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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.

Team Nigeria Final Standings after 45 games

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:

Premier Division
  1. 11 Nsikan Etim 25 +989
  2. 16 Sunday Oshodi 24 +256
  3. 18 Moses Peter 24 -191
  4. 21 Dokun Esan 23 +151
  5. 30 Moshood Sanni 21.5 +345
  6. 35 Tuoyo Mayuku 20.5 -465
Master Division
  1. 4 Owokere Victor 28 +855
  2. 12 Bob Okoridem 25 +1007
  3. 20 Nsidibe Frank 24 +448
  4. 23 Olobatoke Aka 23.5 +307
  5. 26 Mpakaboari Jack 23 +467
  6. 33 Gora Suleiman 22 +193
  7. 40 Emeka Mbagwu 21 -311
  8. 48 Chelly Okoko 19 +122
  9. 49 Olajide Akinyemi 19 -526
Open Division
  1. 23 Moses Owugah 25 +47

I am directed to inform you that the Nigerian Scrabble Federation (NSF) has concluded arrangement to organize the under listed activities as scheduled below:

I am further directed to inform you that in accordance with article 2.1 of the General Administrative Guidelines for National Sports Federation, the General Assembly shall be made up of NSF Board and (2) two delegates i.e Chairman and secretaries from each State Scrabble Federation including the FCT or their representatives.
However, Scrabble players may be allowed to attend as observers.

Please note :

  1.  Any State that is willing to attend the General Assembly should submit names of their delegates to the NSF Secretary General.
  2.  All presentations during the Assembly should be sent to the NSF secretariat on or before 18th November to enable the secretariat capture it in the Agenda and copies made.
  3.  General Assembly starts at 7.00pm prompt.
  4.  Registration for Workshop should be forwarded to the NSF Secretariat on or before 5th November, 2011.

 

The NSF will provide accommodation for Chairmen and Secretaries of the 36 States including FCT on 25th November, 2011 for the General Assembly.  The NSF will provide accommodation for Inter Club finalists on 26th and 27th November, 2011.

Registration fee of N25,000 will be paid by each participant.
Tournament Director Certificate will be presented to those who pass the test as Director during the workshop.

James Eakyns
Secretary General.

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