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Sherwin Rodrigues from Mumbai wins the Bayer National Scrabble Championship 2017, Goutham Jayaraman wins the second place

The Grand Finale of the Bayer National Scrabble Championship 2017 held in association with The Mumbai Scrabble Club and Scrabble Association of India, took place at The Regenza at Navi Mumbai. Scrabble lovers from across the country battled it out for the winning spot at this esteemed championship event. Sherwin Rodrigues from Mumbai won the Bayer National Scrabble championship 2017 followed by Goutham Jayaraman from Singapore and Mohan Chunkath from Chennai in the second and third place respectively. The winners of the Bayer National Scrabble Championship will represent India at the World Scrabble Championship which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya in November 2017.

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Mumbai, May 28, 2017 – The Grand Finale of the Bayer National Scrabble Championship 2017 held in association with The Mumbai Scrabble Club and Scrabble Association of India, took place at The Regenza at Navi Mumbai. Scrabble lovers from across the country battled it out for the winning spot at this esteemed championship event.

Sherwin Rodrigues from Mumbai won the Bayer National Scrabble championship 2017 followed by Goutham Jayaraman from Singapore and Mohan Chunkath from Chennai in the second and third place respectively. The winners of the Bayer National Scrabble Championship will represent India at the World Scrabble Championship which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya in November 2017.

Speaking at the occasion Rajesh Aggarwal, Head Commercial Operations – Asia, Bayer Animal Health said, “The Bayer Group worldwide has always promoted cultural and sporting activities since the company was founded. It is encouraging to see that the popularity of Scrabble continues to grow worldwide, and Bayer in India is proud to be associated with this truly fabulous sport.

The ecstatic winner of the Bayer National Scrabble Championship 2017 Sherwin Rodrigues said, “I am extremely thrilled to win this prestigious championship and look forward to representing the country at the World National Scrabble Championship in Nairobi. The Bayer National Scrabble Championship is a great platform for scrabble lovers to come together and compete. I am thankful to Bayer for encouraging this sport in India.”

The championship saw a great turnout of Scrabble enthusiasts from all over India. Professionals from all walks of life, like Doctor’s, Chartered Accountants, Lawyers, Students etc all came together to fight it out for the title . The competition saw 24 rounds in all. The first half of the rounds were in the Australian Draw format and the second half in the King of the Hill format. The tournament was held in Mumbai from May 26 - May 28, 2017.

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2016, the Group employed around 115,200 people and had sales of EUR 46.8 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.6 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 4.7 billion. These figures include those for the high-tech polymers business, which was floated on the stock market as an independent company named Covestro on October 6, 2015.




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