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The '''2022 Scrabble Players Championship''' (SPC) will take place on July 23-27, 2022, at the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards at 110 S Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201.  
 
The '''2022 Scrabble Players Championship''' (SPC) will take place on July 23-27, 2022, at the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards at 110 S Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201.  
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;[[Image:2022_SPC.png|right|200px|SPC 2022 logo by Lena Markley]]
 
;[[Image:2022_SPC.png|right|200px|SPC 2022 logo by Lena Markley]]
This webpage will be updated regularly as additional details became available.
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<a target=_new href="http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/register.pl" style="display:inline-block;color:white;background-color:#3e4e97;padding:6px;font-weight:bold;border:solid 1px #cccccc">Register</a>
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<a target=_new href="https://book.passkey.com/gt/218357161?gtid=6777f0a5281e6c7e2607792cefc21642" style="display:inline-block;color:white;background-color:#3e4e97;padding:6px;font-weight:bold;border:solid 1px #cccccc">Book Hotel</a> <a target=_new href="http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/reglist.pl?event=NSC2022" style="display:inline-block;color:white;background-color:#3e4e97;padding:6px;font-weight:bold;border:solid 1px #cccccc">See Who's Coming</a>
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'''This webpage is subject to change and will be updated regularly as the plans are finalized.'''
  
 
== SPC Satellite Events ==
 
== SPC Satellite Events ==
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== Important Dates ==
 
== Important Dates ==
 
* February 28, 2022 - End of free T-shirt with registration
 
* February 28, 2022 - End of free T-shirt with registration
* May 31, 2022 - End of early registration (base entry fee increases $50)
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* May 31, 2022 - End of regular registration (base entry fee increases $50)
 
* June 30, 2022 - Room block closes
 
* June 30, 2022 - Room block closes
* July 14, 2022 - Close of registration (no refunds granted after this date)
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* July 7, 2022 - Close of registration (no refunds granted after this date)
 
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''Cutoffs effective 11:59pm EDT''
 
''Cutoffs effective 11:59pm EDT''
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== Registration ==
 
== Registration ==
  
<!--[http://scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/register.pl Online registration] is open now.-->
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[http://scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/register.pl Online registration] is open now.
Registration will open on or before January 31, 2022 for new registrants. Players who rolled over their [[2021 North American SCRABBLE Championship | 2021 NASC]] registration are already registered for the 2022 SPC.
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Players who rolled over their [[2021 North American SCRABBLE Championship | 2021 NASC]] registration are already registered for the 2022 SPC.
  
 
A list of [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/reglist.pl?event=NSC2022 registered players] is available on this website and on cross-tables.com.
 
A list of [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/reglist.pl?event=NSC2022 registered players] is available on this website and on cross-tables.com.
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=== Attendance Cap ===
 
=== Attendance Cap ===
Attendance is '''limited to the first 360 PAID entrants.''' Should registration reach this cap a Waiting List will made available.  Those on the waiting list will be contacted as vacancies open and will be given a limited opportunity to claim entry or it will be offered to the next on the list.
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Attendance is '''limited to the first 360 PAID entrants.''' Should registration reach this cap, a Wait List will be maintained.  Those on the Wait List will be contacted as vacancies open and will be given a limited opportunity to claim entry or it will be offered to the next on the list.
  
 
The rest of this section describes in detail the various terms and conditions of registration, most of which are also discussed on the registration form.
 
The rest of this section describes in detail the various terms and conditions of registration, most of which are also discussed on the registration form.
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==== Review of Division Assignments ====
 
==== Review of Division Assignments ====
  
Player division assignments will be reviewed after July 14, 2022 to ensure that everyone is registered in the correct division. If the division in which you registered is not one in which your QR permits you to play, we will automatically move you up to the lowest permissible division.
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Player division assignments will be reviewed after July 7, 2022 to ensure that everyone is registered in the correct division. If the division in which you registered is not one in which your QR permits you to play, we will automatically move you up to the lowest permissible division.
  
 
=== Entry Fees ===
 
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The above fees will be increased by $50 after May 31, 2022. For example, a non-youth player signing up on June 1, 2022, would pay $250, while a youth would pay $150.
 
The above fees will be increased by $50 after May 31, 2022. For example, a non-youth player signing up on June 1, 2022, would pay $250, while a youth would pay $150.
  
Players accepted after the close of registration on July 14, 2022 must pay a $75 late penalty. For example, a non-youth player signing up on July 18, 2022, would pay $325, while a youth would pay $225.  Acceptance of registrants after July 14, 2022 is not guaranteed and will generally only be permitted if it does not cause a division to be uneven.
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Players accepted after the close of registration on July 7, 2022 must pay a $75 late penalty. For example, a non-youth player signing up on July 18, 2022, would pay $325, while a youth would pay $225.  Acceptance of registrants after July 7, 2022 is not guaranteed and will generally only be permitted if it does not cause a division to be uneven.
  
 
'''Players not booked IN THE ROOM BLOCK at the host hotel for the duration of the event must also pay a commuter/facility fee of $20 per day ($100 maximum).'''  
 
'''Players not booked IN THE ROOM BLOCK at the host hotel for the duration of the event must also pay a commuter/facility fee of $20 per day ($100 maximum).'''  
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* Fee will be waived if request is sent within 24 hours of initial registration.
 
* Fee will be waived if request is sent within 24 hours of initial registration.
  
* After registration closes on July 14, 2022, if your division change would increase the number of players who may have byes (i.e., if you would make two divisions odd or would make a smaller division odd), you will be wait listed until this is not the case.
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If you decide you need to cancel your registration, we will
 
If you decide you need to cancel your registration, we will
refund your entry fee (and commuter fee, if applicable), if you so request by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 14, 2022. No refunds will be issued after this date.
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=== Changes to Rolled Over Registrations ===
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If you rolled over your registration from 2020, you should have received an email with a reminder of your registration details. Contact us via [mailto:nsc@scrabbleplayers.org email] if you need to modify your registration - any change fees will be waived through the end of February.
  
 
=== Conditions ===
 
=== Conditions ===
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The SPC will be subject to any restrictions imposed or recommended in governmental guidance, laws or regulations.
 
The SPC will be subject to any restrictions imposed or recommended in governmental guidance, laws or regulations.
 
   
 
   
All participants must have completed a government-authorized course of vaccination against COVID-19 and waited the recommended duration for it to take full effect.
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As noted in the event&rsquo;s list of terms and conditions, all participants must have completed a government-authorized course of vaccination against COVID-19 and waited the recommended duration for it to take full effect.
  
Other precautions, such as wearing a mask, may be imposed as conditions warrant.
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Tournament entrants are eligible for our group rate of $139 per night (plus applicable taxes) for King or Double accommodations.
 
Tournament entrants are eligible for our group rate of $139 per night (plus applicable taxes) for King or Double accommodations.
  
'''Room block closes June 30, 2022.'''
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'''You can register online at this [https://book.passkey.com/go/NASPAScrabbleChampionship2022 link]''' or call 1-800-228-9290 and mention the 2022 NASPA Scrabble Championship.
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== Volunteers ==
 
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Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, registration and tear down.  Volunteers receive a free event T-shirt.  [https://scrabble.formstack.com/forms/nascvolunteer Sign up here.]
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Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, registration and tear down.  Volunteers receive a free event T-shirt.  [https://scrabble.formstack.com/forms/spc_volunteer Sign up here.]
  
 
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=== Setup ===

Latest revision as of 15:58, 27 January 2022

The 2022 Scrabble Players Championship (SPC) will take place on July 23-27, 2022, at the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards at 110 S Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201.

SPC 2022 logo by Lena Markley

Register Book Hotel See Who's Coming

This webpage is subject to change and will be updated regularly as the plans are finalized.

SPC Satellite Events

A complimentary 2022 SPC registration will be awarded to one player for every 50 players participating in an SPC Satellite Event.

An SPC Satellite Event must have at least 14 rounds over multiple days and at least 50 players across all divisions in the specific event.

Full details about the program can be found here.

Important Dates

  • February 28, 2022 - End of free T-shirt with registration
  • May 31, 2022 - End of regular registration (base entry fee increases $50)
  • June 30, 2022 - Room block closes
  • July 7, 2022 - Close of registration (no refunds granted after this date)


Cutoffs effective 11:59pm EDT

Registration

Online registration is open now.

Players who rolled over their 2021 NASC registration are already registered for the 2022 SPC.

A list of registered players is available on this website and on cross-tables.com.

The rest of this section describes in detail the various terms and conditions of registration, most of which are also discussed on the registration form.

Attendance Cap

Attendance is limited to the first 360 PAID entrants. Should registration reach this cap, a Wait List will be maintained. Those on the Wait List will be contacted as vacancies open and will be given a limited opportunity to claim entry or it will be offered to the next on the list.

The rest of this section describes in detail the various terms and conditions of registration, most of which are also discussed on the registration form.

Eligibility

To play in the SPC, you must (1) be a NASPA member, and (2) have played in an officially sanctioned Scrabble tournament to earn an official tournament rating. If you live in the United States or Canada, that rating should be a NASPA rating; if you live elsewhere, it may be a WESPA rating or other comparable national rating.

Qualification Rating

Placement into respective divisions is determined by your Qualification Rating (QR).

Your QR consists of the highest rating attained at the end of any NASPA NWL or Collins (CSW) rated tournament (or segment of a split-rated tournament) that finished during the period from July 19, 2019 to June 30, 2022 (the start of the most recent Championship to the close of registration).

If you have a rating, but do not play during this period, your QR is the higher of your unchanged current NWL or CSW rating.

For players who have ratings in both lexica, the higher peak or current rating will be used. For example, a player whose computed QR is 1810 in CSW and 1600 in NWL will use 1810 as her QR for division placement in either CSW or NWL.

NWL Divisions

If you meet the eligibility criteria and wish to play using the NASPA Word List 2020 (NWL), you may do so. Four NWL divisions will be offered, divided by QR, with unlimited play-up available.

  • If your QR is 1800 or higher, or if you do not have a NASPA rating, you must play in Division 1.
  • If your QR is in the range 1450–1799, you must play in Division 1 or 2.
  • If your QR is in the range 1150–1449, you must play in Division 1, 2 or 3.
  • If your QR is below 1150, you may play in any of the four divisions.

Collins Divisions

If you meet the eligibility criteria and prefer to play using the international Collins (CSW) lexicon, you may do so.

  • If your QR is 1500 or higher, you must play in Division 1.
  • If it is 1499 or below, you may play in Division 1 or 2.
  • Players who only have a WESPA rating will be permitted to play in Division 1 or 2 if that rating is 1399 or below.


If there are fewer than 20 players registered in either division as of June 23, 2022, the divisions will be automatically combined into a single division. Players wishing to switch to NWL after divisions are combined will be allowed to do so at no charge.

The Collins division will be run using NASPA rules, except that the Collins lexicon will be used and the challenge penalty will be 5 points per word. The Collins division will be both NASPA and WESPA rated.

If you are thinking about traveling from overseas to play in this event for the first time, please read our 2022 SPC for Overseas Visitors page.

Review of Division Assignments

Player division assignments will be reviewed after July 7, 2022 to ensure that everyone is registered in the correct division. If the division in which you registered is not one in which your QR permits you to play, we will automatically move you up to the lowest permissible division.

Entry Fees

The base entry fee for all divisions is $200.

Youths, defined as those whose 18th birthday is after July 23, 2022, may pay $100 to play in any division.

The above fees will be increased by $50 after May 31, 2022. For example, a non-youth player signing up on June 1, 2022, would pay $250, while a youth would pay $150.

Players accepted after the close of registration on July 7, 2022 must pay a $75 late penalty. For example, a non-youth player signing up on July 18, 2022, would pay $325, while a youth would pay $225. Acceptance of registrants after July 7, 2022 is not guaranteed and will generally only be permitted if it does not cause a division to be uneven.

Players not booked IN THE ROOM BLOCK at the host hotel for the duration of the event must also pay a commuter/facility fee of $20 per day ($100 maximum).

  • Players booked at the host hotel but outside of the room block will be subject to the commuter fee.
  • The commuter fee does not apply to those local to the Baltimore (metropolitan statistical)area.


Verification of status as a hotel guest will be performed at registration/check-in and throughout the event. Players staying at the host hotel for only part of the event must pay the full commuter fee and may then apply for a refund of $20 per day stayed at the host hotel (to a maximum of $100) after the conclusion of the event, by providing the Championship Committee with hotel confirmation number and dates of stay.

Fees payable are computed based on when (Eastern Time) funds are received in full. If you are not paying right away online at the moment when you register, please be sure to allow enough time for your mailed payment to reach us.

Division Changes

Division changes are subject to the following conditions:

  • Division changes are subject to a $25 fee.
  • Fee will be waived if request is sent within 24 hours of initial registration.
  • After registration closes on July 7, 2022, if your division change would increase the number of players who may have byes (i.e., if you would make two divisions odd or would make a smaller division odd), you will be wait listed until this is not the case.


If your rating rises above the limit for the division in which you registered, you will automatically be moved to the lowest division for which you qualify.

To change divisions after you have registered, please email the organizing committee at nsc@scrabbleplayers.org.

Refunds

If you paid your tournament fees by credit card, any credit owing to you will be issued to your card; otherwise, we will mail a check to your membership address as shown in your member profile.

All refunds are subject to a cancellation fee of $25.

If you decide you need to cancel your registration, we will refund your entry fee (and commuter fee, if applicable), if you so request by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 7, 2022. No refunds will be issued after this date.

Changes to Rolled Over Registrations

If you rolled over your registration from 2020, you should have received an email with a reminder of your registration details. Contact us via email if you need to modify your registration - any change fees will be waived through the end of February.

Conditions

Rules, Code and Terms/Conditions

By registering for the SPC, you agree to abide by the NASPA Tournament Rules and Code of Conduct, and agree to comply with the 2022 Scrabble Players Championship Terms and Conditions.

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.

Minor Release

A signed Minor Release and Consent Form will be required for all players under age 18 as of July 23, 2022, and may be downloaded and submitted in advance, or executed by a parent or guardian at registration.

Equipment Required

Participants in the 2022 Scrabble Players Championship are responsible for bringing all equipment necessary to play in the tournament. If neither player in a game has equipment available for their game, a double forfeit may be imposed.

COVID-19 Precautions

The SPC will be subject to any restrictions imposed or recommended in governmental guidance, laws or regulations.

As noted in the event’s list of terms and conditions, all participants must have completed a government-authorized course of vaccination against COVID-19 and waited the recommended duration for it to take full effect.

Other precautions, such as wearing a mask, may be imposed as conditions warrant. This section will be updated when this happens.

Changes

The Championship Committee reserves the right to modify the above to account for unforeseen special circumstances.

Format

Players will be paired using tsh, with Gibsonization.

The winners of the top divisions in both NWL and CSW lexicons shall be determined as follows:

  • After Round 28, the top two players (as determined by record and spread) will enter a best of five playoff to determine champion and runner-up.
  • Finals Round 1 and 2 will take place while all other player complete Rounds 29 through 31 to determine their final standing.
  • Finals Round 3 (and Rounds 4-5 if needed) will be streamed at the conclusion of the Prize Ceremony for non-finalists.

Hotel/Travel Information

Hotel Registration

The official event hotel is the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards (110 S Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201).

Tournament entrants are eligible for our group rate of $139 per night (plus applicable taxes) for King or Double accommodations.

You can register online at this link or call 1-800-228-9290 and mention the 2022 NASPA Scrabble Championship.

Hotel bookings at our group rate are subject to availability within our group rate block of rooms. Room block closes June 30, 2022.

Hotel and Event Parking

Self parking onsite is $25 per day for attendees staying at the hotel.

Attendees who drive to the venue but intend to explore the city by foot may opt to park at BWI for $8/day and utilize Light Rail to reach the hotel.

Sightseeing

Baltimore has much to offer those visiting the area, including the Inner Harbor, Power Plant Live!, Oriole Park at Camden Yards (home of the Baltimore Orioles) and the historic Mt. Vernon area. The Visit Baltimore website showcases the varied options in the area.

Roommate Wanted

If you need a roommate and would like a listing here, please complete the SPC Roommate Request Form.

IMPORTANT: When you get your roommate, please contact the committee so we can remove your listing.

Ride Wanted

If you need a ride/rider to or from the tournament, and would like a listing here, please complete the SPC Ride Request Form.

IMPORTANT: When you get your ride/rider, please contact the committee so we can remove your request.

Airport Transport Information

Baltimore, MD is served by the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). For complete airport information, please visit bwiairport.com.

Airport Transfer

Light Rail service from BWI to the event hotel is available for $1.90 per person. Rail tickets can be purchased near the exit of baggage claim. Take the rail north to the Camden Station stop - about a 30 minute ride. Exit the rail and head north on S. Eutaw Street to the hotel - about a 7 minute walk on mostly flat terrain.

Uber average is $20.

Check-In

To play in the first round on Saturday morning, you must check in between 12:00 noon. and 7:00 P.M. on Friday, July 22, 2022, at the SPC registration desk in the Foyer located outside of the Grand Ballroom.

You may ask a friend to check in for you by proxy if you cannot check in in person.

  • If possible, please email us at nsc@scrabbleplayers.org to notify us in advance of proxy arrangements.
  • If you check in by proxy, but do not show up to play, then neither you nor your proxy will be permitted to check in by proxy at future events.


If you do not check in before the desk closes at 7:00 P.M., you may join the championship in progress as soon as it is convenient for the pairings staff to add you back in; this may not take place before Sunday morning.

No refund will be issued to latecomers.

When you check in, you will be given an announcement sheet. This is to reduce the number of announcements that have to be made on Saturday morning, so that the event can get underway quickly. You are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the announcements and tournament schedule.

Schedule

This schedule for the 2022 Scrabble Players Championship may be modified to add new events or possibly to change room locations. Also, until about a month before the event, it should be considered an early draft, with only the times for registration and the main event to be set in stone. Once the event begins, please check the schedule for changes at the beginning of each day.

Friday, July 22, 2022

10:00 A.M.–11:30 P.M.
After hours room open (Harbor 1-2)
12:00 P.M.–7:00 P.M.
Registration (Foyer)
12:00 P.M.–4:00 P.M.
Early bird tournament (University Ballroom)
4:30 P.M.–5:30 P.M.
Committee meeting for Division Leaders, Division Assistants, Auxiliary Staff (Promenade)
7:00 P.M.–10:00 P.M.
Welcome Dinner and presentation of annual achievement awards (Stadium Ballroom)

Saturday, July 23, 2022

8:30 A.M.–8:50 A.M.
Set up for play (Grand & University Ballroom)
8:50 A.M.–8:55 A.M.
Group Photos - School Scrabble/Youth Players (Grand & University Ballroom)
8:55 A.M.–9:10 A.M.
Announcements (Grand & University Ballroom)
9:10 A.M.–1:15 P.M.
Rounds 1–4 (Grand & University Ballroom)
1:15 P.M.–2:30 P.M.
Committee lunch meetings (Chesapeake)
2:45 P.M.–2:55 P.M.
Set up for play (Grand & University Ballroom)
2:55 P.M.–3:05 P.M.
Announcements (Grand & University Ballroom)
3:05 P.M.–6:15 P.M.
Rounds 5–7 (Grand & University Ballroom)
6:30 P.M.–10:00 P.M.
Advisory Board Dinner Meeting (TBD)
9:00 A.M.–11:30 P.M.
After hours room open (Harbor 1-2)
8:00 P.M.–11:00 P.M.
Trivia Contest (Promenade)

Sunday, July 24, 2022

SWAG SUNDAY! Wear your Scrabble Championship or Scrabble-related swag!

8:30 A.M.–8:50 A.M.
Set up for play (Grand & University Ballroom)
8:50 A.M.–8:55 A.M.
Group Photos - Past Champions/Division Winners (Grand Ballroom)
8:55 A.M.–9:05 A.M.
Announcements (Grand & University Ballroom)
9:05 A.M.–1:15 P.M.
Rounds 8–11 (Grand & University Ballroom)
1:15 P.M.–2:30 P.M.
Committee lunch meetings (Chesapeake)
2:45 P.M.–2:55 P.M.
Set up for play (Grand & University Ballroom)
2:55 P.M.–3:00 P.M.
Announcements (Grand & University Ballroom)
3:00 P.M.–6:15 P.M.
Rounds 12–14 (Grand & University Ballroom)
7:00 P.M.–11:30 P.M.
After hours room open (Harbor 1-2)
8:30 P.M.–11:30 P.M.
Evening Musicale (Promenade)

Monday, July 25, 2022

8:30 A.M.–8:50 A.M.
Set up for play (Grand & University Ballroom)
8:50 A.M.–8:55 A.M.
Group Photo - NASC Staff (Grand Ballroom)
8:55 A.M.–9:00 A.M.
Group Photo - Maryland/D.C. residents and natives (Grand Ballroom)
9:00 A.M.–9:10 A.M.
Announcements (Grand & University Ballroom)
9:10 A.M.–1:15 P.M.
Rounds 15–18 (Grand & University Ballroom)
1:15 P.M.–2:30 P.M.
Committee lunch meetings (Chesapeake)
2:45 P.M.–2:55 P.M.
Set up for play (Grand & University Ballroom)
2:55 P.M.–3:05 P.M.
Announcements (Grand & University Ballroom)
3:05 P.M.–6:15 P.M.
Rounds 19–21 (Grand & University Ballroom)
7:00 P.M.–11:30 P.M.
After hours room open (Harbor 1-2) - Board Games Night
8:30 P.M.–10:00 P.M.
Town Hall meeting (Promenade)

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

8:30 A.M.–8:50 A.M.
Set up for play (Grand & University Ballroom)
8:50 A.M.–8:55 A.M.
Group Photo - International Players (Grand & University Ballroom)
Group Photo - Family Members together at NASC (Grand Ballroom)
8:55 A.M.–9:00 A.M.
Announcements (Grand & University Ballroom)
9:00 A.M.–1:15 P.M.
Rounds 22–25 (Grand & University Ballroom)
1:15 P.M.–2:30 P.M.
Committee lunch meetings (Chesapeake)
Directors meeting hosted by Ted Gest (Harbor 1-2)
2:45 P.M.–2:55 P.M.
Set up for play (Grand & University Ballroom)
2:55 P.M.–3:05 P.M.
Announcements (Grand & University Ballroom)
3:05 P.M.–6:15 P.M.
Rounds 26–28 (Grand & University Ballroom)
7:00 P.M.–11:30 P.M.
After hours room open (Harbor 1-2)

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

8:30 A.M.–8:55 A.M.
Set up for play (Grand & University Ballroom)
8:55 A.M.–9:00 A.M.
Announcements (Grand & University Ballroom)
9:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M.
Rounds 29–31 - Non-Finalists (Grand & University Ballroom)
10:15 A.M.
Finals - Game 1
11:15 A.M.
Finals - Game 2
1:15 P.M.
Prize Ceremony - NWL Divisions 2,3,4 & CSW Division 2 (Stadium Ballroom)
2:15 P.M.
Finals - Game 3 (Streamed in Stadium Ballroom)
3:15 P.M.
Finals - Game 4 (if needed)
4:15 P.M.
Finals - Game 5 (if needed)
Immediately following
Prize Ceremony NWL Division 1 & CSW Division 1
3:00 P.M.–7:00 P.M.
Tear Down (Grand & University Ballroom)

Thursday, July 28, 2022

9:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M.
Late bird tournament (University Ballroom)
9:30 A.M.–2:00 P.M.
Tear Down (Grand & University Ballroom)

The Rose Award

Bob and Andi Schoenman, creators of Protiles, honor Rose Kreiswirth's memory. Rose was an expert Scrabble® player for over 30 years and cherished the game for its educational values. An accomplished player, Rose was as well known for her sense of fairness and her congeniality as she was for her competitiveness. The Rose Award will be awarded each year at the Scrabble Players Championship to a female player who, in the opinion of the judges, best exemplifies the fierce competitiveness and compassion that we remember Rose for. Thank you, Bob and Andi Schoenman!

Other Donors

If you are interested in donating prizes to events at the championship, please email us at nsc@scrabbleplayers.org.

Sponsors

For information about sponsorship opportunities at the championship, please contact John Chew.

Vendors

If you have a product to sell to Scrabble players, this is the place to do it. Hundreds of the most avid fans of the game will be in one place with money ready to spend at your table. To become an SPC vendor, print out, date and sign two (2) copies of the SPC 2022 Vendor Agreement and send both executed copies to Art Moore, P.O. Box 1217, Ocoee, FL 34761, along with the required payment for extra tables, if you wish to exhibit on more than one table.

If you have questions about becoming an SPC vendor, please contact the Championship Committee at nsc@scrabbleplayers.org.

Staff

Director
Art Moore
Assistant to the Director
Diane Moore
Webmaster
John Chew