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The 2010 World Players Championship (WPC) will take place on August 13–16, 2010 at the Hotel InterContinental Dallas at 15201 Dallas Parkway in Addison, TX. The WPC was conceived in 2008 as a biennial event to encourage the return of international SCRABBLE players to North America, and is therefore held in years when there is no World SCRABBLE Championship. This year’s WPC will be rated in both the WESPA and NASPA (SOWPODS) rating systems.
This page will be updated frequently before the championship. You can see what has changed recently by clicking on the “history” tab above.
Online registration will be available on March 15th, 2010.
As the WPC is now a NASPA-rated event, you must must be a NASPA member to play in it. Membership costs USD 30.00 for a year if you have a NASPA rating (formerly known as an NSA rating); if you do not, you may pay USD 15.00 for a six-month trial membership instead. You can purchase membership online with a Visa or MasterCard card, or pay cash at the tournament site.
Registration closes on July 21st, 2010. No refunds will be issued after that date, and registrations will only be accepted with a $75 surcharge, if space is still available.
By registering for the 2009 NSC, you agree to abide by the NASPA Tournament Rules and Code of Conduct. In particular, some games at this tournament, probably the highest Division 1 board without a Gibsonized player, will be annotated live. If you refuse to play a designated game with annotation, you will forfeit it, and may at the director’s discretion be assigned a spread penalty of −200 points.
A Minor Release and Consent form can be downloaded for players who have not reached the legal age of majority. It can be mailed with your registration or alone if you have paid online to Chris Cree. Alternatively, it can be signed by the accompanying parent or guardian at the NSC in Dayton.
Before you register, please read our player bulletin, and check it again for last-minute updates before you travel to the event.
The WPC is an open event: all players play in one division. Players must pay the following amounts to enter, all amounts in U.S. dollars, payable online by Visa or MasterCard, by cash at the door (or paid to WPC staff in person at the European Open or King's Cup): $200 entry fee, $50 banquet fee (required), $20 T-shirt fee (required), $40 facility fee (if not staying at the event hotel).