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SCRABBLE® Crossword Game Tournament
21st Annual Cape Cod Tournament
(Featuring a 3-round PAIRS TOURNAMENT on Friday)
Sea Crest Resort--North Falmouth, Massachusetts
31 October-2 November 2003

Director: Sherrie Saint John, 2 Tanglewood Road, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
978.526.7876 (phone)/501.694.3089 (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)
8:45-9:15 am Registration
9:15 am Welcome
9:30 am Rounds 1-4*
2:00-3:00 pm Lunch on own
3:00 pm Rounds 5-8*
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 $99.25 ppdo ($192.50 ppso, $75.48 ppto), which includes room taxes only. Please note: This much lower hotel fee does not include any meals this year. The hotel invites all guests and attendees to purchase meals in the oceanside dining room. The hotel strongly encourages Saturday evening reservations for those planning to dine on site. Hotel deposits of $50 pp must be received by the tournament director before 30 September 2003. IMPORTANT: 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 2003 ratings:
Division 1 (1700 and higher)
Division 2 (1699-1400)
Division 3 (1399-1100)
Division 4 (1099 and lower)

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 one mile to Sea Crest.


  • Tournament offers live word judges as well as the LOOK computerized word judge program.
  • The Sea Crest is handicapped accessible (request room on first floor).
  • Restaurants: The Silver Lounge and Jillians are within a 5-minute drive. For more choices, check out this page of other Falmouth eateries.
  • Please bring boards, tiles, and timers.
  • The National SCRABBLE® Association requires that all tournament players (except first-time attendees) be currently registered as members. You may join, renew, or rejoin at the tournament. Please bring your NSA card or address label from the NSA newsletter.
  • The first 15 hotel entries and the first 15 non-hotel entries will be eligible for an early-bird prizes.

    To enter:

    Print and complete the entry form (
    click here for a Cape Cod 2003 registration form) and send via surface mail with entry fees 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 or pay all fees through PayPal (from a checking account only, no credit card PayPal payments can be accepted) to

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