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The 23rd annual Toronto-Montreal (Scrabble®) interclub match took place on January 12th and 13th, 2008 at the Confederation Place Hotel.
Toronto swept all three divisions, regaining the upper division Kingston Cup and retaining the middle division 401 Trophy and lower division Midway Cup.
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. (Toronto won the draw this year.)
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, registration and 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.
|2000||Adam Logan||1895||David Boys|
|1843||Lloyd Mills||1828||Joel Wapnick|
|1820||Craig Rowland||1764||Andrew Golding|
|1814||Zev Kaufman||1666||Jeremy Hildebrand (Ottawa)|
|1719||John Chew||1664||Bernard Gotlieb|
|1661||Tony Leah||1638||Fran Silver|
|1628||Jason Broersma||1636||Sue Tremblay (Ottawa)|
|1608||Glenn Mosher||1595||Felix Kwok|
|1605||Shaun Goatcher||1583||Gabriel Shalom|
|1523||Michael Lancashire||1574||Ross Brown|
|1412||Lisa Kessler||1537||Sary Karanofsky|
|1406||Vera Bigall||1508||David Jones (Ottawa)|
|1399||Lynda Wise||1491||Lydia Keras|
|1397||Roger Cullman||1410||Nicholas Fall (Kingston)|
|1363||Curtis Akomanyi||1378||Richard Kirsch|
|1358||Brenda Megannety||1378||Anita Rackham|
|1332||Kevin Turner||1209||Akiva Gitelman|
|1293||Anna Miransky||1200||Robert Karanofsky|
|1272||Trevor Sealy||1125||Mitzi Pollak (Ottawa)|
|1159||Geoff Gibson||1118||Ruth Nabi|
|1136||Gene Rawlins||934||Pamela Hunter (Ottawa)|
|1064||Jillian Bathgate||882||Patrick Niesink (Ottawa)|
|1019||Diane Brown||874||Emilie Henkelman (Ottawa)|
|793||John Van Zeyl|
Teams will compete in three divisions with no intermixing. For the first time this year, we will feature intentionally unbalanced team sizes (to accommodate all the players who wish to play). When one side is larger than the other, some players on the larger team will play their teammates in rated games which do not count toward team standings.
Montreal now leads Toronto 13½-8½ in the Kingston Cup, and 6-5 in the 401 Trophy. Toronto leads Montreal 4½-½ in the Midway Cup. Click to see historical records about the players and the teams.