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2002 Kingston Cup Match

The 18th annual Toronto-Montreal (Scrabble®) club match took place on December 7th and 8th, 2002 in the Tercentary Room at the Days Inn Kingston.

Montreal took back the Kingston Cup in the upper division, successfully defended the 401 Trophy in the middle division, and the two sides battled to a tie in the inaugural contest for an as yet unnamed trophy in the lower division.

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Days Inn Kingston
33 Benson Street, Kingston ON, +1 613 546 3661 or +1 800 267 7888.
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.


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. (Montreal won the draw this year.)

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

This Year's Teams

Kingston Cup
Toronto Montreal
1926Zev Kaufman 1975David Boys
1885Evan Berofsky 1929Adam Logan
1889Robin Pollock Daniel 1890Joel Wapnick
1844Craig Rowland 1887Jamie McCune
1791John Chew 1698Lou Cornelis
1783Libero Paolella 1693Bernard Gotlieb
1765Ray Francis 1635Fran Silver
1762Glenn Dunlop 1562Sary Karanofsky
1742Kristiina Overton 1622Emanuel Chicoine
1732Fern Lindzon 1570Arthur Carvalho
alt.Sinnadurai Vijayakumar   
401 Trophy
Toronto Montreal
1585Lynda Wise 1558Linda Espallardo
1561Trevor Sealy 1529Anita Rackham
1433Gene Rawlins 1525Joe Peters
1423Brenda Megannety 1509Barbara Bultz
1352Mad Palazzo 1384Lydia Keras
1228Kristen Chew 1249Richard Kirsch
1201Diane Brown 1145Ruth Nabi
alt.Vivienne Muhling   
Division 3
1121Roger Cullman 1024Bert Tellone
1043Kate Doe 880Victoria Demers
978Merran Dunlop 844Abie Cromanty
815Jim Wallenberg 741Ben Henkewick
alt.Nick Fall
Pam Hunter

I'm hoping Nick and Pam can help us fill out the Toronto team; if not, maybe Kate can pretend she's still on our side?

This Year's Format

Teams will compete in three divisions with no intermixing. In the top two divisions, after playing each of the members of the opposing team, players in each division will be numbered according to their number of wins, with ties broken by pre-tournament rating.

A Division 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  
Zev Sary Arthur Emanuel Jamie Lou Fran Bernard Joel Adam Dave T2 T1 M1
Robin Bernard Sary Arthur Lou Dave Emanuel Fran Jamie Joel Adam T1 T2 M2
Evan Fran Bernard Sary Dave Adam Arthur Emanuel Lou Jamie Joel T4 T3 M3
Craig Emanuel Fran Bernard Adam Joel Sary Arthur Dave Lou Jamie T3 T4 M4
John Arthur Emanuel Fran Joel Jamie Bernard Sary Adam Dave Lou T6 T5 M5
Libero Lou Jamie Joel Arthur Sary Adam Dave Emanuel Fran Bernard T5 T6 M6
Ray Dave Lou Jamie Sary Bernard Joel Adam Arthur Emanuel Fran T8 T7 M7
Glenn Adam Dave Lou Bernard Fran Jamie Joel Sary Arthur Emanuel T7 T8 M8
Kristiina Joel Adam Dave Fran Emanuel Lou Jamie Bernard Sary Arthur T10 T9 M9
Fern Jamie Joel Adam Emanuel Arthur Dave Lou Fran Bernard Sary T9 T10 M10

B Division 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  
Linda Diane Kristen Mad Brenda Gene Trevor Lynda M5 M4 M3 M2 M1 T1
Anita Lynda Diane Kristen Mad Brenda Gene Trevor M1 M7 M2 M3 M4 T2
Joe Trevor Lynda Diane Kristen Mad Brenda Gene M6 M5 M4 M1 M2 T3
Barbara Gene Trevor Lynda Diane Kristen Mad Brenda M7 M6 M1 M4 M3 T4
Lydia Brenda Gene Trevor Lynda Diane Kristen Mad M2 M1 M6 M7 M5 T5
Richard Mad Brenda Gene Trevor Lynda Diane Kristen M3 M2 M7 M5 M6 T6
Ruth Kristen Mad Brenda Gene Trevor Lynda Diane M4 M3 M5 M6 M7 T7

C Division 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Roger Abie Abie Vicki Vicki Ben Ben Bert Bert Abie Vicki Ben Bert
Kate Ben Ben Bert Bert Abie Abie Vicki Vicki Ben Bert Abie Vicki
Merran Bert Bert Ben Ben Vicki Vicki Abie Abie Bert Ben Vicki Abie
Jim Vicki Vicki Abie Abie Bert Bert Ben Ben Vicki Abie Bert Ben


Montreal now leads Toronto 12-6 in the Kingston Cup, 4-3 in the 401 Trophy, and has possession of both. As the teams tied in the lower division, the as yet unnamed (and nonexistent trophy) will not be awarded this year. Click to see historical records about the players and the teams.