UK mum in Rummikub World Championships

by TnP Staff
Published: 19 November 2018, 07:37
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Just misses out on top 10

A mum-of-two from Bracknell in Berkshire has finished in 11th place in the 2018 Rummikub World Championship in Jerusalem. Rummikub is, of course, distributed by John Adams.

Liz Rumble, an Executive Assistant at an IT company in Maidenhead competed in the games in the heart of Jerusalem on the 9-12 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 says: “I’m delighted to have had the opportunity to take part in the World Championships! 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 and I’ve also taught my two girls how to play too!”