Scrabble Championship, won by a transsexual in a pink wig
In London, the final of the UK Championship at Scrabble – board game, during which participants must stack chips with different letters to formulate word. The winner of the national championship was a 32-year-old Mickey Nicholson, who calls himself a “woman trapped in a male body,” wrote The Guardian.
On the final Nicholson appeared in a pink dress and a pink wig. Nicholson’s Rival was a 44-year-old Mark Newman, who has extensive experience of playing Scrabble, and four times champion of the country. Nicholson victory brought the word “obeisant” (respectful), for which he received 86 points.
Nicholson said that he began to get involved in Scrabble for about five years ago. He gained experience by playing on the Internet, and eventually decided to take part in the championship. “I would never have become involved, if not hope for victory” – said the newly-made champion.
The main prize of 1500 pounds (1700 euros), a transvestite from Cumbria intends to spend on buying a ticket to Malaysia. There, in December, will be held next tournament Scrabble.
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