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Wellington Jighere wins maiden Wellington Scrabble Classics

Wellington Jighere wins maiden Wellington Scrabble Classics

Wellington Jighere has claimed the maiden Wellington Scrabble classics held at Option57 Hall and Suites, Akesan, Lagos on Sunday.

A total of 56 players participated in the Classics that had two categories; 26 participated in the Masters while the Opens category had 30 Scrabblers.

While Wellington Jighere won the Masters category, Abiola Oyinloye took the Opens category.

The last three and two rounds in both categories were keenly contested by the top two players in both categories; Wellington Jighere – Nsikakabasi Etim in the masters and Abiola Oyinloye – Jerry Igwe.

Wellington Jighere lost two of his last three games against Nsikakabasi Etim by 364-376, 416-418 but won the last game 425-381 to finish with 11 wins from 15 and a healthy point difference of +1003

His four loses were 406-407, 465-479 to Kabir Olaiya, Oloro Opeyemi respectively and 364-376, 416-418 to Nsikakabasi Etim.

The 1st-10 in the Masters Category

1. Wellington Jighere 11 +1003

2. Nsikakabasi Etim 11 +207

3. Eta Karo 10 +891

4 . Godwin Victor 9.5 +359

5. Rex Ogbakpa 9 +609

6. Emmanuel Umujose 9 +574

7. Noble Onoshevwe 9 +424

8. Oloro Opeyemi 9 -112

9. Cyril Umebiye 9 -148

10. Idahosa Bright 8 +383

Abiola Oyinloye’s back to back wins over Jerry Igwe cemented his place as the winner of the Opens category and Gibsonized.

The 1st-10 in the Open category

1. Abiola Oyinloye  14  +1050

2. Jerry Igwe  11  +381

3. Eromosele Sammy  10  +546

4. Ufuoma Julius  10  +341

5. Sule Success  10 +316

6. Ikpere Silvanus  9  +958

7. Christopher Monday  9  +302

8. Ayo Adekunle  9   +288

9. Binitie Lucky  9   +179

10. Agbo Jeffrey  8.5  +231

The break down of the prize money

The Masters

1st  ₦200,000

2nd ₦100,000

3rd ₦70,000

4th ₦50,000

5th ₦30,000

6th-10th ₦10,000

The Opens

1st  ₦120,000

2nd ₦60,000

3rd ₦40,000

4th  ₦30,000

5th-10th ₦10,000

 

 

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