Calgarian Reaches WSCPosted by Paul S on Mon June 28, 1999 at 0h00
This news item is so shamefully late that it's not really news
anymore! Nevertheless, we at the Calgary Scrabble® Group wish to
congratulate Albert Hahn for once again succesfully qualifying
for the Canadian team at the 1999 World Scrabble® Championships in
Melbourne, Australia. He placed second in the qualifying tournament
recently held in Toronto.
Albert has been to the Worlds before - two years ago, in 1997, where
he placed 39th out of 80 competitors. The World Championship is played
using both the North American and British word lists (called SOWPODS,
an anagram of the initials of both lists) and the "free challenge"
rule, which means that words may be challenged without penalty,
although the maker of a phony word still loses a turn.