Welcome to Scrabble Kenya

Welcome to Scrabble Kenya

Scrabble Kenya was founded in 1990 under the brand name KASA and its now been 28 years in competitive scrabble. The world championships was started in 1991 and it has been held biannually ever since until 2013 when it became an annual event. The firstst was held in UK, the second in USA, the third in UK ,the fourth in USA among others .The greatest highlights for Kenya was in 1995 when it emerged as the best country in the world stage and when it hosted the championships in November 2017 (the first in African soil).Traditionally, it has been mainly held within Europe and its environs

Year Winner Runner-up Location Entrants Winner’s prize Total prize pool Sponsor
2018 Nigel Richards (4)
( New Zealand)
Jesse Day
( United States)
Westfield London, United Kingdom 75 £6,200 £15,500[6] Mattel, MSA
2017 David Eldar
( Australia)
Harshan Lamabadusuriya
( England)
Nottingham, United Kingdom 77 £7,000[7] Mattel, MSI
2016 Brett Smitheram
( England)
Mark Nyman
( England)
Grand Palais (fr), Lille, France 72 7,000 €40,000 Mattel, MSI
2015 Wellington Jighere[8]
( Nigeria)
Lewis Mackay
( England)
Gloucester Park, Perth, Australia 130 A$10,000 A$28,400 WESPA
2014 Craig Beevers
( England)
Chris Lipe
( United States)
ExCeL Arena, London, UK 108 £3,000 £7,000[9] Mattel, MSI
2013 Nigel Richards (3)
( New Zealand)
Komol Panyasophonlert
( Thailand)
Andel’s Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic 110 US$10,000[10] US$25,000[4] Mattel, MSI
2011 Nigel Richards (2)
( New Zealand)
Andrew Fisher
( Australia)
Hilton Hotel, Warsaw, Poland[11] 106 US$20,000[12] US$50,000[12] Mattel
2009 Pakorn Nemitrmansuk
( Thailand)[13]
Nigel Richards
( New Zealand)[13]
Zon Regency Hotel, Johor Bahru, Malaysia[14] 108[15] US$15,000[16] US$30,500[16] Mattel
2007 Nigel Richards (1)
( New Zealand)
Ganesh Asirvatham
( Malaysia)
Taj President Hotel, Mumbai, India 104 US$15,000[17] US$30,500[17] Mattel
2005 Adam Logan
( Canada)
Pakorn Nemitrmansuk
( Thailand)
Marriott Regent’s Park Hotel, London, UK 102 US$15,000[18] US$30,500[18] Mattel
2003 Panupol Sujjayakorn
( Thailand)
Pakorn Nemitrmansuk
( Thailand)
Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 90 US$17,500[19] US$40,000[19] Mattel
2001 Brian Cappelletto
( United States)
Joel Wapnick
( Canada)
Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, US 88 US$25,000[20] US$50,100[20] Hasbro
1999 Joel Wapnick
( Canada)
Mark Nyman
( England)
Carlton Crest Hotel, Melbourne, Australia 98 US$15,000[21] US$34,200[21] Mattel
1997 Joel Sherman
( United States)
Matt Graham
( United States)
Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C., US 80 US$25,000[22] US$50,100[22] Hasbro
1995 David Boys
( Canada)
Joel Sherman
( United States)
Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, London, UK 64 US$11,000[23] US$29,550[23] Mattel
1993 Mark Nyman
( England)
Joel Wapnick
( Canada)
Plaza Hotel, New York, US 64 US$10,000[24] US$24,950[24] Hasbro
1991 Peter Morris
( United States)
Brian Cappelletto
( United States)
London, UK 48 US$10,000[25] US$19,000[25] Spears

SOURCE:WIKIPEDIA
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Continental Championships, Africa Scrabble Championships(PANASA) is normally   held every 2 years since its inception in…..

Below is a performance breakdown of the event

Regional championships for Africa are held every year and the worst Kenya has ever been ranked is No. 2, in the East and Central African championship Kenya has always been ranked No. 1

We appealing to have this game brought to schools though its already in colleges and Universities such as Kenyatta University which is under training with one of our regional champions David Kangethe. Recently there were regional Inter-varsities at Kenyatta University and the hosts (KU) took the gold.

Scrabble is part recreation and part an extension of education with a build up of English vocabulary.