SCRABBLE® Crossword Game Tournament
May 26th-28th, 2001
Pruneyard Inn
1995 South Bascom Avenue
Campbell, California
DIRECTORS: John Karris (, John C. Green, Jr. ( and Rick Wong (
Premier (Limited to top 16 rated players) $100 US
Expert (1700 and above) $90 US
Intermediate (1300-1699) $80 US
Recreational (under 1300) $65 US
Directors have the discretion to allow those within 100 points of a division cutoff to play up. Players must be current National Scrabble® Association members. You may join the NSA by adding $18 annual dues. Entries received with payment before May 19th will receive $10 cashback upon timely Saturday registration. Credit card payment is accepted via PayPal. All PayPal payments must add $3 credit card surcharge. No entries will be accepted after 6pm, Friday May 25th. No Walk-ins will be accepted!
LUNCH: Lunch will not be included this year (to increase prize fund). The Pruneyard Shopping Center has a wide variety of restaurants.
Saturday  8 games  Registration begins at 9am, Play starts as soon after 9:30am as we're ready.
Sunday  8 games  Play starts promptly at 9am
Monday  3 games  Play starts promptly at 9am, Awards Ceremony follows after last game.
PRIZES: Cash prizes will be awarded to a minimum of the top 3 finishers in all divisions. Additionally, the highest-placed finisher in the lower half (based on NSA rating list) of each division (except Premier) will be awarded a cash prize (limit one prize per contestant). Actual prize amounts will be determined based on the number of entrants. The directors for this tournament are not paid, and all after-expense funds are intended to be awarded as prize money.
LODGING: Pruneyard Inn has reserved rooms at $89/night rate to tournament players for either single or double occupancy, including continental breakfast. These rooms must be reserved before May 15th by calling (800) 559-4344. Mention the Scrabble tournament.
LOCAL CHARM: The Pruneyard Shopping Center has a wide variety of restaurants, as well as shopping. The revitalized downtown Campbell is nearby, and Los Gatos and San Jose are a short drive away.
DIRECTIONS: Campbell is about 5 miles south of the San Jose International Airport, and the Pruneyard Towers (located in the same Pruneyard Shopping Center as the Pruneyard Inn) are the tallest buildings in Silicon Valley. From the airport, take I-880 South (toward Los Gatos/Santa Cruz), just past I-280 to the Hamilton Avenue exit. Turn left onto Hamilton Avenue. Turn right at the third stoplight onto Bascom Avenue. Pruneyard Inn will be in the Pruneyard Shopping Center on the second block on the right.
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EQUIPMENT: Please bring Deluxe Scrabble® Game Boards, clocks, and tournament tiles.
ENTRY: Complete and print the form below and mail with check or money order to:
  Rick Wong
  454 Porter Lane
  San José, CA 95127-2553
  (510) 979-3692 or (408) 420-5091

Please register me for Silicon Valley Showdown, May 26-28, 2001.

My entry fee is being sent by postal mail.
I'm sending my entry fee plus $3 surcharge via PayPal (see the PayPal instructions or send email to Rick if you need help):
I will arrive between 9:00 and 9:30am on Saturday for check-in. Enclosed is my entry fee:
$100 (if I qualify)  Premier
$90 (>1700)  Expert
$80 (1300-1699)  Intermediate
$65 (<1300)  Recreational
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Click here to see who played.
Click here to see the final standings.
Click here to see what plays got challenged.
Click here to see the result/ratings sheet for rounds 1-10 from the National Scrabble Association.
Click here to see the result/ratings sheet for rounds 11-19 from the National Scrabble Association.