The 6th Godswill Akpabio International Scrabble Classics will be held in Uyo,  Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria from the 27th to 30th September 2012. The event is sponsored by the executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency Godswill Obot Akpabio and hosted by the good people of  Uyo in the serene and hospitable Akwa Ibom state of Nigeria.  The last edition of the Classics was won by Mr Sammy Okosagah, a Nigerian International Scrabble Master based in the U.K. He took home the sum of $10,000 (ten thousand US dollars) for his efforts. Scrabble players from all over the world are invited to this prestigious event, the highest paying Scrabble event ( in sum total of prize monies across categories) worldwide. The event is in 4 (four) categories (divisions): Masters, Intermediate, Open and Veterans categories.

Event Rules

No of Games: 28 games across all categories Lexicon: Colins Scrabble Words 2012 (CSW12) Rules:  WESPA rules version 2 with a 10pt penalty for moves challenged.


See details of the event by on the Godswill Akpabio Classics event information page.


Winners emerged after 15 games were played in the three categories Masters, Open and Veterans.

In the Masters category, Etim Nsikan of Akwa-Ibom State emerged champion with 12 points +1338 to take home a beautiful plaque and the grand prize of N170,000, while Eromosele Samuel of Edo State had 12 points +642 to  win the first prize of N100,000 in the Open category. Veteran Niyi Esan emerged champion in the Veteran category with 11 points +842 winning a cash prize of  N100,000 and a plaque. Closing ceremony(video)

Full Results Kogi Opens 2012

Veterans   Open  Masters

Tournament Details

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August Friday 31st - September Sunday 2nd.

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Confluence Hotels. Lokoja

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15 games at 20 minutes/player

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All intending players must register online after bank payment of registration fee. See link below.
Registration is inclusive of accommodation as follows:

  1. Masters (single player or paired players)
  2. Opens (single player or paired players)
  3. Veterans (single player or paired players)
  4.  Master player pairing with either Opens or Veterans player.


All unlicensed players  must include an additional registration fee of N8,000 
Accommodation is for 2 nights only: Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September night. Check out is on Sunday September 2nd.

Registration payment is as follows:

All players to come with boards and timers or be prepared to hire same from the NSF at a fee.


In order to curb noise making at our tournament venues: A deduction of 50 cumulative points (For either current game or next game) for first noise making apprehension will be applied; and a dismissal for 2nd apprehension.


Friday 31st August:
Arrival of all players/ guests check into allocated rooms.
Get together party with free drinks for all Residents - 9pm till midnight.

Saturday 1st September:
8am - 1pm Games 1-61pm - 2pm Lunch (provided) Break
2pm - 7pm games 7-12

Sunday 2nd September:
8am-11am Games 13-1511am-12noon Presentation of prizes
Departure of all players/Guests


All prizes are in (multiples of) thousands (Naira) e.g 30 = N30,000
In Masters: Top two Highest Placed but lowest rated players (Not placed within 1-10 position) will get a prizes of N20,000 each. N20,000 is also offered to be best finishing female Player in the Open category not in the prize sharing range (whichever is higher in case prize is lower than 20k).
NOTE: Prizes may still increase if sponsorship is received.

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