Scrabble World Champion crowned

Nigel Richards becomes the first person to win the title twice.
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New Zealand's Nigel Richards saw off competition from more than 100 players to win the 2011 World Scrabble Championship.

The five-day tournament, which started on October 14th, was held in Warsaw, Poland.

The 44-year-old Kiwi is the only player to ever win the trophy twice. He takes home $20,000 with the runner-up pocketing $10,000.

Brett Smitheram secured sixth place for Britain.

Throughout the tournament Mattel supplied a live internet stream of the tournament so Scrabble fans could watch all the action unfold. The Twitter account @worldscrabble11 also kept fans up-to-date with live results from Poland.

The Championships have been covered on television by BBC Breakfast and BBC World and in newspapers The Times, The Independent, The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph.

The UK's National Scrabble Championship will conclude in three weeks time when the final takes place in London.


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