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  • Jul 10 - The Midwinter Tournament
  • Jul 24 - Scrabble in July Tournament
  • Aug 21 - Classic & Annual General Meeting
  • Details on CALENDAR
LATEST NEWS
June 26
This event continued the use of the draw structure trialled at the Victorian Championships for players in both divisions. Welcome back to Christianne McCann and Janet Bau who joined our growing number of players who have taken part in at least one event this year. Congratulations to all winners, noting the interesting tight tussles for the first three places in each division. High Word winners were Carol Johnsen (GLAMOURS - 140) tying with Rob York (DEARNESS - 140) in A Division and Doreen Ivanovski (VIZIERS - 113) in B Division.
Div A - Edward Okulicz(3rd); David Eldar (1st); Trevor Halsall (2nd); and Carol Johnsen (HW)
Div B - Doreen Ivanovski (HW); John Rider (2nd); Glen Chandler (3rd); Oscar Ivanovski (HG); and Janet Bau (1st)
THE 2022 VICTORIAN CHAMPION
What a great weekend of Scrabble that has just concluded. Windy Hill is an excellent venue. Thank you to Barry Harridge for all computerwork), the venue organizers, and those who came to play our flagship event. High Game 607 by Andrew Fisher is shown below and Nat Podesser's High Word was 158 for REMOVING
Congratulations to Anand Bharadwaj for winning his first Victorian Championship title, and to all other prize winners.

Winners: Edward Okulicz (2nd); Andrew Fisher (3rd & HG); Anand Bharadwaj (Champion); Carol Rollmann (Under 1000); Judy Mansfield (Under 1300); & Nat Podesser HW
High Game Board 607 - Andrew Fisher
OUR FIRST IN PERSON ONLINE TOURNAMENT
Go to ONLINE to see full results and ratings.
INTERVIEW WITH A CHAMPION
THE 2022 NATIONALS CHAMPION IS VICTORIAN PETER KOUGI
Close finish with Peter winning 18/24 games with a margin of 1181 to beat Chris May by the margin of 129. High Game was Chris May with 613 and Carol Johnsen scored 212 for BLIZZARD.
Other Victorians' placings (Championship)- Mythili Rudra 12th, Trevor Halsall 14th, Nat Podesser 21st, Heather Long 35th, Carol Johnsen 37th, Lainie Mercieca 39h, Kashi Thiris 46th and John Rider 52nd. And in the Plate - Peter Bauer 11th, Khwanjai Thammaping 14th and Siva Sivapalasundram 17th.
Marlon Prudencio (Phillipines) 6th; Cameron Farlow 5th; Norma Fisher 10th & Rating Band; Andrew Fisher 4th; Carol Johnsen HW; David Eldar 3rd; Peter Kougi 1st; Liz Blanch Ratings Band; Chris May 2nd.
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER LEADERBOARD

  • May Tournament
      Twenty-four players competed in two divisions back at what was a favourite venue. Congratulations particularly to Neil McLean who comes down from Bendigo for placing 1st in B Division (having rejuvenated his interest in tournament play after being "missing" since 2005}. Nat Podesser scored 140 for PARLOURS (HW) (see board below); Doreen Ivanovsi 91 for BOOKEND in Div B; John Rider had high game {530) Div A; and Oliver Podesser 558 in Div B
    Div A - Kris Howat 3rd; Nat Podesser 1st & HW; Geoff Wright 2nd.
    Div B - Neil McLean 1st & HG; Frank Csarics 2nd; Carol Mascitti 3rd; Doreen Ivanovski HW; Oliver Podesser HG
    PARLOURS

  • Post Nationals
      Eighteen competitors took part in this wonderful venue - Moonee Ponds Club on Mt Alexander Rd. Congratulations to Carol Mascitti on winning all 5 games. Norma Fisher score the High Word with JINGOES for 110 and High Game of 597.
    Carol Mascitti (1st C Div)
    Rob York (1st Div A)
    Rob Hutchinson (1st Div B)

  • Bayside 1 Tournament
      Fourteen competitors took part in this wonderful venue - Mordy HQ on Nepean Highway Mordialloc. Congratulations to Dianne Davis on winning all 7 games. Oscar Ivanovski scored the High Word with FLIRTING for 122 and Alan Burn had the High Game with 508.
    Geoff Wright (3rd); Oscar Ivanovski (HW); Alan Burn (2nd & HG); and Dianne Davis (1st)
    Nice Play - DERATIONING
    Mordy HQ view out to sea from the balcony

  • March Tournament
    Returned to the popular Moonee Ponds Club for our first half-day comp in just over 15 months. It was our best-attended event in 2022 and hopefully signals a return to more numbers in coming months! Thank you to everyone in attendance for their support and for the venue for hosting us.
    There were four divisions playing a round robin format - only two players went through undefeated but only one won all their games?? We welcomed back a number of players who had not played in over 12 months; as a result, the second of our three 2022 awards has been activated. In D Division all the players there won 2 games, so it was very tight indeed.
    High Word winners were Div A - Geoff Wright - TUNICATE 102; Div B - Noel Coulter - NEUTRALS 126; Div D - Ann Goodwin - JOINERS 102.
    Div A - Trevor Halsall (1st & HG 507); Norma Fisher (2nd)
    Div B - Shaun Donnellly (1st), Rob Hutchinson (2nd)
    Div C - Cherry Chapman (1st), Neil McLean (2nd)
    Div D - Carol Rollmann (2nd), Faye Leeder (1st)
    A draw at 461 each for Trevor Halsall & Carol Johnsen

  • Ruth Fewings Memorial Tournament

    Twenty players, including four interstaters, had a wonderful weekend in beautiful Bendigo to celebrate the contribution of Ruth Fewings (albeit delayed by two years due to Covid-19). Two divisions played 9 games of Round Robin with game 10 King of the Hill. Congratulations to Edward Okulicz and Rob York for winning their respective divisions. With 9 straight wins Edward has equaled the longest winning streak (14 wins) in 2022. High Game (629) for A Division went to Joanne Craig and B Division won by Shaun Donnelly (529).
    Ruth's son,Father Andrew Fewings (Parish Priest at the St Therese's Primary School venue) opened the tournament. Thanks to Peter Bauer and Heather Long for their work in organising the tournament. And it was a pleasure to welcome back, after 17 years, Neil McLean, also from Bendigo. Neil had organised the last tournament held in Bendigo in 2005.
    Div A - Joanne Craig (2nd & HG), Edward Okulicz (1st), Jane Taylor (3rd), Norma Fisher (HW)
    Div B - Rob York (1st & HW), Paula Messer (2nd), Shaun Donnelly (HG), Noel Coulter (3rd),
    Interstaters - Jane Taylor (SA), Joanne Craig (NSW), Judy Mansfield (SA), Carmel Dodd (SA)
    Div A - HW - 140 LATENING Norma Fisher
    Div B - HW - 176 STORMILY Rob York
    Edward Okulicz - 4 bingos as a starter
    Rob York with a backdrop of Bendigo's roses
  • Scrabble in her sleep?

    Chris Radin models her prize as 2nd placegetter in the 2021 Langwarrin Club Challenge for the year with fellow Club members Peter Attwood and Geoff Gittus approving in the background. Presentations were made this month and the perpetual trophy pictured to the righthand side of Chris was won by Alan Burn.

  • Cancelled Tournaments
    The Victorian Committee is very sorry that it has had to cancel the tournaments which were to be held in February. Unfortunately, COVID-19 events and protocols have forced the need for this. However,  the Ruth Fewings Memorial Tournament will definitely be going ahead on the weekend of 5 and 6 March in Bendigo.  We hope to welcome lots of players back. Details are on the Tournaments page.

  • Nine-Timer scores 221
    Paula Messer scores 221 for QUANTITY down on TINGLES at Balwyn Club on 7 February.