Dates – February 12 – 13, 2021
Number of games – 9 games. Top 4 qualify for Semi-final (1 vs 3, 2 v 4)
Venue – Woogles.io – Online
Game duration – 15 minutes/player
Lexicon – CSW19
Challenge - 5-pt penalty
Pairings – Lagged Swiss + KOTH
Tournament Software – TSH
Registration fee – MGI affiliated schools – N2,500/student
Non-affiliated schools – N3,000/student
You can register for the event by completing the registration form - www.mindgamesincorporated.com/registration-form-mgi-virtual-secondary-school-scrabble-championship - and make payment via the bank account listed below;
Bank Name - Zenith Bank
Account # - 1015826106
Please use your LASTNAME/SCHOOLNAME a REFERENCE when making payment. Interested schools can also pay in bulk for their students. Please contact organisers to make bulk payment arrangements.
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FEBRUARY 05, 2021 AT 12 MIDNIGHT NIGERIAN TIME. LATE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
- Laptop/Desktop/iPad for playing
- Smartphone/external camera/iPad (iOS version 13.4 and above)
- Google Chrome browser for performance optimization
- Tripod to mount the camera in the playing room
- Stable internet connection
Friday, February 12 – Round 1 – 9
|LUNCH BREAK||13:15 – 14:00|
Saturday, February 13 – SEMI-FINAL & FINAL
|SEMI-FINAL (Best of 5)||14:00|
|FINAL (Best of 5)||17:00|
The Semi-final and final matches will be broadcast live on www.twitch.tv/wanderer15 by our American streaming partner, Will Anderson. He will also be making a short video on how students can easily navigate the WOOGLES platform for better user experience.
|S/N||POSITION||AMOUNT (NGN) - INDIVIDUAL||SCHOOL PRIZE|
|1||CHAMPION||250,000 + PLAQUE||TROPHY|
|2||RUNNER-UP||150,000 + PLAQUE||TROPHY|
|3||3rd||100,000 + PLAQUE||TROPHY|
|6||6th – 10th||15,000|
|7||11th – 15th||10,000|
|8||16th – 20th||5,000|
- We will setup a Whatsapp/Facebook/Telegram group with a representative/teacher from each participating school.
- The tournament is open to students from all secondary schools in Nigeria.
- Games will be monitored throughout the tournament to mitigate the menace of cheating in online Scrabble play. We will be deploying a monitoring system using video camera to cover the playing area in addition to assigning invigilators to each school. We may require teachers to volunteer to monitor other schools in their vicinity as an external invigilator as no teacher will be allowed to monitor their own students. The monitoring setup document can be found here - https://bit.ly/3lmDfos to help all participating schools with setup.
- MGI will also deploy invigilators to schools where possible.
- All students participating in the tournament must converge and play in one single room in their respective schools for the duration of the tournament.
- All participating students must be a bona fide student of a secondary school in Nigeria.
- Participating schools will be responsible for surveillance equipment (Smartphone/iPad/external camera + tripod)
- All participating schools must sign a Fair Play agreement on behalf of their students.
- Participants are NOT allowed to change their Woogles Username during tournament
- Game resignation is +75 to the current score of the winner
- Walkover/Non-appearance is a win with +75 spread
- The maximum winning spread for a game will be pegged at +300
- If you lose internet connection during a game, the onus is on you to do everything possible to get back online and resume the game before the game is adjudicated by Woogles. However, Woogles will allow your full allotted time to run out before the game is adjudicated.
If a game is adjudicated;
- The scores stand if the adjudication favours the player leading.
- A win with +1 spread if the adjudication favours the losing player.
- Abusive behaviour from participating players towards opponents will NOT be tolerated in any way or form. Evidence of such behaviour could lead to player expulsion from the tournament.
- All participating schools are fully responsible for the stability of their internet connection.
ALL SCHOOLS/PLAYERS MUST ADHERE TO THESE RULES/GUIDELINES. ANY INFRACTION MAY LEAD TO GAME FORFEITURE.
Please contact the organisers for inquiries, SPONSORSHIP & SCHOOL SCRABBLE TRAINING.
Tel: +234 803 639 9087, +234 814 413 1000 (WhatsApp preferred)
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