SCRABBLE® Crossword Game Tournament
May 25th-27th, 2002
Pruneyard Inn
1995 South Bascom Avenue
Campbell, California
DIRECTORS: John Karris (, John C. Green, Jr. ( and Rick Wong (
Expert (1700 and above) $90 US
Advanced (1400-1699) $80 US
Competitive (1100-1399) $70 US
Recreational (under 1100) $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 full payment before May 1st will receive $10 cashback upon timely Saturday registration. No entries will be accepted after 6pm, Friday May 24th. No Walk-ins will be accepted!
LUNCH: Buffet lunch will be provided Saturday only. The Pruneyard Shopping Center has a wide variety of restaurants available for lunch on Sunday.
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 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. New! The first prize winner in each division will also receive a special one-time only engraved medallion.
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 1st 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) can be seen from at least a mile away. 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.
TOURNEY WEBSITE: Current tourney information is available at
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
  cel (408) 420-5091

Please register me for Silicon Valley Showdown, May 25-27, 2002.

I plan to stay at the Pruneyard Inn.
I need help finding a roommate.
I will arrive by 9:00 on Saturday for check-in. Enclosed is my entry fee:
$90 (>1700)  Expert
$80 (1400-1699)  Advanced
$70 (1100-1399)  Competitive
$65 (<1100)  Recreational
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