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Scrabble 1995 – 98

SCRABBLE

After the 1993 experiment of the 1st (and unique) Scrabble World Championship in italian language, between 1995 and 1998 the company Mattel purchased the brand Scrabble and wanted the italian players to know and appreciate the game, whose italian “clone” arrived in Italy before the original game conquered the market.
A “Scrabble project” we could say.
First the two magazine promotions, Corriere della Sera and Panorama, two long competitions with many prizes.
And then the 1st unforgettable National Championship with the final on TV, during the TV program Quelli che il calcio (see video below).
And the magazine Scrabble News.
And the 2nd National Championship.
Then the full rewrite of the rules and the grounding of the Scrabble Club, that for several years gathered together the best italian players.
The present story of Scrabble in Italy is all in the Federazione Italiana Gioco Scrabble‘s hands, founded in 2007, that is making a great job both in a technical and in a promotional way.

PIONEERS

Scrabble wasn’t yet very popular in Italy, but a group of “pioneers”, in 1993 organized in Rome the 1st (and unique) “Campionato Mondiale in lingua italiana” [“Scrabble World Championship in italian language”]. The winner was Claudio Borgnino from Naples, against Roberto Mazzaferri from Rome. The challenge has been refereed by Dario Zaccariotto.

Dario Zaccariotto, referee of the championship, rewards the winner Claudio Borgnino (left) and the finalist Roberto Mazzaferri
Meneghini vs. Ricciardi
Mazzaferri vs. Colangiuolo
Middle table: Borgnino vs. Rossi
Background: Giacca vs. Monti

SCRABBLE – PROMOTIONS

To make the italian players know the original Scrabble, two competitions have been organized, one by the paper Il Corriere della Sera (1995) and one by the magazine Panorama (1997).


1995 – CORRIERE DELLA SERA

1997 – PANORAMA

SCRABBLE NEWS

In occasione del lancio dello Scrabble in Italia è stata anche realizzata la rivista Scrabble News, diretta da Dario De Toffoli.

Il numero di maggio 1998
Il numero di gennaio 1999
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The video of the national final in Rome, during the TV show Quelli che il calcio, with Fabio Fazio in the studio and Paolo Brosio as correspondent.

The 1st National Scrabble Championship.
A thousand players at the Milano, Rome, Naples, Palermo, Bologna and Venice selections.
100 the admitted players to the final of Rome, which was also shown during the TV show Quelli che il calcio.
20 the qualified players for the Duplicated Scrabble, and at the very final the roman player Giuseppe Ricciardi wins against Edgardo Bellini from Naples.
The complete chronicle on Scrabble News.

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RESULTS

MILAN – HOTEL GALLIA – 19 OCTOBER
1st Maurizio Tucci
2nd Carla Maria Morisi
3rd Ornella Agazzi
4th Angela Ildos
5th Luigi Ronchi
6th Daniel Fishman
7th Simona Mazzolini
8th Gabriella Volpe
9th Daniela Corrà
10th Patrizia Conte

ROME – GRAND HOTEL PLAZA – 26 OCTOBER
1st Giuseppe Ricciardi
2nd Luciana Preden
3rd Enrico Colangiuolo
4th Francesco Mirabile
5th Giuseppina Stavole
6th Pietro Rossi
7th Nicola Saccà
8th Luciano Bassetti
9th Angelo Monti
10th Roberto Berardi

NAPLES – ROYAL CONTINENTAL – 9 NOVEMBER
1st Edgardo Bellini
2nd Francesca Fioretto
3rd Claudio Borgnino
4th Stefania Borgnino
5th Annamaria Glover
6th Salvatore Mascia
7th Gina Luisa Lauritano
8th Angiolina Guarino
9th Eugenio Nativo
10th Stefano Leone

PALERMO – HOTEL JOLLY – 16 NOVEMBER
1st Valeria Trapani
2nd Valeria Marino
3rd Alessia Marino
4th Alba Epifani
5th Franco Impalà
6th Fabio Sole
7th Francesca Sole
7th Michele Scafidi
9th Carlo Carzan
10th Aurora Puglisi

BOLOGNA – HOTEL JOLLY – 23 NOVEMBER
1st Michele Comerci
2nd Gino Lisi
3rd Stefano Torzoni
4th Antonio Manzini
5th Gloria Sassi
6th Mauro Torelli
7th Marco Lorenzi
8th Stefano Lachi
9th Maria Cristina Erber
10th Carlo Venturi

VENICE MESTRE – HOTEL RAMADA – 30 NOVEMBER
1st Giuseppe Baù
2nd Paolo Garofalo
3rd Sebastiano Bisson
4th Donatella Malesani
5th Andrea Angrilli
6th Daniele Florean
7th Gabriele Soranzo
8th Linda Bonaldo
9th Saul Boscarato
10th Marco Ravenna

FINALS IN ROME – GRAND HOTEL PLAZA – 7 DECEMBER
1st Giuseppe Ricciardi
2nd Edgardo Bellini
3rd Stefano Torzoni
4th Gino Lisi
5th Pietro Rossi
6th Carla Maria Morisi
7th Gina Lauritano
8th Angelo Monti
9th Angiolina Guarino
10th Enrico Colangiuolo
11th Luciana Preden
12th Salvatore d’Ambrosio
13th Roberto Berardi
14th Stefania Borgnino
15th Giuseppe Baù
16th Claudio Borgnino
17th Maurizio Tucci
18th Gloria Sassi
19th Stefano Lachi
20th Paolo Garofalo

PHOTOS

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More than 1000 players participated to this second edition of the National Scrabble Championship, with selections in Milan, Genova, Rome, Naples, Bari, Cagli, Palermo, Bologna and Padova. The final, in Rome, has been won by Carla Maria Morisi from Codogno (Lodi) against Edgardo Bellini from Naples, a player that got a second place also at the previous edition. The incredible word that made Carla Maria win: “Benzoino” [Benzoin].
The complete chronicles on Scrabble News.

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RESULTS

MILAN – 31 MAY
1st Daniela Corrà
2nd Carla Maria Morisi
3rd Giuliana Leoni
4th Emanuela Germanò
5th Silvia Molteni
6th Santina Monforte
7th Marcella Tadini
8th Claudio Veca
9th Adele Caridi
10th Caterina Menduto

GENOVA – 6 JUNE
1st Stefano Torzoni
2nd Ginetta Gervasi
3rd Devan maggi
4th Alessandro Battaglia
5th Giuseppe Menozzi
6th Chiara Santoianni
7th Erika Scanu
8th Ernesto Gallo
9th Silvia Conti
10th Federica Corradi

ROME – 7 JUNE
1st Angelo Monti
2nd Giuseppe Ricciardi
3rd Silvio d’Ambrosio
4th Luciano Bassetti
5th Roberto Berardi
6th Luciana Pedren
7th Salvatore d’Ambrosio
8th Laura Giangiacomo
9th Giampiero Chieregatto
10th Franca Boddi

NAPLES – 20 JUNE
1st Edgardo Bellini
2nd Diego Brognoli
3rd Angiolina Guarino
4th Gina Lauritano
5th Alberto Borgnino
6th Ermanno Romano
7th Marco Villa
8th Paola Longobardi
9th Francesco Ruggirello
10th Elisa Lauritano

BARI – 21 JUNE
1st Pietro Rossi
2nd Maria Pia Lamesta
3rd Alessandro Cipparoli
4th Giovanni Schiuma
5th Elena De Feo
6th Giancarlo Mazzei
7th Oronzo Scarciolla
8th Francesco di Benedetto
9th Antonello Ribecco
10th Savino Chiarello

CAGLI – 27 SEPTEMBER
1st Enrico Colangiuolo
2nd Michele Comerci
3rd Angela Plebani
4th Cecilia Fanfani
5th Giuseppe Baù
6th Paolo Garofalo
7th Franca Pece
8th Andrea Volpe
9th Serenella Bovi
10th Alberto Venturi

PALERMO – 18 OCTOBER
1st Alessia Marino
2nd Franco Impalà
3rd Aurora Puglisi
4th Lucrezia Mannino
5th Sergio Guzzo
6th Valeria Marino
7th Carlo Carzan
8th Valeria Trapani
9th Francesca Sole
10th Romina Marceca

BOLOGNA – 18 OCTOBER
1st Marco Lorenzi
2nd Gino Lisi
3rd Simona Mazzolini
4th Roberto Mazzaferri
5th Gloria Sassi
6th Omar Monti
7th Maurizio Tucci
8th Giuliana Costantini
9th Franca Pece
10th Andrea Volpe

PADOVA – 25 OCTOBER
1st Daniele Florean
2nd Saul Boscarato
3rd Donatella Malesani
4th Elisabetta Maier
5th Andrea Lombardi
6th Gabriele Soranzo
7th Linda Bonaldo
8th Stefano Lachi
9th Daniela Bonaldo
10th Franca Pece

THROUGH MAIL – 12/17 NOVEMBER
1st Claudio Borgnino
2nd Marina Castagneto
3rd Ciro Annunziata
4th Stefano Leone
4th Francesco Mirabile
6th Cesare Ciasullo
7th M. Cristina Erber
8th Annamaria Cestaro
9th Procolo Tortorelli
10th Rossana Torpillesi

FINALS OF ROME – 29 NOVEMBER
1st Carla Maria Morisi
2nd Edgardo Bellini
3rd Gino Lisi
4th Angelo Monti
5th Enrico Colangiuolo
6th Alessia Marino
7th Marco Lorenzi
8th Ermanno Romano
9th Emanuela Germanò
10th Donatella Malesani