24th September, 2012
Former African scrabble champion, Dennis Ikekeregor says he still has the ambition of representing Nigeria at the next edition of African Scrabble Championships holding in Zambia.
This year’s edition of the tourney will take place in Livingstone town, Zambia, from 20-25 November, 2012.
During a chat with P.M.News, the veteran scrabble player who has represented the country at many international tourneys, including the World Scrabble Championship, said he still hopes to be part of the Nigerian team to Zambia, despite the impressive form being displayed by young and promising players in the country.
“I still want to give my best to Nigeria, even though I have not be part of the teams representing the country in recent championships. We have promising players around the country that can compete with their counterparts from other African nations, but that does not stop me from representing the country in Zambia.”
Meanwhile, Scribe of Nigeria Scrabble Federation, NSF, James Eakyns has disclosed that they would soon invite players for camping towards the African Scrabble Championships holding in Zambia next month.
While speaking with our reporter in his office on Wednesday, Eakyns said: “We are preparing for this year’s edition of Governor Godswill Akpabio Scrabble Classics holding at Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort, Nwaniba Road, Uyo from 26-30 September 2012.
“After the Uyo tourney, we intend to invite between 10-15 players to camp to begin preparation for the African Scrabble Championships holding in Zambia. The invitation of players to camp would be based on current national ranking,” Eakyns said.