Fall Scrabble Tournament

The Baton Rouge Fall Scrabble Tournament will be held on November 15-16, 2014. We will be playing 12 games over the two days.

In addition to providing competitive word-play, the Baton Rouge Scrabble Club will also be providing plenty of excellent snacks and refreshments, and hot lunch on both days. One of these lunches will feature Louisiana red beans and rice.

The highest placed Louisiana resident in Division A will be dubbed the 2014 Louisiana Scrabble Champion.

We will be playing at the Baton Rouge Bridge Club. The facility is just a block away from the tournament hotel, the Comfort Inn Suites University, (225-923-3377).

Here are the details and fine print.

Location: Baton Rouge Bridge Club, 3033 Old Forge Rd. Baton Rouge LA 70808.

You must be NASPA member to participate. Send in entry fee and entry form to Mike Waugh before November 12, 2014. Late entries are $20 extra and will be cash only.

Game schedule and divisions: 12 games total–round robin with king of the hill, if necessary. Gibson rule.

3 Divisions rated split at 1400 and 1000 approximately, with the option to change divisions depending on the number of competitors.

Entries: Division A: $70, Division B: $60, Division C: $50. Late entries are $20 extra.

Hotel information: Comfort Suites University 3045 Valley Creek Road Baton Rouge, LA 70808 Phone: (225) 923-3377

Mention Scrabble to get the special room rate of $69.

Tournament facility is handicapped accessible.

If you have questions, send a message to mikewaughbr [at] gmail.com.

Helpful links:

Entry form

NASPA membership renewal

NASPA new membership

Cross-tables.com

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Spring Tournament Live Updates

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Baton Rouge Spring Scrabble Tournament

The Baton Rouge Scrabble Club will be hosting a one day 8 game tournament to be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Where

Baton Rouge Bridge Club, 3033 Old Forge Rd. Baton Rouge LA 70808 Map
Tournament facility is handicapped accessible.

When

Immediately email the tournament director, Mike Waugh (mikewaughbr [at] gmail.com), if you plan on playing in the tournament. We will add your name to the list of tentative players on cross-tables.com. Players and divisions will be updated on cross-tables leading up to the tournament.

Send in entry fee of $40 and an entry form* to Mike Waugh before May 7, 2014. Late entries are $20 extra.

 

*Tree huggers and printer ink hoarders: You don’t necessarily need to print out the entry form for mailing with your entry fee as long as you provide the following information: name, NASPA player number, address, cell phone number and email address.

 

On Saturday, May 10, you must be at the tournament site for 9:30 am. Games begin at 10am.  We will be playing 8 games total. We should wrap up about 6:30pm.

Who

Must be NASPA member to participate. First time players have some options. Contact Mike Waugh if this will be your first tournament.

 

3 Divisions rated split at 1400 and 1000 approximately, with the option to adjust divisions depending on the number of competitors.

Hotel

Hotel information: Comfort Suites University
3045 Valley Creek Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (Map)
Phone: (225) 923-3377

Mention Scrabble to get the special room rate of $69.

If you have questions email the tournament director, Mike Waugh, at mikewaughbr [at] gmail.com.

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Live Coverage of Fall Tournament

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25 players are ready to rumble at the Baton Rouge Fall Scrabble Tournament this weekend from October 19-20, 2013.

Follow the live coverage here: Baton Rouge Fall Scrabble Tournament 2013 Live Coverage and Results.

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2013 Baton Rouge Fall Scrabble Tournament

The Baton Rouge Fall Scrabble Tournament will be held on October 19-20, 2013. We will be playing 12 games over the two days.

In addition to providing competitive word-play, the Baton Rouge Scrabble Club will also be providing plenty of excellent snacks and refreshments, and hot lunch on both days. One of these lunches will feature Louisiana red beans and rice.

The highest placed Louisiana resident in Division A will be dubbed the 2013 Louisiana Scrabble Champion.

We will be playing at the Baton Rouge Bridge Club. The facility is just a block away from the tournament hotel, the Comfort Inn Suites University.

Here are the details and fine print.

Location: Baton Rouge Bridge Club, 3033 Old Forge Rd. Baton Rouge LA 70808.


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You must be NASPA member to participate. Send in entry fee and entry form to Mike Waugh before October 16, 2013. Late entries are $20 extra and will be cash only.

Game schedule and divisions: 12 games total–round robin with king of the hill, if necessary. Gibson rule.

3 Divisions rated split at 1500 and 1100 approximately, with the option to change divisions depending on the number of competitors.

Entries: Division A: $70, Division B: $60, Division C: $50. Late entries are $20 extra.

Hotel information: Comfort Suites University 3045 Valley Creek Road Baton Rouge, LA 70808 Phone: (225) 923-3377

Mention Scrabble to get the special room rate of $64.99.

Tournament facility is handicapped accessible.

If you have questions, send a message to mikewaughbr [at] gmail.com.

Helpful links:

Entry form

NASPA membership renewal

NASPA new membership

Cross-tables.com

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Baton Rouge Spring One Day Tournament

The Baton Rouge Scrabble Club will be hosting a one day tournament in Baton Rouge, Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Where

Baton Rouge Bridge Club, 3033 Old Forge Rd. Baton Rouge LA 70808 Map
Tournament facility is handicapped accessible.

When

Immediately email the tournament director, Mike Waugh (mikewaughbr [at] gmail.com), if you plan on playing in the tournament. We will add your name to the list of tentative players on cross-tables.com. Players and divisions will be updated on cross-tables leading up to the tournament.

Send in entry fee of $40 and your vital statistics* to Mike Waugh before April 10, 2013. Late entries are $20 extra.

*Tree huggers and printer ink hoarders: You don’t necessarily need to print out the entry form for mailing with your entry fee as long as you provide the following information: name, NASPA player number, address, cell phone number and email address.

On Saturday, April 13, you must be at the tournament site for 9:30 am. Games begin at 10am.  We will be playing 8 games total. We should wrap up about 6:30pm.

Who

Must be NASPA member to participate. First time players have some options. Contact Mike Waugh if this will be your first tournament.

3 Divisions rated split at 1500 and 1100 approximately, with the option to adjust divisions depending on the number of competitors.

Hotel

Hotel information: Comfort Suites University
3045 Valley Creek Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (Map)
Phone: (225) 923-3377

Mention Scrabble to get the special room rate of $64.99.

If you have questions email the tournament director, Mike Waugh, at mikewaughbr [at] gmail.com.

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2012 Louisiana Scrabble Championship

17 players came to compete for two days in the 2012 Fall Baton Rouge Scrabble Championship. Players came from Alabama, New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana.

Eric Cahanin successfully defended his Louisiana Scrabble Championship crown, having first won the top prize last year. Wally Schultz of New Mexico took second place.

Here is a list of the prize winners:

Division A 1st: $140 Cahanin, Eric 10-2 +680
Division A 2nd: $80 Schultz, Wallace 6-6 +482
Division A High Win: $10 Schultz, Wallace 562-324
Division High Word: $10 Cahanin, Eric SUZERAIN 104
Division B 1st: $120 Dimmick, Lindsey 8-4 +181
Division B 2nd: $70 Drake, Carole 8-4 +166
Division B High Win: $10 Atchison, Carolyn 504-382
Division B High Word: $10 Drake, Carole PLUMPISH 101
Division C 1st: $100 Waits, Sarah 10-2 +581
Division C 2nd: $60 McCaffery, Annette 8-4 +237
Division C High Win: $10 Waits, Sarah 534-329
Division C High Word: $10 Waits, Sarah DETOXES 122

A complete list of winners can be found on www.cross-tables.com.

The Baton Rouge Scrabble Club provided food, snacks and drinks. The red beans and rice was a particular favorite.

Thanks to the members of the Baton Rouge Scrabble Club and Helen Joffe for providing food. Thanks to John Chew for technical support. Thanks to Seth Lipkin for cross-tables.com.

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Baton Rouge Fall Scrabble Tournament

The Baton Rouge Fall Scrabble Tournament will be held on October 27-28, 2012. We will be playing 12 games over the two days.

In addition to providing competitive word-play, the Baton Rouge Scrabble Club will also be providing plenty of excellent snacks and refreshments, and hot lunch on both days. One of these lunches will feature Louisiana red beans and rice.

We will be playing at the Baton Rouge Bridge Club. The facility is just a block away from the tournament hotel, the Comfort Inn Suites University.

Here are the details and fine print.

Location: Baton Rouge Bridge Club, 3033 Old Forge Rd. Baton Rouge LA 70808.


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You must be NASPA member to participate. Send in entry fee and entry form to Mike Waugh before October 24, 2012. Late entries are $20 extra and will be cash only.

Game schedule and divisions: 12 games total–round robin with king of the hill, if necessary. Gibson rule.

3 Divisions rated split at 1500 and 1100 approximately, with the option to change divisions depending on the number of competitors.

Entries: $50/$60/$70. Late entries are $20 extra.

Hotel information: Comfort Suites University 3045 Valley Creek Road Baton Rouge, LA 70808 Phone: (225) 923-3377

Mention Scrabble to get the special room rate of $64.99.

Tournament facility is handicapped accessible.

If you have questions, send a message to mikewaughbr [at] gmail.com.

Helpful links:

Entry form

NASPA membership renewal

NASPA new membership

Cross-tables.com

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Spring Tournament Results

 

22 players from Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Florida competed for cash prizes in the 2012 Baton Rouge Spring Scrabble Tournament.

The local players parlayed their home-field advantage to take first place in all three divisions. Joan Murphy, Lindsey Dimmick, and Eric Cahanin all placed first in their respective divisions.

Eric Cahanin had Division A wrapped up as early as game 6. He eventually went undefeated, 8-0, with a point spread of +865. That means he won his games by an average of over 100 points per game. With his victory, he moved up to  be the third top-rated player among active players in Louisiana. This was only his 10th lifetime tournament.

Lindsey Dimmick, the winner of Division B, has been on a whirlwind tour of the Scrabble tournaments in the southeast, having competed in 23 tournaments in the past two years. She used that experience to overcome a slow start and to take first place only after winning her last game.

Having just turned in her paperwork to retire from a long career in teaching, Joan Murphy must have found a certain kind of peace of mind as she was able to win 7 of her 8 games in Division C.

The highest scoring word of the tournament was a triple-triple, SNARFING for 140 points, courtesy of  Baton Rouge club super-regular, Conrad Braud.

The players were well fed, with plenty of complimentary snacks, drinks, and hearty red beans and rice provided by the Baton Rouge Scrabble Club.

Over 85% of entry fees were returned as cash prizes.

Full results:

Division A

1 8–0 +865 Cahanin, Eric ($125)
2 5–3 +282 Millard, Leslie  ($90)
3 4–4 −49 Crotty, Lila  ($70)
4 4–4 −58 Drake, Carole
5 3–5 −49 Braud, Conrad 
6 3–5 −223 Giblin, William 
7 3–5 −323 Bahra, James
8 2–6 −445 Joffe, Helen

 Division B

1 6–2 +161 Dimmick, Lindsey  ($110)
2 5–3 +285 Bee, Margaret  ($75)
3 4–4 −12 Jackson, Brett 
4 4–4 −36 Altazan, Peggy 
5 3–5 −83 Larkins, Broderick
6 2–6 −315 Smith, Brenda

 Division C

 1 7–1 Murphy, Joan  ($95)
2 6–2 Atchison, Carolyn  ($60)
3 6–2 Livers, Elaine ($40)
4 4–4  Lewis, Queen Ester 
5 3½–4½  Warren, Linda 
6 3–5  McCaffery, Annette 
7 1½–6½ 1 Hebert, Chandra 
8 1–7  Larkins, Broderick Jr

Statistics and enhanced scoreboard can be found at the tournament page.

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Live Tournament Updates

22 great Scrabble players are currently matching wits at the 2012 Baton Rouge Spring Scrabble Tournament.

Tournament results are live. Check out the enhanced scoreboards:

Division A Enhanced Scoreboard

Division B Enhanced Scoreboard

Division C Enhanced Scoreboard

 

 

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