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Announcing the 9th Godswill Akpabio International Scrabble Classics

The 9th edition of the prestigious Scrabble Championship will be held from 27th to 3oth of September 2017 at Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, South-South Nigeria. The tournament will be chaired by His Excellency, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio (Pillar of Scrabble in Africa) and hosted by the Executive Governor, Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency Deacon Udom Gabriel Emmanuel. All players, local and international are invited to participate and enjoy great hospitality and the splendid tourism attractions the beautiful city of Uyo has on offer.

This years tournament will feature five (5) divisions including the Youth category for secondary and primary school students. The eventual Champion will take home a trophy and the ten thousand US dollar (N4,000,000 or $10,000 ) cash prize. More information on the prize distribution, registration, travel and other details are available here.

Registration will be is  now available online on this website. Registration has commenced. Click here to register.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
27
Wed
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all-day 9th Godswill Akpabio Internation... @ VIP Lounge Godswill Akpabio International Stadium
9th Godswill Akpabio Internation... @ VIP Lounge Godswill Akpabio International Stadium
Sep 27 – Sep 30 all-day
We officially announce the 9th Godswill Akpabio International Scrabble Classics 2017, ably chaired by His Excellency Distinguished Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio (Pillar of Scrabble in Africa) and proudly hosted by The Executive Governor, Akwa Ibom State His Excellency Deacon Udom Gabriel Emmanuel. The event will be held at the VIP Lounge Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo from Wednesday 27th – Saturday 30th September 2017. DICTIONARY: Collins Scrabble Dictionary (CSW 15) RULES: WESPA Rules Version 2 but with 10 point penalty per move rule No of Games: 28. 28 Modified Swiss pairings with no repeats for first 23 games with lagged draws after game 1 and KOH (King of the Hill) for the last 3 games. Categories Masters : Players above 1400 points on the National Ratings and International Players Intermediate/Open : 1399 and below points on the National Ratings. Includes new/unrated players. Veterans: Over 55 year’s old/inactive captains of industries. However, NSF reserves the right to confirm and approve status. Youth: Primary and Secondary school students Entry Fees Master: N15,000 Intermediate/Open: N10, 000 Veteran: N10, 000.00 Ladies: N5,000 Youth: N2,000 Foreign Players: $450 (Includes Accommodation for 4 nights) Please note that the above fee for international players is payable at the venue (However, registration must be done online to indicate participation). For international players, the fee covers registration, accommodation (Bed and Breakfast) for 4 nights. Accommodation and Hotel Bookings For accommodation arrangements for players based in Nigeria, please contact Hon. Elijah Iyak – 08034549878 DCN. Victor Owokere – 08023219801, 08130899950 Traveling to Uyo Uyo has an airport that can be accessed directly from either Lagos or Abuja by the following airlines:  ArikAir – Lagos – Uyo.  ArikAir.com  DanaAir – Lagos – Uyo.  flydanaair.com Air Peace Lagos – Uyo www.flyairpeace.com  Check your arrival and departure times to and fro Nigeria and see which flights best connect you to Uyo. Contacts for Invitation/Enquiries Alhaji Sulaiman Gora – [email protected] – President NSF Umoh Bassey – [email protected] – Vice-President NSF Hon. (Dr) Iniobong Essien – [email protected] – Chairman Akwa Ibom State Scrabble Association Victor Owokere– [email protected] – Secretary Akwa Ibom State Scrabble Association Toke Aka – [email protected] – International (WESPA Committee member) Faruq Baba-Inna – [email protected] – Technical Director NSF Kayode Fashola – [email protected] – Players Representative NSF Mamman Salisu – [email protected] – Secretary-General NSF Moses Peter – [email protected] – Akwa Ibom State Scrabble Association Femi Awowade – [email protected] Schedule of Programmes DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER 2017 ARRIVAL Arrival of Players/Physical Accreditation of Players – All day DAY 2 – THURSDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2017 08:00am – 1:00pm Games 1 – 5 1:05pm – 1:55pm Lunch break 2:00pm – 7:00pm Games 6 – 10 DAY 3– FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2017 08:00am – 1:00pm Games 11 – 15 12:50pm – 1:55pm Lunch break 2:00pm – 7:00pm Games 16 – 20 DAY 4– SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2017 08:00am – 1:00pm Games 21 – 25 1:05pm – 1:55pm Lunch break 2:00pm – 4.00pm Games 26 – 28 (KOH) 7:00pm -12 midnight Presentation of prizes/gala night. Payments Payments should be made to: Nigeria Scrabble Federation ACCESS BANK 0005397374 Registration Registration should be done online. The website will recognize only one (1) payment and one registration at a time. You will be prompted to enter your current rank on the Rating system and your payment teller number. Also, remember to use one teller per person when paying in at the bank. Click here to register. Registration Commences – 1ST AUGUST 2017 Registration Closes – 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017 Confirmation of Registered Players– 22ND SEPTEMBER 2017 Click here if you are ready to register. Prizes: Please note that 10% of all prize monies will be deducted as tax and virtually all prizes will be paid by cheques.  

ASC Past Winners

Edition Host CountryYearWinnerNationality
1stKenya 1994 Ifeanyi OnyeonwuNGR
2nd Nigeria1996Femi AwowadeNGR
3rdSouth Africa1998 Jimoh Saheed NGR
4thGhana 2000 Moshood Sanni NGR
5thKenya2002Trevor Hovelmeier RSA
6th Tanzania 2004Dennis IkekeregorNGR
7thNigeria 2006 Dennis IkekeregorNGR
8thKenya2008Jighere WellingtonNGR
9thGhana2010Jighere WellingtonNGR
10thZambia2012Ogbakpa RexNGR
11thSouth Africa2014Nsikak EtimNGR
12thGhana2016Saidu AyorindeNGR

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