Following on from the World Scrabble Championships in Poland last month, the final of the National Scrabble Championship will take place this Sunday (November 6th).
After months of heats involving over 300 players, the final will be a best of five show down between Wayne Kelly and Gary Oliver, who are competing for a £2,000 cash prize.
Reaching the national final is a first time experience for both Kelly and Oliver.
On paper, Kelly is the favourite, having already won two major Scrabble Matchplay titles. He also finished as a runner up on Countdown, narrowly missed out on qualifying for the World Scrabble Championships and came third in the 2011 ABSP Masters.
Oliver, meanwhile, has not played many rated games or entered many tournaments, but knocked out some of the country's top-rated Scrabble players during the heats.
The action can be followed online at www.centrestar.co.uk/uknsc/2011.