Professor David Gibson
On the evening of November 22, the world of competitive Scrabble, and in fact the world in general, lost a very great man, Professor David Gibson. Earning the Scrabble national championship on several occasions, and winner of the Scrabble All-Stars on ESPN, this mathematics teacher, pianist, and husband was always humble about his achievements. Those of us who were truly fortunate enough to know him, will miss him greatly. Many words of praise from multiple people will no doubt follow. Services will commence at 11 AM on Saturday, November 30, at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Spartanburg, SC.
I first met David in one of his first scrabble tournaments in the early 90s in Cleves, Ohio. He was such a gentleman and a giant in the game of scrabble. His Scrabble achievements will last forever whenever a player is “Gibsonized.” (when near the end of a tournament a player is so far ahead of the rest of the division that he/she cannot be caught.)
David was 68 years old.