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Club presents donation to Malta Community Chest Fund


Club Secretary Josephine Mayo recently presented a donation of €250 to Her Excellency the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro. This was the fruit of the Club's yearly efforts to raise funds for the charitable causes championed by the Malta Community Chest Fund through the Club's participation in the sport-related funding stream of the L-Istrina Campaign, Solidarjeta' bl-Isports.    This was the...

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A rock & roll start to the Malta National Scrabble Championship 2016


After the first of four months of competition, the Malta National Scrabble Championship has been a tale of mixed fortunes.   In the top division, five-time National Champion David Delicata has got off to a rocky start, but is still leading the standings, with Mario Saliba and Charles Micallef, who still has many games in hand, trailing closely behind.   By contrast, in Division II, defending champion Josephine Mayo...

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A Scrabble a day keeps....


Typically the first day event of the calendar year, the St Paul's Shipwreck One-Day Tournament , on 10 February, is an eagerly anticipated event both by those contesting the ongoing Malta National Scrabble Championship and by those for whom this ODT would be the first chance to play competitive Club Scrabble in the new year.    With ten-time Malta Champion Theresa Brousson (shown in image) expected to be amongst...

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David Delicata completes Autumn title defence


5-time National Champion David Delicata (shown in image) closed the year with honours, crowning himself as the Autumn Champion for the fourth time in a row. To accomplish this feat, the 37-year-old had to overcome some stiff opposition in the best-of-seven final from the fast-improving Moira Fenech, whom Delicata beat by 4 games to 2.   Anna Borg maintained her splendid form to beat the higher-rated Christine Strawbridge by 3 games...

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Moses Azzopardi enters Malta Olympic Hall of Fame


Club member Moses Azzopardi recently entered the Hall of Fame of the Malta Olympic Committee, in recognition of his outstanding sporting achievements in Table Tennis.    This prestigious honour is a clear testimony to Moses' sterling lifelong work to help himself and others reap success against all odds, or, true to his biblical namesake, to lead himself and others out of the exile of vulnerability and misfortune through...

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Malta Scrabble Club unveils 2016 Calendar of Events


The new year promises to be another full and busy period of competitive Scrabble activity. 4 leagues, 8 One-Day Tournaments and 3 International Tournaments are the highlights of the 2016 Calendar of Events just published by the Malta Scrabble Club.    The new year starts off with a bang with the Malta National Scrabble Championship , followed shortly after by another scintillating event, the 9th Malta International Scrabble...

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Moira Fenech claims victory in Kunċizzjoni One-Day Tournament


Moira Fenech's rising star shone more brightly after she sealed victory in the Club's last one-day tournament of the year , held on the day of the feast of the Immaculate Conception within the University Residence, courtesy of Artisan Foods . It was not quite an immaculate victory for Fenech as she dropped a game early on in the 7-round tournament to beat Nicky Vella Laurenti (whom she beat in a direct encounter) to first place thanks to a...

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Malta Scrabble Club participates in Solidarjeta' bl-Isports


Every year, the Malta Scrabble Club practises its commitment to social responsibility by raising funds for the Malta Community Chest Fund through its participation in Solidarjeta' bl-Isports, the sports-related funding stream to the annual national fund-raising L-Istrina Campaign.  The Club's fund-raising effort consists of a raffle, a fund-raising event dubbed ' A Day of Friendly Charitable Competitive Scrabble ', and the...

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Malta represented in World Scrabble Championship


The World Scrabble Championship, now rebranded as the WESPA Championship (WESPAC), is due to start on Wednesday 4th November (see  calendar ) in Perth, Australia.   As the de facto representative of competitive Scrabble in Malta, the Club was entitled to nominate up to three representatives on the basis of set qualification criteria, as per Club Rule for All Leagues and Tournaments 5-IV(a)  and  MNSC 2015...

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Bryan Priest is the Sportsperson of the Year


Bryan Priest was announced as the winner of the Sportsperson of the Year award during the Annual Presentation Dinner 2015. Through this award, the Club aims to promote a spirit of sportsmanship amongst its members. The sportsperson of the year, who is voted for by the Club's registered members, is elected on the basis of three qualities: fair play, graciousness shown after wins or losses, and commitment to improving one's game. Click here...

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