CNSC 2008 Early Bird
This year for the first time, the Canadian National SCRABBLE® Championship will include an Early Bird tournament. Two players will be selected at the Early Bird to join the main event as wildcard entrants; one will be chosen if possible from among the players who are under 18 years of age as of April 4th, 2008.
Live coverage for the Early Bird is limited to automated posting of the tsh tournament reports
Who Can Play
The Early Bird is open to any interested player, with the following conditions:
What They Win
The highest-ranked interested player who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident as of 2008-03-03 will qualify to play in the CNSC main event. He or she will not have to pay an additional entry fee to do so.
The highest-ranked interested player born on or after 1990-04-04 who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident as of 2008-03-03 (not including the above-named highest ranked player, if they happen to be the same person) will qualify to play in the CNSC main event. He or she will not have to pay an additional entry fee to do so.
Remaining entry fees will be returned as prizes, less an amount reserved for expenses not to exceed $100. If Prizes will be paid out as follows:
A player eligible for two prizes will receive only the higher-valued one, valuing a main event entry at $75.
How To Register
Please contact John Chew by phone at 416-876-7675 between 10:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. Eastern time, by e-mail at email@example.com or by postal mail at 9 Fulton Avenue, Toronto ON M4K 1X6. Provide your date of birth, Canadian citizenship or residency status and contact information for the morning of 2008-04-04.
Main event registrants may pay the $25 early bird entry fee at the door; others are asked to pay in advance by cash, cheque, Interac Email money transfer or Paypal (at firstname.lastname@example.org). A good place to pay in person is at the regular Wednesday meetings of the Toronto Scrabble Club.
What to Do on Friday Morning
Early Bird players should bring all equipment necessary to play a tournament game, at the risk of forfeiting their games: board, racks, tiles, tile bag, timer, scoresheets and pen.
Please arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 A.M. at the Austin Gallery on the 12th floor of One King West. Players who are not present as of 9:00 A.M. and have not called (416-876-7675) to explain their delay may not be included in the first round of pairings.
How the Event Will Run
The Early Bird will consist of one open division and seven rounds of tsh Chew pairings. It will be fully rated for NSA tournament ratings. There will be a break after the third round so that players can go out for lunch. The last games should finish at about 18:30; prizes will be awarded at the beginning of the main event at 19:30.
Web coverage of the Early Bird will be limited, but will include tsh reports and final standings.
Who Has Registered
A $ after a name indicates that the player’s entry fee has not yet been received.
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