2005 NSC Format

The 2005 NSC will be held on August 19-24 at the Hilton Hotel, 2500 East Second St., Reno, NV. Phone: (800) 501-2651.


Any current member with a National SCRABBLE Association (NSA) Official Rating qualifies to play in this year's NSC05. Anyone who doesn't have a NSA rating may earn one by playing in one open rated tournament affiliated with the NSA before July 1, 2005. There are no exceptions for overseas players.


There will be six divisions of players at this year's NSC, determined by the National SCRABBLE® Association Official Ratings List, July 1, 2005. [Added 2005-05-01] A Peak Rating for the purpose of qualifying for the NSC is any rating appearing on a monthly rating list or appearing as the New Rating on the [Added 2005-06-06] final [Added 2005-05-01] cross-table of an Open Rated Tournament posted to the NSA web site. If you have had earned a Peak Rating sometime between January 1, 2005 and July 1, 2005 that is higher above your July rating, and that Peak Rating falls within the limits of the next higher division than your July 1, 2005 rating, then you may register to play up one division. Regardless of your Peak Rating, you may not play up two divisions above your July rating. If you are not sure how this applies to you, please check the list of current qualification standings.

Division 1 is for players rated >1799, Division 2 for 1600-1799, Division 3 for 1400-1599, Division 4 for 1200-1399, Division 5 for 1000-1199, and Division 6 for < 1000.

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