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 Gaithersburg events. Details below.

Live Coverage

As for all WGVC.COM events, live coverage can be found at http://live.wgvc.com.


Events Suspended
All events are suspended until further notice.
Date Roster Notes
Sat Apr 25, 2020 https://www.cross-tables.com/entrants.php?u=15302
Sat May 23, 2020 https://www.cross-tables.com/entrants.php?u=15303
Sat Jun 20, 2020 https://www.cross-tables.com/entrants.php?u=15304 Entry fee discounted to $10 if you have registered for the Suds & Soles 5K!
Sat Jul 18, 2020 https://www.cross-tables.com/entrants.php?u=15305
Sat Aug 22, 2020 https://www.cross-tables.com/entrants.php?u=15306
Sat Sep 19, 2020 https://www.cross-tables.com/entrants.php?u=15307



  • Lexicon: Collins 2019 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).
    • Cash payment on-site preferred, contact the director to make other arrangements if desired.
  • $25 Winner-take-all opt-in prize pool.
    • Each player may elect to pay $25 to the opt-in pool.
    • Whichever player finishes first (by win-loss record and then cumulative spread) 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: Sandwiches and hot dish 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
      • Lunch schedule subject to amendment based on participant preference or event structure.
    • 13:30 .. 18:30 Games 4-8
  • Registration Deadline: 21:00 (9PM) on the Friday 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

General Event Policies

  • All tables are needed for the use of our players. Vendor merchandise is not to be put on display without prior agreement of the director.

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.

Waiver of Geographic Restrictions

We believe that open competition and freedom of player choice is in the best interest of the Scrabble®-playing community. To that end, WGVC.COM herewith waives any rights of geographic restrictions on any tournaments the location or scheduling of which may otherwise be considered to be in conflict with events listed on this site.

Mailing List

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