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Official: Scrabble Player Ejected For Cheating At National Tourney
Miami CBS4 ^ | August 14, 2012 | CBS4/AP

Posted on 08/15/2012 1:28:59 PM PDT by TexasCajun

C-H-E-A-T-E-R?

Organizers say that word spelled the fate of one of the top young Scrabble players in the country Tuesday.

The player, who has not been named because of his young age, was kicked out of the game’s national championship tournament in Florida after he was reportedly caught hiding blank letter tiles.

John D. Williams, Jr., executive director of the National Scrabble Association, said that a male player was ejected from the 350-player event in Round 24 of the 28-round event.

(Excerpt) Read more at miami.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Hobbies; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cheaters; never; win

The cheating was spotted by a player at a nearby table, who noticed the ejected player conceal a pair of blank tiles by dropping them on the floor, organizers said. Blank tiles can be used as wild card letters. When confronted by the tournament director, he admitted to it, organizers said.

1 posted on 08/15/2012 1:29:08 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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2 posted on 08/15/2012 1:33:19 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: TexasCajun

3 posted on 08/15/2012 1:33:22 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL! Classic


4 posted on 08/15/2012 1:35:58 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: TexasCajun

Uh oh, Kwyjibo on the loose!


5 posted on 08/15/2012 1:37:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TexasCajun
He forgot the Letter of the Law.

6 posted on 08/15/2012 1:38:10 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: TexasCajun

the cheater must be a democrat


7 posted on 08/15/2012 1:40:20 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: TexasCajun

I surprised this guy wasn’t arrested and attempted fraud charges brought against him. The prize was $10,000, so winning by cheating certainly would amount to larceny.


8 posted on 08/15/2012 1:41:37 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: TexasCajun

I wuz caught cheating at Parcheesi once but dang it, it was a high-stakes game...


9 posted on 08/15/2012 1:45:29 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: TexasCajun; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

That’s nothing, man, I was once rejected from a Pick Up Sticks National Tournament.


10 posted on 08/15/2012 1:45:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: dfwgator
Kwyijibo

How could I have forgotten?

11 posted on 08/15/2012 1:51:36 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Tijeras_Slim
If I had a son, he'd look like Kwyjibo.

-PJ

12 posted on 08/15/2012 1:58:02 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't come naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: TexasCajun

Who would have thought that Biden would even think of entering a Scrabble tournament?


13 posted on 08/15/2012 1:58:11 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Revolting cat!

One Christmas, when my brothers and I were in high school, we were having a friendly game of Monopoly with our dad. I was the banker and after some nudging, winking and laughing, I started giving my brothers money under the table. We cheated the entire game but dad managed to buy Boardwalk and Park Place and the other properties on that side. He also purchased another entire side and had all the RRs and both utilities to boot. He had no idea we were cheating and we ‘fessed up at the end of the game after getting our butts beat in the game with all three of us being bankrupted. (Still not understanding how three people with unfettered access to an entire bank of money can lose everything. Brings to mind the nations’s current financial situation.)

It is the only time I have ever cheated. It was a friendly game with family - no real money involved- and I cannot even imagine trying to cheat in a tournament.

(Oh, and Dad was a good sport. It was a lesson for all of us.)


14 posted on 08/15/2012 2:00:28 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Sounds like dad was on to you guys somehow?


15 posted on 08/15/2012 2:08:21 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun; windcliff
Later at the news conference the cheater just stood there with a BLANK stare when his request for BLANKet amnesty was denied.

The next day he admitted in was very infanTILE of him to do this.

16 posted on 08/15/2012 2:09:40 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Actually it’s one of the few board games I like.


17 posted on 08/15/2012 2:20:54 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: TexasCajun

He didn’t have a clue. He trusted us! Man, I had the guilts for days until I remembered how badly he beat us. I don’t think the three of us had 2 properties between us and Dad had hotels on everything! He was puzzled that we all lost so badly and even a little sad. MAJOR GUILTS!!!!

My dad is a good man- has always been there for me. Always. But I wouldn’t play him ANY game for money.


18 posted on 08/15/2012 2:23:12 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Tijeras_Slim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c18V8q0WMPg


19 posted on 08/15/2012 2:23:15 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: TexasCajun

what’s wrong with this kid that cheating at a scrabble tournament is some how a good idea? How can you be sooo focussed on a game-—as GAME fer cryin out loud-—that you want to chet to win...Oh yeah O is the example never mind


20 posted on 08/15/2012 2:40:03 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: TexasCajun

Once upon a time when I was playing Scabble with my uncle, he decided he could add “fox” to my existing “moon” to yield a nice score with “moon fox”.

I objected. There is no such thing as a “moonfox”.

I lost the argument but noticed at once that I was holding a “y” and there was a triple word score square open right next to that “x” in “moonfox”.

Faster than greased lightning I placed that “y” next to that “x” creating a word describing the main characteristic of a “moonfox” : “moonfoxy”.

I won that argument and the game.


21 posted on 08/15/2012 3:19:29 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: Da Coyote

A three letter word: Jobs J-O-B-S

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq-eeWow_WU


22 posted on 08/15/2012 3:37:11 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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The FReepathon is still on.
Please donate today!

23 posted on 08/15/2012 3:55:14 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
The prize was $10,000, so winning by cheating certainly would amount to larceny.

It would have been had he won. Which he did not, having been disqualified. And I doubt they'll press Attempted Grand Larceny against someone too young to be named in the story.

24 posted on 08/15/2012 3:57:23 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

The last time I played Monopoly, I was about 11 or 12 years old. I always lost because I usually played with my older brother (the ultimate competitor) who never told me what the best strategy should be. He always urged me to buy Baltic Avenue or some of the other cheapies. I had no idea what I was doing and couldn’t figure out why I was always losing. However, he never challenged in Scrabble, because I was always pretty good at that game. However, there’s one person I could never beat...my mother...and she beat me pretty good too.


25 posted on 08/15/2012 4:03:56 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: TexasCajun
“It gets pretty deep. We’re one step away from drug testing,” Williams joked.

Pretty serious about their craft that Scrabble crowd is.

26 posted on 08/15/2012 4:21:59 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: TexasCajun
I'm surprised this wasn't one of the prime time shows on espn.

The poker game must had ran longer than expected.

27 posted on 08/15/2012 4:26:48 PM PDT by A Cyrenian (Timothy Geithner - proving TurboTax is not idiot proof.)
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To: A Cyrenian
ESPN 8 - "The Ocho!"

If it's almost a sport, we've got it here!

28 posted on 08/15/2012 6:20:20 PM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law. Voting postponed for your safety.)
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To: driftless2
He always urged me to buy Baltic Avenue or some of the other cheapies.

Actually, Baltic and Mediterranean have their place. I have won many a game playing slumlord. I like to put four houses on all of the cheapies (add Oriental, Vermont and CT Ave.) (20 houses for only $1,000) which can often create a serious housing shortage if anybody else is building. You won't bankrupt anybody with it, but you can improve your standing, and keep other players from building.
29 posted on 08/15/2012 6:32:27 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Then you were ahead of me. But so was everybody else. My view of my youth is that the world contrived to keep information away from me. That included learning the strategy for playing Monopoly.


30 posted on 08/16/2012 5:21:23 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2
My view of my youth is that the world contrived to keep information away from me.

In my youth, Monopoly enjoyed a mini-renaissance at the game's 40th anniversary. This resulted in a number of books. Some of them awful (The Monopoly Book by Maxine Brady). By far the best was "1,001 Ways to Win Monopoly Games".

So, for $1.50 I learned a great many things. I supplemented with my own game experience.
31 posted on 08/16/2012 6:49:41 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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