The Nigeria Scrabble Federation (NSF) has begun an open tournament to select players who would represent the country at international meet this year.

The National Scrabble Coach, Anthony Ikolo, told newsmen in Abuja that the five-day selection tournament that began on Monday in Port Harcourt and would end on Friday.

He said the tournament which has the country’s top 20 players participating,would help the federation to select only the best.

According to him, 20 players were invited for the tournament,the international competitions are the Africa Scrabble Championships, Mattel World Scrabble Championships in the U.K. and Alchemist Cup in Malaysia.

“Fifteen players will be selected for Africa Scrabble Championships, eight players for Mattel World Scrabble Championships in U.K. and five for Alchemist Cup in Malaysia.’’

The top scrabble players invited are Wellington Jighere, 2015 World Scrabble Champion, Moses Peter, World second best scrabble player, Ayorinde Saidu Africa Champion, Opeyemi Oloro and Eta Karo amongst others.

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