Clubs/Players have commenced payments for Club affiliation fees and Player Annual Subscription, respectively to NSF. Listed below are the details of affiliated club and Subscribed players:
Penalties for late Club Affiliation/Players Annual Subscription will come into effect on the 1st of June, 2023 (after the lapse of the extension period on the 31st of May, 2023.
From 1st of June, 2023 Tournament files including unsubscribed players for the 2023/2024 Scrabble Season shall not be rated, except the concerned player/s duly meet his/her/their obligations (after either paying the nominal and penalty due or paying the fine associated with playing a tournament having not subscribed through an affiliated Club).
John Curtis (Technical Director)
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 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)
Consolation Prizes for three (3) Best Female (Intermediate) – N40,000.00, N30,000 & N20,000 respectively
Consolation Prizes for three (3) Best Female in Open – N30,000.00, N20,000 & N10,000 respectively
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.
Registration closes Thursday, July 14, 2022. Registration fee should be paid to:
Account name: Bayelsa State Scrabble Association
Account number: 1214067584
Contact Bayelsa Scrabble Association on 08062394553 for more information.
The Nigeria Scrabble Federation (South-South Zone) invites you to the 2022 South-South National Scrabble Open Tournament which will be held from Friday the 22nd to Sunday the 24th of April 2022 at Asaba. Arrival is latest on the 22nd of April 2022. Games start at 10 am on Saturday, the 23rd of April. (more…)
The NSF has announced the modalities and guidelines for the 2022 Interclub Challenge. The summary of the guidelines is as follows. A PDF document of the full details can be downloaded by clicking here
The Nigeria Scrabble Federation in conjunction with the Nigeria Police Force and the Oyo State Government invites you to the 1st IGP National Scrabble Open holding on Saturday 12th of March 2022 at Hidden Treasure Hotel and Suites Sharp Corner Behind Oaksview School Oluyole Extension Ibadan. Oyo State. Arrival is latest on 11th of March. Games start at 9am. (more…)
The Scrabble Gladiators WESPA Virtual Scrabble World Championship has been scheduled to hold from the 20th November to 5th December 2021 via the Woogles online Scrabble platform. In respect of the above, the following are criteria for the selection of players to be invited to participate in a qualifier from whence 7 players would be selected (as allotted) to represent Nigeria at the inaugural tournament.
You can also download a PDF copy of this document by clicking here.
The Rating cut-off date for the selection of invitees is 18th October 2021.
Note: Players that have been inactive on the Nigerian Scrabble Circuit in the last 6 months shall not be eligible for selection, irrespective of ratings as indicated on the National Rating List.
Basic requirements by players for effective participation shall include:
A total of 20 games shall be played over 2 days for the purpose of this qualifier.
15 minutes will be allocated to each player per game/round.
The WESPA Virtual Scrabble Tournament Rules shall be used for the purpose of the qualifier (see Tournament link: - https://bit.ly/3BmUJsV).
Please note: Further necessary information would be communicated to all (and subsequently,
Invitees and successful qualifiers) as they develop.
Technical Director – NSF
Veteran broadcaster, musician and one of the pioneers of the growth of Scrabble in Nigeria, Prince Gbade Sanda is dead. He passed away at the early hours of the 18th of November 2019 at the age of 70 years.
A graduate of Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan, Prince Sanda was former General Manager of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Ibadan. He also worked at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) and was also formerly the Public Relations Manager of the defunct Savanah Bank of Nigeria. Prince Sanda was a member of veteran folk artiste Tunji Oyelana's Benders Band where he played the guitar.
Prince Gbade Sande was one of the founding fathers of Scrabble in Nigeria. He was the first Chairman, Ibadan Scrabble Club widely acknowledged as the oldest Scrabble club in Nigeria. Along with elder Segun Adegbenro, Femi Fadahunsi, elder Lanre Agoro, Gen. (Rtd) Gold Eburu and others, the first organized Scrabble club/association was inaugurated in Nigeria in 1987. In 1989, Prince Sanda was elected as the first President of the Scrabble Association of Nigeria (SCAN) which later metamorphosed to the NSF.
Prince Sanda will be laid to rest in Ibadan on Tuesday, 17th December 2019.
Photo credit: Femi Simpson
Jighere Wellington outscored 43 other players representing all the states of the Federation to become the Asaph Zadok National Scrabble Champion held from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2019. The annual event named in honour of the former Grand Patron of the NSF, was held at the VIP Lounge of the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja. The tournament was graced with the presence of the Honorable Minister of Sports, Mr Sunday Dare on the opening day. The minister revealed his delight in meeting the Nigeria Scrabble players and officials. He also expressed his belief that the National Championships "deserves more media coverage and support" on his Twitter handle.
With five games remaining it was evident that this year's national champion title was between three former African Champions viz Wellington, Moses Peter (defending National Champion) and Dennis Ikekeregor.
The ongoing National Scrabbles Championship deserves more media coverage and support, as do other sports. - Sunday Dare (Hon. Minister of Sports)
Wellington took over the lead from Moses Peter at round 21 by beating him 529-286 on Table 1 but by round 23 it was Dennis who occupied the apex leading with a point after a heavy 487-299 win against Wellington. The final round (24) was going to be the decider. Going into the final round, Wellington (18-5 +1957) paired against Ikekeregor needed only to win by any margin because of his hefty +1957 spread. Ikekeregor (19-4 +1241) needed at least a draw as he had the highest points while Moses (18-5 +1066) playing against Oshevire Avwenagha on table 2 could only aim for the second position.
Wellington showed resilience to beat Ikekeregor 407-374 for the title while defending champion, Moses Peter defeated Oshevire Avwenagha 516-355 to finish in second place. Ikekeregor finished in third while former national champion Olatunde Oduwole and Igali Precious placed fourth and fifth respectively.
GM Wellington who represented Delta State was presented with a trophy, two-hundred thousand naira cash prize and the traditional Green Jacket by the President NSF, Suleiman Gora at the closing ceremony. Delta State also won the Best State Trophy with Bayelsa and Oyo, the first and second runners-up respectively.
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