Etim Emerges Champion of 1st Safari Open National Scrabble Championship

Etim Emerges Champion of 1st Safari Open National Scrabble Championship

Nsikak Etim overcame a pool of great masters of the Scrabble game, including former World Champion, Wellington Gighere, to win the first Safari Open National Scrabble Championship in Owerri which came to a fitting end on Sunday, Completesports.com reports.

Adedeji Khaleel also won in the scrabble championship in Owerri.

There were also winners in the veteran masters and intermediate categories with the Executive Chairman of Imo State Sports Commission, Chief Fan Ndubuoke, and other top personalities in attendance.

Chairman of Imo State Scrabble Association Barrister Ifeanyi Nwaobi emerged winner of the Veterans category.

Imo State Sports Commission boss, Ndubuoke described the scrabble championship as one of the best ways to discover talented sportsmen and women in the state and across the country.

He promised to work with the (Safari) club to develop the game of Scrabble in the state, revealing that he has held talks with the state chairman of the association on how they can bring in experienced players to compliment the state team to the National Sports Festival in Edo state, in March 2020.

“Our expectation is to go to the National Sports Festival next year in Edo with the best of our athletes including scrabble and the best way to get them is through collaboration with the scrabble association and other sports associations,” Ndubuoke said.

The state scrabble boss, Barrister Nwaobi reiterated his association’s readiness to assist the Imo State Sports Commission and the state government to achieve her dream of developing the state through sports.

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The Sports Commission boss, Ndubuoke described the scrabble championship as one of the best ways to discover talented sportsmen and women in the state and across the country.

He promised to work with the (Safari) club to develop the game of Scrabble in the state, revealing that he has held talks with the state chairman of the association on how they can bring in experienced players to complement the state team for the National Sports Festival in Edo state, in March 2020.

The South East representative in the board of the Nigeria Scrabble Federation and vice Chairman of the association in Imo state, Chief Chuks Ndube said that the Safari Open National Scrabble Championship will continue to remain one of the top level scrabble playing competitions in the country.

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