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

May 22–25, 2014

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Commentary: Round 30

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Round 30 Auto-Commentary

Howard Warner (NZL) stays in the lead, 26-4 +3582. Helen Gipson (Sco) is 1 game behind at 25-5 +2690, #2 up from #3. Theresa Brousson (MLT) is 2 games behind the leader at 24-6 +3280, on a 3-game losing streak, #3 slipping from #2.

High Win: Helen Gipson (Sco) 588-405 vs. Theresa Brousson (MLT). Low Win: Marion Loewenstein (ISR) 357-298 vs. Mbeleokpo Mathew Aganaba (NGA). High Loss: Howard Warner (NZL) 409-492 vs. Chris Lipe (USA). Low Loss: Mbeleokpo Mathew Aganaba (NGA) 298-357 vs. Marion Loewenstein (ISR).

At the live board #1, things begin well for spoiler Chris Lipe (USA) against leader Howard Warner (NZL).

  • Through his opening play of HAIKU, Lipe bingoes FREAKOUT (67), and when Warner misses AAILLNR through the F in FREAKOUT, leads 99-48.
  • Warner bingoes on the next turn though, LIBATION through I, and trails 129-122.
  • The players swap WIVEs, Lipe L1 WIVE (28) and Warner 3J WIVE (31), and the score is 157-153 for Lipe after four each.
  • Lipe plays GARDAI (37), then the players trade bingoes: Warner DEIsEAL (74) and Lipe CALAMINT (63). 257-227 to Lipe.
  • Warner's post-bingo draw HNNOVQZ; Lipe's ?CDIMOR. Warner trades NNVQ; Lipe looks for a playable bingo, finds a TWL one and misses ACDILMOR#.
  • Lipe plays a third consecutive bingo, DONENESS as a three tile overlap through an E, leads 399-275.

Nicky Vella-Laurenti (MLT) ends up with all four esses on his rack at one point, has to play them off in an S-dump (SOBS); see photo.

Marion Loewenstein (ISR) is on a two-game winning streak, after a decisive 357-298 win over Mbeleokpo Mathew Aganaba (NGA).

Two rounds left and still three players in contention.

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