Harpenden dad faces war of words in scrabble final

PUBLISHED: 13:01 14 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:33 06 May 2010

A HARPENDEN father-of-two will be brushing up on his vocabulary after making it through to the National Scrabble Championship Final. David Webb, of Milton Road, will take on 2008 second place title holder Craig Beevers at the final in London on Sunday Oct

A HARPENDEN father-of-two will be brushing up on his vocabulary after making it through to the National Scrabble Championship Final.

David Webb, of Milton Road, will take on 2008 second place title holder Craig Beevers at the final in London on Sunday October 18 for the chance to be crowned the nation's best scrabble player.

David, aged 47, who first got into the game when he was 30-years-old, is a veteran of the Scrabble circuit with the 2006 Masters title and four appearances at the World Scrabble Championships under his belt.

David, who spends three hours a day teaching himself new words, said he was delighted to have bagged a spot in the final: "I'm really looking forward to playing in the final because it's been an ambition of mine for years.

"I think Craig and I are equally matched so it's likely to be a very interesting match."

He added: "I've loved numbers and words from an early age - it's a fascination I can't really explain!

"Playing in the Scrabble championships is a competitive outlet for my interest in words and I'm sure I'll be on the scrabble scene for many years to come."

David, who co-authored a book called How to Win at Scrabble, will be supported by his wife Wendy and his two children at the final, when he will play a total of five games against Craig.

The event, which is open to the public, can be followed live at www.centrestar.co.uk

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