Jighere, Karo book top eight final ticket as finals holds this weekend
Nigeria’s top seeded players, former world champion, Wellington Jighere and the country’s current number one player, Eta Karo, have confirmed their rating as top contenders in the inaugural 2021 Virtual World English Scrabble Players Association Championship (WESPAC). They are among the top eight finalists playing on December 4 and 5.
According to the result released by the Nigeria Scrabble Federation, the top eight finalists are Peter Kougi from Australia, who had 25 wins, David Eldar (also from Australia) finished with 24 wins.
Will Anderson from the U.S. also had 24 wins, Paul Galle (Northern Ireland) 23, Alastair Richards (New Zealand) 22, Wellington Jighere (Nigeria) 21.5, Eta Karo (Nigeria) 21.5 and Sherwin Rodriguez (India), 21.
According to Team Nigeria’s coach, Prince Anthony Ikolo, the finals will hold this weekend.
“Quite important to mention the resilience exhibited by Team Nigeria. Their effort and commitment in the championship is worth commending. We wish our players the very best of luck and grace to excel at the finals.
“NSF thanks Globacom for branding Team Nigeria. The telecommunications company also provided the scrabble team with free Internet services to ensure the country featured in the inaugural scrabble world virtual event,” he said.