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MGi Scrabble Premier League

There will be 12 scrabble teams of 5 players and 2 reserves in the inaugural edition
The eligible top 10 players in the country will be seeded to avoid having too many strong players in a single team
League will run from February to September in 2019 and that will possibly be the standard
Each team to register their team name, players and logo with the organisers by deadline date
Each team to have at least a female player in the team either as main or reserve player
No restriction on where a team member can reside
Pre-league briefing with team owners/captains to be organised by MGI
League matches to be split over 4 weekends and played in four different locations across the country
Teams will be allowed to design their own branded souvenirs and game equipment
Dinners for all league team members at the final weekend
Games to be live streamed in the final and concluding weekend
The league will adopt a point system; WIN – 2pts, DRAW – 1pt, LOSS – 0pt
Line-up for each weekend/match day to be submitted 24 hours before start time

FORMAT
The MGI Scrabble Premier League tagged MSPL is designed to create a competitive environment for scrabble players of all proficiency levels in Nigeria and to further drive the game toward professionalism in Africa.
Pairings: Team Round Robin
Rounds: 55 games in total
Time Control: 25 minutes
Rules: WESPA rules
Ratings: MGI/NSF rated
Lexicon: CSW 15
Seeding: Top 10 seeding
Point system: W – 2, D – 1, L – 0

SCHEDULE/DATES
MATCH DAY 1 – 12 games – March 16, 2019 in LAGOS
MATCH DAY 2 – 12 games – May 18, 2019 in ABUJA
MATCH DAY 3 – 12 games – July 13, 2019 in PORT HARCOURT
MATCH DAY 4/5 – 19 games – September 14 – 15, 2019 in LAGOS