Los Angeles Students Take Home the W-I-N at the 2017 North American School SCRABBLE Championship

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#SchoolScrabble–After a weekend filled with unscrambling dozens of letters and locating
coveted vowels, the student SCRABBLE team of Jem Burch and Zach Ansell,
from Los Angeles, Calif. took home the title of 2017 North American
School SCRABBLE Champions. More than 150 top School SCRABBLE players in
grades 4 through 12 competed in the 15th annual North
American School SCRABBLE Championship at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough,
Mass. The winning duo was awarded a prestigious $10,000 grand prize
after defeating dozens of enthusiastic teams.


“The number of bright and talented SCRABBLE players we see every year
never fails to impress me,” said Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice
president of marketing, Hasbro Gaming. “The competition in the 15th
annual North American School SCRABBLE Championship was fierce – but fun
– and we want to thank all of the participants, coaches, families, and
friends who joined Hasbro for a weekend filled with extraordinary
SCRABBLE gameplay.”

Eighth-grader Jem Burch and seventh-grader Zach Ansell, also known by
their SCRABBLE team name Random Word Generators are both former School
SCRABBLE Champions. The duo played eight tournament rounds throughout
the weekend, out-spelling their final opponents 374-349 with
high-scoring words such as EUGENIA, INFARES, ENTRESOL and STEEPING.

The winners of the newly-formed Challenge Division, geared towards newer
SCRABBLE players and first time competitors in grades 4 through 12 was
won by teammates Audrey Benford from Potomac, Md. and Dina Lacugna from
Fairfield, Conn. The winner of the newly formed High School Division was
Kevin Bowerman from Chapel Hill, NC.

This year, the North American School SCRABBLE Championship was
officiated by Mindsports International. To learn more about playing
competitively as part of the community of School SCRABBLE players, visit
schoolscrabble.us. For more information on the SCRABBLE brand, visit Hasbro.com/SCRABBLE
and follow @HasbroNews
on Twitter.

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