Second Seed Patrick Nderitu Gitonga toppled round one leader Allan Oyende to win the Kitui national Scrabble championships held at Parkside Villa Hotel ahead of East Central and South Africa Scrabble championships set Lusaka, zambia.
The Kirinyaga player registered 14 wins out of the 18 games for a total of +659
“I would love to see more young people playing this game and we should encourage more participants in division B and C. The Youth are our future.” said the champ.
After leading day one, Allan Oyende of Nairobi County fell to Gitonga who was second in the opening day. The top seed player managed 12 wins +1062, as Scrabble Kenya chairman Bernard Amuke got third place with 12 wins +324.
In the Intermediate Division, Wamucii Irungu of Nairobi County won the title 13 +967, with Michael Onyango of Mbaraki club emerging 2nd. Phillip Mutinda of Kenyatta University, came in third.
In the Open Division, Anthony Wanjihia of Equity bank came first, with Agnes Kahura of University of Eldoret taking second position. Elaine Muturi of Kenyatta University closed the podium.
The tournament also saw the announcement of the final team of 35 to the East and Central African Championship set to be held over Easter in Lusaka. This was after a series of 9 qualifiers.
Action now shifts to Nyeri County on 6th and 7th April.