SCRABBLE® Crossword Game Tournament
Cape Cod Tournament
(Featuring a separate 3-round Pairs Tournament on Friday)
Radisson Inn--Hyannis, Massachusetts
29-31 October 1999

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

Coordinator: Edie Miller Berman, Club #194 director
26 Ships Way
Bourne Village, MA 02532

Web page:
(check out and see who is registered! This page will be updated frequently.)


3:00 pm Inn check-in open
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*
3:00 pm Rounds 5-8*
10:00 pm Halloween costume contest
7:30-9:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am Rounds 9-11*
12:30 am Short break
1:00 pm Round 12*
3:00 pm Prize ceremony
*clocks may be started to keep the tournament running on time, please be prompt.


Hotel Arrangements: Situated about 7 minutes away from Nantucket Sound, the Inn offers
two-night room rates of $104 ppdo ($175 ppso, $87 ppto, $79 ppqo), including two buffet breakfasts,
taxes, and tips. Room deposits of $55 pp must be received by tournament organizers before
13 October 1999. Please note that the Inn will only refund room deposits with a 72-hour notice.

Entry Fee: There is a $40 pp non-refundable registration fee (includes a rating fee).

Divisions: Players will be divided into three categories based on October 1, 1999, ratings:
Expert (1650 and above); Intermediate (1350-1649); and Recreational (below 1349).

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 the higher rated player's rating). Number of registrants will affect prizes. All pairs registration fees will be returned as money prizes after expenses.

Directions to the Radisson Inn Hyannis (287 Iyannough Road)
From North: Route 93 south to Route 3 south over Sagamore Bridge, Route 6 east (Mid-Cape Highway). Follow Main Directions.
From West: Mass Turnpike/Route 90 east to exit 11A (495 south, which merges into Route 25). Go over the Bourne Bridge, 3/4 around Bourne Rotary, to Route 6A east. At first set of traffic lights, take right onto Route 6 east (Mid-Cape Highway). Follow Main Directions.
From South: I-95 to Providence, RI. Take exit 20: 195 east. Follow to Route 25 south, to the Bourne Bridge. Go 3/4 around the Bourne Rotary, to Route 6A east to first set of traffic lights. Take a right onto Route 6 east (Mid-Cape Highway). Follow Main Directions.
Main Directions: On Route 6 east, go to exit 7, Willow Street, West Yarmouth. Take left at bottom of ramp. Go 2 miles to Route 28 north; turn right at light/railroad tracks. 100 yards on the left is the Inn.
By Plane or Bus: The Barnstable Municipal Airport and Plymouth & Brockton Bus Terminal are less than a half-mile from the Inn. Taxis and car rentals are available.
-The Radisson is handicapped accessible.
-Restaurants: Radisson has an Italian eatery and there are many restaurants within a mile of the Inn.
-Please bring boards, tiles, and timers.
-The National SCRABBLE® Association (NSA) requires that all tournament players (except first-time
attendees) be currently registered 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 first 25 non-hotel entries will be eligible for an early-bird prize.
Upcoming Tournaments
Matchups Team Tournament, Enfield, CT 19-21 November 1999
Boston Area Tournament, Waltham, MA 31 March -2 April 2000

To enter: Complete the form below and mail to: Sherrie Saint John, 2 Tanglewood Road,
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944.
Please make entry fee check ($40, plus $10 if doing pairs) payable
to Sherrie Saint John and a separate hotel deposit check ($55) payable to Radisson Inn Hyannis.
Entry Form for the 1999 Cape Cod Tournament, October 29-31, 1999.
Division ___ (Expert, >1650) ___ (Intermediate, 1350-1649) ___ (Recreational, < 1349)
___ I'd like to play up and my rating is within 100 points of the next division
Hotel package ___ $104 double occupancy ___ $175 single ___ $87 triple ___ $79 quad
Late fee ___ $10 (for entries sent after 10/16) Commuter fee ___ $10 (off-Cape commuters)
Entry Fee ___ $40 Pairs Entry Fee ___ $10 Partner's name ________________________________
Name_________________________________________ Phone (_______)____________________
Address _______________________________________ e-mail ____________________________
City/ State/Zip__________________________________ NSA Membership # __________________
I plan to room with__________________________ ___ nonsmoking room ___ smoking room
Find me a roommate, if possible: ___ nonsmoker ___ smoker ___ no preference