Search

Scrabble mad hospital clerk from Bradwell finishes in top 35 at international tournament

PUBLISHED: 15:40 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:07 17 November 2017

John Ashmore is heading to Kenya to clinch a world Scrabble title. Photo: James Paget Hospital

John Ashmore is heading to Kenya to clinch a world Scrabble title. Photo: James Paget Hospital

James Paget Hospital

A hospital payroll clerk has finished in the top 35 players at the World Scrabble Championships held in Kenya.

John Ashmore, 55, from Bradwell, improved on his performance at the 2015 World English-Language Scrabble Players Association Championship in Perth, Australia, where he won 16 out of 32 games – this time around at the 2017 finals in Nairobi he won 18 of his 32 matches.

Mr Ashmore, who works at Gorleston’s James Paget Hospital, finished 34th in a field of 118 of the world’s top players.

He said: “My opponents included players from Australia, the USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Kenya and Thailand and I met many of the people I last met two years ago in Australia.

“Day three was my most successful – when I won seven out of eight games – and I’m really pleased that I managed to do better than I did in 2015 by winning 18 of my 32 games.”

Other News

21 minutes ago

A gaping hole was left in the centre of Great Yarmouth’s tourist thoroughfare after a huge fire gutted an indoor market and bowling alley.

18:16

These images show a women brazenly letting her dog make a mess in shop doorways.

16:59

Housing developers have asked for permission to a strip of farm land into housing.

16:06

A man has called for his wallet to be returned after it went missing at Morrisons.

Most Read

Yesterday, 17:49

Snow and ice proved no deterrent to early morning coffee drinkers at Great Yarmouth’s refurbished Troll Cart pub this morning.

Read more
Great Yarmouth

A fly-tipper has been named and shamed by the council who prosecuted her for dumping a settee by a block of flats in Gorleston.

Read more
Carl Smith
Mon, 13:34

Two girls were threatened with what is believed to be a knife by a man as they were by the James Paget University Hospital.

Read more
James Paget University Hospital
18:16

These images show a women brazenly letting her dog make a mess in shop doorways.

Read more
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
14:07

The new owner of a popular family attraction in the heart of the Norfolk Broads has a special affection for the park and plans to build on its successful formula.

Read more
Norwich

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 1°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter