Berkshire woman bags ticket to Rummikub World Championship in Jerusalem

Published on: 19th June 2018

Liz Rumble won the UK National Rummikub Championship Tournament earlier this month.

Liz, an executive assistant and mother of two, was one of 26 contenders that competed in the UK National Rummikub Championship Tournament earlier this month. Held at the UK Games Expo at the NEC Birmingham on 2nd June, the Rummikub Championship Tournament, which occurs every three years, challenges players to be the first to clear their rack of all their tiles and to shout Rummikub.

Liz was awarded the winning trophy after winning 15 games over the course of the day, and will fly out to Jerusalem with her husband to play for the title of World Champion between 9th-12th November. She will compete against individual winners from other European countries including Belgium, France, Czech Republic, Italy and Holland, as well as a winner from the USA.

Liz commented: “I still can’t believe I won! I’ve been playing Rummikub since I was a child and only registered for the tournament as something fun to do – I didn’t think for a second that I would win. I think my husband secretly wanted me to be knocked out early rather than later so he wouldn’t have to hang around all day but when I started to get through more and more rounds he became quite excited too.”

Liz continued: “I was shocked when I was announced as the winner – what was simply meant to be a bit of fun will now see me compete in Israel. I’m determined now to get in as much practice as possible and make the most of such a great opportunity. My friends and family have been really supportive and now keep coming over to play and I’ve also started teaching my two girls. I’m going to really go for it and hopefully do the UK proud this November.”


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