The World Scrabble Championship has been thrown into disarray after it was discovered that a cleaner had destroyed almost all the scrabble tiles the night before.
The cleaner had been putting the finishing touches to preparations for the prestigious annual event when she accidentally vacuumed up what she thought were 'little bits of Lego'.
By the time the error was discovered, the bin men had already called and taken the rubbish to the dump.
Three solitary letters were found under a sofa - which was a place that the cleaner had obviously never bothered her arse to clean properly.
Contestants must now attempt to make a successful tournament from the letters 'I', 'G' and 'F'.
"In a bizarre way its actually made the competition much more exciting to watch", said the even organiser, "once you get past the word 'Fig' everybody is curious what else the contestants can possibly come up with".