The World English Scrabble Players Association Champion 2015-2017 and Mind Sports Ambassador, Mr Wellington Jighere invites all and sundry to his maiden Scrabble Classics. The Wellington Scrabble Classics is a precursor to the Akpabio Classics which is also a precursor to WESPAC Kenya.
Date: 8th - 10th September 2017
Venue: Option57 Hall and Suites, Abisogun Avenue, Akesan, Lagos.
Number of Categories: Three (3) categories namely: Masters (1400 rating points and above), Opens (1399 rating points and below) and Youth (Under 17).
Registration: 14th August and ends on 7th September 2017.
- Masters (rated 1400 and above): N6,000.
- Open (rated 1399 and below): N5,000.
- Youth (Under 17): N2,000
Players are to register for the tourney by paying their registration fees into the account provided below:
Account number: 0050704286 (Access Bank Plc) Account name: Wellington Jighere. After payment, players are to text their names and payment details to this number for confirmation: 08037339135
Number of games: 15 (fifteen)
Tournament Rules: WESPA rules version three with 10 points penalty for an unsuccessful challenge.
Time: 20 minutes per player.
Projected Star Prize: N200, 000 (two hundred thousand Naira only). It might be more pending on arrival of additional sponsorship.
Total Prize Pool: N750, 000 (seven hundred and fifty thousand Naira only). Might be more on arrival of additional sponsorship.
Pairing Software: TSH (Seun Oyeleke).
Name of Organizers: Wellington Jighere and Gen. Gold Eburu.
Contact Phone number: +2348037339135
Mind Games Incorporated invites the Scrabble community and the general public to the maiden edition of Nigerian MindGames Festival. The event will be held between 2nd - 5th November 2017 at Kakanfo Inn and Conference Center 1 Nihinlola Street Off Ring Road, Joyce B Road, Ibadan Nigeria. The 1st Nigerian MindGames Festival will feature Scrabble, Draughts and Chess events in different categories.
The Scrabble event comprises of Open, Intermediate and Masters categories. To participate in the 1st Nigerian MindGames Festival you must be an active member of Mind Games Incorporated. Registration starts on 15th August 2017. Early registration ends October 15 2017. Late registration starts October 16 2017. All registrations end 22nd October 2017. Late registrations attract an N2,500 surcharge. Entries will not be accepted after 22nd October 2017.
Registration fee (Scrabble)
- Open: N6000
- Intermediate: N7000
- Masters: N8500
- Ladies: N5000
Credit/debit cards are accepted during registration on the MGI website. Players may also pay registration fees via bank deposits/transfers. Players are required to register online with their teller/bank deposit code as soon as bank deposits are made. Please make bank payments payable to the following account: PHILLUC ASSOCIATES NIG LTD FCMB 403 100 4016
- Dictionary: CSW15
- Rules: WESPA
- Time control: 25 minutes/player, 10 points for every additional 1 minute.
- Challenge Penalty: 10-point penalty (per move)
- Pairing Software: TSH – Chew Pairing System
- Rounds: 22 rounds with best of 3-final between top 2 finishers in Masters category, 25 straight rounds for other categories.
- Masters: NSF rating from 1450
- Intermediate: rating below 1450 to 1200
- Open: rating below 1200
Players can play up if they wish but playing down is not allowed.
For more information, please visit the 1st Nigerian MindGames Festival event page