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Thu Oct 23 00:28:35 SAST 2014

Scrabble player demands strip search

Sapa-dpa | 17 October, 2011 11:36
Players play scrabble at 2011 World Scrabble Championship in Warsaw
Players play scrabble at 2011 World Scrabble Championship in Warsaw
Image by: KACPER PEMPEL / REUTERS

A Scrabble player demanded a strip-search after he claimed his opponent had cheated during an international tournament in Warsaw, local media reports.

A Thai competitor called for officials to strip-search British opponent Ed Martin, saying the Brit had hidden the letter "G" on his person during the Scrabble World Championship, Polish Radio reported.

Judges ruled against the strip-search as Martin went on to win the game on Saturday by a single point.

More than 100 contestants took part in the championships which started Wednesday in the Polish capital, for a grand prize of 20,000 dollars. New Zealander Nigel Richards won the tournament on Sunday.

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