Genius at Scrabble
A NEW Zealander has taken out the French Scrabble prize – despite not speaking a word of French. Nigel Richards, 48, is already a celebrity in the English version of Scrabble, winning its world championship in 2007 and 2011. However, it was the first time a player who cannot speak the language has won the francophone world championship. He had just nine weeks to prepare for the contest, memorising in French all the possible words in the official Scrabble dictionary, from two to 10 letters.