If you've never read the book Word Freak by Stefan Fatsis, you really should check it out sometime. He follows the world of competitive Scrabble players, and let me just say that "freak" is an appropriate word (meant with all sorts of admiration). These people are
Lani and Dan above
Because Suzi had to leave, Lia and I were matched up. We had a good time despite a lot of crappy letters and a very tight board that gave both of us fits. For my last game, I was matched up with Lani, above. Well, let me tell you, the woman knows her Scrabble. She schooled me big time! I had the worst letters and couldn't do squat. Or maybe she was just that good!
Lia and Kris-Ann below
Kris-Ann and I play online and she regularly whips me. She was last year's champ!