Singapore Open Scrabble Championship

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Singapore Open Scrabble Championship
Tournament information
Sport Scrabble
Location Singapore
Established 1998
Format 15–17 rounds
Current champion
Nigel Richards

The Singapore Open Scrabble Championship is an international Scrabble tournament held each year in Singapore, established in 1998. The field of players is considerably large and it is not an invitational event. World Scrabble champion Nigel Richards has the most Singapore Open wins, with eleven between 2000 and 2014.

Champions[edit]

The winner of the championship's inaugural edition was Michael Tang in 1998. The player with the most Singapore Open victories is New Zealander Nigel Richards, who has won eleven times between 2000 and 2014. No other person has won the tournament more than once. The Singapore Open was cancelled in 2013 and 2015 due to a lack of venue.[1] The 17th Singapore Open Scrabble Championship is slated for 12 and 13 November 2016, at Hwa Chong Institution.[2]

Year Champion Country Venue Wins/Total number of games Cumulative
spread
Runner(s)-up
2016 Nigel Richards (12)  New Zealand Hwa Chong Institution 11/16 1071 Singapore Hubert Wee
2014 Nigel Richards (11)  New Zealand *SCAPE 12/16 1272 Australia Alastair Richards
2012 Nigel Richards (10)  New Zealand West Coast Community Club 14/16 1840 Malaysia Aaron Chong
2011 Aaron Chong  Malaysia Thomson Community Club 11/16 1246 Singapore Hubert Wee
2010 Nigel Richards (9)  New Zealand Thomson Community Club 14/17 2190 Singapore Cheah Siu Hean
2009 Nigel Richards (8)  New Zealand Sengkang Community Club 12/16 978 Singapore Hubert Wee
2008 Nigel Richards (7)  New Zealand Anchorvale Community Club 14/16 1196 Singapore Hubert Wee
2007 Nigel Richards (6)  New Zealand Teck Ghee Community Club 11/16 833 Singapore Shim Yen Nee
2006 Tony Sim  Singapore Teck Ghee Community Club 12/16 670 Philippines Marlon Prudencio
2005 Andy Kurnia  Singapore Teck Ghee Community Club 12/16 749 Singapore Hubert Wee
2004 Nigel Richards (5)  New Zealand Nanyang Community Club 12/16 962 Singapore Cheah Siu Hean
2003 Nigel Richards (4)  New Zealand Jurong Green Community Club 12.5/16 1181 Singapore Ricky Purnomo
2002 Nigel Richards (3)  New Zealand Jurong Green Community Club 12/16 782 Singapore Tony Sim
2001 Nigel Richards (2)  New Zealand Hong Kah East Community Club 12/16 1021 Singapore Quek Sim Ho
2000 Nigel Richards (1)  New Zealand Hong Kah East Community Club 14/16 2118 Nigeria Femi Awowade
1999 Ganesh Asirvatham  Malaysia Hong Kah East Community Club 12/15 1053 Malaysia Tengku Asri
1998 Michael Tang  Singapore Hong Kah East Community Club 12/16 472 Philippines Ador Ruiz

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archives". Scrabble Association Singapore. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "17th Singapore Open Scrabble Championship". Scrabble Association Singapore. Retrieved 28 August 2016.