Eta Karo Tops at 2018 WSC/Alchemist Cup Selection Tourneys

Mr Eta Karo also known in Nigeria Scrabble circuit as the Malaysian Prince emerged top of the pack at the NSF/Total selection tournament for the 2018 World Scrabble Championships and Alchemist International coming up later this year. The five-day trials and selection camp held at Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was sponsored by Total E&P Scrabble Club and facilitated by coaching crew of the Scrabble Federation.

Of the 22 invited players, 20 players eventually completed the 5-day series of 14 games tourneys. The winners of the series were Nsikak Etim (Day 1), Quickpen Ben (Day 2) and Eta Karo (Day 3, 4 and 5).  Karo, garnered a cumulative 49.5 points with a margin of +2361 points to lead the pack after 70 games. In second place was former African Champion Etim Nsikan with 46 points and +2807 margin while Mr Moses Peter had 44 points and +2204 margin to finish in third.

Cumulative Points Table (after 70 games)

RankPlayerDay 1 Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5 Total (Points Mar)
1 Eta Karo7 -49 +13811 +79810.5 +76911 +663 49.5 +2361
2 Nsikak Etim10 +8059 +86210 +5508 +219 +5699 +569
3Moses Peter8 -448 +33411 +5729 +9868 +35644 +2204
4 Quickpen Ben10 +59010 +4727 +3518 +3088 +20743 +1928
5Dennis Ikekeregor9 +2295 -4049.5 +413 8 +1689 +35640.5 +756
6Oshevire Avwenagha8 +7

8 -236 -2329.5 +1979 +55340.5 +502
7Wellington Jighere8.5 +4488 +5779 +8427 +3076.5 +22339 +2397
8Emmanuel Umujose8.5 +8437 -1417 -167 +1007 +20936.5 +995
9 Ezinore George6 -142 7 -768 -5006 +1158 +6035 -543
10Sunday Oshodi6 -27810 +207 4.5 -3928 -315 -9533.5 - 589
11 Cyril Umebiye6 –5546 -6978 +236 -4226 -757

32 -2407
12Prince Omosefe7 +1208 +348 5 -836.5 -2584.5 -80631 -679
13 Ojior Osikhena6 -3476 +2716 -96 -3006 -57130 -956
14 Noble Onoshevwe8 –143 4 –719 4 - 456 7 + 2137 -7130 -1166
15 Enoch Nwali8 +4448 –135 4 -5055 -5585 - 45330 –1207
16Bright Idahosa3 -3476 -5036 -7357 + 238 +15930 -1420
17 Raymond Gbaraba7 + 684 -198 7 +4487 -1254 -34129 -148
18Munanyo Vincent6 -5416 -143 6 -2113 - 6497 + 8628 -1458
19 Dayo Tayo3 -7058 +1205 -7155.5 – 2696 -415
27.5 -1984
20 Enai Doubra--6 -1436 -5896 +21818 -514
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