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British rivals to square up and have words in world Scrabble final

Published 03/09/2016 | 19:36

The world Scrabble title is up for grabs
The world Scrabble title is up for grabs

It will be a war of words when two British men battle it out to become world Scrabble champion.

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Brett Smitheram, 37, from Chingford in east London, will take on Mark Nyman, 49, from Knutsford in Cheshire, in a bid to be crowned chief wordsmith.

The World Scrabble Championship 2016 final is taking place at the Grand Palais in Lille, France, on Sunday.

Mr Smitheram, a top rated player, is a recruitment consultant and UK champion in 2000 as well as a quarter finalist in the 2014 world contest.

Mr Nyman is a writer and former world Scrabble champion in 1993 as well as four time UK champion.

He was also a producer on Channel 4's Countdown.

Organisers said the final will kick off at 11am French time.

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