College team victorious at 4th Royal Thomian Scrabble Encounter


The Royal-Thomian Scrabble Encounter is one of the common rivalries between the 2 schools and the only Annual Scrabble Encounter held between two schools in the country. It was started in 2012 by the Scrabble Clubs of both institutions, with the intention of popularizing the game of scrabble and to keep the traditional camaraderie between the two hallowed institutions. The inaugural event was hosted by Royal College with both schools to host it alternatively in the years to come.

This year, the 4th Royal-Thomian Scrabble Encounter took place on the 30th of May at the S.Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia, Board Room. The Encounter ended with Royal College winning the overall title of A division with the match tally at 15-10 and Round tally of 3-2. Akiff Faleel and Aabid Ismail of Royal College won 4 games out of 5 securing a right Royal Victory. On the other side in the “B” Division too Royal College emerged champions for the 3rd time. Kaviru Methnuka from Royal College winning all five games paved the way for the victory.

The Warden of S.Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia graced the prize giving with his presence as the Chief Guest along with Sri Sanjeevan, a past captain of Thomian Scrabble, as the Guest Speaker. The Warden awarded Royal College the title “Champions” of the 4th Royal-Thomian Scrabble Encounter.