CNSC 2005 Finals

All fifty competitors play eighteen rounds ending at lunchtime on Saturday, to determine two finalists. Those two finalists then play a best-of-five series beginning at 1:45 P.M. (with a fifteen-minute break at 4:45 if the series has not been decided) to crown the new Canadian Champion.

The two finalists each receive a SamTimer game clock, courtesy of Sam Kantimathi and The winner wins $7,000 and the right to represent Canada at the 2007 World Championship, the runner-up wins $2,500.

The finals will be hosted by top-rated female Canadian player Robin Pollock Daniel, who will follow along with a roomful of expert players as the game is posted play-by-play on a giant SCRABBLE board. This event is open to the public, and admission is free.

After the prize ceremony, many players will be participating in Scramble in the City, an anagrammatic race across the city to a party at the Ben Wicks Pub.