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2000 NSC Format

The 2000 NSC will be held on August 5-10, 2000 at the Rhode Island Convention Center at 1 Sabin Street in Providence, R.I. The number of rounds will be similar to the 1998 National SCRABBLE® Championship. However, instead of the usual four divisions, there will be SIX divisions of players in Providence.


DIVISIONS: New this year will be a six-division format: Division 1 (players rated >1899), Division 2 (1700-1899), Division 3 (1500-1699), Division 4 (1300-1499), Division 5 (1100-1299) and Division 6 (<1100). Your July 1, 2000 rating will be the default rating used to place you in your division.

You may choose to play in the next stronger division than the one corresponding to your tournament rating. For example, if your 1350 rating would put you in Division 4, you may choose instead to play in Division 3.

If you do decide to play up, you may use your PEAK RATING from January 1, 2000 through July 1, 2000 as your official NSC rating. For example, suppose someone who is usually rated between 1300 and 1400 has a spectacular tournament result which raises his/her rating up to 1580 in March 2000, but then goes back down to 1350 by July 1st. This player can use his/her Peak Rating of 1580 to qualify for Division 3 (1500-1699) and then elect further to play up into Division 2 (1700-1899). He or she could also play in Divisions 3 or 4.


See the full description of tournament pairings or consult the pairings sheets posted outside the tournament room.

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