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The 2011 Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship (CNSC) will take place on June 10-13 at the Bond Place Hotel, 65 Dundas Street East, Toronto (map). Hasbro Canada is once again generously underwriting a $12,150 prize package, and the new national champion also wins the right to represent Canada at the 2011 World SCRABBLE Championship.
|Friday, June 10||09:15–18:30||Warmup Early Bird (optional)|
|Saturday, June 11||09:00–18:45||Rounds 4–11|
|Sunday, June 12||09:00–17:35||Rounds 12–18|
|Monday, June 13||09:00–15:00||Finals (best-of-five between top two finalists)|
A more detailed schedule will be posted as soon as it has been finalized; the above has been published to let participants make their travel plans.
Please note also that everyone is welcome to attend the regular weekly meeting of the Mississauga SCRABBLE Club on the evening of Thursday, June 9th.
The CNSC is an invitational event for the top 52 players who qualify according to a qualification system (QS) maintained by the Canadian Committee. As described in the QS, competitors must play a minimum number of games during a qualification period (QP), be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and be members in good standing of NASPA. One place goes to defending champion Adam Logan, the next 47 places are awarded based on peak ratings, and four places may be available in two qualifying tournaments.
Regardless of how you wish to qualify, you must register by making sure that John Chew receives your $75 entry fee no later than March 31st. You may pay by cash, cheque or INTERAC e-Transfer, but not PayPal or credit card. Cash and cheque payments may be made by mail (9 Fulton Avenue, Toronto ON M4K 1X6) or in person (at the Toronto SCRABBLE Club, the Dallas Open or the WCWCWC). If you are not sure whether or not you will qualify, please pay by cheque, so that your cheque can be destroyed or returned if you do not qualify.
If you have questions about the 2011 CNSC that are not answered on this website, please contact CNSC Director John Chew.