High drama on the Scrabble circuit
The Telegraph has this story about tiles, lies and nearly naked Scrabble players.
"A player at the World Scrabble Championships demanded that an opponent should be strip-searched after a tile went missing. England's Ed Martin was accused of hiding the letter 'G' during a match. A Thai player wanted him to be taken to a toilet so he could be searched, although authorities refused. Mr. Martin won the match in Warsaw, and no evidence was presented to support the Thai player's allegation. Nigel Richards, a New Zealander, took the overall title after scoring 95 points with the word 'omnified'. He was awarded the £12,700 prize. Mr. Richards would have scored little for his acceptance speech, when he just responded: "Nice."