2023 NSF Inter-Club Challenge

February 21, 2023

The 2023 NSF Inter-Club Challenge Grand Finale will hold in Abuja as part of activities of the week-long 1st NSF Scrabble Festival Abuja from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of March 2023.

Participating Clubs

  1.  Yola Scrabble Club (Adamawa)
  2. Yenogoa Scrabble Club (Bayelsa)
  3. Warri Scrabble Club (Delta)
  4. Benin Scrabble Club (Edo)
  5. Enugu Scrabble Club (Enugu)
  6. Apex Scrabble Club (FCT)
  7. CSCA Scrabble Club (FCT)
  8. Safari Scrabble Club (Imo)
  9. Southside Scrabble Club (Kaduna)
  10. Ikorodu Scrabble Club (Lagos)
  11. Pyramid Scrabble Club (Lagos)
  12. Ibadan Scrabble Club (Oyo)

Guidelines and Mode of Play

Game Rules

All Current WESPA & NSF Rules will apply during the Qualifiers/Grand Finale except otherwise stated.

Time Allotment

20 minutes shall be allotted each player per game/round.


Collins Scrabble Words Dictionary 2021.

Tournament Format

Format Inter-Club Challenge Grand Finale
Tournament Format ICC 2023


Participating Clubs shall be drawn into 3 groups of 4 teams each. Five (5) Round Robin games shall be played in each group. Winner and the 1st runner-up in each group automatically qualify for the quarter-finals. The best 2 third placed clubs in the three groups shall also qualify for the quarter-finals.

Quarter Final

5 games (Round Robin) shall be played in the quarter-final pairings. Pairings for the QF are as follows:

  • Winner G1 vs 2nd best 3rd  -> Winner QF1
  • Winner G2 vs 1st best 3rd  -> Winner QF2
  • Winner G3 vs 2nd  G2 -> Winner QF3
  • 2nd G1 vs 2nd G3 -> Winner QF4

Semi Final

5 Round Robin games shall be played in each of the semi-final pairing. The pairing shall be as follows:

  • Winner QF1 vs Winner QF4 -> Winner SF1
  • Winner QF2 vs Winer QF3 -> Winner SF2

Third Place and Final

5 (five) games shall also be played in each pairing of the third place and final event.

  • Loser SF1 vs Loser SF2 -> 3rd Place
  • Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2 -> Champion Club 

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