2017 Malta International Scrabble Open: Main Event

April 29 - May 1, 2017

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Commentary: Round 1

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Division B Round 1 Auto-Commentary

Kevin Pirotta (MLT) takes the lead, 1-0 +170. Josephine Mayo (MLT) is +152. Pauline Cilia (MLT) is +140. Rose Kingdom (Eng) is +117. Brid Ni Bhriain (IRL) is +93. Shakir Reshamwala (KWT) is +92. Mario Camilleri (MLT) is +71. Eileen Meghen (IRL) is +65. Paul Steadman (Eng) is +63. Dominic Borg (MLT) is +47.

In Class B: Kevin Pirotta (MLT) is in the lead, 1-0 +170. Pauline Cilia (MLT) is +140. Rose Kingdom (Eng) is +117. Paul Steadman (Eng) is +63. Miriam Erez (ISR) is +17. Fifi Lefebvre (ISR) is 1 game behind at 0-1 -10. Anne Hough (AUS) is -11.

High Win: Pauline Cilia (MLT) 480-340 vs. Mary Doyle (IRL). Low Win: George Newman (Eng) 359-349 vs. Fifi Lefebvre (ISR). High Loss: Anne Hough (AUS) 400-411 vs. Moira Fenech (MLT). Low Loss: Albert Zammit (MLT) 287-457 vs. Kevin Pirotta (MLT).

Division A Round 1 Auto-Commentary

David Webb (Eng) claims the lead, 1-0 +231. Rafal Dominiczak (POL) is +211. Stefan Rau (USA) is +161. Piotr Andronowski (Sco) is +160. Evan Berofsky (CAN) is +142. Theresa Brousson (MLT) is +119. Terry Kang Rau (USA) is +118. David Delicata (MLT) is +111. Elisabeth Jardine (Eng) is +84. Karen Richards (AUS) is +74.

In Class B: Elisabeth Jardine (Eng) is in the lead, 1-0 +84. Karen Richards (AUS) is +74. Ruth MacInerney (Eng) is +5. Cecil Muscat (MLT) is +1. Debbe Hossy (ZAF) is 1 game behind at 0-1 -58. Jim Wilkie (Sco) is -70. Phil Kelly (Eng) is -84.

High Win: David Webb (Eng) 583-352 vs. Kunihiko Kuroda (JPN). Low Win: Cecil Muscat (MLT) 332-331 vs. Nicky Vella-Laurenti (MLT). High Loss: Charles Micallef (MLT) 417-419 vs. Bob Violett (Eng). Low Loss: Maria Scicluna (MLT) 262-473 vs. Rafal Dominiczak (POL).

We begin 12 minutes late, after some last-minute roster changes, with exactly 30 players in each of two divisions. Thank you to Maria Scicluna (MLT), for being willing to play in either division in order to make them even.

At Board 1 this round are first-time MISO competitor Evan Berofsky (CAN) and Angele Andrews (MLT), who in 1984 founded the Malta Scrabble Club with co-foundress Catherine Patiniott. See game video.

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