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SCRABBLE® Crossword Game Tournament
Cape Cod Tournament
(Featuring a 3-round PAIRS TOURNAMENT on Friday)
Sea Crest Resort--North Falmouth, Massachusetts
26-28 October 2001

Director: Sherrie Saint John, 2 Tanglewood Road, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
978.526.7876 (phone)/978.526.7473 (fax)/ (e-mail)

3:00 pm Resort check-in
5:00 pm Playing room open through Sunday
7:15 pm Pairs registration
7:45 pm Pairs welcome
8:00 pm All 3 pairs games* (Awards to follow)
7:30-9:00 am Breakfast
8:45-9:15 am Registration
9:15 am Welcome
9:30 am Rounds 1-4*
2:00-3:00 pm Lunch
3:00 pm Rounds 5-8*
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30-9:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am Rounds 9-11*
12:30 pm Short Break
1:00 pm Round 12*
3:00 pm Prize Ceremony (may be earlier)
*clocks may be started to keep the tournament running on time, please be prompt.

Hotel Arrangements:

Situated on the ocean, the Sea Crest offers two-night room rates of $160.50 ppdo ($265 ppso, $133 ppto), including two buffet breakfasts, dinner Saturday, taxes, and dining room tips. Hotel deposits of $50 pp must be received by the tournament director before 26 September 2001. Please note that the Sea Crest will only refund full room deposits with an 8-day notice.

Entry Fee:
There is a $45 (div 2, 3, 4)/$60 (div 1) pp non-refundable registration fee (includes a rating fee).

Players will divided into four groups based on 1 October 2001 ratings:
Division 1 (1700 and higher)
Division 2 (1699-1400)
Division 3 (1399-1100)
Division 4 (1099 and lower)
There will also be an unrated 12-round SOWPODS division if at least four people sign up.

Pairs Tournament

A longtime favorite, pairs SCRABBLE® pits one team of two players (who choose each other and play all their games together) against another team of two. Instead of 50-minute rounds, we'll use 60-minute rounds (allotting 30 minutes to each side) to permit more time for communication within each team. Understandably, most players find these games less stressful and more fun. Depending on the number of registrants, there will be two or three divisions. Each pairs division will be determined by the average of both player's ratings (but no more than 100 points lower than higher rated player's rating). Number of registrants will affect prizes. All pairs registration fees will be returned as prizes after expenses.

Directions to the Sea Crest (Old Silver Beach, 350 Quaker Road)

By bus: Service to Falmouth from Logan and Back Bay, Boston, by Bonanza Bus Line and from the terminal on 41st Street and 8th Avenue, New York City. Check their web site for schedules, routes, and fees.
By Air: Frequent connecting flights to Hyannis from Boston, Newark, and New York City. (Most air travelers will probably fly into Boston's Logan Airport and take the bus from there to Falmouth.)
From Metro Boston Area: Southeast Expressway to Route 3, take first exit on rotary at Sagamore Bridge to Route 6 West, take first exit at Bourne Bridge rotary to Route 28 (Falmouth and the Islands), cross Bourne Bridge over Cape Cod Canal.
From Points North and West of Boston: Take interstate 495/25 South to Bourne Bridge over Cape Cod Canal.
From Providence and New York: Interstate 95 to Providence, Interstate 195 East from Providence to Interstate 495/25 South and across Bourne Bridge over Cape Cod Canal.
From Bourne Bridge and Cape Cod Canal: Route 28 (Falmouth and the Islands) to Route 151 exit, left at bottom of exit ramp, left at traffic signals (Route 28A South), one mile to rotary, take first exit, then 1 mile to Sea Crest.


-The Sea Crest is handicapped accessible (request room on first floor).
-Restaurants: The Silver Lounge, Falmouth Pizza, and Castaways are within a 5-minute drive.
-Please bring boards, tiles, and timers.
-The National SCRABBLE® Association requires that all tournament (except first-time attendees) be currently registred as members. You may join at the tournament. Please bring your NSA card or address label from the NSA newsletter.
-The first 25 hotel entries and the first 25 non-hotel entries will be eligible for an early-bird prize.

To enter:

Complete the entry form (click here for a Cape Cod 2001 registration form) and mail to the director. Please make entry fee check ($45/$60, plus $10 if doing pairs) payable to Sherrie and a separate hotel deposit check ($50) payable to the Sea Crest.

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