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The 22nd annual Toronto-Montreal (Scrabble®) club match will take place on January 6th and 7th at Howard Johnson’s Confederation Place Hotel.
Toronto is in possession of the upper division Kingston Cup, the middle division 401 Trophy and the lower division Midway Cup.
Players should arrive in time to play by 12:30 on Saturday, and Round 1 clocks will start at 1:00 P.M. See below for the rest of the schedule.
We play by regular NSA tournament rules, except that no record is kept of cumulative spread. Games may therefore be ended by resignation, when both players agree that the outcome is certain and the game does not need to be played out. This should be in keeping with the late Mike Wise’s unofficial motto for this event: “Play in a spirit of friendly rivalry.”
John and Bernard draw to see which side goes first in even-numbered rounds, overriding the NSA’s usual protocol.
Ten dollars is collected from each player at the tournament, to cover the cost of the room and the rating fee.
|Saturday, 12:30 P.M.||Welcome, announcements.|
|Saturday, 1:00 P.M.||Round 1 begins|
|Saturday, 6:00 P.M. (approx.)||Dinner|
|Saturday, 7:30 P.M.||Round 6 begins|
|Round 8 ends|
|Sunday, 10:00 A.M.||Round 9 begins (If both players consent, Round 8 may be played on Sunday at 9:00 A.M. instead of late Saturday night.)|
|Sunday, 12:30 P.M.||Round 11 begins (allowing slack for people who want to have a quick lunch or check out between rounds)|
|Sunday, 2:30 P.M. (approx.)||Round 12 ends, awards ceremony|
|Sunday, 3:00 P.M.||End of tournament|
If you are not listed below and want to play for your city, please contact your team captain immediately.
|1876||Evan Berofsky||1909||David Boys|
|1816||Zev Kaufman||1841||Jamie McCune (NY)|
|1805||Craig Rowland||1778||Andrew Golding|
|1792||Libero Paolella||1720||Bernard Gotlieb|
|1759||Shaun Goatcher||1715||Jeremy Hildebrand (Ottawa)|
|1733||John Chew||1711||Fran Silver|
|1720||Tony Leah||1642||Sary Karanofsky|
|1518||Ray Francis||1580||John Stardom (Ottawa)|
|1562||Michael Lancashire||1532||Sue Tremblay (Ottawa)|
Barbara Puky has had to drop out of the Montreal team, as of January 2. Nick Fall has kindly offered to drop out of the Toronto team to match sizes, and will play only if necessary to make numbers even again.
|1478||Trevor Sealy||1473||David Jones (Ottawa)|
|1460||Lynda Wise||1413||Lydia Keras|
|1442||Lisa Kessler||1403||Richard Kirsch|
|1400||Roger Cullman||1361||Anita Rackham|
|1391||Vera Bigall||1283||Akiva Gitelman|
|1340||Mad Palazzo||1271||Mitzi Pollak (Ottawa)|
|1335||Gene Rawlins||1268||Simon Walton (Australia)|
Montreal may be able to field another player, in which case Toronto will need to recruit another.
|1190||Geoff Gibson||1021||Ruth Nabi|
|1088||Kevin Turner||943||Bert Tellone|
|1076||Diane Brown||728||John Van Zeyl|
|1033||Chris Bonin||686||Sylvia Polson|
|963||Sharmaine Farini||0||John A|
Teams will compete in three divisions with no intermixing.
Montreal now leads Toronto 12½-7½ in the Kingston Cup, 6-3 in the 401 Trophy. Toronto leads Montreal 2½-½ in the Midway Cup. Click to see historical records about the players and the teams.