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What happens at a Scrabble Tournament?

Mark Nyman, author of Scrabble Secrets, heads to Dunmurry to take on the Northern Ireland Scrabble Championship and gives us a snapshot of what it’s like to play tournament Scrabble. After quite an eventful journey to get to Ireland (one missed flight included), I just made it… Read More
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Tips for learning Scrabble words

Allan Simmons, a former Scrabble champion and author of the forthcoming book Scrabble Trainer, shares his tips on how to learn words to improve your Scrabble game. There are nearly 120,000 two to eight letter words in the Collins Scrabble word list and very… Read More
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Scrabble tips for a Triple Word Score of a Christmas

It’s Christmas which means Scrabble against the family. World Scrabble Champion Craig Beevers Shares his top tips to play like a pro this Christmas. Short and sweet(scoring)Two and three letter words can enable you to score 20-30 points move after move without any big plays. Once they’re second nature… Read More
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Tips from the Champions – Philip Nelkon

Philip Nelkon, four-time National Scrabble Champion, tells us his top tips. 1. Always consider taking a few points less on score in order to avoid leaving a large imbalance of vowels and consonants amongst the letters left on your rack. 2. The blank is the most… Read More
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Around the World in 15 Words

Scrabble is played globally, so here are some of the new words that originate from countries and regions around the world. TANAISTE(Irish) in Irish politcs, the vice-Taoiseach or deputy prime minister of the Republic of Ireland HAUN(Scots) a hand… Read More
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It’s all in the Mind

What’s inside the head of a World Scrabble Champion? Craig Beevers sheds some light. What mental preparation is involved for playing in a World Scrabble Championship?It’s no different to any other tournament really. Ideally you would skim through the most useful words, ie short words and bonuses… Read More
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Tips from the Champions – Barry Grossman

Barry Grossman, author of Play like a Scrabble Champion, tells us his top tips. 1. There are several places on the board to play a 5-letter word where you can double the score of the first or last letter, and also double the whole word. So learning some… Read More
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Tips from the Champions – Allan Simmons

Allan Simmons, four-time British Champion and winner of other national titles, tells us his top tips. 1. Make yourself look for seven-letter words (or eight-letter words using a letter on the board) no matter how unlikely your rack is. Even very unlikely-looking racks may be hiding a common… Read More