2014 European Open Scrabble Championship: May 22–25, Malta

May 22–25, 2014

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Commentary: Round 17

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Words spotted while photographing boards this round:

AEQUORIN n a protein secreted by jellyfish (did Nicky Huitson (Eng) play this for a second time this week?).

THEOCON n a conservative who believes that religion should play a major role in forming and implementing public policy.

THROEING: present participle of THROE v to suffer throes.

First game in is Theresa Brousson (MLT) 500-356 vs. Alfred Xuereb (MLT). Brousson is still provisionally in second place, but now Howard Warner (NZL) needs to win his game to stay in first.

Warner does end up winning, 505-316 vs. Marion Loewenstein (ISR), so he retains the lead by a game, 16-1 +2204 to Brousson's 15-2 +2469, with Gipson +1937.

Round 17 Auto-Commentary

High Win: Howard Warner (NZL) 505-316 vs. Marion Loewenstein (ISR). Low Win: Graham Bonham (Eng) 366-356 vs. Josephine Mayo (MLT). High Loss: Mihai Pantis (ROM) 428-438 vs. Janet Bonham (Eng). Low Loss: Pawlu Frendo (MLT) 311-435 vs. Chris Lipe (USA).

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