See also: event coverage, Mississauga Scrabble Club, Toronto Scrabble Club, past Toronto tournaments, NASPA Tournaments.
The 2010 Trillium Tile SCRABBLE Tournament takes place at the Seniors’ Clubhouse in Earl Bales Park in Toronto on Sunday, October 24, 2010 and renews the rivalry between the Mississauga and Toronto SCRABBLE Clubs.
These two neighbours first met in Toronto in 2005 in a 4-on-4 match that Toronto won 17 games to 15. They competed again in 2006 in a three-division format, with Mississauga winning the A division 20-15, Toronto the B division 14-13 and C division 32-31, giving Mississauga an overall 66-59 win. After a three-year hiatus, we return to Toronto for a rubber match.
This year’s event is co-organized by Mississauga Club Codirectors Jean Barinque and Shan Abbasi, and Toronto Club Director John Chew. It will be contested in three divisions split at NASPA ratings of 1500 and 1200 (as of close of registration). We have commissioned a new Trillium Tile trophy that will go to the club that is the overall winner this year, to keep until the event is next contested. We will also award three custom boards, engraved with the names of the players who win each division.
We will play seven rounds, beginning at 9:00 A.M., with a potluck lunch break after the third round, and would like to finish by 5:00 P.M. Seven-player divisions will play a team round robin, where each player plays every member of the opposing team. Larger divisions will play a six-round partial round robin, followed by a team king-of-the-hill.
Toronto players labelled with a $ should either pay John their entry fee, or tell him when they will be paying it. Toronto players labelled with an @ have not yet paid but have confirmed that they will do so.
Currently 9 players each.
1920 Leah, Tony 1823 Vijayakumar, Sinna 1906 Daniel, Robin Pollock@ 1819 Cornelis, Lou 1875 Berofsky, Evan 1776 Nanavati, Jim 1707 Kaufman, Zev 1700 Hollington, Sam 1668 Bonin, Chris 1684 Rowland, Craig 1661 Chew, John 1587 Lobo, Yvonne 1606 Lancashire, Michael@ 1580 Ubeika, Jason 1600 Paolella, Libero 1500 Ozorio, Steve 1553 Mosher, Glenn 1473 Saunders, Andy
Currently 7 players each.
1439 Bigall, Vera@ 1416 Abbasi, Shan 1385 Cullman, Roger@ 1411 Fernando, Priya 1369 Rodriguez, Alex 1386 Turner, Kevin 1364 Miransky, Anna 1364 Sinanan, Lilla 1333 Palazzo, Mad@ 1352 Ubeika, Shelley 1278 Kessler, Lisa@ 1253 Oh, Hans 1247 Wise, Lynda 1129 Ozorio, Sophia
Currently 8 players each.
1170 Bathgate, Jillian 1246 Grenville, Geoff 1131 Smylie, Jackson 1122 Petrie, Shauna 1123 Farini, Sharmaine 1069 Barinque, Jean 1117 Horowitz, Risa@ 1044 Krook, Dave 1108 Kesner, Jeff 963 Kovacs, Valeria 1096 Farbstein, Denis 888 McClennan, Michael 1061 Shupak, Eli 828 Raviraj, Vimalan 792 Janssen, Sharon 677 Fernando, Percy
Josh Greenway has expressed some interest in playing for Toronto, and will be their alternate player if confirmed.
Trillium Tile SCRABBLE Tournament
Sunday, October 24th
|Check In:||8:30 A.M.|
|First Game:||9:00 A.M.|
|Entry Fee:||$20, plus potluck lunch contribution|
|Prizes:||Club Trophy, Division Board Trophies, balance of entry fees after trophy expenses to go to individual prizes (e.g., high word)|
|Format:||Team competition, three divisions split at 1500 and 1200 based on registration deadline ratings. No playing up, except at director’s discretion to even up numbers. Round robin where possible, otherwise fixed six-round schedule followed by team KOTH. This event is a fully NASPA-rated TCC.|
|Food:||Potluck lunch and refreshments|
|Location:||The Seniors Clubhouse in Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON. The clubhouse building is at the opposite end of the parking lot from the usual Toronto SCRABBLE building. Lost or late? Call John Chew at (416) 876–7675. When asked to search for the park’s access road, Google’s on-line map puts a marker right outside the community centre.|
Clocks will be started promptly to maintain the above schedule.
|Alex Rodriguez & Sharon Janssen||Fruit plate|
|Anna Miransky||Cheese, olives and bread|
|Denis Farbstein||Fruit platter|
|Eli Shupak||Case of cans of Coke|
|Evan Berofsky||Plates, cups, cutlery|
|Geoff Grenville||Panko Crusted Tofu Tenders (vegetarian)|
|Jean Barinque||pasta with shrimp, tomato, olive and feta|
|Jim Nanavati||meat chili|
|John Chew||Bagels, cream cheese, lox|
|Libero Paolella||Veggies and dip|
|Lilla Sinanan & Lou Cornelis|
|Lynda Wise||Spinach salad|
|Percy & Priya Fernando||Vegetable fried rice|
|Risa Horowitz||Pesto pasta salad, possibly with chicken|
|Robin Pollock Daniel|
|Shan Abbasi||veggie lasagna|
|Sharmaine Farini||Potato salad|
|Shauna Petrie & Dave Krook|
|Shelley & Jason Ubeika|
|Sinna Vijayakumar||Sri Lankan chicken dish|
|Sophia & Steve Ozorio||pilau or chana masala|
|Tony Leah||Sliced meat and bread for sandwiches|
|Valeria Kovacs||pumpkin and cranberry|
|Vera Bigall & Michael Lancashire||Rice Krispie squares & bean salad|
Players should pay their respective club directors in cash, no later than Thursday, October 21st, 2010, and let their director(s) know what they plan on bringing for the potluck.