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.
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Wellington Scrabble Classics

The World English Scrabble Players Association Champion 2015-2017 and Mind Sports Ambassador, Mr Wellington Jighere invites all and sundry to his maiden Scrabble Classics. The Wellington Scrabble Classics is a precursor to the Akpabio Classics which is also a precursor to WESPAC Kenya. Date: 8th – 10th September 2017 Venue: Option57 Hall and Suites, Abisogun Avenue, Akesan, Lagos. Number of Categories: Three (3) categories namely: Masters (1400 rating points and above), Opens (1399 rating points and below) and Youth (Under 17). Registration: 14th August and ends on 7th September 2017.  Masters (rated 1400 and above): N6,000.  Open (rated 1399 and below): N5,000.  Youth (Under 17):
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1st Nigerian MindGames Festival

Mind Games Incorporated invites the Scrabble community and the general public to the maiden edition of Nigerian MindGames Festival. The event will be held between 2nd – 5th November 2017 at Kakanfo Inn and Conference Center 1 Nihinlola Street Off Ring Road,  Joyce B Road, Ibadan Nigeria. The 1st Nigerian MindGames Festival will feature Scrabble, Draughts and Chess events in different categories. The Scrabble event comprises of Open, Intermediate and Masters  categories. To participate in the 1st Nigerian MindGames Festival you must be an active member of Mind Games Incorporated. Click here to sign up. Registration starts on 15th August
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Asaph Zadok National Scrabble Championship 2016

The Asaph Zadok National Scrabble Championship is slated for Friday 15th – Sunday 17th April 2016. Arrival is Thursday 14th April. Games commence on Friday 15th April. A total of 24 games will be played over a three day period. Friday – 9 games, Saturday – 9 games and Sunday – 6 games. Venue(tentative) – National Stadium Package B. Participants are selected from qualifying tournaments from participating states. Each State is represented by 4 players with 2 reserve players. The Championship will produce the National Champion  who will receive a  Gold medal (and a Green Jacket) plus  N 150, 000.00
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Nigeria Set for ASC 2014

Top Nigerian Scrabble players and officials have arrived Cape Town, South Africa venue of the 11th edition of the Africa Scrabble Championship. The event starts from the 25th of October and ends on the 28th of October, 2014.  The team led by President of the Nigeria Scrabble Federation, Alh Suleiman Gora is expected to repeat Nigeria’s dominance of the game in Africa by retaining the trophy won at the 10th ASC by Rex Ogbakpa the defending champion who is also a member of the current team. Nigeria has won 9 of the previous 10 editions of the championships. Two members
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Nigel Richards wins the 8th Godswill Akpabio International Scrabble Classics

The 8th edition of the Godswill Akpabio International Scrabble Classics was concluded on Sunday the 28th September 2014. Current Scrabble World Champion Nigel Richards became the second non-Nigerian to win the coveted prize. He carted home the top prize of twenty thousand US dollars $20,000 after 28 games. He won 21 games with a total spread of +1797 points. Former African Champion Jighere Wellington came second with 19 wins and +807 spread while Olatunde Oduwole came third with 19 wins and +739 spread. Full results and game statistics of the Masters can be found here. In the Intermediate category Ezinore
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Alfred Butts Club wins 3rd Interclub Championship

Alfred Butts Scrabble club are the winners of the 3rd National Interclub Scrabble Championship. The Abuja based club named after the inventor of the game won 19 games and lost 6 out of 25 rounds and amassed a total of +3446 points to dethrone the defending champion Warri Scrabble Club (won 16, lost 9 +3361) who placed second. Surulere Scrabble Club team A placed 3rd winning 16 games +2434. Final Result Alfred Butts Club  1st 19 +3446 Warri Scrabble Club  2nd 16 +3361 Surulere Team A  3rd 16 +2434 Surulere Team B  4th 13 -1905 Yenagoa Scrabble Club  5th 12
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2013 Interclub Scrabble Championship

The following clubs have qualified to compete at the 3rd Inter-Club Scrabble Championship finals taking place at Abuja from Thursday 7th November 2013 – Saturday 9th November 2013. Venue is Lapour Hotels. Plot 794 Okonjo-Iweala way, Wuye District, Abuja. Inter-Club Scrabble Champions Finalists Uyo Scrabble club (did not participate) Kano Scrabble club Pyramid Scrabble club (did not participate) Yenagoa Scrabble club Alfred Butts Scrabble club Surulere Team A Warri Team A Central Scrabble club Surulere Team B Owerri Scrabble club Game format is Round Robin . Total number of games is 25 . Game Schedule Thursday – 5 games Friday
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Scrabble Champions Tourney to replace WSC

The WESPA has announced premilinary information regarding the Scrabble Champions Tournament which will now replace the World Scrabble Championships. The article can be read at the WESPA website. The WSC is now to continue and be known as Scrabble Champions Tournament. The SCT will now be held annually as opposed to the biennial WSC starting December this year. The SCT will be held as part of the Prague Mind Sports Festival in December yearly. The event will have two categories/divisions: Elite and Open. Elite division representatives will be selected by the national associations while open division reps will be players
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