Sunday, July 27, 2008

Scrabble Deception

Scandal in Senegal!

Mamadou Youck had been named winner of the "blitz" competition for 14-15 year-olds before officials discovered he was 16, Senegal's APS news agency reports.

In case you wondered.....

In the "blitz" category, players have just one minute to complete each move.

This is a big deal there.

The 37th Francophone Scrabble World Championships are taking place this week in Senegal's capital, Dakar.

The country's Sports Ministry, which accords Scrabble the same importance as football, has declared the competition a national priority.

Despite having a literacy rate of just 40%, Senegal's holds nine world titles in Scrabble.

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