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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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Olatunde Oduwole is 2016 National Scrabble Champion

Mr Olatunde Oduwole  joined the elite group of National Champions with his victory at the 2016 Asaph Zadok National Scrabble Championship held from the 15th to 17th of April at Abuja.  He emerged the best among 61 other top Nigeria-based Scrabble players including current World Scrabble Champion Jighere Wellington whom he edged out on cumulative points after both players had garnered 19 wins each in 24 rounds. The World Champion had led the pack for most of the tournament until round 22, the first round of the King of the Hill when Oduwole beat him  363-455 to momentarily take the
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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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Wellington Jighere is 2015 World Scrabble Champion!

The world Scrabble community held her breath on the 8th of November 2015 as Nigeria’s Wellington Jighere outmatched and outscored 129 players from 33 countries all over the world including his five teammates at the World English Scrabble Association Championship (WESPAC) held from Wednesday November 4th  to Sunday November 8th, 2015 in Perth, Australia. Mr Jighere along with Messrs Eta Karo,  Ayorinde Seidu, Cyril Umebiye, Onota Oteheri and Emmanuel Umujose made up the small contingent of 6 (six) top-rated Scrabble players Nigeria presented for the tournament. The team traveled to Australia without any accompanying official of the Nigeria Scrabble Federation
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Kogi Scrabble Open 2012

Winners Winners emerged after 15 games were played in the three categories Masters, Open and Veterans. In the Masters category, Etim Nsikan of Akwa-Ibom State emerged champion with 12 points +1338 to take home a beautiful plaque and the grand prize of N170,000, while Eromosele Samuel of Edo State had 12 points +642 to  win the first prize of N100,000 in the Open category. Veteran Niyi Esan emerged champion in the Veteran category with 11 points +842 winning a cash prize of  N100,000 and a plaque. Closing ceremony(video) Full Results Kogi Opens 2012 Veterans   Open  Masters Tournament Details [sections] [section title=”Dates”] August
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2012 Kwete Scrabble Championship

Date:  Friday 16th – Saturday 17th March, 2012 (Arrival – Thursday) Time: Games start 12 noon on Friday & 9am on Saturday Venue: Lamurde Town Hall Categories: Masters 1350 & above Opens – 1349 & below Registration fee Masters N4,000/player Opens – N2,000/player No. of Games: 12 games in each category & 20 minutes apiece Star Prizes: Masters – N400,000.00,  Opens – N150,000.00 and lots of consolation prizes to be announced soon. Register online after payment  click here . Registration closes 9th of March 2012. Participation is open to only those in good standing with the NSF. NSF registered players to pay only participation
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2011 NSF Workshop, General Assembly and Inter-Club Finals

I am directed to inform you that the Nigerian Scrabble Federation (NSF) has concluded arrangement to organize the under listed activities as scheduled below:    Workshop for Tournament Directors/Adjudicators on the 24th and 25th November, 2011  NSF General Assembly on the 25th November, 2011  Inter Club Finals on the 26th & 27th November, 2011 I am further directed to inform you that in accordance with article 2.1 of the General Administrative Guidelines for National Sports Federation, the General Assembly shall be made up of NSF Board and (2) two delegates i.e Chairman and secretaries from each State Scrabble Federation including the
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Nigeria’s WSC 2011 Representatives

The NSF has concluded her WSC Qualifiers to select players who will represent Nigeria at the upcoming World Scrabble Championship.  Based on the selection modalities, results and ratings, the following persons have been selected to hoist Nigerian flag at the WSC in Warsaw, Poland. Players Moses Peter Esan Oladokun Moshood Sanni Nsikan Etim Oshodi Sunday Reserves Onoshevwe Noble Ogbonyomi Friday Balogun Rasheed Edewor Bobor Ogbogu Azu
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