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Saturday 20 January 2018
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Signal Hill student wins Secondary Schools scrabble

Signal Hill Secondary student Solomon Craig was the most outstanding scrabbler at the Tobago Zonal Championships of the Secondary School’s Scrabble Tournament held last Saturday.

Craig won all five of his games and achieved the distinction of having the highest ever points difference (pd) — 1522 at the secondary school level.

He completed a clean sweep of the awards copping the Most Bonus Words, Highest Single Play and the Highest Game Score.

Craig recently represented TT at the Caribbean Regional Triangular Championships held in Barbados and was also the most prolific. The Tobago Pioneers member won all his matches as TT placed first in the tournament.

The runner-up spot in the Tobago Zone was filled by Kadisha Kent of Signal Hill Secondary while Signal Hill Secondary’s Stern Gadd had to settle for third spot.

Bishop High School’s Dexter Wilson topped the Juniors with a flawless performance and a pd of 436. Signal Hill’s Tamika Mitchell had four wins and a pd of 425 for second place and Anton Phillip finished third with four wins but an inferior pd of 19.

Naparima Boys’ Roland Mahabirsingh emerged as winner of the South Zone tournament finishing with top honours at the event which was held on October 11. Mahabirsingh, who has played at the senior level consistently, won all his games to post a points difference of 591. The ‘Naps’ student also had the Most Bonus Words. Second was Julie Ramsaran of ASJA Girls’ while Tamara John took the bronze medal back to her school St Joseph’s Convent.

Justin Ramoutar of Naparima Boys’ had the Highest Single Play while Tamara John took the award for the Highest Game Score.

Sitara Persad won gold among the Juniors with five wins and a pd of 361. The ASJA San Fernando student beat ‘Naps’ Ved Trebouhansingh into second while ASJA Girls’ Amanda Ramdhan was third.

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