Paul Gallen wins Festival of Scrabble
Congratulations to dominant champion Paul Gallen and all other prize
winners at the Festival of Scrabble which took place at Bournville this
weekend. Not to be outdone by Lewis Mackay and Brett Smitheram, Paul now
joins the pair on 9 Major victories, suffering only 2 losses across 19
games and accruing a mammoth +2340 spread in the process. Wayne Kelly
finished 2nd, Chris Harrison 3rd with Alan Abela taking the ratings
prize with a +8 performance.
In Division B, Marion Keatings ran out the winner 2 games clear of her
rivals, with just 29 spread points separating Colin Nicol and Marjorie
Struggles in 2nd and 3rd. Lowest rated of all, Aileen Morrison took the
ratings prize with another +8 increase.
Next weekend will see the fifth Major of the year with a strong field
assembled for the Masters. Paul and Lewis will be joined by 3 other
previous champions - Harshan Lamabadusuriya, Paul Allan and David Webb as
well as last year’s surprise runner up Chris Vicary. The standard was
so high this year that 2018 champion Gary Oliver could not even qualify
to defend his title!
Last updated: 15 July 2019