Meet the 2016 Scrabble World Championship winner

The 2016 Scrabble championships was held in Lille, France and a new world champion has been crowned.

Brett Smitheram, 37, fought off wordsmiths from around the world to claim the title and win over $10,000 in prize money.

Some of Smitheram’s winning words were: Braconid, meaning a parasitic wasp and Periagua, which means a small craft.

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