A Bedford Scrabble player is set to take part in the biggest world Scrabble championship to date.
Femi Awowade will battle it out against hundreds of Scrabble players for the dream accolade of World Scrabble Champion at the MSI World Championships in Lille, France this summer.
Femi, who works as a mortgage broker, has won the African Scrabble Championship twice and represented both Nigeria and England at previous world championships.
This year, Femi will represent the UK as he takes on other accomplished players in the hope of winning this esteemed event.
The prestigious event, supported by Mattel and Mindsports International, will see accomplished Scrabble players from around the world compete against each other for the games most sought after title.
With events in Catalan, English, French, German, Norwegian and Spanish, this year’s championship is set to break all records.
The championship will kick off with the World Youth Scrabble Championship followed by the International World Championship consisting of three divisions including the MSI World Pairs Championships, and for the first time online individual and team championships.
Throughout the championships, players will compete in over 24 rounds of Scrabble in order to qualify for the seeded play-offs.
The eight top placed players will proceed to the play-offs and the ultimate champion will be announced on the 4th September.
Past champions and lexicological experts participating from the UK will compete against a multitude of players from 27 countries who will go head to head for the Scrabble crown, as well as the opportunity to play and win a share of a prize pool worth €25,000.
Spectators will be able to follow all of the intense Scrabble action live at the event or at home with a live broadcast including expert commentary throughout the tournament at www.MindSportsTV.com.