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The following players have been invited to the first of four Nigeria Scrabble Federation camping toward the WESPAC tournament holding in Goa later this year. They have until January 15, 2019, to respond and signify their intent to participate by contacting the National coach or the Technical Director.

Also, wildcards have been extended to the following persons

Schedule of activities

Date:  January 24 - 28, 2019.
Arrival Date: January 24, 2019.
Venue: NLNG Bonny
Number of games: 40
Round 1 - 2: SWISS Pairings
Round 3 - 34: Lagged Pairings
Round 35 - 40: KOTH Pairings
WESPA Rules Version 3 applies for the duration.

Important Notes

Scrabble Meet Selection Series reemerges with Four Meets to be played between January – May 2019 with the following on the outlook:

The following Clubs/Associations have agreed in principle to collaborate and be the host.

  1. NLNG – January 24 – 28, 2019.
  2. Lekki Scrabble Club – February 14 – 18, 2019.
  3. Shell Club/Total Club Collaboration – March 14 – 17, 2019.
  4. Edo State Scrabble Association – May 1 – 5, 2019.

Hosting Clubs/States will be given a minimum of Four Wildcards. These wildcards will be extended to selected outstanding players in club retreats, tournaments, etc. All the 4 editions of the Scrabble Meet to be rated by NSF. Top 12 male and 3 female players will be invited for each of the Editions of the Scrabble Meet according to updated ratings. All invited players must attest to NSF Code of Conduct/Exclusive rules to participate at any of the Scrabble Meet Editions and must be fully licensed before they can participate. NSF to provide full media coverage.

After the 4th edition, the top 6 provided they remain in the top 10 after the rating must have been administered in cognizance with cumulative performances from the Four Editions and the 7th slot goes to the best female player to arise from the Series. May, June and July 2019 will be probationary test period for the 7 selected players (6 male & 1 female) that must keep their form or be replaced by the next in line player. Invited players to register with a token of N2,000.00 (optional) at the venue of each of the Editions. To qualify to represent Nigeria such a player must be consistent in the top 6 for Male Players as per NSF Ratings and cumulatively at the end of 4 Qualifying Scrabble Meet Series. The same applies to the top/most consistent female player.

The 7 qualified players selected will be on a probationary period of 3 months where their performances will be thoroughly monitored and their general conduct, carriage, and behaviour closely followed within the same period of time. Every other necessary means to check on the preparedness and abilities of the players will strictly be followed and implemented.

Prince Anthony Ikolo
National Scrabble Coach

The National Senior Team Coach of the Nigeria Scrabble Federation (NSF), Mr Ikolo Anthony has invited twenty-two players to 5-day training camp in Port-Harcourt. The camping in collaboration with Total E&P Scrabble Club, Port-Harcourt is part of the process to select the teams that will represent Nigeria at this year's Africa Scrabble Championships, World Scrabble Championships and the Alchemist Cup holding in Gambia, England and Malaysia respectively. The camping will be held between the 21st - 25th of May 2018 at Total E&P Staff Club, Ogoja Street Amadi Flats Old GRA, Port Harcourt. Rivers State.

The list of invitees include fifteen top-rated home-based players viz

  1.  Wellington Jighere 1847
  2.  Eta Karo 1761
  3. Dennis Ikekeregor 1759
  4. Cyril Umebiye 1755
  5.  Tuoyo Mayuku 1738
  6.  Ezinore George 1704
  7. Moses Peter 1691
  8. Nsikak Etim 1677
  9. Noble Onoshevwe 1675
  10. Ewruje James 1662
  11. Segun Durojaye 1642
  12. Dipo Akanbi 1636
  13. Oshevire Avwenagha 1626
  14. Quickpen Ben 1616
  15. Prince Omosefe 1611

Four (4) players were given wild cards

  1. Sule Success - female player
  2. Oshodi Sunday - host
  3. Osikhena Ojior - host
  4. Raymond Gbaraba - host

Three (3) players were invited based on outstanding performance in recent tournaments and club retreats. They are:

  1. Enoch Nwali
  2. Munanyo Vincent - Intermediate winner, NSPC 5
  3. Atti Daystar - Opens winner, NSPC 5

Players will be provided accommodation, feeding (at least 1 free meal/day) and tea breaks as necessary.

Arrival date is Sunday, May 20, 2018. All invited players are expected to come with their complete scrabble playing materials. In addition, all players are expected to have been licensed and of good behaviour with respect to constituted authorities.

Invited players have until May 18, 2018, to give their consent to participate to NSF Technical Director, Mallam Faruq Baba - Inna (08036207546) and the Coach Senior Team (08023361200).

 

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