BnB Wins Awareness Scrabble Tourney

first_imgBenjamin Harris (BnB) defeated Roland J. Boykai (HERB) 2-0 (477-406 and 473-236 points) in the finals of the two-day (Feb. 11 & 13) first national awareness scrabble tournament organized by the National Scrabble Association of Liberia (NSAL).Held at the J. L. Gibson Memorial School on Gurley Street, Monrovia, Joseph Gegeh (T4N) defeated J. B. Boima Kiazolu Sr., (Tarzan) 2-0 in two games to clinch 3rd place.For the awards, BnB received a cash prize of L$3, 500; second place prize of L$2, 500 went to HERB; third place prize of L$1, 500 went to T4N and the final prize of L$1, 000 went to Tarzan.The acting president of the National Scrabble Association, Fomba Swaray, said during the presentation of the prizes that the association is planning a series of tournaments that will be climaxed by a national tournament.“We are determined to take ourselves serious and better give scrabble its due recognition in the country,” Swaray, who plays under the name ‘Scrabbler’ said.He said the money used to award the winners came from fellow scrabbler, Kanio B. Gbalar.Swaray said his administration is endeavoring to gain national and international recognition that will ensure the progressive development of scrabble in the country.Contributing, Philip Gibson (Master G), who participated in the tournament and whose premises were used for the tournament, said the successful completion of the tournament was a good sign of progress. “We must continue to elevate scrabble to another level where we can get it to schools in the country,” Gibson said.Meanwhile responding after he received the first place award, Harris (BnB) expressed appreciation for the prizes and said it was meant to encourage the members, but the real motivator was the love for the scrabble.“We want scrabble to be national game that is played nationally and internationally,” Harris said. There were 35 participants in the tournament. Some of players were varney A. Freeman (Boffin), Brima Cooper (BC), Snosio Twegbay (ExFire) and Alvin Roberts (Wizard).Others were Cephus Ross (Blade), Malek V. Al Sherif (Topaz), Daniel Harris (Danio), Alex Jackson (Proxy), Jonathan Wesley (Ozark), Lemuel Gibson (Lem), Alex Kamara, (Boss), among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Donegal are a serious side, but they lack strength from bench” – Darragh Ó Sé

first_imgCOUNTDOWN TO CROKER: Former Kerry star Darragh Ó Sé has labelled Donegal a ‘serious side’ but feels they lack the strength and depth in their squad that is needed to win an All-Ireland title. Rory Gallagher’s side face Cork this Saturday evening at Croke Park in an All-Ireland qualifier, with a place in the last eight up for grabs.It’s a chance for Donegal to kick-start their season again after the crushing disappointment of losing the Ulster SFC final a fortnight ago. Ó Sé thinks Donegal are a serious side, but points to the fact they had to take off Anthony Thompson and put him back on again as a sign they lack the strength and depth in their squad required for a sustained assault on winning the Sam Maguire Cup.In his column with The Irish Times, Ó Sé also said the fact referees were adding on five or six minutes of injury-time has added an x-factor to the championship – and it’s going to be more crucial and we move into the business end of the season.“This summer referees have been adding five or six minutes at the end of every game. It’s an x-factor to the championship that hasn’t really been talked about but it’s going to be more and more crucial as we get down to the serious stuff. “The difference between two minutes and six minutes is nothing at the start of a game. But at the end, when you already have 75 minutes played and your legs are sore and your shirt is drenched and you’re dying for the end to come, the difference between two and six minutes is huge.What it will mean, of course, is that the best teams with the deepest panels will be the ones who come through.“Donegal are a serious team but in the Ulster final, they had to bring Anthony Thompson back onto the pitch after taking him off. Would Dublin do that? Would Kerry? Tyrone?“Everybody has been dismissing Donegal and saying they’re gone but at the start of injury-time, they were leading 0-11 to 0-10. In other years, it might have been enough.“Donegal got a free 60 metres out. It was just about on the spot Michael Murphy had kicked a free from a few minutes earlier. As he was walking over to take it, the clock passed 73:00. Again, in other years, this would have been the last kick of the game. One kick to win it all, Michael. Let’s see if you have it.“But Murphy was done at that point. You could see it in him – he’d spent the game making every run, taking every hit and by now he was knackered. When it came down to it, he didn’t have the kick. Even Jesus only had so many miracles.” “Donegal are a serious side, but they lack strength from bench” – Darragh Ó Sé was last modified: July 28th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:all-irelandCorkDarragh Ó SéDepthdonegalGAAInjury-timeQualifierSquadStrengthlast_img read more