Kiwi wins 6th iGATE Scrabble tournament

Indian MBA student takes the runner up prize

 Mumbai-based 21-year old MBA student Sherwin Rodrigues was the runner up and bagged the prize money of Rs 1 Lakh.

Nearly 40 rated Indian players took on the overseas scrabble players. Seventy-six year old Chintamani Salgado from Sri Lanka was the oldest Scrabbler while 12 year old Abhijit Pradhan from Mumbai was the youngest.

Organised by integrated technology and operations (iTOPS) company iGATE, the three day war of words had over 70 word experts from 11 countries including 28 overseas players from UK, Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain competing for the total  prize money of over Rs.4lakh.   

This is only one of its kind international Scrabble tournament held in India, both in terms of participation by the highest ranked international players as well as the prize money which has grown from Rs.10000 when it started to Rs 4 Lakhs this year.

Commenting on the international scrabble tournament held at iGATE, Champion Nigel Richards said “The iGATE International ranks among the 2nd toughest tourney in the world after the World championship and its getting better every year.

“The competition was challenging and it was a great pleasure to match my word skills with some of the leading scrabble players from across the world. Among the Indians, Sherwin is definitely one for the world league and others like Udayan Grover and Nakul Prabhu are good talent.”

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