DC CSW Tournaments

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DC Collins Scrabble® Tournaments

We are offering free admission to a 'swing' player willing to participate or not as needed to even the event. Details below.


These events are tentative as they have not yet been officially sanctioned.

Date Location Map Roster
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5 Letterman Ct Gaithersburg MD 20878 https://goo.gl/maps/aHBuEBLt83C2 TBD
Sat Apr 7, 2018 TBD
  • Lexicon: Collins 2015 w/ 5 pt. challenge.
  • Director: Vince Castellano vince@wgvc.com 703.282.3611
  • Format: 8 rounds, pairings and prizes TBD depending on number of participants, Gibsonization as appropriate.
  • Entry Fee: $25 (Incl. $4 NASPA participation fee + $3 lunch fee).
  • $25 Winner-take-all opt-in prize pool.
    • Each player may elect to pay $25 to the opt-in pool.
    • Whichever player finishes first amongst those who paid into the pool wins it all.
    • Eligibility for standard prizes is independent of participation in the opt-in pool.
    • Payout is split in the event of a tie.
    • Withdrawal from the pool is not allowed after payment is accepted.
  • Lunch: TBD.
    • Please advise us in advance of any dietary restrictions or preferences.
  • Schedule:
    • 09:30 .. 10:00 Registration
    • 10:00 .. 13:00 Games 1-3
    • 13:00 .. 13:30 Lunch break
    • 13:30 .. 18:30 Games 4-8
  • Registration Deadline: 21:00 (9PM) on the Saturday night before the event
    • Players who are not present at 09:45 on the morning of the event and have not contacted the director will be considered no-shows.
  • Transportation:
    • Ample free street parking.
    • Pickup can be arranged from the Shady Grove Metro Stn at 09:30.Contact the director for details.
  • Accommodations:
    • Several 2- and 3-star hotels in the immediate vicinity.
    • Contact the director for other suggestions.
  • Live Coverage URL: http://live.wgvc.com

Swing Player Terms

  • A swing player is one put into the event at the director's discretion so as to make the field even.
  • The above is irrespective of whether or not the director himself chooses to play.
  • A player who has volunteered for swing is welcome to switch to paid player status by paying the full entry fee.
    • (Note this is a revision of a previously stated policy.)
  • Players who have been listed as "pay-to-play" can be switched to swing only at the director's sole discretion.

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