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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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Helen Gipson is Malta Open champion


  Helen Gipson, the UK’s strongest female Scrabble player, has claimed victory in the 4 th Malta International Scrabble Open , held between the 13 th and 15 th of May 2011. Playing in a tough open division, the Scot managed to get the better of Evan Cohen, of Israel, who had been leading for much of the tournament but who was beaten twice in the last two rounds by Gipson and therefore had to settle for second. In third place was...

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Theresa Brousson wins European Open


In the first act of this year's scintillating spectacle of competitive Scrabble in Malta, the star was the Malta champion Theresa Brousson who won the 32-round  3rd European Open Scrabble Championship  with 25 wins, ahead of the Nigerian Chinedu Okwelogu, with 23 wins, and Mikki Nicholson from England, with 21 wins.  Jayne Mckenzie, from England, was the best Class B player of the tournament, placing ninth, while Eileen...

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Tetley National Scrabble League 2011


After three months of intense competition, the 27 th  edition of the National Scrabble League, sponsored by Tetley Teas and organised by the Malta Scrabble Club, is now entering its final and most crucial phase.   In Division I, Theresa Brousson is set to claim a record sixth title in a row, thus emulating the five consecutive titles won by David Delicata, who after looking able to challenge Brousson for the title is now...

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