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Saidu Ayorinde is 2016 African Scrabble Champion

Location: Kesdem Hotel, Tema, Ghana, West of Africa. Date: 18th of December 2016. Event: 12th Africa Scrabble Championship. It was the last day of the thirty-two round 4 day tournament and the new king of Scrabble in Africa was about to be crowned. Nigeria had taken a formidable team of 21 players to the tourney including 4 previous winners of the tourney viz Ikekeregor Dennis (2004,2006), Jighere Wellington (2008,2010), Rex Ogbakpa (2012) and the defending champion Nsikan Etim (2014). Team Nigeria’s performance was looking good going into the last rounds with at least eight out of the top ten places
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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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Nsikak Etim Wins ASC 2014

Nigeria dominated Africa Scrabble with yet another superlative performance at the 11th edition of the Africa Scrabble Championship (ASC) held in Cape Town, South Africa from the 25th – 28th of October 2014. Mr Nsikak Etim of Nigeria became the eleventh (11th) Africa Scrabble champion and the eighth (8th) Nigerian player to win the prize award of USD 5000 (five thousand dollars). After thirty-two (32) rounds of Scrabble spanning three days in a field of 62 (sixty-two) players, he won 22 games with a cumulative spread of +1725 to beat compatriot Olatunde Oduwole (21 points +1436) to the second (2nd)
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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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6th Godswill Akpabio Classics

The 6th Godswill Akpabio International Scrabble Classics will be held in Uyo,  Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria from the 27th to 30th September 2012. The event is sponsored by the executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency Godswill Obot Akpabio and hosted by the good people of  Uyo in the serene and hospitable Akwa Ibom state of Nigeria.  The last edition of the Classics was won by Mr Sammy Okosagah, a Nigerian International Scrabble Master based in the U.K. He took home the sum of $10,000 (ten thousand US dollars) for his efforts. Scrabble players from all over the world
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Diaspora Invitational Scrabble Tournament

The first Diaspora Invitational Scrabble tournament for Nigerians in Diaspora was held on the 22nd of April 2012 in U.K . The event was organized by the President of the Nigeria Scrabble Federation Toke Aka. The President emphasized the need for Nigeria Scrabble players in Diaspora to play regularly  as a means of staying match fit and ready for International events. Nine (9) players were in attendance and competed in the NSF and ABSP rated tournament: Wale Fashina Azu Ogbogu Adekoyejo Adegbesan Olabatoke Aka Fidelis Bruce Olotu Clement Ikolo Olakunle Ajayi Abiodun Adeyemi Sanmi Odelana After nine 9 games the result
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NSF Warsaw Visa Press Release

Nigeria Scrabble Federation board has released a statement on the recent inability of the national Scrabble team to secure visas to Poland to compete at the World Championships. Full text of the release is below. PRESS RELEASE ON THE WARSAW VISA IMBROGLIO Dear Scrabble Family Members, We are indeed very sad that our Team could not make the WSC in Warsaw Poland,we are hereby obliged to write this release to intimate you with the immediate and remote causes of the unfortunate situation. We want to disabuse your mind that the situation has nothing to do with the recent past occurrences
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Poland Embassy frustrate Nigeria Scrabble Team

Nigeria is not participating in this year’s World Scrabble Championship holding from 11th-16th October 2011 in Warsaw Poland.  Visa applications for the team met a brickwall at the Polish embassy, despite the team presenting the necessary documents for visa applications. The Sec. General of the Nigeria Scrabble Federation broke the news via a press release sent via email (reproduced below) to the members this morning. PRESS RELEASE – NIGERIA SCRABBLE TEAM VISA REFUSAL TO POLAND The Nigerian Contingent to the World Scrabble Championship were denied entry visas to Poland yesterday  (10th October 2011), which was the last day the contingent
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