Leon Belony changes dynamics of scrabble winners
Carts off Open championships
Leon Belony bounced back from a 75 spread loss to James Krakowsky to cart off the honours when the Guyana Association of Scrabble Players (GASP) staged the GASP Open at the Courts Sports Club, Main Street Sunday morning last. Belony finished the day with 5 games and a positive spread of 654. Krakowsky also overcame a narrow loss to Julian Skeete (18) but rebounded to claim second place, also with 5 games, but a lower positive spread of 361. Floyd Carmichael sealed off the final podium position after amassing 4 games and a positive spread of 88.
In a day of fluctuating fortunes, former national champion, Fred Collins really had a bad day conceding games to Belony (203), Krakowsky (115) and Harris (50). The results of this tournament have further underlined the rapid improvement of the younger players and have sent out a strong warning to the older ones.
Meanwhile, the players would convene once again this weekend to compete in a two tier tournament that involves the players rated in the top 10 against each other and those that fall within the intermediate bracket competing for honours. The venue would be announced later in the week.