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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.
- 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
- 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 should be made to:
Nigeria Scrabble Federation ACCESS BANK 0005397374
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
Prizes: Please note that 10% of all prize monies will be deducted as tax and virtually all prizes will be paid by cheques.