2012 NSC Early Bird

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The 2012 National SCRABBLE Championship will include a third annual Early Bird tournament, which will for again be a rated event. This tournament offers a playing opportunity to a group of players who can play in fewer SCRABBLE tournaments than others: NSC staff and other NASPA directors. The event takes place in the Pacifica Ballroom of the Royal Pacific Resort, and will be directed by John Chew.

Results

Results are available live online.

Registration

In order to play in this tournament, you must be listed as staff or other volunteers on the NSC web page, or you must be a certified NASPA Director in good standing (apprentices welcome).

If you’re interested in playing, please email John Chew to be added to the player roster.

To be included in the pairings, you must check in at the event at the designated time.

Schedule

All events will take place on Friday, August 10, 2012 in the main playing room.

Registration
11:45–11:55 A.M.
Round 1
12:00–1:00 P.M.
Round 2
1:00–2:00 P.M.
Round 3
2:00–3:00 P.M.
Round 4
3:00–4:00 P.M.

Entry Fee

A $5 entry fee will be charged at the door to cover the participation fee and a small prize fund.

Format

This event will be played according to NASPA Rules using the OTCWL lexicon. (If four or more players prefer SOWPODS, they will play in a separate SOWPODS division.) Chew pairings will be in effect (with no fixed initial schedule), with Gibsonization. No division will have more than 16 players.