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See also: Vince Castellano's version of the flyer, which includes directions to the tournament.
Join us at the Albany Marriott in July 2003 for the eighth annual Fourth of July Nor'Easter Scrabble® Tournament!
Our tournament is codirected this year by John Chew, John Morse, David Goodman and Annette Tedesco, and held in memory of Steve Pfeiffer. The event will be held at the Albany Marriott (189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205) and consists of a five-game Early Bird followed by the 20-game main tournament.
The Early Bird tournament (directed by Rich Baker) will be a fully-rated 5-game round-robin. Its entry fee is $20, payable only at the door.
The main event will be a (fully-rated) 20-game event, using John Chew's usual modified Swiss pairings. (That is, the first three rounds will be round-robin groups of four with players randomly picked from quartiles, the next 16 rounds will be Swiss-paired using tsh based on the penultimate round's standings, and the last round will be paired KOTH. Repeats depend on number of players in each division). Division 1 is for players rated 1700 and up, Division 2 for players rated 1300-1699, and Division 3 for players rated under 1300. Players rated within 100 points of the next division may play up if they request it in advance, and if their doing so does not make the numbers in Divisions 1 or 2 odd.
On Saturday night, everyone is invited to a complimentary barbecue at Annette Tedesco's riverside house in Stillwater.
|Thursday, July 3rd, 2003||11:15 A.M. - 11:45 P.M.||Early Bird Registration|
|11:45 A.M. - 06:00 P.M.||Early Bird (five rounds)|
|07:30 P.M. - 08:30 P.M.||Main Event Registration|
|08:30 P.M. - 11:45 P.M.||Main Event (rounds 1-3)|
|Friday, July 4th, 2003||10:00 A.M. - 01:15 P.M.||Main Event (rounds 4-6)|
|01:15 P.M. - 02:30 P.M.||lunch|
|02:30 P.M. - 07:00 P.M.||Main Event (rounds 7-10)|
|Saturday, July 5th, 2003||09:30 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.||Main Event (rounds 11-13)|
|12:45 P.M. - 01:45 P.M.||lunch|
|01:45 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.||Main Event (rounds 14-16)|
|06:00 P.M. -||Barbecue and games at Annette's house|
|Sunday, July 6th, 2003||09:30 A.M. - 01:30 P.M.||Main Event (rounds 17-20)|
|01:30 P.M. - 02:00 P.M.||Awards ceremony|
Early Bird Entry Fee: $20, payable only at the door.
Main Event Entry Fee: $70 for Division 1, $60 for Division 2, $50 for Division 3.
All rated players must be current members of the National SCRABBLE® Association.
Hotel package (three nights' accommodation, all taxes and gratutities, three full buffet breakfasts, snacks, juice, after-tournament access to playing room, use of indoor/outdoor swimming pools, exercise room and other facilities): $186 PPDO, $318 for single, $141 per person for a triple. There are many fine restaurants in the area for your convenience. A $20 commuter fee will be charged to anyone not using the hotel package.
Please mail Annette Tedesco your check or money order (payable to Annette) for all applicable fees (main event entry fee, membership renewal, commuter fee, hotel package fee, but not Early Bird entry fee) together with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, membership number, preferred division, names and total number of hotel roommates, (non)smoking room preference, which events (Early Bird and/or Main) you wish to play in, whether or not you will attend the Saturday barbecue, and whether or not you wish to pay your hotel fee upon arrival. Annette's postal address is 41 Ferry Lane, Stillwater, NY 12170. All hotel reservations will be made by Annette. Registration deadline is June 17th. For more information, call Annette at (518) 664-1619 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you pay and register before the June 2003 ratings list is published, you may choose your division based on whatever ratings list is current at the time of your registration. If your rating subsequently changes, you may choose to change divisions (and either pay or be refunded the difference in entry fees) or stay in the same division. If you don't tell us that you want to change divisions, we will assume that you don't want to do so.
As of July 2nd, the following players have registered for the main event. Asterisked players have asked to play up, and will do so provided the numbers in Divisions 1 and 2 stay even. Ratings shown are June 1st ratings, which will be used for division assignments and seedings#.
1915 ADAMSON TIM$ 1905 HILL MARLON$ 1904 GRAHAM MATT$ 1882 TIER STEVE 1860 NANAVATI JIM 1850 KREISWIRTH ROSE 1839 HALPER EDWARD 1835 EICHENBAUM JACK 1824 SHERMAN LARRY 1816 OLIGER STEVE 1815 TANGREDI FRANK$ 1807 WITHERS BEN 1804 GOTLIEB BERNARD$ 1786 PAOLELLA LIBERO$ 1776 CASTELLANO VINCE 1735 OVERTON KRISTIINA 1720 PFEIFFER JILL 1715 SHAPIRO GORDON 1698* AVRIN PAUL 1681* JACKSON DEE$ 1677* LODINSKY JOHN 1672* CARVALHO ARTHUR$ 1663* PATTERSON KAY 1641* CHICOINE EMANUEL$ 1636* COHEN JOANNE 1635* DRUMM HEATHER 1633* STEGMAN DEBBIE 1622* GROSMAN DIANA 1603* FATSIS STEFAN 1597* ENGELHARDT DAVID
1673 WOLFE CHARMAINE 1625* ANGLIN TIM 1599 HAGEL KEITH 1578 ROBERTSON JOHN 1561 NEUGROSCHL ED 1543 ESPALLARDO LINDA 1538 WISE LYNDA 1534 WILLIAMS MIRIAM 1524 MINDEN VIVIAN 1523 KESSLER LISA$ 1519 GRAZETTE PAM 1503 DRUMM DON 1499 FOSTER GREGG 1497 SILBERMAN JERRY 1496 SEALY TREVOR$ 1491 MADDEN CARL 1467 RAYMOND ANN 1465 ECONOMOS CHRISTINE 1458 WHITE CHARLENE$ 1455 HANLEY NANCY 1451 STEWARD JUDY 1446 FILZER GLENN 1445 FIALKOW MARTY 1443 KERAS LYDIA 1436 PUMA MARIE 1428 RACKHAM ANITA 1423 LYONS MARY L 1402 BORENSTEIN ROBERTA$ 1393 PANITCH MAX 1392 PIZER WILLIAM 1388 RAWLINS GENE$ 1381 PITZEL AL 1378 ASHBY LIZ 1378 JONES DAVID 1363 MERCATANTE J 1358 HOULGATE WEST T C 1354 CHEW KRISTEN 1353 REVKIN BARBARA 1350 LIEBFRIED ED$ 1348 SAINT JOHN SHERRIE 1315 THOMPSON CELIA 1308 GURNICK JAN 1305 CLARK JAMES 1301 SCHREVE KEVIN 1299* LASHLEY SID$ 1291* GRAY JOAN 1290* CULLMAN ROGER 1271* HAWKES SHARON 1254* PALAZZO MADDALENA 1246* PIZER MARION 1198* LYDA SONIA 1170* BROWN DIANE
1261 COLLINS BETZY 1258 DEMERS AL 1239 KOPITZ KURT 1197 KITCHEN SCOTT 1179 NABI RUTH 1175 MCCARTHY KEVIN 1152 TOLHURST PAT 1146 PENGELLY ALLEN$ 1140* PITZER WILMA 1094 STALNAKER AUSTIN 1088 PUKY BARBARA 1085 AITKEN TERRY 1082 FELD MYRON 1074 FALL NICHOLAS 1068 BROWN JOAN 1029 MAJKA LORRAINE 1009 FOX ELYSE 1001 JOHNSON DAVID 1001 TELLONE BERT 978 SLATER NEVA$ 965 GRAHAM MARY LOU 962 PATRICK PAT 961 SCHLESINGER BENNETT 955 INGALLS ERIK 945 LE CECILIA$ 932 GAUTHIER KEVIN 926 HIPENBECKER LES 893 DEMERS VICTORIA 890 KIRCHER VERA 870 MCGIVNEY THEA (will play if necessary to make numbers even) 826 BECKER BOB 793 WALLENBERG JAMES 780 HUNTER PAMELA 774 SIEGEL HILDA 745 LYNN LANE 745 OLSON MARGARET 648 GUEST CORNELIA 639 WALLIS VIRGINIA 623 MEEKER CAROLYN 0 DIXON DENISE 0 SILVERSMITH ROBERT 0 SORGE OSCAR 0 SORGE EDEN 0 TOURTELLOTTE SHANE
The following players have registered for the Early Bird:
1860 NANAVATI JIM 1816 OLIGER STEVE 1776 CASTELLANO VINCE 1663 PATTERSON KAY 1561 NEUGROSCHL ED 1552 GOODMAN MARK 1534 WILLIAMS MIRIAM 1524 MINDEN VIVIAN 1523 KESSLER LISA$ 1496 SEALY TREVOR 1474 MCCALL HEATHER 1467 RAYMOND ANN 1455 HANLEY NANCY 1423 LYONS MARY L 1388 RAWLINS GENE 1358 HOULGATE WEST T C 1315 THOMPSON CELIA 1299 LASHLEY SID 1290 CULLMAN ROGER 1258 DEMERS AL 1254 PALAZZO MADDALENA 1239 KOPITZ KURT 1197 KITCHEN SCOTT 1175 MCCARTHY KEVIN 1170 BROWN DIANE 1140 PITZER WILMA 1094 STALNAKER AUSTIN 1082 FELD MYRON 1056 REA NANCY 951 RAMBO JULIA 926 HIPENBECKER LES 923 MCGREW BRIDGET 855 MARSH JANE 826 BECKER BOB 774 SIEGEL HILDA 772 LYONS BILL 648 GUEST CORNELIA