24 Hour Scrabble World Record Attempt (in aid of Polio Plus)

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24 Hour Scrabble World Record Attempt (in aid of Polio Plus)

Post by Craig Beevers » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:56 pm

I'm doing a 24 hour Scrabble world record attempt this weekend. It will take place this Saturday starting at 10am (GMT+1) up in Paisley, Scotland. The record is to score as many points between us (myself and Ray Tate) in 24 hours of playing Scrabble, the current record is 162,171 - so it's sort of a high-score Scrabble playing style.

It's being organised by the Rotary Club of Paisley in aid of the Polio Plus charity. There will be something online set up later if you feel like donating. The whole 24 hours will be streamed online. There's also a Facebook Page (you don't have to be registered with Facebook to view it) with the latest news, discussion etc.

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Re: 24 Hour Scrabble World Record Attempt (in aid of Polio P

Post by Joseph Krol » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:07 pm

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Re: 24 Hour Scrabble World Record Attempt (in aid of Polio P

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:35 pm

As far as I understand, a word stands as valid unless it's challenged, so just put down the best-scoring selection out each time regardless of whether it's a word and never challenge each other. Glad to be of help.

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Re: 24 Hour Scrabble World Record Attempt (in aid of Polio P

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:59 am

I suspect that playing UUUJHRE, QCOSOIXC and the like would be against the spirit of things really...
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Re: 24 Hour Scrabble World Record Attempt (in aid of Polio P

Post by Jon O'Neill » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:47 pm

What are your chances of succeeding?

I guess you'd need to play about 200 games, which is about a game every 7 minutes. So it's quite easy to do on ISC but with picking tiles and stuff probably tougher?

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Re: 24 Hour Scrabble World Record Attempt (in aid of Polio P

Post by Adam Dexter » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:16 am

Sorry to read about Mr Tate... is there going to be another attempt?
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Re: 24 Hour Scrabble World Record Attempt (in aid of Polio P

Post by Jon Corby » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:05 am

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Re: 24 Hour Scrabble World Record Attempt (in aid of Polio P

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:48 pm

Ian Volante wrote:I suspect that playing UUUJHRE, QCOSOIXC and the like would be against the spirit of things really...
Maybe but presumably they'd have no hesitation in offering a risky word that has a genuine chance of being there. I don't think it would be challenged would it?

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