SCRABBLE® Crossword Game Tournament
May 24th-26th, 2008
PruneYard Plaza Hotel
1995 South Bascom Avenue
Campbell, California
DIRECTORS: Bennett Jacobstein (
Rick Wong ( (415) 425 - 2798
John Karris (
Div. 1 (1600 and above) $90 US
Div. 2 (1200 and above) $80 US
Div. 3 (lower than 1200) $70 US
May play up if peak rating in 2008 is within 100 points, at director discretion to keep divisions even.
Players must be current National Scrabble® Association members. You may join the NSA by adding $20 annual dues. $10 refund if payment received before May 1, 2008 AND player arrives by 8:45 am on Sat. May 24th
PREREGISTRATION: No entries will be accepted after Thursday May 22nd. No Walk-ins will be accepted!
LUNCH: No lunch included for this event, but the PruneYard has many eating establishments. NOTE: No outside food or beverages may be brought into the hotel.
Saturday  8 games  Registration 8:30-9:00am, Play starts at 9:30am.
Sunday  8 games  Play starts promptly at 9am
Monday  3 games  Play starts promptly at 9am, Awards Ceremony follows after last game.
PAIRINGS: Mini RRs, followed by Fontes, and KOTH
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.
LODGING: PruneYard Plaza Hotel has rooms at $119 per night; Please mention "Scrabble" to get the rate. Reserve early to guarantee availability. (800) 559-4344.
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.
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 #3
  San José, CA 95127
  (415) 425-2798

Please register me for Silicon Valley Showdown, May 24-26, 2008.

I plan to stay at the PruneYard.
I need help finding a roommate.
I will arrive by 9:00 on Saturday for check-in. Enclosed is my entry fee:
$90 (≥1600)  Division 1
$80 (≥1200)  Division 2
$70 (<1200)  Division 3
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