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Nigeria reclaims World Scrabble glory in India.

Nigeria has reclaimed the team title at the WESPAC World Scrabble Championship in Goa, India.

A team of 11 Scrabble players captained by the African Champion, Moses Peter achieved the feat, edging out Malaysia with a mean total 22.36.

Nigeria won 214 games, losing 142 over the 3-day event.

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Reflecting on the victory, National Coach, Tony Ikolo attributed victory to hard work and serious preparation by the team: “For the last few months, we had been preparing for the Indian tournament. My players were remarkable, sacrificing so much to ensure that we remain the world’s best.”

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Meanwhile, Nigel Richards of New Zealand – the greatest Scrabble player of all time – won the singles title to become the world champion again beating Jesse Day of the United States 4-3 in the final match.

Richards – a multiple world champion in both English and French lexicons – is also the holder of another Scrabble “major”, the coveted King’s Cup that was held in Bangkok, Thailand in July.

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