Schoolboy beats 15,000 kids to win Bananagrams Challenge

Published on: 23rd March 2015

Ten-year-old Louis Webber of Woodside Junior School in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, has beaten 15,000 other primary school children to win the first ever Bananagrams Challenge.

He’s the first child in the world to be crowned ‘Top Banana’, after triumphing over 11 other children at the live GrandBananagrams-wordpress Final of the word game tournament, held on Saturday 21st March at the Magic Circle, the magician’s club in London.

Receiving his trophy from Rena Nathanson, inventor of the game, Louis said: “I’m so pleased that I won. I was really nervous about coming to the final, but very excited too. I just tried my best and I really love word games. The thing I like most about Bananagrams is the suspense and freedom, because you don’t have to wait ages for the other players to take turns – you just all work on your own word grids at the same time and it’s a race. I don’t know how I got to be so fast though.”

Louis also won an exclusive goody bag and a £500 cheque for his school, which was presented by Rena Nathanson, along with Deej Johnson, Grand Final host and author of the Collins Little Book of Bananagrams.

For further information about The Bananagrams Challenge click here.


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