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

May 22–25, 2014

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Commentary: Round 21

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Round 21 Auto-Commentary

Howard Warner (NZL) remains in the lead, 20-1 +3035, on an 18-game winning streak. Theresa Brousson (MLT) is 1 game behind at 19-2 +3278, on a 15-game winning streak, steady at #2. Helen Gipson (Sco) is +2163, on a 7-game winning streak, steady at #3. Cecil Muscat (MLT) is 4 games behind the leader at 16-5 +1643, steady at #4. Simon Gillam (Sco) is +1432, on a 10-game winning streak, steady at #5.

High Win: Theresa Brousson (MLT) 562-379 vs. Kate Sweetlove (Eng). Low Win: Helen Gipson (Sco) 383-378 vs. Nicky Vella-Laurenti (MLT). High Loss: Pawlu Frendo (MLT) 446-467 vs. Nuala O'Rourke (NIr). Low Loss: Janet Bonham (Eng) 241-479 vs. Howard Warner (NZL).

This round's mini photo theme: closed positions that look unlikely to cover the board.

Josephine Mayo (MLT) comes close to beating Chris Lipe (USA), who places an E at 13O to try to block bingoes through the P at 8O, but ends up giving her three extra points for sPINELESS. Lipe wins 419-386.

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