1st Nigerian MindGames Festival

August 7, 2017

Mind Games Incorporated invites the Scrabble community and the general public to the maiden edition of Nigerian MindGames Festival. The event will be held between 2nd - 5th November 2017 at Kakanfo Inn and Conference Center 1 Nihinlola Street Off Ring Road,  Joyce B Road, Ibadan Nigeria. The 1st Nigerian MindGames Festival will feature Scrabble, Draughts and Chess events in different categories.

The Scrabble event comprises of Open, Intermediate and Masters categories. To participate in the 1st Nigerian MindGames Festival you must be an active member of Mind Games Incorporated.  Registration starts on 15th August 2017. Early registration ends October 15 2017. Late registration starts October 16 2017. All registrations end 22nd October 2017. Late registrations attract an N2,500 surcharge. Entries will not be accepted after 22nd October 2017.

Registration fee (Scrabble)

  • Open: N6000
  • Intermediate: N7000
  • Masters: N8500
  • Ladies: N5000

Credit/debit cards are accepted during registration on the MGI website. Players may also pay registration fees via bank deposits/transfers. Players are required to register online with their teller/bank deposit code as soon as bank deposits are made. Please make bank payments payable to the following account: PHILLUC ASSOCIATES NIG LTD  FCMB  403 100 4016

Format (Scrabble)

  • Dictionary:  CSW15
  • Rules: WESPA
  • Time control: 25 minutes/player, 10 points for every additional 1 minute.
  • Challenge Penalty: 10-point penalty (per move)
  • Pairing Software: TSH – Chew Pairing System
  • Rounds: 22 rounds with best of 3-final between top 2 finishers in Masters category, 25 straight rounds for other categories.
  • Categories:
    1. Masters: NSF rating from 1450
    2. Intermediate: rating below 1450 to 1200
    3. Open: rating below 1200

Players can play up if they wish but playing down is not allowed.

For more information, please visit the 1st Nigerian MindGames Festival event page

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