CALABAR EXPERIENCE.-NIGERIA-TINAPA RESORTS LAND.
Just to share my calabar experience here.
I left ibadan to lagos to catch my flight but fortunately i got there late so i missed my 1.15pm
aero-contractor flight so i had to reschedule and wait till around 5.30pm to join the last flight to
calabar,and to my surprise my female pen-pal from Bayelsa is already in calabar waiting for me,so i went
searching for her immediately i left airport and i was unable to get back to the hotel/venue for the tourney.
I guess i was the last man standing on master/intermediate list so i started my 1st game on table 17 vs Olu
Chinedu which i manage to win 542 -343[ +199] and i moved to 3rd position,my 2nd game was against Dokun Esan,
which was the best game of the tourney,i eventually won 622 -422 [+200].Dokun started with bingo BOWGETS
which i challenged and was marked wrong and while i was wasting time to play 4-letters on the board,Dokun
re-contested his bingo and was marked playable.So i replied immediately with BEANPOLE,followed by
9timers CONEPATE and Dokun managed to squizzed in TRAILERS but i quickly reply with 2 back-back bingo
RAMENTA & DISAGREE to go back to table 1.Game 3 was against national champ ETA-KARO,i won with a small
margin 356- 320 [+36].4TH game was against my ISC mates Ojior but i was too confident so i lose 378-394 [-16]
and this was the turning points,i moved to table 2 to pl
ay the eventual winner Tony Ikolo and also lose painfully at this stage 426 - 436 [-10]
YOUS cost me this game courtesy Collins.I managed to play draw with OSHIEVERE and my last game for the day was
against Ben Ufeli which i did won by 60 points.So day 1 ended 4Wins 1Draw 4Loss.
i needed to win all my 3games to be in top 10,so my 1st game for the day was against Azu Ogbogu,miraculosly i
won,scores 434 - 425 [+9] ask me/Azu for the miracle.2nd game was against Noble Onosheve which i managed to
win too without any blanks, 447 - 374[+73].My last game of the tourney was with my best friend,Cyril
Umebiye.I forgot to mention it cyril beat me silly on day 1,scores 388 - 477[-89] so i needed prayer to beat
him on day 2 as i believe he is better in collins than myself and moreso one of us will not be in top 10,but i beat
him when it matter most,538 -434 [+104] so i placed 7th position- manageable.
Immediately after the tourney i left for airport as there is no flight from Aero contractor airline so i
settled for Virgin Nigeria and i was able to get back to ibadan at around 11pm.
This was one of the best scrabble tourney in recent time,nice hall to play scrabble,affordable foods,less
crowd and lastly i played a total of 24 bingoes compare to 21 bingoes played against me.
BINGOES BY MYSELF