We held our first single-day event since Covid, in honour of our late club member, Maor Eichler.
We played an eight-round event, Chew pairings throughout. 34 players in all competed for the prizes. We also had the pleasure of having Maor’s brother, Raanan Eichler, joining us to play.
The winner, Richard, lead almost throughout the event, actually securing the top position after game 7, going into the final game.
The awards ceremony opened with an emotional speech by Maor’s wife, Hemdat. Maor’s brother, Raanan, actually won the performance award for C, after not having played Scrabble in three decades!
As usual, prizes were awarded to the top three finishers. Two performance prizes were awarded as well. A special award was given for the best bird-word played. Maor, among his many great talents, was also an ornithologist of sorts. This seemed appropriate.
Winner: Richard Spence 8-0 +1366
2nd place: Raz Naot 7-1 +488
3rd place: David Spolter 6-2 +560
Performance award B: Sharon Peress 5-3 +210
Performance award C: Raanan Eichler 5-3 +128
Bird award: SPITFIRE – David