Competitive Scrabble Tournament with Cash Prizes

  • 23 Game Main Event

  • 7 Game Early Bird 1

  • 5 Game Early Bird 2

  • Scroll to bottom of page for schedule


Team Trivia

  • Come with a team or join a group of players and match your knowledge against others

  • Cash prizes!


Karaoke Party

  • Show off your voice and hang out with your fellow players

Star Trek Movie Night

  • Note: this is the final night of the tournament (after all games are finished)

  • Watch a movie and/or a few episodes with Josh and Kieran (who are really big fans)

Main Event: NWL & CSW

23 games | July 1-4

$120 USD ($165 CDN)

Early Bird 1: NWL & CSW

7 games | June 30

$20 USD ($30 CDN)

Early Bird 2: NWL & CSW

5 games | July 1

$20 USD ($30 CDN)

Scroll to bottom of page for schedule

Albany Marriott

189 Wolf Rd, Albany NY 12205 USA

Hotel Information

  • Room rate $96/night + taxes USD (approx. $125 CDN)

  • Book online: booking link Map to hotel

  • Book by phone: 800-443-8952

  • Mention 'Nor’easter Scrabble Tournament' or code 'SCT'

  • Deadline to book is June 22, 2022 (contact Josh or Kieran after this date)

  • Commuter fee per player (if not staying at hotel as part of the Scrabble room block): $20 US ($30 CDN)

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking is no cost for players

  • Free WiFi in guest rooms and lobby (not in playing room)

  • All rooms have mini-fridge, coffee maker. Lobby microwaves.

  • In-hotel restaurant/bar

  • You may cancel your room booking, with no penalty, up until 4PM, two days before the first night of your reservation.

  • EV charging (free) 2 minute walk from hotel. Link

COVID-19 and Other Information

  • 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

  • Anyone at this tournament must be fully vaccinated

  • Proof of vaccination must be submitted in advance to complete registration

  • Due to the nature of in person Scrabble play, 6 feet of distancing is not possible. Players sit 4 to a table.

  • Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, players should plan for last minute changes, including cancellation

  • Each player not staying at tournament hotel pays a commuter fee of $20 ($30 CDN) for main event

  • Swiss/Performance pairings. Division size TBD, smaller divisions may be merged

  • In addition to place prizes, performance-based prizes will be given in all divisions

  • Directors may alter tournament structure in best interest of the event, including spread Gibsonization

Tournament Schedule


Thursday June 30

11:30 AM - 3:30 PM Early Bird 1 Rounds 1-4, then 30 minute snack break

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


Friday July 1

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

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


Saturday July 2

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

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

9:00 PM - 12:00 AM Karaoke Party in game room. Participation is free.


Sunday July 3

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

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

9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Team Trivia in game room. Participation is free. Prizes to top 2 winning teams.


Monday July 4

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

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Star Trek Movie Night in game room. Participation is free.