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PANASA/Winifred Awosika Africa Youth Cup (AYSC)

PANASA is pleased to announce the first edition of the PANASA/Winifred Awosika Foundation Africa Youth Scrabble Championship. This event is open to only youths on the continent of Africa.

Championship Details


24th - 28th August 2023


Chrisland School, Lagos, Nigeria




Under 15, Under 19

Number of Games:

18 games (Under 15), 24 games (Under 19)


CSW 21

Tournament Software:


Entry Criteria:

Players who are 15 and below as at August 24th 2023 will play in the Under 15 category. Players who are 19 and below (down to 16yrs) as at August 24th 2023 will play in the Under 19 category


Players who require an International passport to travel to the host country will present their passport for age validation and accreditation. Players who do not require a passport to travel to the host country or who are from the host country have the option of presenting their passport or birth certificate for age validation and accreditation.


PANASA Partners Kenya Airways

PANASA is pleased to announce that Kenya Airways have granted our request for a discount for all travel to Lagos Nigeria from all PANASA member countries during the period of the Africa Youth Scrabble Championship and President’s Cup. Please see terms and conditions of the discount below

  • Discount Code – PANAS2023
  • Flat rate of 15% will be applied on the cost of the tickets being purchased.
  • Tickets can be purchased using the code from 12th February 2023 until 15th August 2023.
  • Travel period must be between 19th August to 31st August 2023.
  • The following fare types are covered by this discount, these are: C, D, I, B. M, U, K, H, L, Q, T, E & N
  • Trips on Kenya Airways starting from the following airports will be considered for the discount provided they are within the fare types listed above. These airports are:
  • NBO (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenya)
  • MBA (Moi International Airport, Kenya)
  • EBB (Entebbe International Airport, Uganda)
  • ACC (Kotoka International Airport Ghana)
  • DLA (Douala International Airport, Cameroun)
  • ZNZ (Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Tanzania)
  • JNB (OR Tambo International Airport, South Africa)
  • CPT (Cape Town International Airport, South Africa)
  • FNA (Freetown International Airport, Sierra Leone)
  • ROB (Roberts International Airport, Liberia)
  • GBE (Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, Botswana)
  • LUN (Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, Zambia)
  • BJL (Banjul International Airport, Gambia)
  • Normal KQ baggage rules apply.
  • All other rules and conditions to apply as per market fares.
  • Tickets without approved fare types and tour code will be required to pay market fare.


Players can apply for e-Visas to Nigeria by visiting and uploading their documents, filling out the online application form and making payments. Approval is granted by the Nigeria Immigration Service via the email provided between 1-3 days. Players are to travel with the printed approval letter. For all payments made online, there is no need to pay on arrival in Nigeria. The approval letter expires after 14 days of issue. Visa fee starts from $2 but varies from country to country. Please check on the Nigeria immigration portal for the exact fee that applies for your country. PANASA will issue invitation letters to players upon Registration for the Championship.


PANASA will be responsible for picking and dropping off all players travelling into Nigeria thru the International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. Please ensure to share flight details with the PANASA secretariat via email i.e. This should be done at least 48hrs before the travel date. Thank you. Adekoyejo Adegbesan President Pan African Scrabble Association


PANASA Partners Air Peace

Following the Partnership between the Pan African Scrabble Association (PANASA) and Air Peace Limited, the following routes will now attract a 20% discount on air ticket fares. These are:

  • The Routes:
  • Monrovia (ROB) – Lagos (LOS) – Monrovia (ROB)
  • Freetown (FNA) – Lagos (LOS) – Freetown (FNA)
  • Accra (ACC) – Lagos (LOS) – Accra (ACC)
  • Banjul (BJL) – Lagos (LOS) – Banjul (BJL)
  • Douala (DLA) – Lagos (LOS) – Douala (DLA)
  • Johannesburg (JNB) – Lagos (LOS) – Johannesburg (JNB)
  • Booking Process:
  • 1. Interested players should send an email to: stating the ff; Gender, Title, First Name, Last Name, Nationality, Departing from, Departure Date, Return Date (for Round Trip), ID Card type, ID Card Number, Telephone Number (Including Country Code), Date of Birth (Adult is 12+) and Email address.
    Note: Given names must appear the same way they are on the players passport.
  • 2. PANASA will forward details to Air Peace Limited.
  • 3. Air Peace Limited will make the reservation and share reservation details with PANASA and the player by email. This will include the ticket price, the payment options available and payment deadline.
  • 4. Player pays and shares confirmation back with PANASA and Air Peace Limited.
  • 5. Air Peace Limited confirm payment and issue ticket.
  • 6. PANASA to pick player up at the Airport on arrival in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • GBE (Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, Botswana)

We enjoin all players attending the Africa Youth Scrabble Championship and the President’s Cup to take advantage of the reduced fares. This can be done by booking your tickets early to avail of low fares. The partnership with Air Peace Limited will continue beyond the Championships in August 2023, covering all PANASA events in the future.


Under 15 Prizes:


$500 + laptop + Trophy


$300 + Tablet + Trophy


$200 + Tablet + Trophy



Under 19 Prizes:


$1000 + laptop + Winifred Awosika Trophy


$500 + laptop + Trophy


$300 + Tablet + Trophy




  • 1. All participants will be handed a certificate of attendance
  • 2. Souvenirs will be given out to players.
  • 3. Excursion around Lagos - Free
  • 4. Other spot prizes will include Backpacks, Bottles etc.
  • 5. Country Limit: - 10 per visiting country - Not more than half the field for Host Country - 1 Coach per country ( Free Accommodation, Free Meals etc)
  • 6. Registration Portal opens on March 1st 2023 for Expression of interest.

PANASA AYSC Expression of interest is closed...