2022 Lake George Daily Briefing

Sunday, October 16, 2022
It's the final day of the Lake George Scrabble Tournament - thanks for choosing to spend your time with us! We appreciate your support!

Farewell message
If you enjoyed your time at the Lake George Scrabble Tournament, the best way to thank us is to fill out the player survey you'll receive soon after the event. It's how we evaluate what's working well, and it's our main tool for improving the overall tournament experience.


Important Info

Standings

Pairings

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Sunday’s Schedule

9:15 AM - 1:15 PM Main Event Rounds 12-15 (no lunch break)

Pairings will be done round by round - please turn in your tally slips as quickly as possible

Please come to the playing room checked out of the hotel


Bounty Prizes

Each day of the (Main Event) tournament, each division will compete for a bounty prize

  • Sunday (Games 12-14): High Win


Saturday's Winners (High Win, Rounds 4-11)

NWL A: César Del Solar (664)

NWL B: Don Finkey (620)

NWL C: Marwan Saadi (533)

NWL D: Michael Galloway (505)

NWL E: Ruth Brower (524)

CSW: Joshua Castellano (612)


Where to eat

Blue Thirty-two is a local restaurant (1min drive / 4min walk from Surfside) and sponsor of the 2022 Lake George Scrabble Tournament. You can check out the menu here. All players will receive a 10% discount card for the restaurant, and we'll have some fun theme prizes throughout the weekend as well.


Surfside's Club Hamilton restaurant is serving a breakfast buffet for Scrabble players for $18 (includes tax/tip). Available Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 7:30AM-11AM. The buffet will include: scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon & sausage, fruit, coffee, tea, toast, bagels, assorted pastries & muffins.


Emergency Contact Info

Player safety is the number one priority at our tournaments. In the event of an emergency, having your contact information can be crucial. Please update your Emergency Contact information by clicking this link.

Pic of the day: 10/16/2022

The Lake George Scrabble Tournament got a special visit yesterday from future champion Lucas!

Lucas has been hanging out with cousin Karol while his parents have amassed an awesome combined record of 16-6! César is holding on to first place in Div A and Mina has a winning record in Div CSW and is a game back of cashing.

Saturday, October 15, 2022
The Main Event continues at the Lake George Scrabble Tournament! We appreciate your support!


Important Info

Standings

Pairings

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Saturday’s Schedule

9:15 AM - 1:15 PM Main Event Rounds 4-7

2:30 PM - 6:30 PM Main Event Rounds 8-11

9:00 PM - 12:00 AM Team Trivia. (9PM-10PM) Participation is free. Teams up to 5 players

Karaoke Party (10PM-12AM). Participation is free

Bar available 8:30PM-12AM


Sunday’s Start Time

9:15am (Main Event Round 12)


Bounty Prizes

Each day of the (Main Event) tournament, each division will compete for a bounty prize

  • Saturday (Games 4-11): High Win


Friday's Winners (Biggest Upset, Rounds 1-3)

NWL A: Ryan Chepita

NWL B: Barbara Bultz

NWL C: Willy Pitzer

NWL D: Michael Galloway

NWL E: Glenda Cosenza

CSW: Barbara Bordwell McGrew


Friday's Winners (Early Bird 2):

NWL A: (1st) Jared Cappel 4-1 +211, (2nd) Max Panitch 3-2 -77

NWL B: (1st) Jonathan Lindh 4-1 +275, (2nd) Wally Schultz 3-2 +230

NWL C: (1st) David Spargo 5-0 +402, (2nd) Mark Berg 4-1 +314

NWL D: (1st) Lydia Keras 4-1 +242, (2nd) Verna Richards Berg 3-2 +229

NWL E: (1st) Carol Tillson 4-1 +501, (2nd) Marvin Kraus 4-1 +142

Super Secret Hidden Bonus Prize for Saturday: Be the first to play the word LAKE, call the director, and win $10

NWL F: (1st) Russell McKinstry 5-0 +265, (2nd) Joan Knobelsdorf 3-2 +105

NWL G: (1st) James Krycka 5-0 +485, (2nd) Carol Salvino 4-1 +188, (3rd) Gary Emanuel 3-2 +315

CSW: (1st) Matthew O'Connor 4-1 +499, (2nd) Karl Higby +365, (3rd) Jason Broersma 4-1 +127


Saturday Social Events

Both Team Trivia (9-10pm) and Karaoke Party (10pm-12am) will take place in the 3rd floor game room. There will be a bar available outside playing room 8:30PM-12AM, during trivia and karaoke.


Karaoke song submission

To secure your spot in Saturday night's lineup, please let us know here which song you'd like to sing. It's also best to include the YouTube link to ensure it's the version you want.


Where to eat

Blue Thirty-two is a local restaurant (1min drive / 4min walk from Surfside) and sponsor of the 2022 Lake George Scrabble Tournament. You can check out the menu here. All players will receive a 10% discount card for the restaurant, and we'll have some fun theme prizes throughout the weekend as well.


Surfside's Club Hamilton restaurant is serving a breakfast buffet for Scrabble players for $18 (includes tax/tip). Available Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 7:30AM-11AM. The buffet will include: scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon & sausage, fruit, coffee, tea, toast, bagels, assorted pastries & muffins.


Emergency Contact Info

Player safety is the number one priority at our tournaments. In the event of an emergency, having your contact information can be crucial. Please update your Emergency Contact information by clicking this link.

Pic of the day: 10/15/2022

Dan Blake runs trivia at the 2016 Lake George Scrabble Tournament at the Tiki Resort.

Photo Credit: Roger Cullman

Friday, October 14, 2022
It's time for Early Bird 2 and the Main Event at the Lake George Scrabble Tournament! We appreciate your support!


Important Info

Standings

Pairings

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Friday’s Schedule

11:30 AM - 4:30 PM Early Bird 2 Rounds 1-5

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Main Event Rounds 1-3


Saturday’s Start Time

9:15am (Main Event Round 4)


Bounty Prizes are back for Main Event!

Each day of the (Main Event) tournament, each division will compete for a bounty prize. Here's the schedule of bounty prizes for the Main Event tournament:

  • Friday (Games 1-3): Biggest Upset

  • Saturday (Games 4-11): High Win

  • Sunday (Games 12-14): High Loss (first 3 games only)


Thursday's Winners (Early Bird 1):

NWL A: (1st) Arie Sinke 5-2 +533, (2nd) Kevin McCarthy Sr 5-2 +93

NWL B: (1st) Susan Bertoni 5-1-1 +300, (2nd) Verna Richards Berg 5-2 +313


Karaoke song submission

To secure your spot in Saturday night's lineup, please let us know here which song you'd like to sing. It's also best to include the YouTube link to ensure it's the version you want.


Where to eat

Blue Thirty-two is a local restaurant (1min drive / 4min walk from Surfside) and sponsor of the 2022 Lake George Scrabble Tournament. You can check out the menu here. All players will receive a 10% discount card for the restaurant, and we'll have some fun theme prizes throughout the weekend as well.


Surfside's Club Hamilton restaurant is serving a breakfast buffet for Scrabble players for $18 (includes tax/tip). Available Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 7:30AM-11AM. The buffet will include: scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon & sausage, fruit, coffee, tea, toast, bagels, assorted pastries & muffins.


Emergency Contact Info

Player safety is the number one priority at our tournaments. In the event of an emergency, having your contact information can be crucial. Please update your Emergency Contact information by clicking this link.

Pic of the day: 10/14/2022

In this winner's photo from the 2018 Lake George Early Bird 2, John Stardom, Kevin Gauthier, and Winter give us the classic "Charlie's Angels" pose

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Welcome to the 22nd annual Lake George Scrabble Tournament! We appreciate your support!


Important Info

Standings

Pairings

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Thursday’s Schedule

11:30 AM - 3:15 PM Early Bird 1 Rounds 1-4

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Snack Break / Check-in

4:15 PM - 7:00 PM Early Bird 1 Rounds 5-7

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Board game night. Bring a game or show up and play with others


Friday’s Start Time

11:30am (Early Bird 2)


Karaoke song submission

To secure your spot in Saturday night's lineup, please let us know here which song you'd like to sing. It's also best to include the YouTube link to ensure it's the version you want.


Where to eat

Blue Thirty-two is a local restaurant (1min drive / 4min walk from Surfside) and sponsor of the 2022 Lake George Scrabble Tournament. You can check out the menu here. All players will receive a 10% discount card for the restaurant, and we'll have some fun theme prizes throughout the weekend as well.


Surfside's Club Hamilton restaurant is serving a breakfast buffet for Scrabble players for $18 (includes tax/tip). Available Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 7:30AM-11AM. The buffet will include: scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon & sausage, fruit, coffee, tea, toast, bagels, assorted pastries & muffins.


Emergency Contact Info

Player safety is the number one priority at our tournaments. In the event of an emergency, having your contact information can be crucial. Please update your Emergency Contact information by clicking this link.

Pic of the day: 10/13/2022

In this throwback picture, Marlon Hill and Joey Krafchick chill at the Lake George Scrabble Tournament (at the Tiki Resort) in 2016!

Photo Credit: Roger Cullman

2022 Canada Day / 4th of July Daily Briefing

Monday, July 4, 2022
Thank you so much for attending the 2022 Canada Day / 4th of July Scrabble Tournament, in loving memory of Annette Tedesco! We appreciate your support and hope to see you in Lake George!


What's New: Come to the playing room checked out if you're leaving today!

Unless you're staying the extra night (and hanging out for Star Trek Movie Night!) you need to come to the playing room checked out.


Important Info

Standings

Pairings

Contact Us

Wi-Fi network: marriott conference

Wi-Fi password: marriott2022

Today's Bounty Prize (rounds 20-22): Low Win


Monday's Schedule

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Main Event Rounds 20-23 (no lunch break)


Sunday's Winners (Bounty Prize Winners for rounds 12-19 / High Loss):

NWL A: Chris Schneider 448-468

NWL B: Katya Lezin 453-462

NWL C: Cheryl Kagan 435-438, Portia Zwicker 406-421

CSW A: Priya Fernando 433-484


COVID-19 Reminders:
Anyone at this tournament must be masked in the playing room and common areas during play.
Social events (trivia, karaoke, Star Trek movie night, and after hours play) are
mask-optional


Emergency Contact Info:

Player safety is the number one priority at our tournaments. In the event of an emergency, having your contact information can be crucial. Please update your Emergency Contact information by clicking this link.

Pic of the day: 7/4/2022

Josh, Beth, and Kieran pose ahead of Monday's Star Trek Movie Night. Consider staying the extra night at a future tournament to hang with us!

Sunday, July 3, 2022
We're almost half way through (11/23 games played!) with another 8 games of Scrabble coming your way today. Keep reading for a chance to claim a secret bonus prize today!


What's New: Tonight is Team Trivia! Assemble a team or show up and get put on a team - Trivia is free to play!

Join your host Matthew O'Connor for an awesome night of trivia! We start at 9pm in the playing room!


Important Info

Standings

Pairings

Contact Us

Wi-Fi network: marriott conference

Wi-Fi password: marriott2022

Today's Bounty Prize (rounds 12-19): High Loss


Sunday's Schedule

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Main Event Rounds 12-15

2:45 PM - 6:45 PM Main Event Rounds 16-19


Monday’s Start Time

9:30am (Main Event Round 20)


Saturday's Winners (Bounty Prize Winners for rounds 4-11 / Biggest Upset):

NWL A: Yvonne Lobo (1527 vs 1781)

NWL B: Benjamin Ansell (1290 vs 1495)

NWL C: Ida Ann Shapiro (720 vs 1265), Derry Loucks (856 vs 1265)

CSW A: Nits Chagti (1211 vs 1789)


COVID-19 Reminders:
Anyone at this tournament must be masked in the playing room and common areas during play.
Social events (trivia, karaoke, Star Trek movie night, and after hours play) are
mask-optional


Secret Bonus Prizes:

The first players to finish their games in round 13, 15, and 17, who come up and say the secret words ("Annette Tedesco") to the directors will win a secret bonus prize on the spot!


Emergency Contact Info:

Player safety is the number one priority at our tournaments. In the event of an emergency, having your contact information can be crucial. Please update your Emergency Contact information by clicking this link.

Pic of the day: 7/3/2022

The gang belts it out at the 2022 Canada Day / 4th of July Scrabble Tournament Karaoke Party! Thanks to Heidi Robertson for hosting an awesome night full of song, friendship, and laughs!


Saturday, July 2, 2022
It's the first full day of the main event and we're playing 8 games of scrabble! Keep reading for a chance to claim a secret bonus prize today!


What's New: Tonight is our Karaoke Party! Sing your heart out and rock the night away!

Join your host Heidi Robertson for a fun-filled night of singing, dancing, and fun! We start at 9pm in the playing room!


Important Info

Standings

Pairings

Contact Us

Wi-Fi network: marriott conference

Wi-Fi password: marriott2022

Today's Bounty Prize (rounds 4-11): Biggest Upset


Saturday's Schedule

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Main Event Rounds 4-7

2:45 PM - 6:45 PM Main Event Rounds 8-11


Sunday’s Start Time

9:30am (Main Event Round 12)


Friday's Winners (Early Bird 2):

NWL A: (1st) Arie Sinke 5-0 +544, (2nd) Zachary Ansell 3-2 +190

NWL B: (1st) Annette Obrestad 5-0 +513, (2nd) Lilla Sinanan 3-2 +62

NWL C: (1st) Heidi Robertson 3-2 +237, (2nd) Russell McKinstry 3-2 -51

NWL D: (1st) Nathanael Campos 4-1 +204, (2nd) Rishabh Murali 3-2 +385

CSW A: (1st) Winter 4-1 +508, (2nd) Richard Buck 3-2 +104


Friday's Winners (Bounty Prize Winners for rounds 1-3):

NWL A: Zachary Ansell 515

NWL B: Anita Rackham 522

NWL C: Cheryl Kagan 628, Jim Fonti 557

CSW A: Wolfram Poh 541


COVID-19 Reminders:
Anyone at this tournament must be masked in the playing room and common areas during play.
Social events (trivia, karaoke, Star Trek movie night, and after hours play) are
mask-optional


Secret Bonus Prize:

The first three players to finish their final Saturday morning game (round 7) and say the secret word "Annette" win a secret bonus prize on the spot!


Emergency Contact Info:

Player safety is the number one priority at our tournaments. In the event of an emergency, having your contact information can be crucial. Please update your Emergency Contact information by clicking this link.

Pic of the day: 7/2/2022

Captain Josh completes a final boarding call before the Main Event begins. Please ensure your seats and tables trays are in an upright and locked position for take-off. Players can expect sunny skies and a smooth flight as they begin their 23-game connecting flight to everyone's favorite destination: table one!


Friday, July 1, 2022
Happy Canada Day! We love that Scrabble brings together friends from both sides of the border, and we're especially appreciative that so many Canadians are playing at this tournament! Today is a great day to hug a Canadian (with permission of course)!


What's New: Bounty Prizes are back for Main Event!

Each day of the (Main Event) tournament, each division will compete for a bounty prize. Here's the schedule of bounty prizes for the Main Event tournament:

  • Friday (Games 1-3): High Win

  • Saturday (Games 4-11): Biggest Upset

  • Sunday (Games 12-19): High Loss

  • Monday (Games 20-23): Low Win (first 3 games only)


Important Info

Standings

Pairings

Contact Us

Wi-Fi network name: marriott conference

password: marriott2022


Friday's Schedule

11:30 AM - 4:30 PM Early Bird 2 Rounds 1-5

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Main Event Rounds 1-3


Saturday’s Start Time

9:30am (Main Event Round 4)


Thursday's Winners (Early Bird 1):

NWL A: (1st) Will Anderson 6-1 +927, (2nd) Arie Sinke 6-1 +468

NWL B: (1st) Shubha Kamath 6-1 +294, (2nd) Benjamin Ansell 5-2 +45

CSW A: (1st) Daniel Blake 5-2 +68, (2nd) Stefan Rau 4-3 +208


COVID-19 Reminders:
Anyone at this tournament must be masked in the playing room and common areas during play
Social events (trivia, karaoke, Star Trek movie night, and after hours play) are
mask-optional


Emergency Contact Info:

Player safety is the number one priority at our tournaments. In the event of an emergency, having your contact information can be crucial. Please update your Emergency Contact information by clicking this link.

Pic of the day: 7/1/2022

In this July 1, 2017 throwback, Annette Tedesco and Kevin Gauthier (wearing his CANADA shirt) pose for a picture.


Thursday, June 30, 2022
We're pleased to welcome back so many of our friends to the 25th Annual Canada Day / 4th of July Scrabble Tournament in Albany, NY!


What's New: Where in the world is Josh and why isn't he here for Early Bird 1?

Josh is attending a family event back in Toronto today, and will be joining us for the Main Event. In the meantime, Kieran will be holding down the fort (please be kind). We're very excited to be back in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Albany for the entire weekend!


Important Info

Standings

Pairings

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Thursday’s Schedule

11:30 AM - 3:30 PM Early Bird 1 Rounds 1-4

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Snack Break

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Early Bird 1 Rounds 5-7


Friday’s Start Time

11:30am (Early Bird 2)


COVID-19 Reminders:
Anyone at this tournament must be masked in the playing room and common areas during play
Social events (trivia, karaoke, Star Trek movie night, and after hours play) are
mask-optional


Emergency Contact Info:

Player safety is the number one priority at our tournaments. In the event of an emergency, having your contact information can be crucial. Please update your Emergency Contact information by clicking this link.

Pic of the day: 6/30/2022

At the Canada Day / 4th of July 2019 Scrabble Tournament, Tim Weiss and Marlon Hill look over Kieran O'Connor's shoulders as he creates the pairings for the final rounds.

2022 Canadian Scrabble Classic Daily Briefing

Sunday, March 13, 2022
The inaugural Canadian Scrabble Classic is drawing to a close, but not before a thrilling final day of play and the crowning of our champions.


What's New: Daylight savings in effect

Clocks have sprung forward, so take that into account.


Important Info

Standings

Pairings

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Today’s Schedule

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Main Event Rounds 12-15 (no lunch break)


Yesterday's Winners


CSW Premier Round 2:

  • Will Anderson

  • Jason Keller


Let's Play Scrabble!

Josh and Kieran

Pic of the day: 4/13/2022

Kingston, Ontario. It was Canada's original capital city, but only for 3 years, which was an interesting factoid we learned at the Trivia Showdown hosted by Matthew O'Connor.

Saturday, March 12, 2022
With the main event underway, it brought some thrill and excitement. The favourites in the CSW Premier met some challenges, but in the end all of them advanced.


What's New: Warming up for trivia and karaoke night

Second round of CSW Premier division is Best of 7. There will be more exciting Scrabble action streamed, and the night will conclude with Team Trivia and Karaoke.


Important Info

Standings

Pairings

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Today’s Schedule

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Main Event Rounds 4-7

2:45 PM - 6:45 PM Main Event Rounds 8-11

8:45 PM - 10:00 PM Team Trivia Showdown

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM Karaoke Party


Yesterday's Winners

Early Bird 2:

NWL A

    • 1st - Jackson Smylie

    • 2nd - Arie Sinke

NWL B

    • 1st - Andre Popadynec

    • 2nd - Ryan Chepita

NWL C

    • 1st - Agnes Kramer

    • 2nd - Sophia Ozorio

CSW A

    • 1st - Matthew Tunnicliffe

    • 2nd - Christopher Vicary

CSW B

    • 1st - Jason Hazzard


CSW Premier Round 1:

  • Will Anderson

  • Jason Keller

  • Matthew Tunnicliffe

  • Dave Koenig


Tomorrow’s Start Time (Main Event Round 12)

9:30 AM


Let's Play Scrabble!

Josh and Kieran

Pic of the day: 4/12/2022

Family members of Shan Abbasi watch him compete against Dave Koenig on the livestream of their Best of 5 competition. Dave won 3-2 in a nailbiter.

Friday, March 11, 2022
After getting warmed up with an exciting first Early Bird, we're back for more and kicking it into high gear.


What's New: Early Bird 2 and Main Event get rolling at the CSC

The cavalry is coming. Players from all over will be joining us today.


Important Info

Standings

Pairings

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Today’s Schedule

11:30 AM - 4:30 PM Early Bird 2 Rounds 1-5

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Main Event Rounds 1-3


Yesterday's Winners (Early Bird 1)

NWL A

    • 1st - Mark Pistolese

    • 2nd - Jared Cappel

NWL B

    • 1st - Agnes Kramer

    • 2nd - Hank Hees

CSW A

    • 1st - Christopher Vicary

    • 2nd - Dave Koenig


Tomorrow’s Start Time (Main Event Round 4)

9:30 AM


Let's Play Scrabble!

Josh and Kieran

Pic of the day: 4/11/2022

Repatriated Canadian player Agnes Kramer comes out on top in a competitive Early Bird event and scores $80 of our nation's plastic polymeric money.

Thursday, March 10, 2022
It's finally here! We're thrilled to bring you this new experience, the Canadian Scrabble Classic in Kingston, ON.


What's New: Canadian Scrabble Classic gets underway with Early Bird 1

We're gracing the Four Points Sheraton with the sound of tile-shuffling in the first of what we expect will be many great Scrabble tournaments. This first Early Bird event gives some crossword-game devotees in both NWL and CSW a chance to test their skills, shake off the rust, and have some fun.


Important Info

Standings

Pairings

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Today’s Schedule

11:30 AM - 4:30 PM Early Bird 1 Rounds 1-5

5:45 PM - 7:45 PM Early Bird 1 Rounds 6-7


Tomorrow’s Start Time

11:30am (Early Bird 2)


Let's Play Scrabble!

Josh and Kieran

Pic of the day: 4/10/2022

Josh and Kieran are all laughs before the start of what's sure to be a fun-filled Scrabble fiesta at the first ever Canadian Scrabble Classic.

New Year's 2022 Daily Briefing

Sunday January 2 2022

Thanks so much for joining us at the 2022 Albany New Year's Tournament. We're excited to see where you all finish today!


What's New: Canadian Scrabble Classic, a new tournament by Josh and Kieran

We're launching a new tournament, in Kingston, Ontario, which is in Canada! It's happening March 10-13 (Lake George schedule: 2 EBs and a 15 game ME), and we can't wait to tell you more about it. Click this secret link to see a sneak preview of the flyer here.


Find Important Info Here:

Standings

Pairings

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Sunday’s Schedule:

930am-130pm rounds 19-22 (no lunch break - just short pairing breaks between rounds)


Current Leaders:

CSW: Matthew O'Connor

NWL A: Josh Sokol

NWL B: Brian McCarthy


Saturday's Bounty Prize Winners (High Loss):

CSW: Matthew O'Connor 490-513

NWL A: Stefan Fatsis 441-442

NWL B: Hannah Lieberman 463-466


Sunday's Bounty Prize Category (High Win):

High Win (The highest losing score from each division, during rounds 19-22, wins a $20 bounty prize) *Note*: this prize only covers the first three rounds on Sunday


Let's Play Scrabble!

Josh and Kieran

Pic of the day: 1/2/22

The four Joshes officially answer the four Judies at the 2022 Albany New Year's Scrabble Tournament

Saturday January 1 2022

Happy New Year! Are you making any New Year's resolutions to play better or study more? Research says 80% of resolutions fail by February - be the 20%!


What's New: 5 x 600-point games so far!

Congrats to Josh Sokol (640), Karl Higby (632), Brian McCarthy (628), Ben Schoenbrun (620), and Hannah Lieberman (610) on their monster games!


Find Important Info Here:

Standings

Pairings

Contact Us


Saturday’s Schedule:

930am-130pm rounds 11-14

130pm-245pm break

245pm-545pm rounds 15-18


Sunday’s Schedule:

930am-130pm rounds 19-22 (no lunch break - just short pairing breaks between rounds)


Current Leaders:

CSW: Matthew O'Connor

NWL A: Josh Sokol

NWL B: Brian McCarthy


Friday's Bounty Prize Winners (Biggest Upset):

CSW: Paula Catanese

NWL A: Judy Cole

NWL B: Derry Loucks


Saturday's Bounty Prize Category (High Loss):

High Loss (The highest losing score from each division, during rounds 11-18, wins a $20 bounty prize)


Let's Play Scrabble!

Josh and Kieran

Pic of the day: 1/1/22

Arie Sinke and Mark Pistolese posed for this Early Bird picture at the 2020 Albany New Year's Scrabble Tournament

Friday December 31 2021

It's day two of the 2022 Albany New Year's Scrabble Tournament... ready for 7 more games?


What's New: letsplayscrabble.com!

letsplayscrabble.com is a companion website at Josh and Kieran's over-the-board tournaments. During tournament days, players can get up-to-the minute information on standings, pairings, schedule, prizes, and more. Between tournaments, the site will house tournament announcements. Check it out and let us know what you think!


Find Important Info Here:

Standings

Pairings

Contact Us


Friday’s Schedule:

930am-130pm rounds 4-7

130pm-245pm break

245pm-545pm rounds 8-10


Saturday’s Schedule:

930am-130pm rounds 11-14

130pm-245pm break

245pm-545pm rounds 15-18


Current Leaders:

CSW: Ben Schoenbrun

NWL A: Michael Ecsedy

NWL B: Josh Pepper


Early Bird 2's Winners:

NWL A 1st Josh Sokol 4.5-0.5 +149

NWL A 2nd Sid Murali 3-2 +222

NWL B 1st Hannah Lieberman 4-1 +272

NWL B 2nd Jay Levin 3-2 +192

NWL C 1st Beth Mix 5-0 +293

NWL C 2nd Judi Boviard 3.5-1.5 +225

NWL D 1st Joyslin Hodge-Watson 5-0 +733


Thursday's Bounty Prize Winners (Low Win):

CSW: Terry Kang 408-367 Josh Castellano

NWL A: Michael Ecsedy 366-352 Richard Popper

NWL B: Derry Loucks 332-304 Michael Galloway


Friday's Bounty Prize Category (by Division):

Biggest Upset (The highest differential of a lower rating beating a higher rating, during rounds 4-10, wins a $20 bounty prize)


Let's Play Scrabble!

Josh and Kieran

Pic of the day: 12/31/21

Harry Chan and Jamie Logan smile for the camera behind masks in this very tight crop of a panoramic picture of the entire group, on the opening night of the 2022 Albany New Year's Scrabble Tournament Main Event

Thursday December 30 2021 (2)

The 2022 Albany New Year's Scrabble Tournament Main Event begins tonight at 730pm... we can't wait to get started! Thanks for supporting this tournament!


What's New: the Daily Briefing!

The Daily Briefing is a brand new feature of Josh and Kieran's tournaments, designed to reduce verbal announcements. The Daily Briefing includes links to standings, pairings, schedule, prizes, and more. It can be accessed at letsplayscrabble.com , or via daily email distribution to registered players at the tournament.


Find Important Info Here:

Standings

Pairings

Contact Us


Today’s Schedule:

Main Event: 730pm-1030pm rounds 1-3


Tomorrow’s Schedule:

930am-130pm rounds 4-7

130pm-245pm break

245pm-545pm rounds 8-10


Today's Bounty Prize Category (by Division):

Low Win (The lowest winning score from each division, during round 1-3, wins a $20 bounty prize)


Yesterday's Winners (Early Bird 1):

CSW-1st Josh Castellano 7-1 +514

CSW-2nd Tim Weiss 5-3 +178

NWL-1st Paul Holser 8-0 +1004

NWL-2nd Josh Sokol 5-3 +685


Let's Play Scrabble!

Josh and Kieran

Pic of the day 2: 12/30/21

It's three Joshes! In this pic from the Albany New Year's Scrabble Tournament back in 2018, three Joshes pose together ominously, knowing their Scrabble futures would be inextricably linked

Thursday December 30 2021

It’s Thursday Dec 30th and it's time for Early Bird 2 at the 2022 Albany Scrabble Tournament! Thanks for so much for playing!


What's New: the Daily Briefing!

The Daily Briefing is a brand new feature of Josh and Kieran's tournaments, designed to reduce verbal announcements. The Daily Briefing includes links to standings, pairings, schedule, prizes, and more. It can be accessed at letsplayscrabble.com , or via daily email distribution to registered players at the tournament.


Find Important Info Here:

Standings

Pairings

Contact Us


Today’s Schedule:

Early Bird 2: 12pm-5pm rounds 1-5


Tonight’s Start Time:

730pm-1030pm rounds 1-3


Pic of the day: 12/30/21

Hannah, Vance, and Katya posted this awesome road trip selfie en route to the tournament. Vance is joining us for his first tournament!


Wednesday December 29 2021:

Hello Scrabble friends, it’s Wednesday Dec 29th which means it's time for Early Bird 1 at the 2022 Albany Scrabble Tournament! Thanks for so much for playing!


What's New: the Daily Briefing!

Today marks the launch of the Daily Briefing, a brand new feature of Josh and Kieran's tournaments. The Daily Briefing contains all the information a player needs to successfully navigate the tournament (links to standings, pairings, schedule, prizes, and more). The goal is to cut down on verbal announcements by moving information online. Players can access the Daily Briefing online at letsplayscrabble.com or through a daily email sent to their inbox on tournament days.


Find Important Info Here:

Standings

Pairings

Contact Us


Today’s Schedule:

12pm-5pm rounds 1-5

5pm-615pm break

615pm-9pm rounds 6-8


Tomorrow’s Start Time:

12pm (Early Bird 2)


Pic of the day: 12/29/21

Annette and Kieran sit with their backs to the camera (foreground), with the 2017 Albany New Year's Scrabble Tournament playing out in front of them.

(photo credit: unknown... can you help us identify the photo taker?)