April 4–7, 2008
CNSC 2008 Rules and Regulations
The Sixth Canadian SCRABBLE® Championship is open to the top fifty applicants who:
- are as of March 3rd, 2008 Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada;
- are paid-up members of the National SCRABBLE® Association (NSA); and
- have played in NSA-sanctioned, fully-rated tournaments including a total of at least 62 games between July 1st, 2005 and January 31st, 2008 (NSA tournament directors may count tournaments directed toward half of this requirement).
For qualification purposes, players will be ranked according to their peak NSA tournament ratings during the qualification period 2005-07-01 to 2008-01-31, as usual counting only those ratings earned after each fully-rated tournament during that period.
Two additional players will qualify to play in the championship
at an Early Bird tournament held on Friday, April 4th, 2008.
One of the qualifying players will be the highest ranked youth
player who is under 18 years of age as of the date of the Early Bird;
the other will be the highest ranked player of any age.
Should no youths register for the Early Bird, two adult players will
qualify. Players qualifying through the Early Bird must be members
of the NSA and meet the above citizenship or residency criteria, but
do not need to have played in any other tournaments.
The championship will be held in Toronto, Ontario from
Friday, April 4th
Monday, April 7th, 2008.
By entering the championship,
players agree to participate in all the games to which they are assigned;
and if they are one of the two finalists, agree to make themselves
available for any media interviews or promotional activity described
below, for a period of 48 hours after the finals on
Tuesday, April 8th.
All championship games will be played according to the NSA’s
Official Tournament Rules
as updated May 1st, 2004 and emended from time to time by NSA announcements.
As stipulated in those rules,
the official word references will be the Official Tournament and
Club Word List, 2nd ed., (published by Merriam-Webster, Inc., and corrected
in SCRABBLE® News) and
Long List (published by poslfit press).
Should there be any inappropriate behaviour, challenge
or dispute during a championship game, such behaviour, challenge or dispute
will be settled or adjudicated by the NSA and the Tournament Director.
HASBRO Canada Inc. is
in no way responsible for the manner in which
the games are run or mediated. The NSA is responsible for overseeing
the proper execution of the NSA tournament rules. Finally, all
championship games must be played using the SCRABBLE® Brand
Crossword Game boards provided by HASBRO Canada Inc. for this occasion,
but players will be responsible for bringing their own tournament clocks.
Cost of entry to the Championship is $75 per participant. Participants
will be solely responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel
and accommodations to, from and during the Championship. The prize
structure will be as follows:
|First Place Winner||$7,000|
|Second Place Winner||$2,500|
|Third Place Winner||$1,000|
|Fourth Place Winner||$500|
|Fifth Place Winner||$350|
|Sixth Place Winner||$250|
|Seventh Place Winner||$100|
|Eighth Place Winner||$100|
|Ninth Place Winner||$100|
|Tenth Place Winner||$100|
|Highest Scoring Word of the Day||$25 each day|
|Best Daily Record||$25 each day|
|Michael Wise Memorial Sportsmanship Award||TBA|
Players may win at most one cash prize
Should a player be eligible for two or more
be awarded the prize listed first above, and the remaining prizes will
be awarded to the next qualifying player.
In the event of a tie,
prizes for the top ten players will split among tied players
and $25 prizes will be awarded to a tied player selected at random.
The total prize pool will be $12,150.
All participants (and parent/guardian if the participant is a minor)
agree to acknowledge the non-responsibility of HASBRO Canada Inc.,
its successors and assigns, and their respective agents,
employees, directors and officers to any claims, demands, actions, causes
of action, losses, injuries, or costs of expenses which they suffer or
incur as a result of, arising out of or relating to the Sixth Canadian
SCRABBLE® Championship including, without limitation, travel to
and from, prizes, the time spent at the Sixth Canadian SCRABBLE®
Championship and any activities and entertainment associated with the
Championship or any free time personal activities.
By entering the Sixth Canadian SCRABBLE® Championship and
accepting the above, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners (or their
parent/guardian if the winner is a minor) consent to the use of their
name, image (including without limitation, pictures, video images and
other reproductions), voice and identity (including, without limitation,
the winner’s age, occupation and address) in any promotional activity
of HASBRO Canada Inc. and any related or affiliated companies,
at the sole discretion of HASBRO Canada Inc., and agree that they shall
not be entitled to any royalty, commission or other compensation in
connection therewith. As stated at point 2, above, the 1st and 2nd
place winners will make themselves available for media interviews after
No substitutions will be made for the prizes offered, and those must
be accepted as awarded.
The Sixth Canadian SCRABBLE® Championship is subject to all
Federal, Provincial and Municipal Laws.
In Québec, any litigation respecting the conduct and awarding
of the above-listed prizes for this Championship may be submitted to
the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux.
HASBRO Canada Inc.’s employees (active or retired), its representatives or
agents, the Director of the Canadian SCRABBLE® Championship and persons
with whom any of these individuals are domiciled are not eligible to enter.
At registration time, you will be required to sign a copy of this
document. If for any reason you anticipate that you will be unable
to do so, please contact the Director to cancel your registration.
I acknowledge that I have read and will comply with both the NSA
Tournament Rules as updated on May 1st, 2004 and the Official
Rules and Regulations of the Sixth Canadian SCRABBLE® Championship.
Signature: _______________________________ Date: ___________________
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All rights reserved. "SCRABBLE Brand Crossword Game" is the proper way to
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longtime popularity. All we ask is that when you mean SCRABBLE Brand Crossword
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