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2022 Scrabble Players Championship: Registration

Welcome to the online registration system for the 2022 Scrabble Players Championship. Please take a few minutes to carefully complete the following form before paying for your registration.

When:

July 23–27, 2022

What:

A 31-game rated SCRABBLE tournament (in Divisions 1 and CSW1, two finalists advance to best-of-5 after Round 28) contested in four NWL divisions and up to two CSW, preceded on July 22 by a 4-game rated Early Bird (NWL and CSW, groups of up to 16 players), and followed on July 28 by a 4-game rated Late Bird (same).

Where:

Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards at 110 S Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Who:

To register for and play in this event, you must be a current member in good standing of NASPA and have a tournament rating. (Members of some other national associations resident in their respective territories may apply for a guest NASPA membership under the terms of a reciprocal agreement.)

Questions?

E-mail us at nsc@scrabbleplayers.org.

Marriott Inner Harbor

We have a room rate of US$139/night (7/21–7/28) plus tax at the Marriott Inner Harbor, available to book until June 30. Please read our player information page carefully for the terms for these bookings.

Accommodation

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Identification

We need the following information to identify who you are in our records.

NASPA Membership Number

 

•Your NASPA membership number (NASPA ID) is two letters followed by six digits.
•You can look it up in the NASPA membership database if you have forgotten it, or just try entering your name in this box.
•When you enter your ID correctly, your name should appear beside the ID. Please be sure to check it.
•If you are not a member, you can join NASPA online before continuing with this form.
•If you are a member of the ABSP, ASPA, HKSPA, MSA, NSF, NZASP, SAI, or SDeV and resident in the corresponding territory, you are entitled to complimentary guest membership under the terms of a reciprocal agreement: please email us at info@scrabbleplayers.org to activate this membership.

Electronic Contact Information

We will use the following information in case of an emergency.

Local Phone or Cellphone

If we cannot find you at the start of a session, we may try to reach you at this number.

Emergency Contact Name and Phone Number

If you have a personal emergency during the event, we will call this person.

Consent

To play in this event, you must click on the button below to agree to comply with the SPC 2022 Terms and Conditions.

Tournament Regulations



The Player Information page contains important information for players playing in this event, and will be updated frequently before the event. If we have important last-minute information to share with you, we will post it at the Player Bulletin page.

Player Information



Minors require the permission of a parent or legal guardian in order to participate in this event. If you require permission, please print a copy of the Minor Release, have your parent or guardian sign it, and bring it to registration.

Minor Consent




Personal Information

We require the following information about you to provide you with a satisfactory tournament experience.

Shirt Size

You can preorder your event T-shirt, designed by Lena Markley, for $15 with pickup at registration. Preordering by June 13th guarantees that we will have a shirt in the size you asked for on hand at registration; we may also have a few extra shirts available for sale at the same price. Additional T-shirts may be available for purchase at on-site registration. If you are a life member, your first T-shirt is complimentary.

Word Adjudication



Word challenges at this event will be adjudicated using laptop computers. If you are unable to go to a nearby laptop computer, key in a word and read a verdict on the screen, please let us know so that we can plan and staff accordingly.

Special Needs

If we should be aware of any other circumstances that affect your ability to play, please tell us here.

Entry Fee

If you are not sure which division to play in, please check the qualification instructions.

A late registration fee of $50 is included in the displayed price after May 31, 2022 (Eastern Time). You may change your division after registration for $25. (This division change fee is waived when the division change is necessitated by an increase in qualifying rating.) We are offering four NWL divisions and two CSW divisions this year. However, if there are fewer than 20 players in either CSW division as of June 30, those two divisions will be combined.

Division








Division Changes



Early Bird Entry Fee

This year's SPC Early Bird is again open to all players, and consists of four rounds of NWL and CSW play in divisions of up to 16 players. Paying your EB entry fee in advance with your main event fee saves you 50% ($10 instead of $20); event staff and volunteers, and certified directors are entitled to a further 50% off ($5 and $10).

Early Bird Division




Friday Night Welcome Dinner

After registration closes on Friday, July 22nd, we invite you to join us for a welcome dinner at which annual achievement award winners will be honored. The cost of the welcome dinner is US$25.00 per person. There is no charge for children aged 5 and under. For catering reasons, you must tell us no later than July 7, 2022 how many people there will be in your party.

Number of Attendees

Guest Name(s)

List the name(s) of your guest(s), if any.

Late Bird Entry Fee

This year's SPC will have a Late Bird event for the first time. It starts at 9:30 A.M. on the day (Thursday) after the main event ends. Its format is identical to that of the Early Bird: it is open to all players, and consists of four rounds of NWL and CSW play in divisions of up to 16 players. Paying your LB entry fee in advance with your main event fee saves you 50% ($10 instead of $20); event staff and volunteers, and certified directors are entitled to a further 50% off ($5 and $10).

Late Bird Division




Director's Luncheon

This year's Director's Luncheon is open to attendees who are certified club or tournament directors (including apprentice directors). The cost of the Director's Luncheon is US$10.00. Payment of $20 at the door may also be possible subject to catering restrictions.

Director's Luncheon



If you are not currently a certified director, you may apply for certification.

Confirm Registration

We accept online payment by Visa or MasterCard credit cards. Our merchant name will appear as NASPA on your credit card statement. When you pay online, you will give your billing information to our payment processor (CyberSource on behalf of Bank of America); they will verify it, schedule the transfer of funds, and return you to this web site. When we have verified the transaction, you will receive e-mail confirmation of your payment and you will appear in our online roster.

We accept offline payment by check, money order or wire transfer, if it is received before the deadline. When you pay offline, your registration information will be checked, and you will then be listed provisionally in our online roster pending receipt of your payment.

Please note that this registration page will close on July 7, 2022, and refunds will be issued (less a cancellation fee of US$25.00) only if you contact us by July 7, 2022.

Clicking the CheckOut button below will verify what you have entered and compute and display the total amount that you will owe.