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Peter Moses anchors Nigeria to retain Africa Scrabble title

Ranked number 14 in the world, Peter Moses anchored World English Language Scrabble Players Association Championships (WESPAC) champions Nigeria to claim the 13th edition of Africa Scrabble Championships (ASC) that concluded over the weekend at the Destination Hotel in Kirinyaga County.

The second seed Moses was in scintillating form during the continental event, wrapping up the title with 2 rounds to spare.

Peter Moses displays his trophy after the win. Photo courtesy Muumbi Muema.

Top seed and two time champion Jighere Wellington settled for second edging out teammate Eta Karo in the final round

Kenya’s finest Allan Oyende emerged 4th ahead of former champion Dennis Ikekeregor

Nigeria extended their dominance in Scrabble bagging the team title to hold both world and continental title as team Kenya (World Warriors) settled for silver, the same place they were in 2016 in Ghana two years ago in the bi-annual event.

World bronze medallists Uganda (Word cranes) managed to place 3 in the top 20 on their way to bronze.

The top 5 seeds from Nigeria will be joined by the East Africa team (4 kenyans and 1 Ugandan)  in the gruelling 45 round Alchemist Cup  championship in Penang Malaysia from the 5th Dec

  1. 1994 (Kenya) Ifeanyi Onyeonwu NGR.
  2. 1996 (Nigeria) Femi Awowade NGR
  3. 1998 (South Africa) Jimoh Saheed NGR
  4. 2000 (Ghana) Moshood Sanni NGR
  5. 2002 (Kenya) Trevor Hovelmeier SA
  6. 2004 (Tanzania) Dennis Ikekeregor NGR
  7. 2006 (Nigeria) Dennis Ikekeregor NGR
  8. 2008 (Kenya) Jighere Wellington NGR
  9. 2010 (Ghana) Jighere Wellington NGR
  10. 2012 (Zambia) Ogbakpa Rex NGR
  11. 2014 (South Africa) Nsikak Etin NGR
  12. 2016 (Ghana) Saidu Ayorinde NGR
  13. 2018 (Kenya) Peter Moses (NGR)
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