Nigel Richards of New Zealand won the 9th World Scrabble Championship in Mumbai, India, becoming the ninth different World Champion since the event began in 1991. The fact that no-one has won twice seems to suggest an element of chance is involved. As Nigel modestly put it when interviewed in Mumbai, 'This is a game independent of other games. You win some, you lose some - it depends on the luck of the draw.'
"World Champ's Analysis,"
Word Ways: Vol. 41
, Article 19.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol41/iss1/19