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THE NEW MANAGEMENT

A new management team took over the administration of scrabble in Ghana in January 2003. A profile of the management team is provided below: 

Bennet Kpentey (+233-(0)24-460 2891), the President of SCAG, is a Management Consultant. He has worked with two of the world's biggest professional services firms: PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu He is currently the Chief Executive and Lead Consultant of Sync Consult, a management consulting Firm in Accra.

 

He has participated in several scrabble tournaments both locally and internationally. Among others, he participated in the PANASA tournament in Nairobi, Kenya in 2002 and was at the World Scrabble Championships in Las Vegas, USA as an Official. He participated in the World Scrabble Championship in Malaysia in October 2003 and the African Scrabble Championship in Tanzania in October 2004.

 

Bennet is very resourceful and has a passion for SCRABBLE®. He has been involved in the development of SCRABBLE® in Ghana for the past ten years. He bring rich international experience to the development of SCRABBLE® in Ghana.

 

Michael Arthur Quao, the Treasurer of SCAG, is a Management Consultant and works with Ernst & Young in Ghana. He has been the Treasurer of SCAG since 1996. He started playing competitive Scrabble in 1994 and has been very much involved in the organisation of the game. He has about 18 open championships to his credit and is currently the National Champion and Grandmaster and also rated number one in Ghana. His greatest achievements locally are the annexation of the National Championship in 2001 and 2002 and the Grandmasters' title for an unprecedented four times (1998, 2000, 2001 and 2002).

 

Other events he has participated include Mind Sports Olympiad (U.K.) in 2000 where he won Gold. He represented Ghana at the World Scrabble Championship in Las Vegas, USA, in 2001 where he placed 35th.

 

He participated in the World Scrabble Championship in Malaysia in October 2003 and the African Scrabble Championship in Tanzania in October 2004. 
Quao is widely read, very talented and technically endowed in many areas. SCAG has greatly benefited and tapped from his resource.

 

Clrrys Mensah Placca, the General Secretary of SCAG, is a Music and Social Studies teacher in Achimota School. Known among the fraternity as "Mr. Scrabble", Placca has for many years been involved in the organisation of SCRABBLE® tournaments both locally and internationally.

 

He began playing Scrabble in 1982 and is by far the most experienced player still actively involved in the game.

 

He made his debut in 1987 when he participated in his first competitive tourney in Ghana, the first National Scrabble Championship. He has participated in all open tournaments including all National opens and Grandmasters' tournaments since. So far, CM has won about 15 open championships including two National Championships, which he won in 1998 and 1999.

 

CM made his international debut in 1995 when he represented Ghana at the World Scrabble Championship (WSC) in London. He placed 28th out of 64 players from all over the world.

 

Other international tournaments he has participated in include the Pan African Scrabble Championship (PANASA) in 1996 (Lagos), Pan African Scrabble Championship in 2000 (Johannesburg), Mind Sports Olympiad in 2000 (London), British Matchplay Scrabble Championship in 2000 (Nottingham), International open Tourney in 2001 (Lagos) and Pan African Scrabble championship in 2002 (Nairobi). He also participated in the world Scrabble Championship in Malaysia in October 2003 and the African Scrabble Championship in Tanzania in October 2004.

 

Besides his passion for playing SCRABBLE®, CM has been actively involved in the organisation of tournaments and has been the pillar behind the sustenance of the game in the country. He was instrumental in the formation of the Pan African Scrabble Association.

 

Joseph Boamah Sasu is the Tournament Director of SCAG. He works with Sync Consult, a Professional Services Firm based in Accra, as a Management Consultant. Sasu has a passion for Scrabble and has personally been involved in the development of Scrabble in Ghana.

 

Sasu was one of the up and coming national champions who "hanged his gloves" and took an early retirement from competitive Scrabble. He played active Scrabble for seven years and won the National Plate Event (Division B) in 1998.

 

With his rich experience and understanding of the game, Sasu is responsible for the management of all Scrabble tournaments organised by SCAG in Ghana. He is very resourceful and SCAG is pleased to have him on board to assist with the development of the SCRABBLE game in Ghana. 

 

PATRONS

In line with the new direction of SCRABBLE® in Ghana, ten distinguished personalities are to be identified to serve as Patrons of SCAG and be the pillar behind the promotion and development of the SCRABBLE® game in Ghana.  

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