Jighere Wellington of Nigeria on Sunday morning emerged the new Scrabble Word Finder champion of the world. He defeated a Lewis Mackay 4-0 in a Best of Seven series in Perth, Australia.
The duel which was monitored online by the News Agency of Nigeria kicked off at 2 a.m. Nigerian time with the winner set to emerge after coming tops in seven games.
Wellington, who had already finished first in a 32-Game Scrabble marathon to qualify for the two-man finals, defeated his English opponent in just four games and thus becomes the new World Scrabble Champion.
Wellington had placed 3rd at the World Scrabble Championship in 2007.
Nigeria also emerged as the best team of the championship as five of its six representatives finished in top 50 players of the tournament with Ayorinde Saidu and Emmanuel Umujose placing 16th and 17th, respectively.
With this victory Nigeria will gain more slots in terms of representations at subsequent world tournaments.