New Zealand player Alastair Richards has won the WESPA world Scrabble championship final.
Richards beat Australia’s David Eldar in the final, four games to three. The final was a titanic struggle between the two best players in the competition.
“The lead seesawed throughout,” Howard Warner, president of the NZ Association of Scrabble Players, said in a statement.
Richards, was born in Australian, but works in New Zealand as a doctor in Auckland.
The championship was held online for the first time due to travel restrictions.
Going into the tournament, Richard was ranked number 11 in the world and his final opponent Eldar second.
New Zealand has a long history in the competition. Former New Zealand player, Nigel Richards won the world Scrabble championship six times. He is not relation to Alastair Richards.