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Grandeur 8 Mini Report

I must say that after my fortunate win at Bishan Heights last month, I harboured some hopes of qualifying for Causeway Premier Division – it would certainly have been an honour to play in that division, whatever the result. I needed to win this tourney with a high number of wins to have any chance […]

SA News & more

The latest edition of SA News has been rather well-received, a very positive sign for things to come. However, a lot remains before the next edition is ready (I’m hoping mid to end October, but we are lacking some important content at the moment). I’m not entirely sure how having a good publication will eventually […]

More Practick

In a follow-up from this post, I’m relooking the WYSC criteria for this year (the WSC criteria has been changed to what I believe is a more accurate representation of each player’s ability). The most critical part of the rules this time are: 3. has played at least 24 rated games from end of WYSC […]

Some interesting/ puzzling rating gaps in SA

Between players who have played within the last 1 year… 1 GM Wee Ming Hui, Hubert 764 2013 16 May 2010   (Life) 2 GM Purnomo, Ricky 994 1973 7 Mar 2010   Dec 2010 =12 GM Goh Jiang Pern 805 1841 24 Jan 2010   Dec 2010 =12 NM Chua Kim Loong, Victor 658 […]

A roundup of Singapore Scrabble 2009: Masters Division

Note that these lists are compiled with the exclusion of non-SA members. Top rating gainers (Initial 1600 and above)1. Ricky PurnomoStart of year: 1751End of year: 1980 (+229)2. Michael TangStart of year: 1763End of year: 1896 (+133)3. Liew Kian BoonStart of year: 1861End of year: 1943 (+82)4. Shim Yen NeeStart of year: 1778End of year: […]


I’m still not sure if I’ll be allowed to go for the WSC, but anyway this is the (playing) schedule that I have set up for myself irregardless of whether I qualify:– Practice at JGCC/ TPY (TPY unlikely) whenever free (min 4 games), perhaps with 1 week break every 3 weeks– Practice at any other […]

Pre-CSW vs CSW

I am very interested to see what impact the introduction of CSW has on gameplay, so I did a little statistical study a few days ago – posting the results today. I did the study on 15 local players who play rather regularly here – and I excluded all non-members (because it is not easy […]