2016 Malta International Scrabble Open: One-Day

April 29, 2016

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Commentary: Round 5

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Division B Round 5 Auto-Commentary

Anna Borg (MLT) remains in the lead, 5-0 +412, on a 5-game winning streak. Dominic Borg (MLT) is +295, on a 5-game winning streak, remaining steady at #2. Betty Eriksen (NZL) is 1 game behind at 4-1 +329, on a 4-game winning streak, #3 up from #6. Paul Steadman (Eng) is +208, on a 4-game winning streak, #4 improving from #8. Albert Zammit (MLT) is +47, #5 sliding from #3. Mary Doyle (IRL) is 2 games behind the leader at 3-2 +429, #6 falling from #4. Sammy Mangion (MLT) is +205, #7 leaping up from #13. Kunihiko Kuroda (JPN) is +190, #8 rising from #10. Peter Thorpe (Eng) is +166, #9 improving from #12. Marlene Calleja (MLT) is +80, #10 leaping up from #15.

In Class B: Betty Eriksen (NZL) is the lead, 4-1 +329, on a 4-game winning streak. Peter Thorpe (Eng) is 1 game behind at 3-2 +166, #9 up from #12. Marlene Calleja (MLT) is +80, #10 rising from #15. Bryan Priest (Eng) is +65, #11 improving from #14. Carmen Stafrace (MLT) is +55, #12 down from #5. Reno Zammit (MLT) is -273, #14 jumping down from #9. Moses Azzopardi (MLT) is 2 games behind the leader at 2-3 -176, #19 improving from #22.

High Win: Peter Thorpe (Eng) 499-406 vs. Pauline Cilia (MLT). Low Win: Mary Morgan (IRL) 367-347 vs. Paula Docherty (IRL). High Loss: Albert Zammit (MLT) 426-443 vs. Dominic Borg (MLT). Low Loss: Brid Ni Bhriain (IRL) 269-408 vs. Sammy Mangion (MLT).

Division A Round 5 Auto-Commentary

Leslie Charles (TTO) stays in the lead for the 3rd consecutive round, 5-0 +722, on a 5-game winning streak. Simon Gillam (Sco) is +487, on a 5-game winning streak, remaining steady at #2. David Delicata (MLT) is 1 game behind at 4-1 +379, #3 up from #5. Jayne Mackenzie (NIr) is +141, on a 3-game winning streak, #4 improving from #7. Rafal Dominiczak (POL) is 2 games behind the leader at 3-2 +309, #5 down from #3. Bob Violett (Eng) is +251, #6 dropping from #4. Mario Saliba (MLT) is +93, #7 down from #6. Nicky Huitson (Eng) is +80, #8 up from #13. Nicky Vella-Laurenti (MLT) is +32, #9 improving from #11. Moira Fenech (MLT) is +13, remaining steady at #10.

In Class B: Mario Saliba (MLT) is the lead, 3-2 +93. Nicky Huitson (Eng) is +80, #8 jumping up from #13. Moira Fenech (MLT) is +13, steady at #10. Paul Richards (AUS) is 1 game behind at 2-3 -34, on a 3-game losing streak, #14 down from #12. Kevin Synnott (Eng) is -124, #15 up from #19. John Barker (AUS) is -144, #17 climbing from #18.

High Win: Jayne Mackenzie (NIr) 518-438 vs. Mario Saliba (MLT). Low Win: John Barker (AUS) 374-357 vs. Carol Johnsen (AUS). High Loss: Mario Saliba (MLT) 438-518 vs. Jayne Mackenzie (NIr). Low Loss: Angela Pearse (AUS) 292-500 vs. Nicky Huitson (Eng).

New tournament rule, courtesy of the developers of Microsoft Windows and Collins Zyzzyva: when you want to challenge words played, you must first complete a dialogue discussing whether or not you would like to activate Windows before you enter the number of words played and the words themselves. Either player may perform the new first step.

Service was reportedly a little slow at the hotel cafe, with some concerned players running downstairs shortly before play resumed to report that they had been waiting close to half an hour and not yet been served their food. All but three players were however ready to play by six minutes after the start time; thank you for your cooperation.

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