2023 Albany New Year's Daily Briefing
Monday, January 2, 2023
It's the final day of the Albany New Year's Scrabble Tournament - thanks so much for attending!
If you enjoyed your time with us, the best way to say thank you is to 1) tell a friend and 2) 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 your tournament experience.
Pic of the day: 1/2/2023
Kieran played the role of Trivia Master last night (with the help of questions written by Matthew) and the winners were "Phat Bros on the Block" (Stefan Fatsis, Josh Sokol, Brian Garnett, Melissa Block, Gideon Brosowsky)
Sunday, January 1, 2023
Happy New Year! It's day 3 of the Albany New Year's Scrabble Tournament - thanks for choosing to spend your time with us!
Pic of the day: 1/1/2023
Josh Sokol and Noah Kalus wait for their next turn on New Year's Eve at the hosted after hours event in the game room. 40 players celebrated together, playing blitz, Scrabble team games, Fry Your Brain, Codenames, Sports Trivia, and more. Players rang in the new year together at midnight.
Saturday, December 31, 2022
It's the first full day of the main event and we're playing 8 games! Let's Play Scrabble!
Pic of the day: 12/31/2022
Sue Tremblay joins Kieran behind the Director's desk during Early Bird 2 at the 2023 Albany New Year's Scrabble Tournament
Friday, December 30, 2022
It's time for Early Bird 2 and the start of the Main Event at the Albany New Year's Scrabble Tournament! We appreciate your support!
Pic of the day: 12/30/2022
We had a very busy after hours room following Early Bird 1 last night. Here we see Chloe, Annette,Josh Sokol, Stefan, Noah Kalus, Brian, and Noak Goldstein enjoy an after hours game.
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Welcome to the Albany New Year's Scrabble Tournament! We appreciate your support!
Pic of the day: 12/29/2022
In this picture from last year, Diane Sleek wins a new Scrabble clock as a door prize.
Because Albany New Year's takes place over the holidays, it's our "giveback" tournament... players will win door prizes throughout the event.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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)!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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%!
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?
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!
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!
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!
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?)