West Coast Championship 2001
SCRABBLE® Crossword Game Tournament
July 3rd-8th, 2001
Atlantis Hotel and Casino
Reno, Nevada
Estimated Total Prize Fund: $30,000+
100% of entry fees will be returned in the form of prizes, refunds, and giveaways
Website: http://www.yak.net/kablooey/scrabble/wcc2001.html for current info and registrant list.
More info: Jeff Widergren (certs25_scrab@yahoo.com) (408-323-9404)
Payment: Checks payable to Rick Wong, 454 Porter Lane, San Jose, CA 95127.
Directors: John Karris, John C. Green, Jr., Jeff Widergren, Rick Wong
Main Event: July 5th-8th, 2001
27 games (Thu 8, Fri 8, Sat 8, Sun 3).
Registration opens 8am Thursday. Games begin at 9am each day.
Cash refunds for main event contestants who arrive for registration before 8:30am Thursday:
$10 if full entry fee is received by 6/1/01.
Save another $10 if you stay at the Atlantis (see below).
No signups permitted after 6/30/01.
$25 cancellation fee.
Playing up in the main event is permitted if within 100 points on current ratings sheet, subject to directorial approval in order to keep the groups even. Players must be current National Scrabble® Association members. You may join the NSA by adding $18 annual dues. No Walk-ins will be accepted!
Early Bird I: Tue July 3rd, 2001
10 games. Registration opens at 8am.
$50 entry fee (single division)
Early Bird II: Wed July 4th, 2001
8 games. Registration opens at 8am.
$40 entry fee (Round Robin groups of 8)
Clabbers: Wed-Thu July 4th-5th, 2001
6 games unrated (3 games each night starting at 7:30pm)
High-scoring Scrabble variant, where any scrambled anagram of a word is also valid
$20 entry fee (collected at the door)
Team Tournament: Fri-Sat July 6th-7th, 2001
6 games unrated (3 games each night starting at 7:30pm)
Two-person teams compete in this handicapped tournament (see formula below).
$20 entry fee per team (collected at the door)
Custom "WCC 2001" ProTiles have been commissioned for this tournament and will distributed to the first 190 registrants staying in the hotel. Additionally, a $10 refund will be given to participants who stay at the hotel. Participants must use the registration code SSCRABL and book rooms at the Atlantis by 6/1/01 to be eligible for these offers. Maximum two sets of tiles and $20 refund per room.
The Atlantis will be awarding trophies to the first place finisher in each division of the main event, including a "Stanley Cup" size (according to them) trophy to the overall winner.
The main event and first early bird will award prizes for straight finish and for "performance". Performance is measured as the number of places finished relative to one's seeding in the division. Obviously the top seeds of a division have little or no chance in this area.
The second early bird will have prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each group.
Atlantis Hotel and Casino, 3800 S. Virginia St., Reno NV, 800-723-6500.
Reservation code: SSCRABL
Room rates:
regular room:$64/night
bar king suite:$94/night
jacuzzi king suite:$104/night
(limit 2 people per room for these prices).
Must book room by 6/1 with our group code (SSCRABL) to get the custom tiles (which are only to the first 190!!!) and get the $10 rebate and to guarantee these rates!! Advertised nightly room rates for the week are $79/weekday and $135/weekend.
The playing area ballrooms are much more elegant than at the Sands. There are seven excellent restaurants in the hotel, including the "best buffet in Reno", award winning steak house, fabulous Italian (and yes, Jeff tried it), salad bar, oyster bar, pizza/sandwich, and more.
Although there is usually a daily charge, the hotel is making the beautiful domed pool area, fitness/ health spa area available to all guests in our group staying at the hotel at no extra charge. Go look at the website!! http://www.atlantiscasino.com
The primary reasons for moving to the Atlantis from the Sands are the state of the art air filtration system and a greatly improved ambiance and essence of luxury. It is Reno's newest major hotel/casino. The designated smoking area for Scrabble players will be reasonably far from the playing area (for their own exercise!). There is a huge entertainment fun center, too.
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 the West Coast Championships 2001.

My entry fee is being sent by postal mail.
I'm sending my entry fee plus $3 credit card surcharge via PayPal (see the PayPal instructions or send email to Rick if you need help):
$50 Early Bird I  arrive by 8:30am July 3rd for checkin
$40 Early Bird II  arrive by 8:30am July 4th for checkin
Main Event (arrive by 8:30am July 5th for checkin):
$110 (1750-up)  Expert
$100 (1450-1749)  Intermediate
$90 (1150-1449)  Competitive
$80 (unrated-1149)  Recreational
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