Scrabble Goes Hard Core
What do you get when you put a bunch of dorky, seemingly damn near autistic people in a room for 48 hours? No, not the next weapon of mass destruction, you get HARD CORE SCRABBLE!
Thats right, 75 scrabble players gathered last weekend at a Holiday Inn in Bloomington, Minnesota for a 48-hour Scrabble tournament for cash and national ranking. The winners in the three divisional matchups each received $500 and all of the tournament results will affect the player’s national rankings for the Scrabble national championships in Orlando, Florida which has a $25,000 prize.
It does amaze me that a game like Scrabble which involves a great deal of thinking and strategy has a national championship with less prize money than, say, Beer Pong. That tells you where our priorities as a nation are these days…not that I am unhappy with this. Hooray beer!!
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