The Official Website of North American Scrabble® Players Association Club #545

2017 Vancouver Scrabble® Tournament

April 6 - 8, 2018

Tournament Information

Organizers
Chris Williams (604-321-2439) (vancouverscrabble at gmail dot com)
Miriam Gregory (604-736-4198; cell: 604-352-2294) (gregory at rainbowltd dot ca)
Site
Atrium Inn -- 2889 E. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC (Google map)

Early Bird

Date
April 6th, 2018
Time
Mandatory check in 8:30-9:00 A.M. Games will start once check-in and announcements are complete. If you are running late, please contact Miriam Gregory (604-352-2294). If you do not show up or call during check-in time, you may be removed from the tournament, and your entry fee will not be refunded.
Divisions
Players will be placed into divisions of 8 based on their NASPA rating on April 4, 2018; division sizes may be modified at the director's discretion if the total number of players is not a multiple of 8. Unrated players will be placed at the director's discretion. A Collins division will be offered if a minimum of 4 paid entries are received by the registration deadline.
Format
8 Rounds -- Round Robin + King of the Hill, with Gibsonization. For any divisions with more or fewer than 8 players, pairings will be determined by the director.
Entry Fee
$50 CDN. Registration deadline is April 3, 2018. No refunds once play begins.

Main Event

Date
April 7th & 8th, 2018
Time
Saturday April 7th: mandatory check in 8:30-9:00 A.M.; rounds 1-8 will begin once check-in and annoucements are complete. If you are running late, please contact Miriam Gregory (604-352-2294). If you do not show up or call during check-in time, you may be removed from the tournament, and your entry fee will not be refunded.
Sunday April 8th: rounds 9-14, starting at 9:00 A.M.
Divisions
Three TWL divisions, one Collins Division:
  • Division A -- open to all players.
  • Division B -- restricted to players with a NASPA rating under 1500.
  • Division C -- restricted to players with a NASPA rating under 1100.
  • Division CSW -- open to all players; Collins lexicon with 5-point challenge rule.
NASPA ratings on April 4, 2018 will be used to determine which divisions a player will be permitted to play in.
Format
14 Rounds -- Modified Swiss + King of the Hill, with Gibsonization.
Entry Fee
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Entry Fee (CAD$)
payment received:
DivisionNASPA RatingBefore Feb 23Feb 23 - Mar 26After Mar 26
AAny$90$100$120
BUnder 1500$70$80$95
CUnder 1100$50$60$70
CSWAny$90$100$120

Entry fees will be determined by the date when payment is received, not when it is sent. If you are mailing your entry, please allow extra time for your entry to arrive to avoid paying extra. Registration deadline is April 3, 2018. No refunds once play begins.

We accept payment in US dollars; please follow the instructions in the Registration section below

Equipment
Please bring Deluxe Scrabble® Boards, clocks, and tournament tiles if you have them.
NASPA Membership
This tournament is sanctioned by the North American Scrabble Players Association; you must be a member in order to play. Membership is $30/year, with a 6-month trial membership available to new players for $15. You can join or renew your membership online at http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/Membership.

Accomodations

The Atrium Inn is offering us a rate of $119/night + taxes for a traditional room with either one king bed and a sofa bed, or two beds. This rate includes parking, Internet access, and breakfast. A very limited number of two-room king suites with kitchettes are available for $159/night.

Our room block has been released, but rooms may still be available at our $119 group rate. Please contact Chris Williams if you are having difficulty booking a room at our group rate.

Parking

Players not staying at the hotel can park for free in the hotel's lot.

Registration

Registration is now closed. If you wish to play in this tournament but have not yet registered, please contact Chris Williams. However, we cannot guarantee that you will be allowed to participate.