Controversy at the World Scrabble Championships with accusations a contestant hid a tile.
A MISSING “G” tile led to accusations of cheating and a demand for a scrabble competitor to be strip-searched at the world championships.
It is the biggest scandal to rock the event since a player accused another of eating a tile
The Sun is reporting Thai player Chollapat Itthi-Aree insisted the tile mysteriously went missing during the match with England’s Ed Martin.
He insisted Martin be strip-searched in the toilet to find the missing “G” tile.
The judges ruled in Martin’s favour, who won the game by just a point.
The Times reported yesterday New Zealander Nigel Richards defeated Aussie Andrew Fisher over the Maori word for hat, making him $20,000 richer.
His victory speech was short and sweet: “Played OK. Nice.