North American Scrabble Championship held in Fort Wayne

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – More than 400 competitors from around the world are in Fort Wayne for the North American Scrabble Championship.

The top competitors will compete in 31 rounds between Saturday and Wednesday.

The event is split among four divisions and players are ranked based on their win-loss record and the number of points by which they outscore their opponents.

The winner is declared champion and wins a grand prize of $10,000.

This is the 27th year for the championship and its hosted by the North American Scrabble Players Association.

Competitions begin at 8:30 a.m. every day of the event. On Wednesday, championship rounds (29-31) are expected to take place starting at 9 a.m. and should conclude by 12:30 p.m.

The prize ceremony is expected to start around 1:30 p.m.

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