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Baton Rouge Fall Scrabble Tournament 2015

The Baton Rouge Scrabble Club will be hosting a two day 12 game tournament to be held on October 10-11, 2015.

Where

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

When

Send in entry fee of $60 and an entry form* to Mike Waugh before October 7, 2015. 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, October 10, you must be at the tournament site for 10:00 am. Games begin at 10:30 am.  We will be playing 12 games total. On Sunday, October 11 we will start play at 9:00 am.

How

Immediately email the tournament director, Mike Waugh (mikewaughbr [at] gmail.com), if you plan on playing in the tournament. Players and divisions will be updated on cross-tables leading up to the tournament. Typically, this tournament consists of 3 Divisions rated split at 1400 and 1000 approximately, but we reserve the option to adjust divisions depending on the number of competitors. The pairings are round robin or modified Swiss followed by king-of-the-hill. The Gibson rule will be applied when the situation arises. We will be using tsh pairing software.

Who

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

 

Lexicon

This tournament will be using the Official Tournament and Club Word List 2014 (OWL2014).

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 $70. The block will be held until one week before the event. Note that the Comfort Suites is currently undergoing a renovation.
If you have questions email the tournament director, Mike Waugh, at mikewaughbr [at] gmail.com.

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Spring 2015 Tournament Recap

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16 players gathered at the Baton Rouge Bridge Club on April 25, 2015 to play in the Baton Rouge Spring Scrabble tournament. Players came from Louisiana, and the neighboring states of Texas and Mississippi to play 8 games in the one day tournament.

Fran Silver, from Texas, won the top prize, with a 6-2 record. Sarah Waits of New Orleans took second place. The winner of the second divison was Maneck Cntractor, of New Orleans. Samuel Kennedy, playing in his first Scrabble tournament, took second place in Division B.

For many players, it was their first opportunity to play with a new lexicon (OTCWL2014). Prizes were awarded for the highest played new word in each of the two divisions. Fran Silver played NANCIER for 75 points, and Sandra Grant played TIX for 57 points. The highest scoring play overall was played in Divison B, by Annette McCaffery: INQUEST for 117 points. In Division A, Carolyn Atchison played GORIEST for 96 points. Mike Waugh played the highest scoring game, earning 535 points. Full results are listed below and at cross-tables (Baton Rouge Tournament results).

Division A Rank: 1st $125 Silver, Fran 6-2 +551
Division A Rank: 2nd $90 Waits, Sarah 5-3 +215
Division A Rank: 3rd $65 Dimmick, Lindsey 5-3 -156
High Play $10 Carolyn Atchison GORIEST 96 points
High New Word $10 Fran Silver NANCIER 75 points
Division A High Win $10 Waugh, Mike 535
Division B Rank: 1st $100 Contractor, Maneck 6-2 +258
Division B Rank: 2nd $70 Kennedy, Samuel 5.5-2.5 +365
Division B Rank: 3rd $40 Murphy, Joan 4.5-3.5 +172
High Play $10 Annette McCaffery INQUEST 117
High New Word $10 Sandra Grant TIX 57
Division B High Win $10 Hebert, Chandra 466

Thanks to members of the Baton Rouge Scrabble Club and Carolyn Atchison for providing food, snacks and drinks.

The Baton Rouge Scrabble Club will be holding its next tournament on October 10-11, 2015.

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Baton Rouge Spring Tournament 2015

The Baton Rouge Scrabble Club will be hosting a one day 8 game tournament to be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Where

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

When

Send in entry fee of $40 and an entry form* to Mike Waugh before April 22, 2015. 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 25, 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.

How

Immediately email the tournament director, Mike Waugh (mikewaughbr [at] gmail.com), if you plan on playing in the tournament. Players and divisions will be updated on cross-tables leading up to the tournament. Typically, this tournament consists of 3 Divisions rated split at 1400 and 1000 approximately, but we reserve the option to adjust divisions depending on the number of competitors. The pairings are round robin or modified Swiss followed by king-of-the-hill. The Gibson rule will be applied when the situation arises. We will be using tsh pairing software.

Who

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

 

Lexicon

This tournament will be using the Official Tournament and Club Word List 2014 (OWL2014), as it takes place after the new dictionary adoption date of April 10, 2015.

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 $70. The block will be held until one week before the event. Note that the Comfort Suites is currently undergoing a renovation.
If you have questions email the tournament director, Mike Waugh, at mikewaughbr [at] gmail.com.

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About Us

The Baton Rouge Scrabble club is a NASPA sanctioned club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

We meet weekly, on Thursday nights at the IHOP on Seigen Lane from 6:30-9:30 pm.

We play tournament style, competitive Scrabble, playing one-on-one using clocks.

We sponsor two sanctioned tournaments a year, typically a one-day tournament in the spring and a two-day tournament in the fall that determines the Louisiana Champion.

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