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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Mumbai Motivation

I would like to thank anonymous for their suggestion that maybe I should quit scrabble whilst still at the top. It coincided with the breaking news that the World Scrabble Championship will take place in Mumbai in November. This, along with the weather taking a turn for the worse, has spurred me on to get back to some serious studying.

I have qualified to play as the 'highest rated UK player not automatically selected for one of the home countries' (although this has still to be officially confirmed), as I did not meet the residential requirements for either England or Scotland. I would have qualified for England if we hadn't relocated. I have been told I can choose who I want to represent as the country allocations for 2009 are under review. Maybe I should play under a Berwickshire flag :)

I downloaded the latest version of zyzzyva from http://zyzzyva.net/ just over a week ago, which has been updated with the Collins Scrabble Words lexicon. In the last few days I have been using the cardbox quiz option which appears to be an excellent way of tailoring my study, and I have become quite addicted again.

I have one more tourney planned before the UK switches from Chambers to Collins. Hopefully the new words will still be distinguishable...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't say you were not given good advice. At least eat well, sleep well and stay off the booze, if you want more than a fighting chance in foreign fields.

Henry Yeo said...

well, so far the singaporeans are not playing a lot of the collins word yet eventhough they have digested the book already, i believe.

Anonymous said...

As they have digested the book it should have passed through their system by the start.

Phil Robertshaw said...

Helen - the Zyzzyva update is based on John O'Laughlin's unofficial list, I believe, but it should be guaranteed accurate in the next update.

John Renshaw said...

There is more sewage on this site than in the river Forth.

Hels said...
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Anonymous said...

Have we all missed somthing ?

Anonymous said...

More than an "e" perhaps!

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