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.
This web site will be updated once more, with official ratings, and updated team and player histories. Please check back again later.
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|
|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|
If you are not listed below and want to play for your city, please contact your team captain immediately.
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.
|1878||Robin Pollock Daniel||1931||Joel Wapnick|
|1840||Shaun Goatcher||1902||David Boys|
|1801||Jim Nanavati||1843||Jamie McCune|
|1814||Zev Kaufman||1778||Emanuel Chicoine|
|1786||Fern Lindzon||1744||Lou Cornelis|
|1755||Craig Rowland||1716||Fran Silver|
|1734||John Chew||1673||Andrew Golding|
|1723||Libero Paolella||1636||Sary Karanofsky|
|1722||Kristiina Overton||1612||Arthur Carvalho|
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.
|1566||Lisa Kessler||1510||Linda Espallardo|
|1531||Trevor Sealy||1484||Barbara Bultz|
|1497||Lynda Wise||1443||Anita Rackham|
|1452||Mad Palazzo||1388||Lydia Keras|
|1197||Diane Brown||1212||Jeremy Hildebrand|
Barry Muskovitch is willing to play for Toronto.
|1189||Nick Fall||1156||Lilla Sinanan|
|1079||Anna Miransky||1012||Kate Doe|
|1014||Chris Landry||903||Bert Tellone|
|895||Pamela Hunter||894||Abie Cromanty|
|885||James Wallenberg||842||Victoria Demers|
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.