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Scrabble Player Caught Cheating at National Event

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

One of the top young Scrabble players in the country was kicked out of the board game's national championship tournament in Florida after he was caught hiding blank letter tiles.

John D. Williams, Jr., the executive director of the National Scrabble Association, said Tuesday that a male player was ejected from the 350-player event in Round 24 of the 28-round event.

Williams would not identify the player by name or age because he's a minor. There are four divisions and he was competing in Division 3.

The cheating was spotted by a player at a nearby table, who noticed the ejected player conceal a pair of blank tiles. When confronted by the tournament director, he admitted to it.

The tournament concludes Wednesday, with the winner receiving the $10,000 top prize.


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