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- As the final pre-competition meeting of the Scripps National Spelling Bee's word selection panel stretches into its seventh hour, the pronouncers no longer seem to care. Before panelists can debate the words picked for the bee, they need to hear each word and its language of origin, part of speech, definition and exemplary sentence read aloud. Late in the meeting, lead pronouncer Jacques Bailly and his colleagues — so measured in their pacing and meticulous in their enunciation during the bee — rip through that chore as quickly as possible.
- Entertainment·The Telegraph
Record eight children win US national spelling bee after organisers 'run out' of difficult words to separate them
A record eight children have won the US National Spelling Bee after organisers ran out of difficult words to separate them. The finalists, who are aged between 12 and 14 years old, all successfully navigated 20 rounds of increasingly obscure words to be crowned co-champions in one of America's oldest competitions. The Scripps National Spelling Bee has seen an increasingly competitive field in its 94-year history but organisers were stunned when several hours of spelling tests were unable to brThanks for your feedback!
8 Spellers Just Won 2019 National Spelling Bee in TieThanks for your feedback!
- Lifestyle·The Independent
A superhuman group of adolescents broke the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, with eight contestants crowned co-champions after the competition said it was running out of challenging words.It was a stunning result, coming just after midnight, for the 92nd annual event, which has had six two-way ties but had never experienced such a logjam at the top.After the 17th round, Jacques Bailly, the event’s pronouncer, announced that any of the eight remaining contestants who made it through thrThanks for your feedback!
- News·Associated Press
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — There were warning signs throughout a marathon day of spelling that this Scripps National Spelling Bee would not conclude like any other in the event's 94-year history.Thanks for your feedback!
- Sports·USA TODAY
Eight contestants won the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night, sharing a historic co-champion title.Thanks for your feedback!
"We're throwing the dictionary at you, and you're showing the dictionary who's boss," the bee's announced said.Thanks for your feedback!
- Sports·The Guardian
Eight co-champions declared in unprecedented finishOrganizers admit to running out of challenging wordsScripps National Spelling Bee 2019 – as it happened It was the night the bee was broken and the dictionary humbled. The championship finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which unfolded on Thursday evening before a national television audience, ended in an eight-way tie early Friday morning after Rishik Gandhasri, Erin Howard, Saketh Sundar, Shruthika Padhy, Sohum Sukhatankar, AbhijThanks for your feedback!
After a marathon session stretching into early Friday, the contestants simply could not be separated. "We’re throwing the dictionary at you, and, so far, you are showing the dictionary who’s boss," the bee’s pronouncer, Jacques Bailly, told the finalists.Thanks for your feedback!
- Sports·Yahoo Sports
After 20 rounds and more than three hours, the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee opted for co-champions instead of one true winner.Thanks for your feedback!