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2008 Kingston Cup Match

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The 24th annual Toronto-Montreal (Scrabble®) interclub match takes place on January 24th and 25th, 2009 at the Confederation Place Hotel.

  • player statistics
  • team statistics
  • [photo of the trophy cups]


    Confederation Place Hotel
    237 Ontario Street, Kingston ON, K7L 2Z4, 1-888-825-4656 or 1-613-549-6300. Call to make reservations: our room rate is $89/night (singles or doubles). Directions: take the Division St. or Montreal St. exit from the 401, drive to Princess Street, turn left, drive all the way down to the waterfront at Ontario Street, turn right and the hotel will be on your left.
    Lisa Kessler (Toronto team captain)
    Bernard Gotlieb (Montreal team captain)
    Call +1 514 484 0824.
    Sary Karanofsky (Montreal deputy team captain)
    E-mail saryk @ Call +1 514 481 7941.


    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.”

    Lisa 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, 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
    Saturday, 10:30 P.M. (approx.)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

    This Year’s Teams

    If you are not listed below and want to play for your city, please contact your team captain immediately. Division assignments are still tentative, and we still need to recruit a few players.

    Kingston Cup
    Toronto Montreal
    1857Max Panitch 1896Joel Wapnick
    1824Tony Leah 1866David Boys
    1766Zev Kaufman 1750Andrew Golding
    1728John Stardom (Ottawa) 1695Jeremy Hildebrand (Ottawa)
    1639Mark Edelson 1668Ross Brown (Ottawa)
    1627Lou Cornelis 1656Bernard Gotlieb
    1611Sue Tremblay (Ottawa) 1632Gabriel Shalom
    1579Michael Lancashire 1538Fran Silver
    1547Craig Rowland 1488Matthew Tunnicliffe (Ottawa)
    401 Trophy
    Toronto Montreal
    1419Lisa Kessler 1455Anita Rackham
    1431Anna Miransky 1417Sary Karanofsky
    1397Lynda Wise 1410Nicholas Fall (Kingston)
    1390Roger Cullman 1374Barbara Bultz
    1388Vera Bigall 1344Lydia Keras
    1361Brenda Megannety 1135Pamela Hunter
    1353Mad Palazzo 1371Richard Kirsch
    1269Lilla Sinanan 1287Jim Brennan
    Midway Cup
    Toronto Montreal
    1090Jillian Bathgate 1170Akiva Gitelman
    931Diane Brown 973Ruth Nabi
    896Jason Hazzard 972Lany Ramos
    0Alex Rodriguez 966John Van Zeyl
    0Rob Pristas 837John Apissoghomian
    0Sharon Janssen 544Norma Lovett

    This Year’s Format

    Teams will compete in three divisions with no intermixing.


    Montreal now leads Toronto 13½-9½ in the Kingston Cup, they are tied 6-6 in the 401 Trophy, and Toronto leads Montreal 5½-½ in the Midway Cup. Click to see historical records about the players and the teams.