California Open Scrabblẻ Tournament

October 24-26, 2008 (19 games)


Directed by Bennett Jacobstein ( and Rick Wong



Ramada Inn Mission De Oro (60 miles east of San Jose on Interstate 5)

13070 State Highway 33, Santa Nella, California 95322


Driving times: San Francisco; Sacramento; Fresno – 2 hours

                        Los Angeles; Reno – 4 hours


Airport: 1¼ hour drive from San Jose International Airport; We will arrange for transportation to/from airport with a San Jose area player

Scrabblẻ rate: $70 per night, single or double occupancy (includes breakfast)

   (Phone Ramada Inn directly at (800) 546-5697 and ask for the “Scrabblẻ rate”)




Friday, October 24


12:30-1:30  Check-in

1:30-5:30  Games 1-4

5:30-7:30  Dinner (on your own)

7:30-10:30 Games 5-7

Saturday, October 25

7:00-9:00  Breakfast (included with hotel stay)

9:00-1:00  Games 8-11

1:00-2:30  Lunch (on your own)

2:30-6:30  Games 12-15

7:00-8:30  Western BBQ Dinner (included with entry fee)

8:30  Trivia Contest

Sunday, October 26

7:00-9:00 Breakfast (included with hotel stay)

9:00-1:00 Games 16-19

1:00  Awards Ceremony




Prizes (based on 60 entrants; will be adjusted based on actual entrants)

100% of entry fees (after expenses) returned in prizes

1st place -- $2,000

2nd place -- $1,000

3rd place -- $500

4th place -- $300

5th place -- $200

6th place -- $100

Performance (finish above seed)

   1st place -- $250

   2nd place -- $100  



Entry Fee / Format

$100 entry fee; One open division (R-R + Portland Swiss + 2 K-O-T-H; TourneyMan)



Early Entry

All entries received by September 15th will be eligible to win two free nights lodging plus a free tournament entry fee. (Must also have booked hotel using Scrabblẻ rate).  One winner will be randomly selected



Entry Deadline

All entries must be received by October 20th



Commuter Fee




Cancellation Policy

Full entry fee will be refunded if cancelled before October 20th



Trivia Contest

Northern Californians vs. Southern Californians vs. Out-of-Staters general knowledge trivia contest to be held on Saturday evening after Western BBQ dinner



Send entry form and $100 entry fee ($125 if not staying at the Ramada Inn) to:

     Bennett Jacobstein

     PO Box 15520

     Fremont CA 94539








City, State, Zip_____________________________________________________________________________






q    I will be staying at the Ramada Inn using the Scrabblẻ rate


q    I would like a ride to/from the San Jose International Airport