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The 2008 Canadian National SCRABBLE® Championship takes place on April 4–7, 2008 in the Austin Gallery on the 12th floor of The Suites at One King West at the corner of King St. and Yonge St. in downtown Toronto.

Please click on the "LIVE COVERAGE" link at left to see what's happening. Further details are posted here regularly, and e-mailed to all competitors.

This Championship, the sixth since its inception in 1996, will bring together the top fifty expert players from across the country to vie for the title of Canadian Champion, and the right to represent Canada at the 2009 World Championship and a prize pool totaling $12,150.

This year’s championship is being held as part of a week of SCRABBLE events, beginning with Frontier College’s annual SCRABBLE Night In Canada literacy fundraiser and ending with Performing Arts Lodge’s annual SCRABBLE With The Stars charity event.

We will also have an “Early Bird” tournament this year, with an added twist: two winners from the Early Bird will have the right to play in the Championship itself, expanding the Championship to 52 players including those two wildcards. To help draw attention to the growing popularity of youth Scrabble thanks to such events as the U.S. National School SCRABBLE Championship and the World Youth SCRABBLE Championship, one of the wildcard places will be awarded to the top Early Bird player who is under 18 years of age as of April 4th. The Early Bird will have a separate registration fee and prizes, is a fully-rated NSA tournament, and will be conducted as a single-division (open) event. Players who have already qualified for the Championship are welcome to play in the Early Bird, but because of limited space, priority will be given to players who are still trying to qualify.

Inquiries concerning the event should be directed to its director, John Chew, at or (416) 876-7675.