What is Scrabble?

Scrabble is essentially a word game which can be played by 2-4 players at a given time on a board which comprises a grid of squares in a 15 X 15 format. The squares are assigned different scoring attributes. There are 100 tiles to draw from and players must draw 7 tiles initially and maintain the same number on their racks till they are exhausted. Each tile has a point value attached to it. If all 7 tiles are used in a word an additional 50 points is added to the players score. The goal is to win by scoring more than your opponent. Scrabble is now increasingly played competitively across several countries on the globe and in several languages.

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Here is a very useful scrabble scoring/tile tracking sheet from one of my colleagues Shankar in the Bangalore Scrabble Club. I often strugg...

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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018

A fantastic one day tournament was organized by the family of the late Mrs Shantha Viswanathan, an avid scrabbler, with two divisions a rated and an unrated one, on Sunday May 6. Mrs Viswanathan's blessings were with us on this day and it transpired into an amazing tournament with Yash winning the rated tournament, Eeshan in second, yours truly in third, Nalini in fourth and Lennie in fifth. Here are some game boards from the day's action:

Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 1

Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 2

Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 3

Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 4

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Shantha Viswanathan Memorial Scrabble Tournament 2018 - 12

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Bangalore Scrabble Club - Activities

Loads of stuff happening at the Bangalore Scrabble Club off late. Before I get into it the two major upcoming events:

1) The Shantha Vishwanathan memorial tournament - May 6
This has become an annual feature thanks to the family of the late Mrs Shantha Viswanathan who was an avid scrabbler and had a passion for the game. The tournament over the years has helped several aspiring players in Bangalore to take up the game.
2) A 3 day rated tournament to be announced later - This will be our first major national tournament and we hope to make this a regular feature going forward.

As far as the activities go, the league is in full swing and here are some game boards from regular league play:
bangalore scrabble league 1bangalore scrabble league 2bangalore scrabble league 3bangalore scrabble league 4bangalore scrabble league 5.bangalore scrabble league 6bangalore scrabble league 7bangalore scrabble league 8

We also completed a 2 day rated tournament that Eeshan won, followed by Leny and Yash. Here are some game boards from the fun filled tourney and Eeshan's 11 game streak:

bangalore scrabble tournament 1

bangalore scrabble tournament 2

bangalore scrabble tournament 3

bangalore scrabble tournament 4

bangalore scrabble tournament 5

bangalore scrabble tournament 6

bangalore scrabble tournament 7
We also had a 1 day tourney that Nalini won. With the tournament calendar heating up now lots of scrabble to look forward to in the upcoming months. Follow us by liking our Facebook page.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The Bangalore Scrabble Club has New Office Bearers

The Bangalore Scrabble club has constituted a 5 member working committee to oversee its affairs. The newly elected members who were elected unopposed are:

 Shankar Prasad - President 

Vidya Goggi - Secretary

Chris Immison - Treasurer

Sushanto Bhattachaya - Member Technical Support

Shubha S. - Member Operations

Bangalore Scrabble Club 2018


The agenda is as follows:
  1. Conducting local league games, local one day tournaments and zonal/ national level          tournaments
  2. Continuing to host the international tournament
  3. Providing training and promoting scrabble across Bangalore
  4. Developing the scrabble skills of its members
  5. Developing a technical team to master TSH / rating software and other relevant technical skills required for hosting tournaments and promoting the game.
  6. Increasing membership of the club with regular meetings covering all of the above

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Bangalore Scrabble Club One Day Tournament

The Bangalore Scrabble club conducted a one day tournament last Sunday. There were 18 participants. Dipankar ran out the winner, Yash in second and Mohsin third. Here are some game boards:
Bangalore scrabble tournament 1

Bangalore scrabble tournament 2


Bangalore scrabble tournament 3

Bangalore scrabble tournament 4

Bangalore scrabble tournament 5

Bangalore scrabble tournament 6

Bangalore scrabble tournament 7

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Bangalore scrabble tournament 13

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Bangalore scrabble tournament 15

Bangalore scrabble tournament 16

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Here are the top 5:

Rank
Player
Win-Loss
Spread
1
Dipankar
6-2
508
2
Yash
6-2
333
3
Mohsin
6-2
219
4
Rajveer
5-3
849
5
Nalini
5-3
152

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Bangalore Scrabble Club League Tournament 2017

The 2017 edition of the Bangalore Scrabble Club League Tournament 2017 has concluded. Yash has won it. Here are some game boards:

Bangalore Scrabble 2017 game 1

Bangalore Scrabble 2017 game 2

Bangalore Scrabble 2017 game 3



Bangalore Scrabble 2017 game 4

Bangalore Scrabble 2017 game 5

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Bangalore Scrabble 2017 game 7

Bangalore Scrabble 2017 game 8


Bangalore Scrabble 2017 game 9

Bangalore Scrabble 2017 game 10

Bangalore Scrabble 2017 game 11

Bangalore Scrabble 2017 game 12

Bangalore Scrabble 2017 game 13

Bangalore Scrabble 2017 game 14

Bangalore Scrabble 2017 game 15

The top 5 are as follows :

1) Yash - 13-5, 808
2) Saraswathi - 13-5, 512
3) Hemanth - 12-6, 725
4) Mohsin - 12-6, 596
5) Sanjoy - 11-7, 547

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Different Words Same Meaning

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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