Hosted by Hasbro, the event took place at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, where players Jem Burch and Cooper Komatsu from Los Angeles defeated more than 160 teams.

Winners crowned at 2016 US School Scrabble Championship

Two students were crowned the winners at this year’s North American School Scrabble Championship.

Hosted by Hasbro, the event took place at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, where players Jem Burch and Cooper Komatsu from Los Angeles defeated more than 160 teams.

During the tournament, teams of two battled it out in a bid to win the $10,000 grand prize and the title of 2016’s School Scrabble Champions.

Jonathan Berkowitz, senior VP of marketing at Hasbro Gaming, said: “Holding the North American School Scrabble Championship at Gillette Stadium, a place where dedication and teamwork play a large part in winning championships, was an extraordinary experience for everyone involved.

“We want to thank all of the coaches and teams who travelled here to compete, and congratulate this year’s winners on their incredible Scrabble skills.”

Komatsu added: "We’re so proud to be named this year’s Champions and it wouldn’t have been possible without practice, team work and advice from our coach.

"Joining the School Scrabble program has been such a rewarding experience for Jem and I. We’ve met great friends by playing competitively and can’t wait to celebrate this amazing win.”

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