If you’ve played Scrabble, you know how annoying it can be for a tile to go missing. Depending on the tile, it could stop you from forming some high-scoring word that might win you the game. But, it’s only a game, right?
At the World Scrabble Championship, it more than just a game: there’s a cash prize worth about $20,000. So, when a tile went missing during a game, one of the players reacted:
Mr Martin won the match in Warsaw, and no evidence was presented to support the Thai player’s allegation.
Nigel Richards, a New Zealander, took the overall title after scoring 95 points with the word ‘omnified’. He was awarded th £12,700 prize.
Mr Richards would have scored little for his acceptance speech, when he just responded: “Nice.” It was the second time Mr Richards has claimed the title. He also won in 2007. He beat 116 competitors from 44 countries to be named champion.
The runner up was Andrew Fisher from Australia, who lost 3-2 in the final. The deciding rubber was a comfortable 476-334 win for Mr Richards.
Via The Telegraph