Congratulations Oliver Garner

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Congratulations Oliver Garner

Post by szodiac » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:21 pm

Only two years ago Oliver was competing in the World Youth Scrabble Championships in Malaysia in 2011. Yesterday he completed a three day Scrabble Tournament (British Matchplay Scrabble Championship) at the Yarnfield Conference Centre near Stone, Staffordshire where not only did he finished runner up with 15 wins from 21 games but also qualified for the Scrabble Champions Tournament (World Championship) in Prague happening in December this year. Great achievement as 9 of the top ten finishers were all Scrabble Grand Masters and Oliver is currently untitled.

Well done Ollie and good luck in Prague.
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Re: Congratulations Oliver Garner

Post by Andy Platt » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:03 pm

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:32 pm

I saw something about this on Facebook, but didn't realise quite how awesome an achievement it was - especially with regard to finishing 2nd in a top 10 with so many Grand Masters. Fantastic stuff, well done Oli!
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Re: Congratulations Oliver Garner

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:53 pm

Nice one Olly! Sports blogs, scrabble, what next?

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Post by Graeme Cole » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:18 pm

szodiac wrote:Great achievement as 9 of the top ten finishers were all Scrabble Grand Masters and Oliver is currently untitled.
This is a seriously great achievement. Congratulations Oliver!

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Post by Adam Gillard » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:10 pm

Well done, OG!
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Re: Congratulations Oliver Garner

Post by Eoin Monaghan » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:08 pm

Wonderful achievement Oliver! And off to Cambridge now too!

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Re: Congratulations Oliver Garner

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:39 pm

Eoin Monaghan wrote:Wonderful achievement Oliver! And off to Cambridge now too!
Thanks.

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Re: Congratulations Oliver Garner

Post by Edward McCullagh » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:12 pm

Congratulations Oli :) And congratulations also to Paul Gallen :D

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Re: Congratulations Oliver Garner

Post by szodiac » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:38 pm

Edward McCullagh wrote:Congratulations Oli :) And congratulations also to Paul Gallen :D
Yes, not to be outdone.... Paul has won the 'Grand Slam' of Scrabble: Paul is now reigning Irish National Champion, National Scrabble Champion (of the UK), Masters and finally the British Matchplay Scrabble Championship champion. Paul gets to defend his NSC title at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium in two weeks' time which is the semi final stage.

I'd almost forgotten Paul was a Countdown champion too, until Edward's post.

Mauro

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Re: Congratulations Oliver Garner

Post by Ian Volante » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:10 pm

szodiac wrote:
Edward McCullagh wrote: at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium
Wow, The tiles will need to be about two metres long for the crowd to see - should be an impressive feat of lifting apart from the words!
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Re: Congratulations Oliver Garner

Post by Jojo Apollo » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:48 pm

szodiac wrote:
Edward McCullagh wrote:Congratulations Oli :) And congratulations also to Paul Gallen :D
Yes, not to be outdone.... Paul has won the 'Grand Slam' of Scrabble: Paul is now reigning Irish National Champion, National Scrabble Champion (of the UK), Masters and finally the British Matchplay Scrabble Championship champion. Paul gets to defend his NSC title at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium in two weeks' time which is the semi final stage.

I'd almost forgotten Paul was a Countdown champion too, until Edward's post.

Mauro
Wasn't Countdown's Mark Nyman the world Scrabble champ at one point?

Well done to Oliver.

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