DELA CRUZ TOPS INDEPENDENCE DAY SCRABBLE
Learjet Dela Cruz was crowned as the overall champion in the Independence Day Scrabble Open held at the Cebu City Sports Institute in Barangay San Nicolas Proper last Tuesday.
Dela Cruz, an incoming college student of the University of Philippines Cebu, reigned with a 5-1 win-loss tally, defeating Cebu Institute of Technology-University’s (CIT-U) Bea Datiles (4-2) in the final round, 433-388.
CIT-U’s Dale Catalonia and University of Cebu’s Junmar Amistoso came in third and fourth, respectively.
On the other hand, Cabuguas of PAREF Springdale reigned in the elementary divi- sion while University of San Jose-Recoletos' Lord Garnett Talisic came in second.
CIT-U’s Romer Caballero had the highest single game with 521 points while Amistoso had the highest single turn with “kindless” worth 95 points.
Tournament director Dartspeed Eslao said that the tourney serves as a practice game for the incoming Philippine Open Scrabble Championship this June 16-17, and the first Davao City Scrabble Tournament on August 19-20 in line with the Kadayawan Festival.