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Nigel Richards Wins The World Scrabble Championships For The 4th Time

Nigel Richards Wins The World Scrabble Championships For The 4th Time

Nigel Richards, 51, takes championship with 3-1 win over American Jesse Day

Nigel Richards, 51 and from New Zealand, beat Californian Jesse Day in the final at the Westfield centre in west London on Sunday.

Groutier - which means more cross, sulky or sullen - scored 68 points.

Mr Richards, who also won the French-language title this year, said: "It was a closely fought championship and Jesse was a very impressive opponent."

Mr Richards' other high-scoring words in the final included zonular, which means like a zone and earned 100 points, and phenolic, a synthetic resin, which earned 84 points.

His opponent scored 95 points with maledict, which means to utter a curse against, but Mr Richards won by 575 points to 452.

The prize pool for the tournament was £15,500 ($20,000).

Mr Richards, who began playing Scrabble in 1995. previously won the world championship in 2007, 2011 and 2013.

He also claimed victory in the French Scrabble Championship in 2015.

Original article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46013964

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