Ogun State Scrabble Rumbles As Trials For National Sports Festival Begins Today
The selection process for players who will represent Ogun State at the 21st edition of the National Sports Festival is set to begin today, Tuesday at the Ogun State Sports Centre, Ijeja, Abeokuta.
The newly remodelled Scrabble Hall will be the venue for the 17-day trials.
The trials will see a total of 30 players compete for limited slots on offer in the Masters, Intermediate, Ladies and Opens categories.
A schedule recently released by the Technical Committee as approved by the Ogun State Scrabble Association indicated that the first-leg of the trials would see invited players compete in Ladies and Opens categories from September 13-15 while the Masters and the Intermediate players would battle on the board from 16 to 18 of the same month.
Each category will witness a total of 28 games where the top three with a reserve will qualify for the camping proper from 19-30 for the fiesta in Asaba, Delta State.
Meanwhile, the Scrabble governing body, the OSSA said that all provisions has been made available for the comfort of the players who are expected to display a high level of professionalisation during the selection process.
Chairman of the Association Adekoyejo Adegbesan while
wishing all players the best, reiterated the uncompromising desire of the new board to re-engineer and reposition scrabble as a sport in the state.