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HOWARD WARNER WINS 6TH EOSC


The 7 th MISO tournament was followed by the 6 th European Open Scrabble Championship, which attracted a field of 28 players, including eight Maltese players and which was played over 32 rounds.   Malta champions Theresa Brousson, as expected, was among the leading players throughout the tournament, and looked likely to challenge seriously for top honours as she spent six rounds – from Round 22 to Round 27 – occupying...

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SCOTS’ CLEAN SWEEP IN 7TH MISO TOURNAMENT


The 7 th edition of the Malta International Scrabble Open (MISO) – held on the 30 th  anniversary of the Malta Scrabble Club – attracted 62 players from 12 countries for a three-day 24-game tournament which saw Scottish players dominate the Elite category and Maltese players excel in the B category.   The tournament was played at the Pergola Hotel in Mellieha for the second year running. Scotland’s...

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THERESA BROUSSON RETAINS SCRABBLE TITLE IN VERY CLOSE FINISH


Theresa Brousson was crowned national Scrabble champion for the ninth time in a row in one of the closest finishes ever on the 30 th anniversary of the Malta Scrabble Club.   Brousson pipped David Delicata, himself a former champion, by a mere two points to make sure of the title. She won 30 out of a total of 40 games  against 29 wins for Delicata, as a result of which they obtained 60 and 58 points respectively.  ...

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Malta represented in the International Teams Tournament in the UK


For the second time, a team of Malta-born players took part in a tournament pitting six Scrabble nations ( England, Ireland, Israel, Malta, Scotland and Wales)  against each other. With each team composed of four players, each player played against all the members of the opposing teams, hence  a total of 20 games. For the event held in Cheadle, near Manchester, England, the Malta team was made up of Theresa Brousson, Cecil...

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Helen Gipson does it again


Fresh from winning the title of 5th European Open Scrabble Champion , the word whiz from Scotland, Helen Gipson, went on barely a week later to claim also the 6th Malta International Scrabble Open . She did so by getting the better of the defending champion, Chinedu Okwelogu, who finished two wins adrift of Gipson to take the runner-up spot, and Chris Lipe who fended off the challenge of a resurgent Theresa Brousson, the local hopeful for the...

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Helen Gipson is the 5th European Open Scrabble Champion


The Scottish queen of words, Helen Gipson, has added yet another crown to her quite impressive tally of competitive titles and honours. Over four days of arduous competition at the Pergola Hotel in Melllieha, Malta, it was Gipson who crossed the finishing line ahead of the rest of the field when she won the 5th European Open Scrabble Championship with 24 wins out of 32 games, beating David Eldar of Australia who finished the tournament with a...

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Mikki Nicholson is 2012 European Open Champion


Mikki Nicholson (on right of photo) emerged as the clear winner of the 4th European Open Scrabble Championship . Nicholson won the 32-round tournament with one game to spare, getting the better of fellow Englishman Craig Beevers and the player from Singapore Siu Hean Cheah who finished second and third respectively. The Maltese flag flew high with Cecil Muscat and Nicky Vella Laurenti taking the Section B ratings prizes for 1st and 2nd respectively...

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Chinedu Okwelogu triumphs in Malta Open


Nigerian player, Chinedu Okwelogu, was the surprise winner of the 5th Malta International Scrabble Open , better known by its gastronomical acronym MISO, held between 18th May and 20th May at the Paradise Bay Hotel in Mellieha. Okwelogu won 17 of the 24 games that were played, just half a win better than runner-up Siu Hean Cheah of Singapore and Evan Cohen of Israel who finished in 2nd and 3rd respectively. The Maltese Charles Micallef claimed...

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Fun fund-raising SCRABBLE event in aid of L-Istrina Campaign 2011


The Malta Scrabble Club, along with other Sports Clubs affiliated to Kunsill Malti ghall-iSport, has been invited to participate in a fund-raising event for this year's l-Istrina Campaign in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund.     The event will take place on Saturday 12th November at the Ta' Xbiex Aquatic Club, along the Ta' Xbiex Coast Road in Ta' Xbiex.     Each participant will...

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Theresa Brousson wins English Open


The local Scrabble community is rejoicing at the news that the Malta’s top competitive Scrabble player, Theresa Brousson, has won this year’s English Scrabble Open, one of the toughest and most prestigious events on the British Scrabble calendar.  Brousson managed the feat against a daunting field of players, which included the former World champion Nigel Richards, considered by many to be the most brilliant Scrabble player...

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