World Scrabble Championship 2005

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World Scrabble Championship 2005
16 November 2005 — 20 November 2005
WinnerAdam Logan
Number of players102
LocationLondon, England
SponsorMattel

The World Scrabble Championship 2005 was held in the Marriott Regent's Park Hotel, London, England between 16 November and 20 November. The winner was Adam Logan of Canada.[1]

As in previous years, the tournament began with a 24-round Swiss tournament over three days. The top two players from this phase contested a best-of-five final.

Results[edit]

The preliminary stage involved 102 players over 24 rounds, using the "Chew Pairing" system to select the draw for each round.

Adam Logan beat Pakorn Nemitrmansuk of Thailand 3-0 in the final. Notably, Nemitrmansuk was also the runner-up finalist at WSC 2003.

Adam won the first game 524-409.[2] Pakorn bingoed EDACIOUS, GRINDER and VALETiNG while Adam could only manage one (STATURE) until he ended the game with a rare triple-triple TWISTIeR, which clinched it for him as Pakorn ran out of time.

Adam won the second game 520-316[3] with bingoes RIBANDS, GNaRRED, CLOGGER and ELODEAS while Pakorn managed CATTAILS and VAUNTIER, and lost points on letters and time once again.

Adam won the third game 465-426[4] to clinch the title. Bingoes from Adam were AURATES, REcOINED, ANCOnES and from Pakorn were TEAMING and BIRSLED.

This was the fourth time in eight events that a Canadian had won, including one year in which a Canadian played for the United States.

Complete results[edit]

Position Name Country Win-Loss Spread Prize (USD)[1]
1 Logan, Adam Canada 20-4 +1613 15,000
2 Nemitrmansuk, Pakorn Thailand 18-6 +678 6,000
3 Fernando, Naween Tharanga Australia 17-7 +741 3,000
4 Asirvatham, Ganesh Malaysia 16-8 +690 2,000
5 Williams, Gareth Wales 16-8 +664 1,000
6 Cleary, Paul Stephen Australia 16-8 +643 900
7 Boys, David Canada 16-8 +612 800
8 Wiegand, David United States 16-8 +599 700
9 Owolabi, Lukeman Nigeria 15-9 +832 600
10 Cheah, Siu Hean Singapore 15-9 +776 500
11 David Eldar Australia 15-9 +672
12 Allan, Paul Scotland 15-9 +591
13 Saldanha, Dean Canada 15-9 +414
14 O'Laughlin, John United States 15-9 +367
15 Quao, Michael Arthur Ghana 14½-9½ +725
16 Sujjayakorn, Panupol World Champion 14½-9½ +422
17 Lamabadusuriya, Harshan England 14-10 +1209
18 Warner, Howard New Zealand 14-10 +894
19 Sherman, Joel United States 14-10 +847
20 Kirk, Terry England 14-10 +770
21 Fisher, Andrew Australia 14-10 +724
22 Placca, Chrys Ghana 14-10 +437
23 Rivera, Oscar T. Philippines 14-10 +254
24 Martin, Edward England 14-10 +210
25 Adamson, Tim United States 14-10 +166
26 Bhandarkar, Akshay India 14-10 +127
27 Phiphatboonserm, Manop Thailand 14-10 -553
28 Armstrong, Peter United States 14-10 -815
29 Gipson, Helen England 13-11 +736
30 Polatnick, Steve United States 13-11 +492
31 Ball, Nick England 13-11 +407
32 Hahn, Albert Canada 13-11 +405
33 Wapnick, Joel Canada 13-11 +395
34 Luebkemann, John United States 13-11 +392
35 Brousson, Theresa Malta 13-11 +349
36 Awowade, Femi England 13-11 +332
37 Hirai, Keiichiro Japan 13-11 +330
38 Odom, Lisa United States 13-11 +272
39 Delia, Jojo Malta 13-11 +260
40 Ananga, Yawo Takyi Ghana 13-11 +183
41 Appleby, Phil England 13-11 +167
42 Carter, Gerald Thailand 12½-11½ +249
43 Smitheram, Brett England 12½-11½ +117
44 Davis, Andrew England 12-12 +808
45 Byers, Russell England 12-12 +469
46 Mallick, Joey United States 12-12 +361
47 Richards, Nigel New Zealand 12-12 +294
48 Tabasa, John Edward Philippines 12-12 +289
49 Lerman, Jerry United States 12-12 +246
50 Hoekstra, Ron Canada 12-12 +200
51 Kenas, Mark United States 12-12 +196
52 Nyman, Mark England 12-12 +193
53 Poder, David United States 12-12 +60
54 Goh, Jiang Pern Singapore 12-12 -159
55 Talosig, Rogelio New Zealand 12-12 -376
56 Ul-Haq, Assad Qatar 12-12 -386
57 Litunya, Patrick Kenya 12-12 -452
58 Kaufman, Zev Canada 12-12 -507
59 Grant, Jeff New Zealand 11½-12½ -553
60 Katz-Brown, Jason United States 11-13 +663
61 Kramer, Jim United States 11-13 +318
62 Finley, Peter England 11-13 +257
63 Charles, Leslie Trinidad and Tobago 11-13 +179
64 Oduwole, Olatunde Nigeria 11-13 +136
65 Capuno, Leonardo United Arab Emirates 11-13 +132
66 Khoshnaw, Karl Kurdistan-Iraq 11-13 -9
67 Lobo, Ralph Oman 11-13 -27
68 Kurnia, Andy Singapore 11-13 -48
69 Hersom, Randy United States 11-13 -367
70 Rodrigues, Sherwin India 11-13 -487
71 Kalumba, Paul Yandisha Zambia 11-13 -667
72 Early, Dylan South Africa 11-13 -813
73 Ikolo, Anthony Nigeria 11-13 -981
74 Yeo, Kien Hung Malaysia 10½-13½ +95
75 Simmons, Allan Scotland 10-14 +416
76 Jabbar, Abdul Pakistan 10-14 +221
77 Sayavesa, Navapadol Thailand 10-14 +48
78 Sinton, Peter New Zealand 10-14 -208
79 Amalean, Shaila Sri Lanka 10-14 -518
80 Wanniarachchi, Lakshan Sri Lanka 10-14 -532
81 Cohen, Evan Israel 10-14 -615
82 Prabhu, Cecil Fernandes Oman 10-14 -623
83 Khan, Rashid Ateeq Pakistan 10-14 -625
84 Fomum, Samuel Tanee Cameroon 10-14 -665
85 Green, Neil Wales 10-14 -698
86 Buddhdev, Anand Netherlands 10-14 -1399
87 Hovelmeier, Trevor Mark South Africa 9½-14½ +581
88 Bwire, Matayo Kenya 9-15 +65
89 Raychbart, Paloma Israel 9-15 -398
90 McDonnell, Brendan Ireland 9-15 -556
91 Filio, Ben Bahrain 9-15 -806
92 Amarasinghe, Samitha Sri Lanka 9-15 -900
93 Bohbot, Herve France 9-15 -901
94 Ntege, Chris Uganda 9-15 -1115
95 Ahmad, Adeeb Bahrain 9-15 -1187
96 Zbikowski, Mateusz Poland 9-15 -1652
97 Tanveer, Rohaina Kuwait 8½-15½ -1061
98 Anthonius, Ferdy Indonesia 8-16 -402
99 Esmail, Mushtak Tanzania 8-16 -791
100 Sandu, Dan Laurentiu Romania 6-18 -1413
101 Kuroda, Kunihiko Japan 6-18 -1844
102 Bjorkman, Marten Sweden 5-19 -1806
  • FINALS:
  • Game 1: Adam 524 - Pakorn 409
  • Game 2: Adam 520 - Pakorn 316
  • Game 3: Adam 465 - Pakorn 426

Participants[edit]

Places were allocated by country. The number of places per country was:

Panupol Sujjayakorn qualified automatically as defending World Champion, and so did not count towards Thailand's quota.

References[edit]

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