Nigeria has been invited to the first edition of the Alchemist Cup to be held from 5th to 9th December 2018 in Penang, Malaysia. According to the Organizing Chairman, Micheal Tang, the Alchemist Cup is a World Team event consisting of 10 teams with 5 players per team. Each team will play the other 9 teams or 45 games for a full round-robin. There will be "live" streaming of 1 game every round for 45 rounds.
Qualification for 8 countries will depend on local Scrabble Association. Rest of Asia and Rest of World team will be on invitation only based on WESPA ratings.
Registration Fees: US$300
Individual prize for those who are not in Top 3 teams:
Hotel Venue: G Hotel Gurney, Penang, Malaysia
Compulsory Hotel package:
Check-in 4th Dec and Check-out 9th Dec (5 nights, 5 Breakfasts and 5 Lunches)
Double Occupancy: RM1,695 net or USD435 net per person
Single Occupancy: RM2,915 net or USD750 net per person