NIGERIA NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP HOLDS THIS WEEKEND

NIGERIA NATIONAL SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP HOLDS THIS WEEKEND

BY AKINTUNDE AKINSEMOLA

Nigeria national scrabble championship has been fixed to hold from Friday to Sunday.

The championship, which since 2012 has been renamed Asaph Zadok National Championship, will hold at the VIP Lounge, Package A of Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

It was so renamed to honour the late Homun Asaph Zadok, the immediate past Hamma Bachama, a Scrabble player and first Grand Patron of NSF, who died in June, 2012.

Players from across all the geopolitical zones are expected at the event.

The defending national champion, Moses Peter has vowed to do his best possible to retain his championship jacket.

“I am in good shape and ready to retain my title to help project the image of  Akwa Ibom State as a Scrabble power house in Nigeria. I also wish to win the prestigious Green Jacket for an unprecedented third time”

Twenty four games will be played across three days with the eventual winner going home with a cash prize of 200,000 naira and NSF Green Jacket.

Some of the other players expected at the competition are former champions Dipo Akanbi, Eta Oghenekaro and Tunde Oduwole.

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