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Alphabet Bereft As Letter ‘G’ Goes AWOL

By Paperstone on October 22, 2011 in Fun, Janitorial

Missing letter 'G'

The world of Scrabble was thrown into confusion last week when a letter ‘G’ went missing during the sport’s most prestigious English-language event.

A World Scrabble Championship match between England’s Ed “The Speller” Martin and Thai word-conjurer Chollapat Itthi-Aree was interrupted when a ‘G’ tile went missing. The absence prompted a search on and under the playing table and both athletes were asked to empty their pockets.

Itthi-Aree succumbed to paranoid fury, demanding that his opponent be taken to the toilet and-strip searched. Judges refused the Thai’s request, another ‘G’ was added to the game and Martin won the match by a mere point.

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The Championship, which took place in Warsaw between 12 and 16 October, was eventually won by large-bearded New Zealander Nigel Richards, taking the world title for a second time. Richards secured victory after scoring 95 points with ‘omnified’.


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