The maiden edition of the Engineer Toke Aka Jubilee National Scrabble Championship will be held at the Hotel de Bentley in Utako-district, Abuja on the 17th of June.

The Jubilee National Championship as well as a Scrabble Retreat is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Managing Director of Kadegg Ltd who is also the President of Nigeria Scrabble Federation (NSF) Chief Engineer Toke Aka.


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. (more…)

The general guidelines that would govern the Asaph Zadok National Scrabble Championship which scheduled to hold from 20th - 22nd March, 2023 in Abuja, are as detailed below:


Eligible States: All states and the FCT.

Eligible Players: All Players Licensed (through NSF Affiliated Clubs which they belong) for the 2022/2023 Scrabble season.

Participation and Representatives

All states/FCT shall enter a minimum of 1 player and a maximum of 6 players as representative(s).


Player Registration: A sum of 10,000 only shall be paid as player registration for each player entered by a state/FCT to participate in the Championship.
State Affiliation: Every State/FCT must pay her State Affiliation fee of 30,000.0 only for 2023 to the Scrabble Federation.

Number of Games

A total number of 28 games shall be played over 3 days for the purpose of the National Championship.


  1. Day 1 - 10 games
  2. Day 2 - 10 games
  3. Day 3 - 8 games

Entries Submission Deadline

Deadline for submission of player/s entries by states/FCT is Wednesday 15th March, 2023.

Activities Schedule

Game Rules

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


Collins Scrabble Words (CSW) 2021 - Updated.

Time Allotment

25 minutes will be allotted each player per game/round.

Please note: Any further information would be communicated accordingly by the Technical Director John Curtis.


The Nigeria Scrabble Federation (FCT Zone) invites you to the 2022 Abuja National Scrabble Open Tournament which will be held from Saturday the 1st to Sunday the 2nd of October 2022 at the Media Center Package A, National Stadium Abuja. Games start at 8.30 am on Saturday, the 1st of October. (more…)

The second edition of the Governor Douye Diri National Scrabble Championship will take place in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State from July 15 to 17 2022. Over five million nairas in prize monies will be won by participants in the competition.


July 15-17, 2022


Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Yenagoa



Best Female - N50,000.00 (Masters)

Intermediate Category

Consolation Prizes for three (3) Best Female (Intermediate) – N40,000.00, N30,000 & N20,000 respectively

Open Category

Consolation Prizes for three (3) Best Female in Open – N30,000.00, N20,000 & N10,000 respectively

Veteran Category

Consolation Prize for one (1) Best Female – N45,000.00

All consolation prizes for females will be given irrespective of whether the person has won other prizes or not.

Students Category


Registration closes Thursday, July 14, 2022. Registration fee should be paid to:

Account name: Bayelsa State Scrabble Association
Account number: 1214067584
Zenith Bank

Contact Bayelsa Scrabble Association on 08062394553 for more information.

The Nigeria Scrabble Federation in conjunction with the Kano State Scrabble Association invites you to the 18th Kano National Open Scrabble Competition from Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th of February 2022 at Kano Club (Scrabble Section), No. 2, Bompai Road, Kano. (more…)

The first edition of the Nigeria Grandmasters Scrabble Championships tagged Champion of Champions was successfully concluded today 5th December 2021 in Benin, Edo State. The competition, endorsed by the Nigeria Scrabble Federation, was organized by Words and Wits, a Scrabble event conglomerate based in Benin and headed by the current Vice President Mr. Bright Idahosa. It featured forty-four (44) players invited by the organizers based on past and current performances in the Nigeria Scrabble circuit including former World and African Scrabble champion, Jighere Wellington, former African champions, Moses Peter and Nsikak Etim, and a host of former National champions including Olatunde Oduwole. Among other invited players were former youth player Enoch Nwali (a member of Team Nigeria at the maiden Gladiators Virtual Scrabble tournament),  and team members Omosefe Prince, Ofidi Emmanuel, Umujose Emma, Oshevire Avwenagha, and Anthony Odok.

Champion of Champion trophiesA total of 21 games were played at the three-day championship. The first phase tagged the King of the Park phase was won by Jighere Wellington. Thereafter the two best players viz Jighere Wellington (who won the first phase and the Scrabble King trophy) and Olatunde Oduwole, the first runner-up moved on to play the best-of-three Challenge phase. Tunde Oduwole eventually triumphed to emerge as the winner of the maiden Champion of Champions competition and the Champions trophy. Over two million naira was shared by the top players with the King of the Park winner Jighere Wellington taking home N500,000 (five hundred thousand).

The organizers have indicated that the competition will be an annual event and the next edition will be bigger to accommodate more established and upcoming Scrabble players with the aim of further development of the game in Nigeria. Click here for round-by-round results, standings, and player statistics of the competition.

The 19th Edition of the National Sports Festival is slated for the 6th - 16th of December 2018.

The Nigeria Scrabble Federation will be using the ratings after Owerri as cut off for the festival.

Masters 1500 and Above.
Intermediate 1200 to I499
Open unrated to 1199

The events to be competed for are

A total of 33 games to be played over five days.


6th - Arrival (All-States)
7th - Accreditation (All States)
8th - Briefing with NSF Technical Officials, VIP Lounge Abuja National Stadium Package A, 12noon.
9th - Briefing with State Officials, VIP Lounge Abuja National Stadium Package A, 12noon.
10th- Open Competition (Registration N1,000) Five Games.
11th- Singles Event (Masters, Intermediate & Open Men and Women) - 8 Games
12th- Singles Event (Masters, Intermediate & Open Men and Women) - 7 Games
13th- Doubles Event (Masters, Intermediate & Open Men and Women) - 5 Games
14th - Doubles Event (Masters, Intermediate & Open Men and Women) - 5 Games
15th - Team Event (Masters, Intermediate & Open Men) - 8 Games

All athletes must have their complete equipment to participate.

This edition is open to all based on state representation, no restrictions whatsoever.

Umar Faruq Baba-Inna (Technical Director NSF)

Winifred Awosika Foundation a non profit, non-governmental organization focusing on the well being of children and women has been promoting the game among school children for the past few years. This year, the foundation has decided to give her annual youth Scrabble tournament, the Winifred Awosika Scrabble Tournament for Schools (WASTFS) a national outlook with the inclusion of qualifiers from each of the 6 geo-political zones.

The tournament is restricted to primary school pupils only. There will be zonal preliminaries in each zone at the zonal headquarters comprising of 3 qualifiers from each state in a particular zone.

At the end of the preliminaries, three players each will emerge to represent each zone. Lagos and Abuja are not inclusive as special arrangements are already in place for their representatives to emerge.

The qualifiers and one chaperone each for each state will be sponsored by the foundation to Lagos Chrisland School in Opebi Lagos where the finals will take place in May.

Participating students (youths) will be given T-shirts and bags while gifts will be given to participating schools. There will be medals and trophies for winning schools with cash prizes for top (youth) player and school. Find details of the cash prizes below.



Date: 31st May - 2nd June 2018
Venue: Chrisland High School, Opebi, Lagos

The 2nd National Scrabble Club Championship will be held in Abuja from the 16th - 18th of
November 2012. The competition will feature licensed Scrabble clubs from different states of the federation represented by 5 players who will each play 22 games to determine the best Scrabble club in Nigeria. Twenty-two games will be played. Eight (8) each on Friday (17th) and Saturday (18th) and 6 on Sunday (19th).
The prizes are: A trophy and N300,000.00 for the best club. N200,000.00 and N 00,000.00 for the first and second runners-up respectively. Presentation of prizes will feature a Gala night and the investiture of Governor Godswill Akpabio as Grand Patron of Nigeria Scrabble on Sunday evening at Nicon Luxury Hotel Area 11 Abuja.

Sixteen (16) clubs are participating at the finals. The teams and their representatives are as follows:

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