Chief convener of the most influential Scrabble group in the country, Nigeria Scrabble Friends (NSFriends) Segun Durojaye has described this weekend’s Dynamite Opens Tournament as a very special one.
The two-day tournament which is now in it’s third installment has been the most sought after opens competition especially by young guns who are aiming high at this edition slated for May 15 and 16 this year.
While speaking during an exclusive Interview, Durojaye, who is one of the strongest voices in the highly intellectual sports said the tournament has been a good ground for grooming underdogs.
The online community he created has remained a vibrant randezvous and the largest congregation of scrabblers around the world.
“Dynamite Opens Scrabble Championship is a very special one” he declared, “I expect it to be keenly contested. They say they are opens players but in my estimation, they are as good as Masters players because any one in that category is capable of beating the Masters players including the World Champion among us.I expect it to be a keenly contested event with all the brickbats, all the fights,fireworks, good words and of course, the bad words. It will be an event not to be missed.”
Durojaye who is widely described as the “Okocha of Scrabble” urged individuals and corporate organisations to lend their backings to the tournament as well as other vibrant events in the sport.
He also acknowledged the resilience of Khaleel “Dynamite” Adedeji who has morphed his experience as a former Opens player into a tournament for other aspiring players to use it as an opportunistic platform to move up the ranking ladder.