The MSPL 2019 has proven to be a successful initiative already and we sincerely appreciate the support of all the teams involved for their belief in the MSPL initiative and the MGI brand. Special thanks to all our partners and individual sponsors for their moral and financial support. We will continue to do our best possible to strengthen your belief and confidence in our capability to always deliver organisational excellence towards the development of Scrabble in Nigeria and beyond.
It is imperative that we start planning for the MSPL 2020 season as soon as possible if we want to successfully build on the success of 2019. Starting from next year, the MSPL will be expanded to a 2-division league to accommodate more scrabble players who have expressed interest to be part of this unprecedented initiative.
In view of this, we are calling on all interested sponsors who would like to form a scrabble league team or teams in 2020 to express their interest by writing to us via firstname.lastname@example.org or send text/Whatsapp message to +234 814 413 1000/+353 83 841 9666. MSPL 2019 team owners/sponsors who wish to continue sponsoring their respective teams are also expected to indicate interest for 2020 league.
Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in the MSPL 2020 will close on SEPTEMBER 20, 2019. This is to allow us to determine the number of teams to accommodate in 2020 and prepare adequately in terms of planning and logistics. Please note that expression of interest does not signify automatic acceptance. Team participation in MSPL 2020 can only be confirmed after completion of registration and terms and conditions have been agreed upon.
Organisers reserve the right to refuse registration of teams and/or players.
Key highlights of MSPL 2020
· Guaranteed top prizes of N1.5M and N1M for Division 1 and 2 respectively. Total cash prizes of approximately N7,000,000 for both divisions.
· Top 10 players on the NSF rating to be seeded. Seeding not applicable to Division 2.
· Rating cut-off for Division 1 will be 1300 rating points as at October 31st, 2019 using the NSF rating system. Players with 1300 points can only register with a Division 1 team and players with 1299 points and below are eligible to register with a Division 2 team. Division 2 players will be allowed to play up in Division 1 if they wish to.
· Each team to have 5 main players and 1 reserve player.
· Registration fee of N100,000 & N75,000 for Division 1 and 2 respectively.
· Registration for MSPL 2020 will commence on October 01, 2019 and all teams must complete registration by December 01, 2019. Late registration will NOT be accepted.
· League to run from February – September 2020.
· League matches to be played in 4 different locations across the country.
· At the end of 2020 league, top 2 teams in Division 2 will gain promotion and bottom 2 teams in Division 1 will be relegated.
· Summer Transfer Window policy to be adopted in 2020 during the month of June. Details of the transfer market to be released later.
· Division 2 teams MUST have at least a female player in the team either as main or reserve player. Minimum number of games for female players to be applied. Female player inclusion in Division 1 teams is OPTIONAL.
· All teams and players must agree to the terms and conditions of the league.
· Individual prizes for high performing players to be introduced at every league weekend in addition to team prizes.
Full details of the MSPL 2020 will be published on September 30, 2019. We continue to intensify our sponsorship drive and would appreciate any sponsorship leads from within and outside the scrabble family.
In the meantime, we implore all interested managers and players to start looking for sponsorship in order to make MSPL 2020 bigger and better.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions on the MSPL 2020 league.
Once again, thank you all for supporting the MGI brand.