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Bracknell mum competes in 2018 Rummikub World Championships

Published on: 19th November 2018

The 41-year old mum of two, from Bracknell in Berkshire, finished in 11th place in the Jerusalem championships.

This year’s finalists (Liz can be seen third from the left on the back row).

Liz Rumble, an executive assistant at an IT company in Maidenhead, competed in the games in the heart of Jerusalem on the 9th-12th November. She joined 32 winners from countries including New Zealand, France, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, and Holland and finished in 11th place with a total of 116 points. Japan was the overall winner, with Israel in second place and Holland coming in at third.

Liz secured her place at the World Championships after winning the UK National Rummikub Championship Tournament in June where she competed in 15 games over the course of the day.

Liz commented: “I’ve been playing Rummikub since I was a child and only registered for the UK tournament as something fun to do – I didn’t think for a second that I would win and that I’d be travelling to Jerusalem to play against other winners for the world title. It was a brilliant experience and I’m really proud of how I did. My friends and family have been really supportive helping me to practice over the last few months, and I think this will still continue as we enjoy the game. I’ve taught my two girls how to play too.”

The first WRC was first held in Jerusalem 27 years ago, back when only 12 countries participated. The Rummikub World Championships now occurs every three years in a different major location in the world, such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Hamleys in London and The DZ Bank Berlin.

The Netherlands has won four times, Japan three times and Brazil and Egypt have each won once.

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