Moen Gafoor, Orlando Michael and Colin Chichester shared the podium prizes when the Guyana Association of Scrabble Players (GASP) staged the Insurance Brokers Lien championships merely five days ago.
The three will join several other players to compete for honours when GASP stages the Labour Day Open Scrabble Tournament at the Malteenoes Sports Club on Monday May 2 next.
In last week’s game, Chichester had disrupted Gafoor’s winning streak after defeating him in the second round sitting of the tournament. He will be out to repeat the feat and further take the fight to the other competitors.
The old master, Ulric Harris had a torrid tournament last week, losing all but one of his games. Obviously, he would return with a vengeance to reclaim his position among the top seeds.
Whenever the old master hits a form it spells trouble for his competitors. Then there are the women who, even though represented by two worthwhile players, Grace Hercules and Ruby Cummings, failed to make it to the podium despite a good showing from Cummings who rebounded from losses to Michael Benjamin, Gafoor and Orlando Michael, which in the end affected her spread and eventually caused her to slip out of the winners’ row.
Obviously, the veteran scrabble player would be out to change those fortunes. Grace Hercules, a Lindener with a phenomenal passion for the sport has not been doing so well recently and obviously would be anxious to reinstate herself among the top guns.
Further, several of the top seeds that did not compete in the last tournament will be among the starting lineup, making the chances of clinching a podium spot all the more difficult.
As usual the first three finishers would receive attractive prizes. The organisers have also indicated that they will accommodate a two tiered format based on the number of competitors. Players are asked to be at the venue by 09:45hrs for registration.
The tournament commences half an hour later.
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