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Bangkok player leads the way after day one of Senior World Scrabble Championship

 

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Our picture features Pattaya resident Graham Buckingham of the UK in action at the World Senior Scrabble Championships in Bangkok yesterday

 

BANGKOK: -- A Bangkok based Scrabble player is leading the way at the World Senior Scrabble Championships being held at Central. Bang Na until Friday.

 

Former international school teacher Gerry Carter representing Thailand is in first place after winning all eight games on day one on Wednesday.

 

The event is for 55 year olds and over and has attracted participants from the UK, United States, India, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and Myanmar.

 

Thursday will see the players play eight more games before four more on Friday when a new senior world champion will be crowned.

 

Gerry made short work of number one seed David Webb of the UK - a former Countdown winner - in game two winning by 488 - 321. He scored a bonus of 50 points for three words in that game - PEONAGE, STEPSON and TOASTER.

 

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Thai representative Gerry Carter's winning game vs David Webb of the UK.

 

 

Against Tony Sim of Singapore he was able to spot and play REWETTED for 89 points and against Pui Cheng Wui of Malaysia slotted down TALLYMEN for 90 points on a double word score.

 

Pattaya resident Graham Buckingham from the UK is currently in seventh place with four wins.

 

Below are the latest standings with number of wins and points difference (between winning and losing scores)

 

1 Gerry Carter Thailand 8 634

2 Tony Sim Singapore 6 805

3 David Webb England 5 512

4 Pui Cheng Wui Malaysia 5 288

5 Sanjoy Gupta India 4 285

6 Karen Richards Australia 4 95

7 Graham Buckingham England 4 -33

8 Ron Baginski Australia 4 -41

9 Tan Jin Chor Malaysia 4 -115

10 Daniel Milton USA 4 -352

11 Sunny Wright Australia 4 -359

12 Olga Visser Australia 3 -259

13 Kay Anderson Australia 1 -673

14 Khin Saw Khine Myanmar 0 -787

 

 
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FritsSikkink    2,939

Senior World Scrabble Championship

14 people playing, are you serious?

 

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MJKT2014    178
4 hours ago, FritsSikkink said:

14 people playing, are you serious?

 

Big event, located at the bottom of the escalators 5th flr Central BangNa?

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elgordo38    9,505
4 hours ago, FritsSikkink said:

Senior World Scrabble Championship

14 people playing, are you serious?

 

I am sure the prize is not as high as it is for The World Championship Of Poker. Its a fun game no monetary prize allowed.

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FritsSikkink    2,939
51 minutes ago, elgordo38 said:

I am sure the prize is not as high as it is for The World Championship Of Poker. Its a fun game no monetary prize allowed.

100 US to enter and they expected the main prize to be 1000 US, so they are actually playing for money

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elgordo38    9,505
1 minute ago, FritsSikkink said:

100 US to enter and they expected the main prize to be 1000 US

World Championship of Poker move over. I thought playing for prize money here is Verboten. 

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Jane Dough    83

Scrabble tournaments in Thailand are always played for money. The government charges 5% tax on winnings. It is not gambling, it is playing a professional sport for money. Albeit not much! 

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FritsSikkink    2,939
14 hours ago, Jane Dough said:

Scrabble tournaments in Thailand are always played for money. The government charges 5% tax on winnings. It is not gambling, it is playing a professional sport for money. Albeit not much! 

For playing a professional sport for money, you need a work permit. 

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arrowsdawdle    1,908

Judging by the photo, they are using the same transliteration dictionary made up by TV that insists on spelling the NE provinces collectively as Isaan, despite the grammatically correct spelling Isan, as displays in Khon Kaen museum demonstrate.

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Jane Dough    83
On 25 November 2016 at 1:15 PM, FritsSikkink said:

For playing a professional sport for money, you need a work permit. 

Just to let you know that you don't need a work permit to play Scrabble

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Jane Dough    83
7 hours ago, arrowsdawdle said:

Judging by the photo, they are using the same transliteration dictionary made up by TV that insists on spelling the NE provinces collectively as Isaan, despite the grammatically correct spelling Isan, as displays in Khon Kaen museum demonstrate.

Scrabble does not use a transliteration dictionary, whatever that is. There is not a transliteration made up by TV. The NE provinces are collectively known as Isan or Isaan. There is no right or wrong way except the Thai spelling. Isaan shows the long vowel and purist may prefer it.

Apart from that your post was largely correct.

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FritsSikkink    2,939
3 hours ago, Jane Dough said:

Just to let you know that you don't need a work permit to play Scrabble

you do when you play a professional sport for money

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