2009 Reno MLK Scrabble Tournament

2009 Official Scrabble® Crossword Game Tournament
Sparks, Nevada
John Ascuaga's Nugget
January 16th to January 19th, 2009

$2500 Top Prize*!
Website: http://www.yak.net/kablooey/scrabble/mlk09/ for current info
More info: Jeff Widergren (certs25@yahoo.com) (408-390-5839)
Payment: Checks payable to Rick Wong, 454 Porter Lane #2, San Jose, CA 95127-2553
Organizers: Jeff Widergren, Rick Wong
Co-director: Kyle Widergren
Friday January 16th, 2009 (games start at 9am)
8 games, round robin groups of 8, KOTH
$60 entry fee
Friday Evening January 16th, 2009 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres for all players
January 17th-January 19th, 2009 (games start at 9am)
TOP DIVISON: 19 games (8+8+3) $120 entry fee
MIDDLE DIVISION (under 1600): 19 games (8+8+3) $100 entry fee
LOWER DIVISION (under 1200): 19 games (8+8+3) $80 entry fee
*$2500 minimum top division prize estimate based on 150 entrants, we paid $3000 in January 2008.
Cash prizes to top finishers. Additional cash prizes to top performances relative to incoming rating.
Unlimited playup to higher divisions!!
EVENT ONE: January 17th-January 18th, 2009 (games start at 7:30pm)
Single division: $50 entry fee
6 games (3+3)
Same day entry permitted
John Ascuaga's Nugget
1100 Nugget Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431
Reservations: by phone 800-648-1177 or on the Nugget website
Group Code: GSCRAB9 (use this to be eligible for special prizes)
Rates: $85 (Sunday-Thursday), $99 (Friday-Saturday)
The hotel has wireless throughout (for a fee). The playing rooms are on a separate floor (away from the gaming and smoke). Local Scrabblers Carlene, Carlynn, and Gigi say that the restaurants are the best! Rave reviews from July attendees!
Please bring Deluxe Scrabble® Game Boards, clocks, and tournament tiles.
Early Bird Signups
Main Event Signups: Top Division
Main Event Signups: Middle Division
Main Event Signups: Lower Division
The following players are eligible for a ten-dollar discount off the Early Bird event for finishing the California Open tournament with error-free tally slips and scorecards:
Leesa Berahovich, Betty Cornelison, Bruce D'Ambrosio, Miriam Green, Ruth Hamilton, Dominick Mancine, Lewis Martinez, Chris Patrick Morgan, Joey Payne, Nigel Peltier, Tom Singleton, David Slavin, Betty Toole, Dan Unger, Alan Whitman, Dave Wiegand

Please register me for the 2009 Reno MLK Tourney.
I plan to stay at the Nugget using code "GSCRABL"
$60 Early Bird  (8 games, starts at 9:00am Friday)
$10 Discount off Early Bird (if eligible)
$50 Night Scrabble   (6 games, starts at 7:30pm Saturday and Sunday night)
$120  Top Division (19 games)
$100 (under 1600)  Middle Division (19 games)
$80 (under 1200)  Lower Division (19 games)
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