SCRABBLE® Crossword Game Tournament
May 29th-31st, 1999
Pruneyard Inn
1995 South Bascom Avenue
Campbell, California
DIRECTORS: John Karris ( and Rick Wong (
Expert (1700 and above) $80 US
Intermediate (1300-1699) $70 US
Recreational (under 1300) $55 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 after May 23rd, add $10. No entries will be accepted after 6pm, Friday May 28th. No Walk-ins will be accepted!
LUNCH: Entry fee includes lunch in the Pruneyard Inn lobby on both Saturday and 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 of each division (based on NSA rating list) 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 8th by calling (800) 559-4344. Mention the Scrabble tournament.
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
  (408) 456-7875

Please register me for Silicon Valley Showdown, May 29-31, 1999.
I will arrive between 9:00 and 9:30am on May 29th for check-in. Enclosed is my entry fee:
$80 (>1700)  Expert
$70 (1300-1699)  Intermediate
$55 (<1300)  Recreational
Add $10 for late signup (after May 23rd).
If possible, I would like to play in a higher division.
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