Calgary Scrabble Group


Calgarian Reaches WSC

Posted 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.