Enoch Nwali Wins 2022 Africa Scrabble Championship

By: Gyang Dakwo

Nigeria’s Enoch Nwali has emerged winner of the 2022 Africa Scrabble Championship held in Lusaka, Zambia.

The 26-year-old Health education undergraduate student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) was crowned the 14th Africa Scrabble Champion, after fellow Nigerian and former World champion, Wellington Jighere.

Nwali achieved his victory on the final day when he crossed the finishing line ahead of 85 other players.

He secured 25½ wins plus a cumulative of plus 2023 points from 32 games, dropping six games and getting a draw in the four days of competition.

Nwali won several gold medals at the last National Sports Festival and at the NUGA games and is now among the world’s top 10 going to the WESPA rating.

He is one top-seeded to represent the country at the forthcoming World Scrabble Championship in Las Vegas, USA next year.

The win in the Southern African country has now extended Nigeria’s dominance on the African scene to 13 wins from the 14 editions held so far since 1994.

10 countries featured at this edition while the 15th edition will be hosted by Sierra Leone in 2024.