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Join us at the Albany Marriott in July 2004 for the ninth annual Fourth of July Nor'Easter Scrabble® Tournament!
Our tournament is codirected this year by John Chew, David Goodman, Matt Hopkins 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 Matt Hopkins) 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). The Gibson rule will be in effect. 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.
For more information, please see our tournament flyer.
|Friday, July 2nd, 2004||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)|
|Saturday, July 5th, 2004||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)|
|Sunday, July 6th, 2004||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|
|Monday, July 7th, 2004||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.
Please book your hotel accommodations directly through the Marriott this year; we are not handling the hotel packages. The Marriott is offering a special room rate of $82 per night (plus taxes, maximum four occupants per room) under the name "Nor'easter Scrabble Tournament". The special rate can be obtained by calling 800-443-8952 by June 17th.
Players wishing to find roommates may call Annette Tedesco at 518-664-1619.
Players not staying at the Marriott must pay a $15 commuter fee.
Please mail Annette Tedesco your check or money order (payable to Annette) for all applicable fees (main event entry fee, membership renewal, commuter fee, but not Early Bird entry fee) together with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, membership number, preferred division, (non)smoking room preference, which events (Early Bird and/or Main) you wish to play in, and whether or not you will attend the Sunday barbecue. Annette's postal address is 41 Ferry Lane, Stillwater, NY 12170. No 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 email@example.com.
If you pay and register before the July 2004 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 June 29th, 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#.
1969 GRAHAM MATT 1924 MALLICK JOEY 1910 MACNEIL ROD 1897 MILLS LLOYD 1863 GREENSPAN RANDY 1851 AVRIN PAUL 1849 DIXON JAN 1844 CHAKRABARTI AMIT 1794 FRANK JEREMY 1782 KOENIG DAVID 1780 SHERMAN LARRY 1772 TIER STEVE 1759 HORN JOEL 1759 ROMANO FRANK 1755 GOTLIEB BERNARD 1754 RAU STEFAN 1747 PFEIFFER JILL 1746 CORNELIS LOU 1732 ANGLIN TIM 1726 OLIGER STEVE 1716 COHEN JOANNE 1705 KRETSCHMAN PHIL 1703 MORSE JOHN 1696 HORN JUDY* 1675 JACKSON DEE* 1658 ROBERTSON JOHN* 1648 CHICOINE EMANUEL* 1648 KESSLER LISA* 1644 HAGEL KEITH* 1637 ENGELHARDT DAVID*
1680 ALIM MOHAMED 1646 BERG RICHARDS VERNA 1640 KILLE JAMES L JR 1589 LODINSKY JOHN 1589 WOLFE CHARMAINE 1563 DRUMM HEATHER 1553 GROSMAN DIANA 1547 MERCATANTE J 1541 PUMA MARIE 1538 WILLIAMS MIRIAM 1527 GOODMAN MARK 1507 SIKORSKI STEVE 1500 LOWREY BARBARA 1498 KANG TERRY 1497 DRUMM DON 1495 NELSON EMBER 1492 RACKHAM ANITA 1490 MCCALL HEATHER 1480 HIGBY KARL 1478 KERAS LYDIA 1477 WHITE CHARLENE 1474 SILBERMAN JERRY 1472 SPANFELNER FLORENCE 1462 ESPALLARDO LINDA 1451 STEWARD JUDY 1447 HAWKES SHARON 1445 PALAZZO MADDALENA 1440 LIEBFRIED ED 1432 LE CECILIA 1392 MINDEN VIVIAN 1376 FILZER GLENN 1372 MITCHNICK LYNNE 1344 CLARK JAMES 1341 CHASE CARLA 1326 JOHNSON DAVID 1324 FALL NICHOLAS 1289 STALNAKER AUSTIN* 1266 SPILLER DIANA* 1257 BORENSTEIN ROBERTA* 1237 DEVANNEY KATIE* 1218 DUNGEY JOHN* 1212 PITZER WILMA*
1295 SCHREVE JIM 1235 KOPITZ KURT 1255 CUR TINA 1219 RYAN JAMIE 1197 MISTRETTE PAUL 1163 NABI RUTH 1155 HERDIC SUSAN 1148 TOLHURST PAT 1133 IANNETTI LINDA 1128 MAHNKEN DENISE 1120 PUKY BARBARA 1105 DOWNEY SHARON 1103 WALLENBERG JAMES 1098 WILLIAMS STAN 1083 MELVIN CHERYL 1065 ZELENIUK IRENE 1057 BROWN JOAN 1040 SINANAN LILLA 1035 JARRELL JILL 1024 POMEROY MARILYN 1022 HALPERT NANCY 1012 COLOSA KEVIN 994 GAUTHIER KEVIN 969 ROTT FLORENCE 952 TELLONE BERT 938 ANDERSON JANICE 928 BEREL ELAINE 916 MAJKA LORRAINE 905 SILVERSMITH ROB 902 HUNTER PAMELA 883 GUEST CORNELIA 854 SLATER NEVA 849 PATRICK PAT 837 SIEGEL HILDA 822 SORGE EDEN 790 KIRCHER VERA 674 WALLIS VIRGINIA 607 SORGE OSCAR