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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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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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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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Results Masters Category – 2012 Kogi Opens

Round 15 (final round) Rank Name Score Opponent Oppon. score Points Spread 1st Nsikan Etim 379 Edewor Bobor 300 12 +1338 2nd Olaiya Kabir 425 Oyadiran Biyi 300 12 +508 3rd Edewor Bobor 300 Nsikan Etim 379 11 +530 4th Jacob Ryan 387 Idahosa Bright 300 10 +141 5th Saheed Tayo 445 Emmanuel Ede 300 9.5 +215 6th Wale Ilori 333 Curtis John 300 9.5 +207 7th Oyadiran Biyi 300 Olaiya Kabir 425 9.5 +21 8th Eta Karo 334 Balogun Rasheed 300 9 +601 9th Curtis John 300 Wale Ilori 333 9 +329 10th Agboghoroma Peter 312 Fregene Igho 300
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Results Veterans Category – 2012 Kogi Opens

Round 15 (final round) Rank Name Score Opponent Oppon. score Points Spread 1st Esan Niyi 313 Tom Otu 300 11 +842 2nd Tom Otu 300 Esan Niyi 313 11 +378 3rd Okoridem Bob 300 Fashola Kayode 317 10 +374 4th Fashola Kayode 317 Okoridem Bob 300 9.5 +94 5th Garba Tony 367 Umoh Bassey 300 9 +421 6th Okotie Richard 390 Ahon Martins 300 8 +532 7th Ude Emmanuel 329 Yakubu Adeshina 300 8 +258 8th Umoh Bassey 300 Garba Tony 367 8 +160 9th Ndibe Chux 328 Duro Solomon 300 7.5 -319 10th Ahon Martins 300 Okotie Richard 390
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Results Open Category – 2012 Kogi Opens

Round 15 (final round) Rank Name Score Opponent Oppon. score Points Spread 1st Eremosele Sam 408 Cyril Umebiye 388 12 +642 2nd Cyril Umebiye 388 Eremosele Sam 408 11 +577 3rd Achema Daniel 452 Akinyemi Olajide 372 10 +721 4th Ebomah Peter 380 Ologungbiri Clement 333 10 +407 5th Akinyemi Olajide 372 Achema Daniel 452 10 +329 6th Ufuoma Julius 385 Amana Mohammed 361 9.5 -40 7th Gbanaye Itiye 503 Jimoh Aliyu 385 9 +692 8th Uzodinma Okpara 509 Fashoba Ayo 303 9 +325 9th Ologungbiri Clement 333 Ebomah Peter 380 9 -142 10th Kalu Chika 456 Iboro Philip 272
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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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