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.

Dates

Date Roster
Sat Nov 24, 2018 https://www.cross-tables.com/entrants.php?u=14686
Sat Dec 15, 2018 https://www.cross-tables.com/entrants.php?u=14687
Sat-Sun Dec 22-23, 2018 (proposed) TBA--Entry Fee $75 for 2-day event--Details Below

Location

Dec 22-23 2018 Two-Day Tournament

NASPA sanction is anticipated for a 2-day 16 game tournament on these dates. Some details of this event will necessarily differ from past single-day tourneys:

  • Advance payment is requested to guarantee enrollment.
  • Depending on enrollment, a limited number of places may be available to players wishing to play only one of the two days.
  • Opt-in prize pool amount TBD.
  • Enrollment may be capped due to space limitations.
  • Contact the director for full details.

Details

  • 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).
    • 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.

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