The Official Website of North American Scrabble® Players Association Club #545

2019 Vancouver Summer Scrabble® Tournament

August 10 - 11, 2019

Tournament Information

Organizer
Chris Williams (604-321-2439) (vancouverscrabble at gmail dot com)

Main Tournament

Date
August 10th & 11th, 2019
Time
Saturday August 10th: mandatory check in 9:15-9:45 A.M.; rounds 1-8 will begin at 10:00 A.M. If you are running late, please contact Chris Williams (778-939-1512) or Miriam Gregory (604-352-2294). If you do not show up or call during check-in time, you may be removed from the tournament, and your entry fee will not be refunded.
Sunday August 11th: rounds 9-14, starting at 9:00 A.M.
Divisions
NWL and Collins Divisions. Division cutoffs will be determined after the registration deadline has passed. NASPA ratings on August 7, 2019 will be used to determine the allocation of players in divisions.
Format
14 Rounds -- pairings will be determined by the director.
Entry Fee
$70 CDN if payment received by July 12, 2019; $80 after July 12.

Entry fees will be determined by the date when payment is received, not when it is sent. If you are mailing your entry, please allow extra time for your entry to arrive to avoid paying extra. Registration deadline is August 6, 2019. No refunds once play begins.

We accept payment in US dollars; please follow the instructions in the Registration section below

Equipment
Please bring Deluxe Scrabble® Boards, clocks, and tournament tiles if you have them.
NASPA Membership
This tournament is sanctioned by the North American Scrabble Players Association; you must be a member in order to play. Membership is $30/year, with a 6-month trial membership available to new players for $15. You can join or renew your membership online at http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/Membership.

Newcomers Tournament

Date
August 10th, 2019
Time
Mandatory check in 9:15-9:45 A.M. Games will start at 10 A.M. If you are running late, please contact Miriam Gregory (604-352-2294). If you do not show up or call during check-in time, you may be removed from the tournament, and your entry fee will not be refunded.
Divisions
One division, NWL lexicon. Open only to players either unrated or rated under 1000 by the North American Scrabble Players Association
Format
4 Rounds -- pairings will be determined by the director.
Entry Fee
$10 CDN. Registration deadline is August 6, 2019. No refunds once play begins.
Equipment
Please bring Deluxe Scrabble® Boards, clocks, and tournament tiles if you have them.
NASPA Membership
This tournament is not rated by the North American Scrabble Players Association; you do not need to be a member in order to play.

Accomodations

UBC offers accommodations through their website at https://suitesatubc.com.

Parking

Parking at the nearby UBC West Parkade is $8/day.

Registration

Registration is now closed. If you wish to play in this tournament but have not yet registered, please contact Chris Williams. However, we cannot guarantee that you will be allowed to participate.

Restaurants

UBC Food Services

UBC Food Services runs many of the eateries on campus. Unfortunately, most are closed on weekends during the summer. The exceptions are:

  • The Point, a casual comfort food restuarant; the closest place to eat from the tournament room.
  • Harvest, a grocery store with takeout food

Student Union Building

Many of the eateries at the SUB are closed on weekends, but some are open including:

University Boulevard

Several restaurants have opened up on a fairly recently developed stretch of University Blvd near the Student Union Building and the UBC bus loop:

University Village

On University Boulevard, across from Wesbrook Mall, University Village has many places to eat, from familiar fast-food chains (MacDonald's, A&W, Subway, Pita Pit) to popular regional chains (Pizza Garden, Fresh Slice, Vera's Burger Shack, Red Burrito) to Asian restaurants (too many to list). There is also a food court downstairs. A list of restaurants in University Village, supplied by Zomato.

Tournament Entries