The Singles event of the 19th National Sports Festival was concluded on Wednesday 12th December. Fifteen games were played in each of the 4 categories (Masters, Open, Intermediate and Ladies/Women). Click here for full results and stats across the categories.
In the Women category, Tuoyo Mayuku, arguably Africa’s strongest female Scrabble player was given a run for her money. The Delta state player was beaten thrice but survived to win the Gold medal with 12 points and +1027 spread. Edo’s Sule Success won the Silver medal with 12 points and a spread of +720 while Zini Yeribo of Rivers state won the bronze with 11 points +670 spread.
The Masters category had current African and National champion Moses Peter of Akwa Ibom state and former World champion Wellington Jighere playing for Delta state participating. At the end of 15 rounds Moses Peter proved he is still the man to beat currently in Nigeria Scrabble circuit by clinching the Gold medal with 12 points and a spread of +845, edging out Olatunde Oduwole of Plateau state (10 points, + 753) and Jighere Wellington (10 points +746) to Silver and Bronze medal positions respectively.
In the Intermediate Men singles, Bayelsa state’s Igali Precious proved superior. He won the Gold medal with 11 points and a + 597 spread while Olueh Godwin (Edo) clinched the Silver medal (11 points, +381) ahead of Raji Kazeem of Oyo state who took away the Bronze with 10 points and a spread of +654. The keenly contested Open category was won by Henry Nwosu of Kano state with 11 points and a spread of +392. Ituah Iyasele of Edo state clinched the Silver medal with 10 points and a +979 spread while Ejenavi Omovie of Delta state won Bronze with 10 points and a spread of +705.