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1999 Michael Wise Memorial SCRABBLE® Tournament

(Toronto's 20th Annual SCRABBLE® Players Tournament)


National Scrabble Association Club #3 will be hosting its 20th annual tournament this fall, an open SCRABBLE® Brand Crossword Game tournament.

September 1st NSA Ratings will be used to assign players to four divisions: A (1700+), B (1400-1699), C (1100-1399) and D (0-1099). Players within 100 points of the next higher division may play in that division at the director's discretion. Pairings in each division will be modified Swiss, based on penultimate round results.

No less than 56% of the entry fee will be returned in prizes, with no less than 30% going to the winner of each division. Entry fee includes snacks and coffee on Saturday, lunch and coffee on Sunday.

The tournament will be co-directed by John Chew, Lisa Deift and Lisa Kessler.


Saturday, September 25th, 1999: seven games starting at 9:15 A.M.
Sunday, September 26th, 1999: five games starting at 9:30 A.M.

Saturday, September 25th, 1999

09:15-12:45Announcements, followed by games 1-3
12:45-13:45Lunch break (see restaurant list)
13:45-18:15Games 4-7

Sunday, September 26th, 1999

09:00-12:15Games 8-10
12:15-13:15Lunch (provided)
13:15-15:30Games 11-12
15:30-16:00Awards Ceremony


Earl Bales Community Centre in Earl Bales Park, at 4169 Bathurst St (south of Sheppard Ave), in Toronto ON. See map. If you're travelling from out-of-town, you might want to look at our list of hotels.


Send entry fee of CAD 45.00 (CAD 40.00 if received by September 8th) or USD 30.00 to Lisa Kessler, 302-150 Balmoral Avenue, Toronto ON M4V 1J4 by Friday, September 17th, 1999. Please include your name, telephone number, address and valid NSA membership number (unless this is your first tournament).


For more information, please contact Lisa Kessler at +1 416 967 0997 or Lisa Deift at

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