The Tel Aviv Scrabble® Club

Club Director: Evan Cohen

Season 19 - Playoff Mini-Tourney - 1.8.08

Season #19 is over. The playoff mini-tourney was a record breaking one in many respects. 

Eight players from each division played a round-robin in two groups of four. Afterwards, a round of crossover pairings was played (1 in group A against 4 in group B, 2 in A against 3 in B). The final round was KOTH.

Ma'or took his 5th ever Aardvark title with the highest ever scoring in playoff history (see below). Liliane managed to clinch 2nd place for the 3rd time. Liliane is also the only player ever to have won Aardvark, other than Ma'or or Evan, so the runner-up title in Season #19 (her 3rd, after Season #15 and Season #12) makes her the most decorated player in club history after Evan and Ma'or. Well done, Ma'or and Liliane!

In Zyzzyva, it was a battle right down to the finish. Going into the final game, Nancy and Cara were both 4-0. Joe W. was 3-1. If Nancy won and Joe W. won by enough, Joe W. would be runner-up to Nancy and earn the second ticket into Aardvark (Nancy qualified by finishing first at the end of the season). If Cara won, the title - and the Aardvark spot - would be hers. Joe W. won big, but Cara managed to defeat Nancy by a measly 8 (!) points - the title was hers! A very exciting conclusion to the season. Welcome to Aardvark, Cara and Nancy. 

Final Standings - Aardvark:

 

Player

W/L

Differential

For

Against

1

Ma’or

5-0

+849

494.6

324.8

2

Liliane

4-1

+88

412.6

395

3

Evan

3-2

+274

421.4

366.6

4

Naomi

3-2

+141

428

399.8

5

Omri

2-3

-203

391.8

432.4

6

Gila

2-3

-223

368

412.6

7

Phyllis

1-4

-313

359.2

421.8

8

Maxine

0-5

-613

334.2

456.8


Final Standings - Zyzzyva:

 

Player

W/L

Differential

For

Against

1

Cara

5-0

+464

433.4

340.6

2

Joe W.

4-1

+374

436.8

362

3

Nancy

4-1

+292

374.2

315.8

4

Mona

2-3

+43

353.4

344.8

5

Agi

2-3

-129

352.4

378.2

6

Adriana

1-4

-218

311.8

355.4

7

Joe G.

0-3

-151

326

376.3

8

Adah

0-3

-675

236.7

461.7

highest / lowest