V. Sridev with 4 wins averaging 428 points per game won the Overall and Mens title of YMCA TEAM SAM ERNAKULAM DISTRICT SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP, 2012 held at YMCA, Indira Nagar, Kadavanthra, Cochin-20 on Saturday, 11th August. P.S.Girijan (3 wins-401 avg.) and Samor K. Joseph (2 wins- 414) took the second and third places respectively.
Gurpreet Kaur (3 wins-208) and Ranjini Mukundan (1 win-153) took the top two positions in the Womens category. Sukhpreet Singh (3 wins-188), Anagha K. Iyer (2 wins-209) and Juwan Joe Jojo (1 win-106) came first, second and third respectively in the Under 18 years category. Abdulla Shereef (2 wins-332), Naveen Balachandran (1 win-211) and Mehirzin Beatrine (1 win-153) took the top three places in the Under 15 years event.
The highlight of the tournament was the shattering of the Kerala State highest game score by year old 16 Samor K. Joseph of Greets Public School with 708 points including 5 bingos. High game score award also went to Samor with 87 points for SARDINE. Thomas V. Alexander Chairman- South Area Branch YMCA gave away the prizes to the winners. The tournament was organised by the YMCA, Indira Nagar in association with Team Sam Academy under the auspices of the Scrabble Association of Ernakulam.