VICTORIAN SCRABBLE® CHAMPIONSHIPThe Victorian Scrabble Championship takes place over three days, Saturday to Monday (June 9 to 11). There are 24 rounds in all (8, 9 and 7).
On the Monday, other competitors take part in a 6 round event, the Queen's Birthday event.
Follow the results on this web site.
LinksKhwanjai Thammaping has created Facebook albums of photos from the Victorian Championship and the Queen's Birthday tournaments.
Nick Ivanovski has been twittering about the event, with comments, photos and videos.
Marj Miller has much information about everything happening in Scrabble in Victoria on the Scrabble Victoria website.
On the national website www.scrabble.org.au, Edward Okulicz has created archives of tournaments over many years, and in particular, the archive for the 2012 Victorian Championship and the 2012 Queen's Birthday tournament
Round 23The top three each lose in this round!
|Placings in round 23||Opponent in round 23|
|1||Alastair Richards||19||+1746||lost to||Paul Richards||357:415|
|2||Andrew Fisher||17||+1194||lost to||Michael Rubinstein||412:465|
|3||Peter Kougi||16||+887||lost to||Geoff Wright||365:437|
Round 21Peter Kougi plays Norma Fisher (PKOU_NFIS.gcg).
Round 19 of Champ, Round 1 of QB
Round 18 (first round of Monday)The Championship continues, with two dropouts. Meanwhile 52 players start arriving for the Queen's Birthday event.
Photos from Sunday
Round 17A very happy Nick Ivanovski defeats Alastair Richards, who has been surging ahead of the field. We wonder what Alastair's secret weapon is? Perhaps the photo at the right is a clue.
Round 16A very close finish in the game between Joanne Craig and Alastair Richards. Thanks again to Naween annotating. (ARIC_JCRA.gcg).
Round 15Naween Fernando drops by, and uses Barry's iPad to annotate the game between Alastair Richards and Andrew Fisher (ARIC_AFIS.gcg).
Round 14A wild game Alastair Richards versus Peter Kougi, best followed move by move on Quackle (ARIC_PKOU.gcg)
Round 14Andrew Fisher in a rematch with Trevor Halsall. (ARIC_AFIS.gcg).
Round 13This round is effectively King of the Hill, since there is a reset. Players will not be rematched against any opponent they have had from round 13 on.
Alastair Richards defeats Trevor Halsall (ARIC_THAL.gcg)
Joanne Craig gets 176 for KEDGIEST.
Round 11It is inevitable with so many of the Richards family here. Last round Alastair played Paul. This round he plays Karen.
An interesting game between the hare and the tortoise, 'Quick Nick' Ivanovski versus Trevor Halsall (THAL_NIVA.gcg ). The blanks had appeared late in the game and so Trevor went five minutes overtime, but still won.
Round 9The first round for Sunday. And a ripper game between Andrew Fisher and Peter Kougi. 539:515 in Andrew's favour (AFIS_PKOU.gcg)
Round 8A tense endgame Trevor Halsall versus Andrew Fisher. Trevor's outplay was nice and he also had another place to play out.
Round 7Players are enjoying the lovely food that is being put out. As she and Rob York were nibbling at the goodies, Marisa Nuccitelli was excited that she played MOOPING, but had no idea what it meant. It means nibbling!
Round 5Trevor Halsall kept ahead of Alastair Richards (THAL_ARIC.gcg)
Round 4A frustrating game for Michael Rubinstein playing Trevor Halsall (THAL_MRUB.gcg)
and Nick Ivanovski got a personal best high game score of 650 and also claimed the record for highest opening score for 2012, QUEYNIE for 106
Round 2The heavies meet already. Alastair Richards defeats Andrew Fisher. (THAL_ARIC.gcg)
Round 1Ray Alford played JAMBEES for 97, making 8 words in the one turn.
Getting startedA TV crew is here following three players in particular, Jenny Brysha, Lois Binnie and Trevor Halsall. They had earlier filmed them at home preparing for the event, and have been filming them from a distance as they play, and interviewing them between games. There will in due time be a segment of about 25 minutes on the Channel 31 program, Behind The Words.
Past Victorian Champions
|2004||David Eldar||Edward Okulicz||Andrew Fisher|
|2003||Naween Fernando||Andrew Fisher||Trevor Halsall|
|2002||Naween Fernando||Rod Talbot||Geoff Wright|
|2001||Alistair Kane||Rod Talbot||Geoff Wright|
|2000||Roger Blom||Saheed Jimoh||Trevor Halsall|
|1999||Alistair Kane||Geoff Wright||Rod Talbot|
|1998||Bob Jackman||Alistair Kane||Ray Alford|
|1997||Geoff Wright||Roger Blom||Lindsay Van Niekerk|
|1996||Roger Blom||Alistair Kane||John Barker|
|1995||Bob Jackman||Paul Cleary||Jean McGiffen|
|1994||Geoff Wright||Alistair Kane||Roger Blom|
|1993||Roger Blom||Geoff Wright||Gwen Lampre|
|1992||Steve Sunter||Alistair Kane||Audree Clifton|
|1991||Alistair Kane||Pat Worsfield||Linda Findlay|
|1990||Roger Blom||Nick Ivanovski||Geoff Wright|
|1989||Steve Sunter||Nick Ivanovski||Roger Blom|
|1988||Ann Radan||Alistair Kane||Audree Clifton|
|1987||Lena Boyd||Moana Nepia||Roger Blom|
|1986||Dennis Boon||Joan Rosenthal||Marie Knight|
|1985||Lynne Butler||Jean McGiffen||Jack Mack|