Kiwi to compete in world Scrabble championship

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New Zealand has been on the competitive Scrabble scene since the 1970s, with over 340 registered players in the New Zealand Association of Scrabble Players.

Joanne Craig, a Kiwi living in Australia, will compete in the WESPA Senior Championship in Christchurch today.

The former actuary’s highest scoring word ever was ‘sleazier’, earning Ms Craig over 280 points for the single word.

It’s quite mathematical, actually.

Ms Craig was the first woman to win a national Scrabble event in Australia in over twenty years when she won the Australian Masters in 2016.

Listen to the full interview with Joanne Craig above.


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