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2004 Kingston Cup Match

The 20th annual Toronto-Montreal (Scrabble®) club match will take place on November 20th and 21st, 2004 at the Ambassador Conference Resort at 1550 Princess Street in Kingston. All games will be played in the Regal Room.

Montreal is in possession of the upper division Kingston Cup and the middle division 401 Trophy; Toronto has the lower division's Midway Cup.

Players should arrive in time to play by 12:30 on Saturday, and Round 1 clocks will start at 1:00 P.M. See below for the rest of the schedule.

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This web site will be updated once more, with official ratings, and updated team and player histories. Please check back again later.


Ambassador Conference Hotel
1550 Princess Street, Kingston ON, +1 613 548 3605 or +1 800 267 7880. Call to make reservations (single and double rooms are $95 per night and include parking, free local calls, and free high-speed Internet access where available; add $15 per additional guest beyond two). See also hotel flyer, hotel room service menu, hotel lunch menu and hotel dinner menu. Directions: take exit 613 (Sydenham Road) south from the 401, turn left onto Princess Street at the first set of lights, the hotel will be on your right just after an overpass.
John Chew (Toronto team captain)
E-mail or call +1 416 876 7675 (cellphone, before, during or after the event).
Bernard Gotlieb (Montreal team captain)
E-mail or call +1 514 484 0824.
Sary Karanofsky (acting Montreal team captain)
a r l k a t v i d e o t r o n c a.


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.

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, 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.

Kingston Cup
Emanuel has had to drop out of the tournament, and it doesn't look as though Montreal can find a replacement. Since all Toronto players have made their travel arrangements, we will probably play a schedule with unscored byes, as we have in the past when players have had to withdraw from the event. The next three players qualified to play for Toronto are Glenn M, Lloyd and Tony.
Toronto Montreal
1878Robin Pollock Daniel 1931Joel Wapnick
1840Shaun Goatcher 1902David Boys
1801Jim Nanavati 1843Jamie McCune
1814Zev Kaufman 1778Emanuel Chicoine
1786Fern Lindzon 1744Lou Cornelis
1755Craig Rowland 1716Fran Silver
1734John Chew 1673Andrew Golding
1723Libero Paolella 1636Sary Karanofsky
1722Kristiina Overton 1612Arthur Carvalho
401 Trophy
The next four players qualified to play for Toronto are Kristen (who won't play except as a last-minute Toronto alternate, and probably not even then), Roger, Gene R.
Toronto Montreal
1566Lisa Kessler 1510Linda Espallardo
1531Trevor Sealy 1484Barbara Bultz
1497Lynda Wise 1443Anita Rackham
1452Mad Palazzo 1388Lydia Keras
1197Diane Brown 1212Jeremy Hildebrand
Midway Cup
Barry Muskovitch is willing to play for Toronto.
Toronto Montreal
1189Nick Fall 1156Lilla Sinanan
1079Anna Miransky 1012Kate Doe
1014Chris Landry 903Bert Tellone
895Pamela Hunter 894Abie Cromanty
885James Wallenberg 842Victoria Demers

This Year's Format

Teams will compete in three divisions with no intermixing.


Montreal now leads Toronto 12½-6½ in the Kingston Cup, 5-3 in the 501 Trophy, and has possession of both. Toronto leads Montreal 1½-½ in the Midway Cup, and has possession of it. Click to see historical records about the players and the teams.