2015 Malta International Scrabble Open: Main Event

May 2–4, 2015

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Commentary: Round 26

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Division A Round 26 Auto-Commentary

David Webb (Eng) remains in the lead for the 9th consecutive round, 21-5 +1969. Austin Shin (Eng) is 1 game behind at 20-6 +1968, hovering at #2 for 9 rounds. Theresa Brousson (MLT) is 4 games behind the leader at 17-9 +948, hovering at #3 for 18 rounds. David Delicata (MLT) is +108, #4 improving from #5.

In Class B: Charles Micallef (MLT) is the lead for the 3rd consecutive round, 15-11 +683. Naomi Landau (ISR) is 1 game behind at 14-12 +107, on a 4-game winning streak, #8 rising from #9. Jayne Mackenzie (NIr) is -154, steady at #10. Nicky Vella-Laurenti (MLT) is 2 games behind the leader at 13-13 +211, remaining steady at #12.

High Win: David Delicata (MLT) 501-394 vs. Simon Gillam (Sco). Low Win: Cecil Muscat (MLT) 382-351 vs. Mario Saliba (MLT). High Loss: David Webb (Eng) 457-473 vs. Austin Shin (Eng). Low Loss: Pauline Russell (IRL) 315-470 vs. Nicky Vella-Laurenti (MLT).

"I feel so happy with that game, I want you to update my profile photo." - unnamed player.

"It's taken the great Ray Tate 26 games to achieve a negative cumulative spread in this tournament." - another unnamed player.

Emergency repairing of six top players in Division B - congratulations to Moira Fenech (MLT) on being gibsonized in the division with two rounds to go!

Division B Round 26 Auto-Commentary

Moira Fenech (MLT) stays in the lead for the 13th consecutive round, 21-5 +1579, on a 5-game winning streak. Mario Seychell (MLT) is 4 games behind at 17-9 +1480, still at #2 for 7 rounds. Brid Ni Bhriain (IRL) is +840, remaining steady at #3 for 4 rounds. Dominic Borg (MLT) is +215, on a 3-game winning streak, steady at #4. Pauline Cilia (MLT) is 5 games behind the leader at 16-10 +370, #5 climbing from #6.

In Class B: Pauline Cilia (MLT) is the lead, 16-10 +370. Marlene Calleja (MLT) is 1 game behind at 15-11 +671, #7 sliding from #5. Joe Caruana (MLT) is 2 games behind the leader at 14-12 +953, on a 4-game winning streak, #12 climbing from #14. Philip Turner (Eng) is +273, #15 down from #11. Hannah Kingston (IRL) is -64, hovering at #16. Linda Marguy (ISR) is -168, still at #17 for 3 rounds.

High Win: Nancy Alroy (ISR) 548-150 vs. Okey Okoro (NGA). Low Win: Peter Carr (Eng) 340-315 vs. Philip Turner (Eng). High Loss: Mario Seychell (MLT) 417-445 vs. Moira Fenech (MLT). Low Loss: Okey Okoro (NGA) 150-548 vs. Nancy Alroy (ISR).

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