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    Lost 'G' sparks demand for strip search at Scrabble World Championships

    Scrabble rival demands strip search over missing 'G' | The Sun

    THE World Scrabble Championship was thrown into chaos at the weekend after a competitor demanded a rival be strip-searched for hiding the letter 'G'.
    Thai player Chollapat Itthi-Aree insisted in the high-profile event England's Ed Martin be strip-searched in the toilet after a 'G' tile went mysteriously missing during their match.

    The judges ruled in Martin's favour and let the Friday game go ahead with the Englishman controversially winning by just a point.


    It is the biggest scandal to hit the event since one player accused another of eating a tile.

    The tournament, and the 12,000 prize money, was eventually won by New Zealander Nigel Richards, who beat Aussie Andrew Fisher by taking 95 points with the word 'omnified'.

    However, Richards' acceptance speech was much shorter, when he just responded: "Nice."

    It was the second time Richards has claimed the title. He also won in 2007. He beat 116 competitors from 44 countries to be named champion at the event in Poland.

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    The english are cheating at scrabble now !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazzy
    The tournament, and the 12,000 prize money, was eventually won by New Zealander Nigel Richards, who beat Aussie Andrew Fisher by taking 95 points with the word 'omnified'.
    After the rugby world cup semi final this news is almost too much to bear


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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    The english are cheating at scrabble now !

    well, they have to when two Antipodeans are in the final, using words like "bazza, chunder" etc

    hiding a letter in your G-string is a bit nasty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazzy View Post
    Thai player Chollapat Itthi-Aree insisted in the high-profile event England's Ed Martin be strip-searched in the toilet after a 'G' tile went mysteriously missing during their match..
    Go figure, another Thai whiner .

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    -o and -et notted the G is missing from my keyboard search the pommie bastard

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    Its a shame Thailand missed the chance to get a world champion in something other than stacking people on a motor scooter.

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