Good news from Johore Bahru in Malaysia, where Mikki Nicholson came second in the Causeway Scrabble Championship. Well, not good news that she didn’t come first, but you know. Panupol Sujjayakorn did that. And it was a good result for Mikki, anyway.
The flamboyantly-dressed Nicholson had many adoring fans approaching her with their cameras after the competition. The Cumbria, United Kingdom native took home US$15,000 (RM47,215) and a trophy.
Nicholson, a transexxual, won the British National scrabble championship two months ago.
She considered it a personal best to be runner-up to Panupol, considering that she only emerged fourth in the same category last year.
“I was lucky. I do not have a particular strategy to play as I do my best to earn the most marks and beat my opponent,” said Nicholson, who began playing Scrabble six years ago.
(New Straits Times)
This coverage compares quite favourably with the very badly-written reportage in British news media of Mikki’s recent winning of the British Scrabble championship, which we covered here, and which resulted in some rather odious comments from people-who-really-should-know-better, as I discussed here. Well done, Mikki, and well done the New Straits Times!