Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambian players for the 2019 Scrabble Mindgames Championship | The Guardian Nigeria News
As part of efforts to raise awareness of board games in Nigeria, players from Ghana, Gambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been registered for the third edition of the Mindgames Scrabble Championship scheduled for the Lagos Country Club. from 8 to 10 November.
The MPC Grand Final, organizers say, is the largest championship for chess and scrabble players in the country, as the best board game players from across the federation are expected to compete for top honors at the event. three days.
Among the players listed to join their Nigerian counterparts in the championship is Aba Hydara, who represented Gambia in last year’s edition of the championship.
Hydara, a doctor, according to the organizers (MGI), said the competitive and organizational level of the previous event gave him the confidence to be part of the 2019 edition.
“It’s a great feeling to play among the best players around the world when you play in Nigeria, which is the hub of scrabble around the world.
“The experience you get will make you want to come back for the next one,” he said.
Organizers said the MPC grand final is the highlight of the season, adding that players have advanced to the final after competing in qualifiers in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt.
Championship organizer Lukmon Owolabi revealed that over 3 million Naira would be offered with top chess winners and that the scrabble events guaranteed a cash prize of 600,000 Naira each.
In the 2018 edition, Abdurrahman Akintoye won the chess event, while Eta Karo won the scrabble event title.