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The 20th Annual
Boston-Area Scrabble® Tournament
15 Rounds--20-22 April, 2001
Wakefield, Massachusetts

You are invited to a Spring event full of changes: new hotel, new pairing software,
more divisions, more games, and new directors!

1700 and up
1099 and below
E (Sat only)
1099 and below
*In honor of the 20th anniversary, the top-rated 19 players from A will play up in a Premier
division, along with the winner of the 2000 Expert division, Jan Dixon.

Players will be assigned to divisions based on 1 April 2001 ratings. Players within 100 points
of the cutoff may play up at their request and the directors' discretion.

Sherrie Saint John, 2 Tanglewood Road, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
978.526.7876/978.526.7473 (fax)/
John Chew/416.876.7675/
Web Site (updated daily!)

This 15-game event will be computer-paired by John according to a modified Fontes
Swiss-style system. Standings will be calculated based on wins & spread and not credits.
At least 30% of each division's entry fee will go to the division winner.

3:00 pm hotel check in
7:00 pm registration outside Colonial Ballroom
8:00 pm* tournament begins, games 1, 2, & 3.
7-9:30 am breakfast at Witherspoon's
9:30 am* games 4, 5, 6, & 7
1:30-3 pm lunch on own
3:00 pm* games 8, 9, 10, & 11
7:30 dinner in Franklin Room
7-9:00 am breakfast at Witherspoon's
9-1:00 pm* games 12, 13, 14, & 15
2:00 pm Awards Ceremony
Newcomers (Saturday only)
10:00 am Registration in Winthrop Room
10:30 am* Tournament begins, Games 1, 2, and 3
1:30 pm lunch
3:00 pm* games 4, 5, 6
6:00 pm Awards ceremony
*clocks may be started to keep the tournament running on time, please be prompt

Tournament registrations must be postmarked by 6 April 2001. NO walk-ins.

Click on the entry form link below, print out, complete the form, and mail with check or money order for all applicable fees to:
Sherrie Saint John, 2 Tanglewood Road, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944.


Sheraton Colonial
One Audubon Road, Wakefield, MA 01880
All reservations must be made directly with the hotel by 30 March 2001 at:
781.245.9300 ext. 6056.
Be sure to mention the SCRABBLE® tourney to get the reduced rate package.

Hotel packages include two nights lodging, two breakfasts, dinner Saturday, and all taxes and tips:
single--$300 double--$175 triple--$133 quad--$112

Located at exit 42 (Montrose/Salem Street) on Rte 95/Rte 128, more detailed directions, including those by public transportation, to the Sheraton Colonial can be obtained by clicking here.

  • The National SCRABBLE® Association requires that all but first-time participants be current
    members of the NSA. Bring membership cards or current newsletters to show status.
  • Please bring deluxe boards and game timers.
  • All playing facilities are handicapped accessible. During room registration, please mention
    handicap room needs.
  • All hotel guests can use the hotel's pool, hot tub, and exercise classes for free. Use of the
    golf course and health club can be arranged at the Pro shop for a daily fee.
  • To defray the cost of the playing facilities, attendees who are not staying at the hotel are required to pay a $10 commuter fee.
  • The first 25 entries will be eligible for an early-bird prize.
  • Players unsure about Premier eligibility are asked to send the higher entry fee and $15 will
    be reimbursed during registration if necessary. Please monitor web site for registration status.
  • Check the web page for information on Rotisserie League participation, which will be
    provided by Scott Pianowski.

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