Leon Belony wins GASP Emancipation Day Open Scrabble tourney
Leon Belony shrugged aside fluctuating fortunes in the recently staged Open Scrabble tournament staged by the Guyana Association of Scrabble Players (GASP) less than two weeks ago and claimed the top honours when the ruling word forming association (GASP) staged the Emancipation Open at the Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC), Wednesday afternoon last.
The prolific word former amassed an impeccable 6 points with a positive spread of 616 to relegate National Champion, Abigail McDonald to second place with 5 points and a positive spread of 777 while Moen Gafoor sealed off the podium spots with 4 points and a positive spread of 113.
Gafoor and McDonald both surrendered games to Belony by spreads of 85 and 84 respectively with Gafoor suffering a further loss to McDonald by a spread of 130. Belony’s other victims were Michael Benjamin (92), Orlando Michael (283), Maurice Munro (169) and Grace Hercules (4).
McDonald chalked up wins against Prudence Edwards (246), Ruby Cummings (66), Rudolph Michael (270), Orlando Michael (149) and Gafoor (130). Gafoor’s four victories came at the expense of Grace Hercules (72), Ruby Cummings (14), Julian Skeete (51) and Maurice Munro (61).