All Ireland Scrabble Championship 2018

The 2018 All-Ireland Scrabble Championships was held on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September 2018 in the Woodlands Hotel and Leisure Centre in Waterford.

There were 14 games played in an open format, with Kevin McMahon taking the prize for 2018 All Ireland Scrabble champion with a very impressive 12.5 wins and a huge spread of 1831. In second place was Nuala O’Rourke with 10 wins and a spread of 729, and in third place was Theresa Scallan with 10 wins and a spread of 520.

The highest B player was Pauline Weatherhead who finished in 8th place, and the highest C player was Jennie Frizelle who finished in 7th place. The high word score went to Pauline Russell, who scored 140 for PARTNERS, and the David & Goliath prize went to Liam Donnelly who won his game against Kevin McMahon.

There was also a 4-game mini-tournament on Sunday afternoon, and we were delighted to see six players coming along to that. The winner of that tournament was Elaine Collins, with Annette Kennedy coming second and Michelle Jackson coming third.

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Prize-winners’ photos below. See a full selection of photos from the tournament in the photo album on our Facebook page.

Kevin McMahon – 1st Place
Nuala O’Rourke – 2nd Place
Theresa Scallan – 3rd Place
Pauline Weatherhead – B prize
Jennie Frizelle – C prize
Elaine Collins – 1st Place,
mini-tournament
Annette Kennedy – 2nd Place,
mini-tournament
Michelle Jackson – 3rd Place,
mini-tournament