Ten persons have qualified to participate in this month end’s national scrabble championships following last weekend’s qualifying tournament staged at the Malteenoes Sports Club pavilion.
The 10 players are Kamta Ramnarine, Michael Benjamin, Romario Gonsalves,
Chetnauth Persaud, Mitra Persaud, Mohanram Ramnarine, Dwain Alberts, Karen Bobb-Semple and Wazir and Wazim Dilipchand.
Ramnarine, Benjamin and Gonsalves were the top three finishers at the qualifying competition with Ramnarine finishing with three wins and a positive spread of 626; Benjamin with two wins and 587 spread and Gonsalves, two wins also and 163 spread.
The qualifiers will join the country’s top 15 ranked players who have automatically qualified.
The 15 players are current champion Abigail McDonald, Leon Belony, James Krakowsky, Moen Gafoor, Fred Collins, Colin Chichester, Orlando Michael, Ruby Cummings, Wayne Cave, Devraj Deonarine, Maurice Munro, Julian Skeete, Anand Mohabir, Robert Williams and Grace Hercules.
The national championships will be held at the Bank of Guyana building from June 29-July 1 with the top two players competing in a best of five games clash to determine the winner who will then represent Guyana at the World scrabble championships in Prague, Czech Republic, from December 3- 8.
Courts Guyana Limited has so far thrown its weight behind the tournament by donating more than $250,000 in cash and prizes.