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Gulu Scrabble Club Need UGX 15m to Host National Championships

The Championship which will take place April 24-25th at the Dove's Nest Hotel in Gulu City is expected to attract over 100 participants from about 35 clubs in Uganda and others from Kenya, South Sudan and Tanzania.

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Gulu Scrabble Club is seeking 15 million Uganda shillings to host the the 2021 National Scrabble Championship.

The Championship which will take place April 24-25th at the Dove's Nest Hotel in Gulu City is expected to attract over 100 participants from about 35 clubs in Uganda and others from Kenya, South Sudan and Tanzania.

Francis Omona Xavier, the publicist of Gulu Scrabble Club says the money will cater for publicity, accommodation, feeding, refreshments for the players and stationary. He says they have partially raised money for publicity while they need more assistance.

Omona who is the defending champion of the “Battle for Mijingo '' tournament held in Busia, Kenya in February last year has appealed to the corporate bodies and the general public to support the club so that they organise a successful Championship. 

Anthony Ojok, the General Secretary of Gulu Scrabble Club says that they have registered at least 25 players from Gulu to participate in the Championship which will be rated by the World English Scrabble Players Association (WESPA).

Ojok says that six institutions invited to participate in the championship including Unyama National Teachers College, Sacred Heart University, Gulu University, Gulu School Nursing and Midwifery, Gulu College of Health Sciences and Lacor School of Nursing have confirmed their participation.

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Gulu Scrabble Club was formed four years ago with a fully constituted executive. The club has participated in four annual national tournament calendars except in 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The club also participated in the East and Central African championship held in Uganda and twice in Kenya between 2018 and 2019 among others.