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1999 Kingston Cup Match

The 15th annual Toronto-Montreal (Scrabble®) club match took place on October 16th and 17th, 1999, at the Days Inn Kingston. This year's event featured 15 players from each city playing a 13-game schedule, vying for the prestigious Kingston Cup. The 401 Trophy was not contested this year.

This page was updated nightly with information during the event. See results after day one and final results, and below for full historical statistical records.


John Chew (Toronto team captain)
E-mail or call +1 416 876 7675 (cellphone, before, during or after the event).


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."

By tradition, Toronto plays first in all odd-numbered rounds, and Montreal plays first in all even-numbered rounds, overriding the NSA's usual protocol. In Round 13, the player with the better record or higher rating plays first.

Ten dollars is collected from each player at the tournament, to cover the cost of the room and the rating fee.


Montreal now leads Toronto 11-4 in the Kingston Cup, while Toronto leads Montreal 3-1 in the 401 Trophy. As of 1998, Montreal was in possession of the Kingston Cup and Toronto had the 401 Trophy. In 1999, Montreal retained possession of the Kingston Cup. Click to see historical records about the players and the teams.