Scot triumphs in British Scrabble championship after 34 years of practice!

October 6th, 2008 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 6 (ANI): After 34 years of practice, a Scot has finally been crowned British Scrabble champion.

Allan Simmons, of Berwickshire, presented sheering as his winning word in the final of the National Scrabble championships.

The 66-point word secured him victory, a glass bowl and the 1,000 pounds prize money.

“It’’s the peak of one’’s playing career. This is the National Scrabble Championship. It is the one thing people vie for. Winning it is exhilarating. It’’s a good time to retire now, ” the Telegraph quoted him, as saying.

The 51-year-old, who describes himself as “the world’’s only scrabble consultant”, has beaten 27-year-old Craig Beevers, from Stockton-on-Tees, by three games to one in the final showdown in London.

“I have had many more years experience playing than him, and it’’s so hard to get to the final, so I thought I had to go for it, but I think there were points where I was a bit cautious and did not take my chances. At a normal tournament I think I would have been a bit more relaxed,” he said. (ANI)

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