Accolades Greet Lekki Scrabble Club Quarterly Retreat as Umujose Retains Title
Emmanuel Umujose has claimed the Lekki Scrabble Club Quarterly Retreat title after he dropped just a game in the 12-round tournament to become the overall winner.
Umujose continued from where he left off last August after he navigated his way to emerge as the King of The Hill and amassed a total of 823 cumulative points as well to grabbed the top cash prize money.
Eta Karo was ranked second after 10 wins and two losses with 1151 cumulative points while Enoch Nwali dropped to third with an inferior cumulative points.
25 top-placed players won various cash prizes as well.
In other categories, Umukoro Oghomaria won the Best Intermediate category while Tunde Saporu from University of Lagos bagged the Opens Category title.
In other spot prizes, Bukunmi Afolayan won the Best Female title and Dokun Esan emerged as the Best Veterans player.
The word of the day ” Autogenics” was played by Chinedu Thorpe while Anthony Odoks hit the highest point of 159 with the word “Inducted”.
During a brief chat after the tournament, the Master category player was elated and full of smiles as he attributed his victory in the mind game to God and hardwork.
‘I have to smile. It wasn’t easy winning a Retreat like this one and I give thanks to God.’
The Lekki Scrabble Club captained by the highly resourceful Adowei Ebikeme is the home base of Emmanuel Egbele, the South-West Coordinator of the Nigeria Scrabble Federation.
Many stakeholders have commended all members of the club for their doggedness at conducting the retreat in a congenial atmosphere despite the high turnout of high profile players which included 2015 World champion Wellington Jighere.
Top officials of federation including the Vice-President and South-South Coordinator Bright Idahosa, Players’ Representative Segun Durojaiye as well as Lagos Scrabble and Monopoly Association Chairman Dipo Akanbi added colour to the event.
A record of 118 players participated at the retreat held at the Pelican Hotel, Lagos.