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SPAR Oman Kelloggs Youth Open Scrabble Tournament to commence on December 29

MUSCAT: How many words do you know? Did you know that “ai” is a word? Well, if you feel that you could be a Scrabble champion or you are the top player in your house, why not participate in SPAR Oman Kelloggs Youth Open Scrabble Tournament 2016.

Spar Oman and Kellogg’s has teamed up to hold the Oman Youth Open Scrabble Tournament 2016 in Muscat, says a press release.

Scrabble is a popular indoor sport played worldwide. It provides an incredible opportunity to develop children’s thinking skills, competitive edge and their grasp of the English language and is loads of fun.

The exciting championship will commence on Thursday, December 29at 10am with a workshop hosted by Karen Richards.

Karen is an Australian Scrabble professional player who has participated in numerous world championships.

Her willingness to develop the sport has seen her take multiple visits to the Gulf organising a number of tournaments. Her experience in the development of youth scrabble comes at an opportune time and she will be sharing her skills and tips with the participants in Muscat. This is an incredible boon for the Scrabble community in Oman.

On December 30, the best youth players in Oman will gatherat ABA, an IB World School, in Al Khuwair, to pit their wits against each other, with the aim of claiming numerous age group prizes and the title of Oman Youth Open Scrabble Champion.

As this is an open tournament anyone can participate, as long as you register early enough. This will be a unique chance to experience what tournament Scrabble feels like while developing language skills. There will be different prizes for the age groups for Under 10, Under 13 and Under 18. Atournament for adults will also be running alongside. For both events there will be prizes, trophies and certificates of participation.

According to SPAR Oman CEO, Sridhar said, “From an early age, it is important to provide children with a variety of balanced meals consisting of foods that meet their body’s daily nutritional requirements, such as cereal with milk and a piece of fruit or vegetable for a balanced breakfast.”He added, “Scrabble is brain game of word power and a healthy breakfast can provide best nutrition for the development of our brain. Kellogg’s is proud to be associated with this event.”

“At SPAR, we always look for opportunities to enhance our shopper’s experience. SPAR Oman has already broken the barrier of just being a destination supermarket offering fresh, choice, value and service but also engaging shoppers in activities where they can participate and enjoy with their family,” said Devendra Kumar – Head, SPAR Oman.

He further added, “When it comes to Scrabble, which is a very popular indoor family game, we happily agreed to be a part of this exciting event. Interested participants can walk into a SPAR outlet to register for the event or email their queries and win a free gift from Kellogg’s.

The tournament in Oman is the brainchild of Megel Barker, an expatriate British/Jamaican who is Middle School Assistant Principal at.

“Scrabble is one of the sports that will help students to develop important thinking skills, it is played at home as a family game but I believe that children who play scrabble competitively, will grow to love the language,” he explained. “I play scrabble online and in Gulf tournaments, but I felt that there was not enough of the sport being played among kids. When I saw that Qatar had 20 kids in the recent World Youth Championships in Lille, I wondered, why shouldn’t Oman be doing the same?”

For the youth tournament, you can enter by completing the forms available at any SPAR outlets in Muscat, in schools, online, or in the Times of Oman.