Ridgefield students win at Scrabble competition

The 2019 New England School Scrabble Championship took place at the Ridgefield Library on April 6 with 33 students from three different states competing.  Ridgefield students did exceptionally well. Eighth grader Jeffrey Pogue of Westport and ninth grader Matthew Sherter of Ridgefield teamed up to win the advanced division, making Jeffrey the 2019 New England School Scrabble Champion and Matthew … read more

Scrabble coach named ‘Person of the Year’

Cornelia Guest, a Scrabble coach at the Ridgefield Library, was named the North American Scrabble Players Association’s (NASPA) Person of the Year this summer. Guest was honored at the North American Scrabble Championship in Buffalo in August, and was recognized for her work coaching and expanding opportunities for youth players in the United State. Guest, who heads the NASPA Youth … read more

Farmingville student becomes Scrabble champion

Even by 10-year-old standards, Ian Whitehurst is a modest kid. The Ridgefield resident has plenty of reason to brag though — on July 26, Ian and his partner Kevin Zeng of Scarsdale, N.Y. were named the top-scoring, elementary-level Scrabble players in North America. “The boys were first of over 200 competitors across the U.S. and Canada,” said Cornelia Guest, Ian’s … read more

Ridgefield student named nation’s top elementary school Scrabble player

Ian Whitehurst, 10, of Ridgefield was recently honored as North America’s top-scoring Elementary School Scrabble player, along with his teammate, Kevin Zeng of Scarsdale, N.Y. The prize winners were announced July 26 at the annual North American Scrabble Championship in New Orleans. The boys were first of over 200 competitors across the U.S. and Canada. During the 2016-17 season, Ian and Kevin … read more

Seventh graders excel at Scrabble tournament

Ridgefield seventh graders Andrew Knispel and Matthew Sherter won the Intermediate Division and the seventh grade championship at the 2017 New England School Scrabble Championship, which was held at the Ridgefield Library March 25. The boys were undefeated in their five games, and they also won prizes for high game (488) and high play (88). This is the second year … read more

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