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A Question of Conversion: From TWL to Collins

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A donation initiative was founded recently to raise money for the Collins Division prize fund of the National Scrabble Championship (NSC). The goal was to collect $ 1,000 for it and thereby convince players to switch from the Tournament World List (TWL) to the Collins list. We will look at what is behind the initiative and what it has achieved up to now.

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Catalin Caba: “Once They’ve Been Infected With The ‘Words Microbe’, Scrabble Gains Future Champions”

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This is part 1 of our Scrabble interview series with Romanian player Catalin-Eugen Caba. The director of the A.C.S. PREVENTIS in Iaşi is very committed to working with junior players. His primary concern is to teach pupils in English Scrabble and to prepare them for competitive tournaments.

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The New Scrabble Dictionary – OTCWL 2014

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December 1st will be an important date for Scrabble players in the U.S. and Canada. From that point the new Scrabble dictionary of the NASPA (North American Scrabble Players Association) will be in effect. We’ll give you a short summary of the official changes in the new edition.

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The Scrabble Players’ Gallery by Roger Cullman

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At Scrabble tournaments everyone is usually busy making the right move. Looking into your opponent’s eyes and trying to catch their next move. Between games, photographer Roger Cullman caught some Scrabble players and persuaded them to pose for a portrait. That’s how Cullman’s Scrabble Players’ Gallery started.

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Interview with Evan Cohen: “Understanding How Scrabble Minds Work”

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After talking to Scrabble legends like John Chew and Toh Weibin, next in our interview series with Scrabble players will be Evan Cohen. The linguistic lecturer is considered to be responsible for the re-establishment of the Tel Aviv Scrabble Club (TASC) in 1998. We talked with him about his Scrabble experience and why the TASC changed from the Tournament World List to the Collins Dictionary.

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An Interview with Shan Abbasi – „Enjoy the perpetual perplexity”

Shan Abbasi at the Toronto International Scrabble Open Quackle

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As part of our series “Interviews with Scrabble Players” we talked to Shan Abbasi today, the co-director of the Mississauga Scrabble Club (NASPA Club #422) in Canada. He explained to us what fascinates him about Scrabble and told us about the work that goes into chairing a Scrabble club.

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How many letters are in Scrabble?

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Read about how many letters are there in Scrabble and Super Scrabble and what influences letter distributions in word games.

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An Interview with Toh Weibin – “My Role In The Game Will Probably Shift A Bit”

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The world record holder Toh Weibin won the 6th Israeli Scrabble Open that took place from the 21st till 23rd of February this year. Best known for his record score with a rating of 850, the 24-year-old Scrabble player gave us a little insight into his experience in tournaments and what makes Scrabble so fascinating for him.

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Scrabble in the National Toy Hall of Fame

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Growing up and being thrown into a complex and hectic adult world can sometimes cause you to take a retrospective point of view on the unconcerned times in life when you were a child. The museum The Strong in Rochester, NY gives you the opportunity to relive this feeling as you walk through their National Toy Hall of Fame. We asked two of the people in charge about how the word game Scrabble was inducted.

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From your Local Tennis Club straight to Wimbledon – An Interview with Scrabble Player Brigitte Brath

Interviews with Scrabble Players

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In early January Brigitte Brath, a German Scrabble tournament player, attended the UK Open. Between returning to Germany and taking off to attend her next tournament, the Israeli Open, she gave us an interview about her tournament experience and offered tips for Scrabble players.

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