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Scrabble Tournament

  • 15 Game Main Event

  • 7 Game Early Bird 1

  • 5 Game Early Bird 2

Karaoke Party

  • Hosted by Heidi Robertson

  • Sing your heart out!

  • Free to participate!

Team Trivia

  • Hosted by Matthew O'Connor

  • Free to play!

  • Cash prizes!

Board Game Night

  • Bring your favorite game

  • Assemble your own group or show up and play with others!

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Main Event: NWL & CSW

15 games | Oct 14-16

$130 USD ($180 CDN)

CSW also WESPA rated

Early Bird 1: NWL & CSW

7 games | Oct 13

$25 USD ($40 CDN)

Early Bird 2: NWL & CSW

5 games | Oct 14

$25 USD ($40 CDN)

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Surfside on the Lake

400 Canada St, Lake George NY 12845

Hotel Information

There are five room rates available (all USD):

  • North Wing $84/night

  • Premier Rooms $94/night

  • Poolside $104/night

  • Premier Suites $134/night

  • Superior Lakefront Suites $149/night

  • See rooms here

  • Rates are for 2 people, additional guest pays $15/night

  • Call the hotel to make a reservation: 800-342-9795. Mention “Scrabble Tournament.” Rate available Wed Oct 12 - Mon Oct 17.

  • Deadline to book is October 6, 2022 (contact Josh or Kieran after this date)

  • Commuter fee: All players not staying at the hotel as part of the Scrabble room block pay an additional $25 US per player ($40 CDN).

  • Cancellations: No cancellation penalty until 3 days before your scheduled arrival day. Within that 3 day period, if the guest cancels, they will be charged for 1 night (the deposit taken at the time of booking). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Josh and Kieran.

Hotel Amenities

  • Tournament room will be in the “Premier” building, we suggest you stay there, but all buildings are close to game room

  • Breakfast buffet for Scrabble players: $18 (includes tax/tip). Available Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 7:30AM-11AM

  • Saturday night there will be a bar available outside playing room 8:30PM-12AM, during trivia and karaoke.

  • Parking is no cost for players

  • Free WiFi in guest rooms and playing room

  • All rooms have mini-fridge, coffee maker, microwave

  • Check-in 7:30 AM-1AM

  • Tesla EV charging (free)

COVID-19 Information

  • Anyone at this tournament must be fully vaccinated and provide proof in advance to complete registration

  • NEW: Masks are now optional for players in the playing room, common areas, and social events

  • 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

Tournament Information

  • Swiss/Performance pairings. Division size are set at 26, smaller divisions may be merged. See cross-tables.com for current division sizes.

  • We request that players continue to pay in advance as it makes it easier for us to run this large tournament

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

  • NEW: Prizes paid in $USD. Prize payouts over $100 USD will be paid electronically or by check

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

Tournament Schedule

Thursday Oct 13

11:30 AM - 3:15 PM Early Bird 1 Rounds 1-4, followed by time to check-in / break

3:45 PM - 6:45 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 Oct 14

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

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

Saturday Oct 15

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 Oct 16

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

7:00 PM - 12:00 AM Hang out with Josh and Kieran in game room. Play a game or watch Star Trek.

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