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Minneapolis Doctor Wins U.S. Scrabble Title

August 06, 1988|Associated Press

RENO — Robert Watson, a doctor from Minneapolis, outspelled and outfoxed 319 other word wizards on Friday to win the national Scrabble championship.

Watson, 39, averaged more than 400 points during 27 rounds of play in five days to take the $5,000 first prize.

Second and third places went to Canadians. Second and a check for $3,000 was awarded to Peter Morris, a maintenance worker from Toronto, and Joel Wapnick, a music professor from Montreal, took third and $2,000.

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