Start date: May 26, 2022
End date: May 29, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Mu Sigma Campus, Bangalore

INR 800,000 guaranteed Prize Purse

Results and Statistics are below:

Division A (Open):

1Sherwin Rodrigues25+2129
2Marlon Prudencio23+1419
3Aditya Iyengar22+1271
4Udayan Grover20+918
5Samrath Singh Bhatia19+562
6Mohan Chunkath19+277
7Madhav Gopal Kamath18+692
8Rahil Parkar18+434
9Sanjoy Gupta18+250
10Ishika S18-189
11Anuj Shetty17+571
12Irfan Siddiqui17+143
13Anand Buddhdev17+96
14Pramit Rao17+76
15Karen Richards17-262
16Rajveer Rawlin16+332
17Ekansh Arora16+33
18Suyash Manchali16-818
19Pankaj Bolaki16-981
20Sudhir Kamath15+253
21Rajeev Menon15+119
22Shaikh Ahmed15-457
23Bhushan Pradhan15-793
24Yash Potnis14-434
25Rehet Singh Bhatia14-1339
26Rustom Deboo13-455
27Mangala Bhandarkar13-708
28Manju Sood12-638
29Shubha S12-724
30Sujana Somasekar8-1777
High game:Anuj Shetty644

Division B (Premeir):

1R Nalini24+1503
2Rajnikant Singh23+893
3Abid Hussain22+846
4Archana Aggarwal21+187
5Sridhar Paidikondala19+687
6Kala Ganesh19+637
7Danish Shahna18.5-8
8Nikheel Ruparel18+755
9Hemanth Achaya17(+1)+707(+1)
10Savio Rebello18+592
11Jacky Fernandes17(+1)+238(+1)
12Srikrishnan TK17(+1)-191(+1)
13Harsh Sood17(+1)-303(+1)
14Patrick Pereira16(+1)+641(+1)
15Amogh Bhamerkar17+532
16Siddharth Nithyanand13(+4)+317(+1)
17Asha Namdev Kamath17+48
18Hyder Quraishi16(+1)-19(+1)
19Viji Ramachandran16(+1)-128(+1)
20Vignesh S15.5(+1)+71(+1)
21Lennie D’Souza15(+1)+431(+1)
22Vimisha Patel15(+1)+268(+1)
23Swagat Nukala15(+1)+32(+1)
24Neeta Bhatia15(+1)-81(+1)
25Arvind Lath16-521
26Srushti Gandhi14(+1)+356(+1)
27Ronilla Kataria0(+15)-273(+0)
28Ritu Chadha13(+2)-395(+2)
29Abhijit Shilotri14(+1)-415(+1)
30Shalini Sahdev14(+1)-672(+1)
31Harvinderjit Bhatia14(+1)-1031(+1)
32Abdul Waheed14-483
33Collin Pereira12(+1)-170(+1)
34Aruna Grover12(+1)-1958(+1)
35Hema Shah11(+1)-1821(+1)
36Mayank Khandelwal9(+2)-1272(+2)

Bye treatment explained in brackets

High game:Hemanth Achaya593

Division C (Challengers):

1Jyothi Budhia17+1077
2Sonal Merchant16+846
3Daiwik Bansal16+844
4Yuvraj Dighe15+1070
5Raman Viswanathan15+922
6Triambak Eashwar14+1436
7Samarth Manchali14+1282
8Ronilla Kataria14+514
9Tanmay Srivastava14+261
10Monica Agarwala13+468
11Mehjabeen Peeradina13+51
12Madhulekha Hazarika11(+1)-642(+1)
13Manisha Mohite4(+7)-37(+0)
14Mohamed Ghouse Mohiu10(+1)-185(+1)
15Gaurika Chaudhari9(+1)-339(+1)
16Syed Ali Abbas Jaffa9(+1)-766(+1)
17Suhaas Khandelwal9+62
18Susheela K8(+1)-264(+1)
19Arjun Muthanna7(+1)-1531(+1)
20Shanti Kalyan6(+1)-926(+1)
21Prema Chengappa3(+3)-1275(+3)
22Vyom Saraf2(+4)-2868(+4)

Bye treatment explained in brackets

High game:Triambak Eashwar563

Statistics Div A:

Stats for Tournament: 26.05.2022 KSSA Open 2022 generated by Linrat (linear) 2.30
Prior data from B.RT2 after b.tou (20220527)

+————————–+———–+———+———–+—————-+
| State Name | National | State | Wins | Rating Points |
| | Old New | Old New | Exp Act | Old Change New |
+Section A + + + 33 games + +
+————————–+———–+———+———–+—————-+
| MUM Sherwin Rodrigues | 1 1 | 1 1 | 23.6 25.0 | 1835 +36 1871 |
| OS Marlon Prudencio | | 1 1 | 25.3 23.0 | 1875 -37 1838 |
| PUN Aditya Iyengar | 3 3 | 1 1 | 21.5 22.0 | 1692 +19 1711 |
| PUN Udayan Grover | 7 5 | 2 2 | 17.4 20.0 | 1533 +60 1593 |
| MUM Samrath Singh Bhatia | 10 6 | 3 2 | 16.9 19.0 | 1473 +59 1532 |
| CHN Mohan Chunkath | 4 4 | 1 1 | 23.4 19.0 | 1681 -70 1611 |
| DEL Madhav Gopal Kamath | 14 9 | 2 1 | 14.1 18.0 | 1427 +86 1513 |
| MUM Rahil Parkar | 11 10 | 4 4 | 17.9 18.0 | 1472 +37 1509 |
| BLR Sanjoy Gupta | 6 8 | 2 1 | 19.2 18.0 | 1537 -8 1529 |
| BLR Ishika S | 23 17 | 7 3 | 14.9 18.0 | 1320 +62 1382 |
| BLR Anuj Shetty | 21 21 | 6 5 | 16.9 17.0 | 1325 +2 1327 |
| OS Irfan Siddiqui | | 2 2 | 25.1 17.0 | 1743 -153 1590 |
| OS Anand Buddhdev | | 3 3 | 17.4 17.0 | 1478 +18 1496 |
|^MUM Pramit Rao | 77 12 | 20 5 | 2.8 17.0 | 880 +600 1480 |
| OS Karen Richards | | 4 4 | 21.0 17.0 | 1477 -70 1407 |
| BLR Rajveer Rawlin | 5 13 | 1 2 | 22.4 16.0 | 1572 -93 1479 |
| DEL Ekansh Arora | 41 29 | 6 5 | 10.0 16.0 | 1112 +120 1232 |
| BLR Suyash Manchali | 50 32 | 18 11 | 7.6 16.0 | 1036 +178 1214 |
| BLR Pankaj Bolaki | 26 18 | 9 4 | 12.9 16.0 | 1285 +79 1364 |
| DEL Sudhir Kamath | 27 26 | 4 4 | 15.1 15.0 | 1265 +16 1281 |
| HYD Rajeev Menon | 24 24 | 2 2 | 15.5 15.0 | 1299 -10 1289 |
| HYD Shaikh Ahmed | 18 19 | 1 1 | 16.9 15.0 | 1364 -29 1335 |
| MUM Bhushan Pradhan | 36 31 | 11 9 | 11.6 15.0 | 1154 +67 1221 |
| BLR Yash Potnis | 19 27 | 4 8 | 18.2 14.0 | 1360 -84 1276 |
| MUM Rehet Singh Bhatia | 43 36 | 13 13 | 10.3 14.0 | 1102 +83 1185 |
| MUM Rustom Deboo | 31 34 | 9 11 | 12.7 13.0 | 1205 +5 1210 |
| PUN Mangala Bhandarkar | 17 20 | 3 3 | 15.5 13.0 | 1376 -41 1335 |
| BLR Manju Sood | 12 23 | 3 6 | 21.3 12.0 | 1468 -176 1292 |
| BLR Shubha S | 45 42 | 15 15 | 9.8 12.0 | 1093 +44 1137 |
| BLR Sujana Somasekar | 20 38 | 5 13 | 17.7 8.0 | 1358 -193 1165 |
+————————–+———–+———+———–+—————-+

Notes:
Tournament placings by wins and margins.

^ denotes a player with fewer than 50 rated games

Statistics Div B:

Stats for Tournament: 26.05.2022 KSSA Open 2022 generated by Linrat (linear) 2.30
Prior data from C.RT2 after c.tou (20220527)

+————————–+———–+———+———–+—————-+
| State Name | National | State | Wins | Rating Points |
| | Old New | Old New | Exp Act | Old Change New |
+Section B + + + 33 games + +
+————————–+———–+———+———–+—————-+
| BLR R Nalini | 33 25 | 11 8 | 20.4 24.0 | 1172 +72 1244 |
| KOL Rajnikant Singh | 52 32 | 1 1 | 14.7 23.0 | 987 +168 1155 |
| BLR Abid Hussain | 32 26 | 10 9 | 19.4 22.0 | 1174 +52 1226 |
| DEL Archana Aggarwal | 48 37 | 6 5 | 16.3 21.0 | 1018 +94 1112 |
| HYD Sridhar Paidikondala | 26 34 | 3 3 | 22.8 19.0 | 1226 -74 1152 |
| MUM Kala Ganesh | 36 36 | 12 12 | 19.7 19.0 | 1134 -13 1121 |
| BLR Danish Shahna | 40 42 | 13 13 | 19.8 18.5 | 1106 -26 1080 |
| MUM Nikheel Ruparel | 38 41 | 13 14 | 18.9 18.0 | 1116 -18 1098 |
| GOA Savio Rebello | 54 51 | 2 2 | 16.9 18.0 | 972 +23 995 |
|^GUJ Amogh Bhamerkar | 27 43 | 1 1 | 22.0 17.0 | 1214 -149 1065 |
| MUM Asha Namdev Kamath | 74 57 | 23 18 | 10.8 17.0 | 836 +124 960 |
| BLR Arvind Lath | 68 68 | 21 22 | 15.1 16.0 | 885 +20 905 |
| BLR Abdul Waheed | 56 66 | 17 21 | 16.9 14.0 | 970 -56 914 |
+————————–+———–+———+-32 games -+—————-+
| BLR Hemanth Achaya | 43 47 | 15 15 | 19.2 17.0 | 1058 -44 1014 |
| GOA Jacky Fernandes | 45 48 | 1 1 | 18.4 17.0 | 1040 -27 1013 |
|*BLR Srikrishnan TK | 52 | 16 | 17.0 | 988 |
| BLR Harsh Sood | 81 61 | 22 19 | 8.9 17.0 | 785 +164 949 |
| BLR Patrick Pereira | 57 53 | 18 17 | 15.2 16.0 | 963 +16 979 |
| HYD Hyder Quraishi | 63 64 | 5 5 | 16.9 16.0 | 939 -17 922 |
| MUM Viji Ramachandran | 73 69 | 22 19 | 13.9 16.0 | 856 +43 899 |
| BLR Vignesh S | 62 63 | 20 20 | 16.2 15.5 | 943 -13 930 |
| BLR Lennie D’Souza | 25 44 | 8 14 | 23.9 15.0 | 1236 -177 1059 |
| GUJ Vimisha Patel | 59 65 | 3 3 | 16.6 15.0 | 952 -31 921 |
| HYD Swagat Nukala | 53 59 | 4 4 | 16.7 15.0 | 985 -33 952 |
| MUM Neeta Bhatia | 46 55 | 16 17 | 18.0 15.0 | 1036 -59 977 |
| PUN Srushti Gandhi | 93 87 | 11 10 | 10.0 14.0 | 667 +81 748 |
| BLR Abhijit Shilotri | 61 71 | 19 23 | 17.0 14.0 | 950 -59 891 |
|^DEL Shalini Sahdev | 100 83 | 12 10 | 8.2 14.0 | 596 +183 779 |
| MUM Harvinderjit Bhatia | 75 79 | 24 25 | 14.7 14.0 | 822 -13 809 |
| MUM Collin Pereira | 79 90 | 26 29 | 15.2 12.0 | 804 -63 741 |
| PUN Aruna Grover | 89 89 | 10 11 | 10.8 12.0 | 718 +26 744 |
| BLR Hema Shah | 91 95 | 26 27 | 12.5 11.0 | 690 -29 661 |
+————————–+———–+———+-31 games -+—————-+
| MUM Ritu Chadha | 65 76 | 18 23 | 16.5 13.0 | 925 -69 856 |
| BLR Mayank Khandelwal | 94 99 | 27 28 | 10.5 9.0 | 650 -30 620 |
+————————–+———–+———+-26 games -+—————-+
| BLR Siddharth Nithyanand | 51 54 | 16 18 | 13.6 13.0 | 989 -11 978 |
+————————–+———–+———+- 3 games -+—————-+
| GOA Ronilla Kataria | 76 80 | 3 3 | 0.9 0.0 | 818 -17 801 |
+————————–+———–+———+———–+—————-+

Notes:
Tournament placings by wins and margins.

  • denotes a previously unrated player
    ^ denotes a player with fewer than 50 rated games

Statistics Div C:

Stats for Tournament: 27.05.2022 KSSA Open 2022 Challenger generated by Linrat (linear) 2.30
Prior data from FINAL.RT2 after final.tou (20220514)

+————————–+———–+———+———–+—————-+
| State Name | National | State | Wins | Rating Points |
| | Old New | Old New | Exp Act | Old Change New |
+Section C + + + 23 games + +
+————————–+———–+———+———–+—————-+
|CHN Jyothi Budhia | 59 | 1 | 17.0 | 911 | |^MUM Sonal Merchant | 96 73 | 32 27 | 8.5 16.0 | 500 +298 798 | | BLR Daiwik Bansal | 79 78 | 18 18 | 12.1 16.0 | 664 +82 746 | |MUM Yuvraj Dighe | 76 | 28 | 15.0 | 767 |
|^BLR Raman Viswanathan | 75 74 | 17 17 | 13.6 15.0 | 726 +53 779 |
| CHN Triambak Eashwar | 87 86 | 2 2 | 10.0 14.0 | 563 +83 646 |
|MUM Samarth Manchali | 77 | 29 | 14.0 | 754 | | GOA Ronilla Kataria | 66 69 | 2 2 | 15.7 14.0 | 845 -27 818 | | MUM Tanmay Srivastava | 73 79 | 27 30 | 14.2 14.0 | 740 -1 739 | |BLR Monica Agarwala | 82 | 19 | 13.0 | 708 |
| MUM Mehjabeen Peeradina | 91 89 | 31 34 | 8.8 13.0 | 508 +88 596 |
|^BLR Suhaas Khandelwal | 95 101 | 22 21 | 10.0 9.0 | 500 500 |
+————————–+———–+———+-22 games -+—————-+
|ASM Madhulekha Hazarika | 93 | 1 | 11.0 | 581 | |HYD Mohamed Ghouse Mohiu | 97 | 7 | 10.0 | 526 |
|MUM Gaurika Chaudhari | 98 | 35 | 9.0 | 525 | |HYD Syed Ali Abbas Jaffa | 112 | 10 | 9.0 | 500 |
|BLR Susheela K | 110 | 25 | 8.0 | 500 | |BLR Arjun Muthanna | 111 | 26 | 7.0 | 500 |
|^BLR Shanti Kalyan | 92 103 | 21 23 | 9.6 6.0 | 503 500 |
+————————–+———–+———+-20 games -+—————-+
|^BLR Prema Chengappa | 90 102 | 20 22 | 10.0 3.0 | 540 500 |
+————————–+———–+———+-19 games -+—————-+
|^BLR Vyom Saraf | 98 105 | 23 24 | 8.8 2.0 | 500 500 |
+————————–+———–+———+- 9 games -+—————-+
| BLR Manisha Mohite | 85 94 | 19 20 | 4.4 4.0 | 585 -5 580 |
+————————–+———–+———+———–+—————-+

Notes:
Tournament placings by wins and margins.

  • denotes a previously unrated player
    ^ denotes a player with fewer than 50 rated games
    The floor of 500 was imposed in section C
    Samarth Manchali (754) played 12/23 unrated players.
    Ronilla Kataria ( 845) played 12/23 unrated players.
    Tanmay Srivastava ( 740) played 12/23 unrated players.
    Monica Agarwala (708) played 12/23 unrated players.
    Suhaas Khandelwal ( 500) played 14/23 unrated players.
    Shanti Kalyan ( 503) played 14/22 unrated players.
    Prema Chengappa ( 540) played 11/20 unrated players.
    Vyom Saraf ( 500) played 10/19 unrated players.

Live coverage: http://indianscrabble.com/games/kssa/index.html

Bring your friends and family to the “Enthusiasts” Division – 1 day, 6 games on Sunday May 29th, 2022

Seniors Play for Half – If you are were born on or before Dec 31 1956, drop a message to Hema to claim your 50% discount. Those who have already paid up the full amount, will also receive the discount.

When

May 26-29 2022

The tournament will start at 8:30am on May 26, and conclude by 5pm on Sunday.

Open and Premier Divisions

May 26 8.30am attendance/ fellowship , 9.30am games start. 4 games before lunch. 5 games post lunch. 1 hour lunch break.

May 27, 28 – 9.00am games start. 4 games before lunch. 5 games post lunch. 1 hour lunch break.

May 29 9.00am games start. 3 games before lunch. 3 games post lunch. 1 hour lunch break. Prize distribution at 4.30pm

Chew pairing for first 25 games. Repeats from day 3. KOTH pairing for last 8 games.

Gibson rules apply.

Challenger Division

May 27 – 8.30am attendance/ fellowship. 9.30 games start. 4 games before lunch. 4 games post lunch. 1 hour lunch break.

May 28 – 9.00am games start. 4 games before lunch. 5 games post lunch. 1 hour lunch break.

May 29 9.00am start. 4 games before lunch, 2 games post lunch. 1 hour lunch break. Prize distribution at 4.30pm.

Enthusiasts Division

May 29 9.30 am start. 4 games before lunch, 2 games post lunch. 1 hour lunch break. Prize distribution at 4.30pm.

Where

The tournament will be held at the MuSigma campus in Bangalore. Set amidst a bustling Technology Park, there are several hotels and restaurants and a mall in the area.

MuSigma, Aviator Building, ITPL, Whitefield, Bangalore, Karnataka, India 560066.

For those of you travelling from out of town, we have tied up with Crimson Travel to facilitate travel arrangements.

How

In person tournament using all COVID appropriate protocols.
Word List: Word source will be the Collins Scrabble Tournament and Club Word List 2019. CSW21
Challenge: 5-point penalty per word, the player does not lose turn.

Who

All divisions are open to Indians and foreigners. Rating cutoffs apply. Special discounts for Indian nationals under the age of 18.

Tournament will be SAI and WESPA rated

Divisions

Three divisions with rating cutoffs at 1250 and 850 are planned. Assignment to divisions will be based on SAI ratings where available. SAI Ratings as of May 1, 2022 will be considered. This may result in some corrections following the Mumbai tournament in April 2022.

If SAI ratings are not available, WESPA ratings will be considered. If neither SAI nor WESPA ratings are available, KSSA will judge the players’ level on basis of their Woogles and ISC ratings and history.

Organizers reserve the options to adjust this if required to deliver an optimal tournament experience.

Open

For top level players (1250+) but anyone wishing to experience a tough tournament over 4 days against the best of players may register for this division.

4 Days, 33 games, Registration Fees: INR 6000

Premier

The Premier Division is for the strong middle band of players with SAI ratings between 850 and 1250. Not too many easy games here, but definitely a serious 4 day tournament experience.

4 Days, 33 games, Registration Fees: INR 4000

Challenger

The Challenger Division is for Scrabble enthusiasts, especially those who have participated in any of the KSSA Training Workshops.

3 Days 23 games, SAI ratings below 850. Registration Fees INR 3000

Enthusiast

The Enthusiast Division is for Scrabble enthusiasts, especially those who have participated in any of the KSSA Training Workshops.

1 Day, 6 games, Players new to Tournament Play. Registration Fees INR 500. Enthusiasts only, sign up using this link https://tinyurl.com/ScrabbleEnthusiast

Preliminary Registrations by Division

https://scrabblekssa.wordpress.com/kssa-indian-open-2022-signups/ These will be verified for payments and ratings after May 1, 2022

Prize Purse

The total Prize Fund is guaranteed to be a minimum of INR 800,000 across all three divisions. This may be increased depending on number of registrations. Final Prize Purse with Prize structure will be announced on 20th May, 2022. Prizes are subject to tax deduction at source as per Indian laws. Indian players will receive prize money on Sunday 29th May 2022. Prize money transfers to foreigners will be made no later than 6th June, 2022.

Food and Beverages

Registration fees include breakfast, lunch, tea time snacks, tea, coffee, and drinking water. Only vegetarian food is served at the MuSigma cafetaria. Players may avail non-vegetarian food services elsewhere on the campus at their own expense.

COVID Advisory

Players are required to be fully vaccinated and ideally should provide a certificate at the time of registration. If you have not completed your vaccination at the time of registration, you will need to do so and submit your certificate prior to the start of the game. You must have submitted your vaccination certificate by Jan 18th.

Travel laws of the Indian and state and local governments are subject to change, and KSSA will not be liable for any loss incurred to players due to flight, hotel, or other travel bookings made by the players. In the event of the tournament being cancelled due to COVID situation demanding such cancellation or any other act of God, KSSA will refund the registration fees paid in full less banking commissions if any.

Registration Fees and Discounts

Indian nationals who are under the age of 18 on Jan 1, 2022 (born after Jan 1, 2004) and Seniors (born on or before Dec 31 1956) play for Half Off the above rates.

Registration

Fill in the following form and send your registration fees as indicated in the form to complete your registrations. Registration closes May 20th, 2022

Payment Information

UPI Payments (GPay, PhonePe, PayTM)

UPI Payments may be sent to kssascrabble@ybl . It will say that the payment has been made to pbolaki – or Pankaj Bolaki who is our treasurer.

Scan Code to transmit payments to KSSA

Bank Transfer Details

HDFC Bank
Account name: Karnataka State Scrabble Association
Account number: 50100265175859
Type of account: Savings
IFSC code: HDFC0000133

Refunds

Registration fees once paid are generally not refundable, unless KSSA is forced to cancel the tournament due to COVID or other unusual occurrence. However, if someone needs to withdraw due to a personal emergency, prior to April 25th, they may request a refund by writing to KSSA.Scrabble @gmail.com and dropping a WhatsApp message including your UPI Id to Pankaj at 8792863655. Refunds may not be requested after April 25, 2022.