November 30, 2011
The 10th Causeway Scrabble Challenge is holding from 30th November till 4th December 2011 at Zon Regency Hotel, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. There are three Divisions, namely Premier, Masters and Open. 45 rounds of Scrabble will be played in each division and Nigeria will feature in the Premier Masters and Open division. The winner in the Premier division will take home the sum of $10,000. Representing Nigeria in the Premier division are:
Nigeria's representative in the Masters Division are:
In the Open division, Nigeria is represented by Moses Owugah.
Update: Pakorn Nemitrmansuk is the winner of the 2011 Causeway Scrabble Challenge. He won 31 games and had a +2361 cumulative spread to cart away the 10,000 dollars prize. Current World Champion (2011) Nigel Richards came second with 29 wins and a spread of +1515 and in the third place was Hubert Wee 28 wins and a +817 spread.
In the Premier division, a late rally by Nsikan Etim was almost enough to take him into the top 10. And in the Masters division, Victor Owokure did enough in the last 20 games to write his name in gold among the top 4. Jack Mpakaboari won the prize for the highest game in the Master division.
Here is a summary of Team Nigeria result: