The games will be played in two main divisions – professionals and students, organizers expect an explosive competition never experienced in the annuals of the sport as crack players have been training ahead of Saturday’s cliff-hanger.
Though the newly-crowned National Champion, Kojo Achempong, will attempt to push aside all opposition to demonstrate the stuff he is made of, he is expected to have strong challenge from the likes of Dr. Michael Akonnor, the causeway champion, C.M. Placca and Christian Mensah.
Daniel Boadu of Tema has also peaked in form lately, but if there is anybody who can upset the applecart, then point to Ezekiel Markwei whose steep climb to the top could earn him the title.
There are most attractive prizes including the most magnificent trophy ever in Ghana’s scrabble history as well as cash prices for the first three positions with three other awards going to the professionals and Student divisions.
The Scrabble Association of Ghana (SCAG) has therefore thrown an inivitation to all scrabble enthusiast nationwide and beyond to Saturday’s event which is also geared at building momentum toward the annexation of the African championship later this year.
According to the organizers, balloting for the Open competition starts at 9 am with the game itself rolling off an hour later. A total of 10 games will be played.
Players who report after the balloting would not be allowed to participate.