teardown - Danewort
Erasions - Sensoria
Innovate - Venation
Inundate - Antidune
Invocate - Conative
Antidote - Tetanoid
Liaises - Silesia
Coalise - Celosia
Isotherm - Moithers
Heroism - Moreish
Sedation - Astonied
Marries - Simarre
Tsunami - Manitus, Santimu
Cheerio - Echoier

Those Handy Pyramid Words!

Pyramid words are words which start at 2 letters but can be extended to 7 letters and beyond. For example take the word loofahs, we start with lo, next we get to loo, followed by loof, loofa, loofah and loofahs. Thus by knowing loofahs we get to know a total of 6 words. Other examples include:
Abasers, Amenders, Amusers, Barbers, Bingers, Chained,
Chiasmal, Daledhs, Divests, Erasers, Fasties, Godsons, Hookahs, Jambees, Jamboks, Kaingas, Kinases, Lapsers, Maliced, Mentors, Nursery, Parkiest, Poleyns, Reeders, Reposes, Singers, Skaters,Tapetis, Teasers, Ureases, and Woosells.

There are some reverse pyramid words too. Take the word drooped for example, we start with ed, then ped, then oped, then ooped, rooped and finally drooped.Other examples include:
Aemules, Afeared, Borates, Cleared, Demures, Escapes, Glaired, Hamates, Lemures, Mananas, Penates, Retapes, Scraped, Testates, Upreach, Vacates, Whooped, Yslaked and Zananas.

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