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2011 Canadian World SCRABBLE Championship Qualifying Tournament Venue Vote

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This draft document, listing the 2009 venue vote rules, has not yet been approved by the Canadian Committee.

The 2011 Canadian World SCRABBLE Championship Qualifying Tournament Venue Vote will be conducted as follows.

  1. The vote for the QT venue is determined on the basis of those players who have registered in the QS as of the voting deadline, do not have a bye to the WSC (e.g., via the CNSC or preceding WSC) and are eligible and expected to play in the QT taking into account any future tournaments for which they have already registered.
  2. Voters who have not indicated otherwise are deemed to have voted for the city that is nearest to their currently known residence from among: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.
  3. In the interests of fairness, the rules will sometimes award a player a `carryover vote'. A carryover vote counts as an additional vote the next time we vote for a QT venue. Carryover votes accumulate until cast in a successful vote.
  4. If the director of the QT was not eligible to vote, the director receives a carryover vote.
  5. If a player votes but subsequently qualifies by other means for the WSC and no longer has to play in the QT, the player neither gains nor loses carryover votes, regardless of any of the following rules.
  6. If a player casts a losing vote but attends the QT anyway, the player earns a carryover vote. Here and below, directing the QT counts as attending.
  7. If a player casts a winning vote, all the player's accumulated carryover votes are discarded.
  8. If a player casts a winning vote and does not attend the QT, they are banned from voting for the following QT.
  9. If a player who became qualified to vote after the voting deadline but before the end of the QP travels to play in the QT, the player receives a carryover vote.