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Join us at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Albany on July 1-4, 2005 for our tenth annual Fourth of July Nor’Easter Scrabble® Tournament! Come early for the separately rated five-game Early Bird. Everyone’s invited to Annette’ riverside home for a complimentary barbecue after Saturday’s games.
Our tournament is codirected this year by John Chew, John Robertson and Annette Tedesco, and held in memory of Steve Pfeiffer. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Albany (corner of State and Lodge Streets in downtown Albany, 518-462-6611) and consists of a five-game Early Bird followed by the 20-game main tournament.
The Early Bird tournament (directed by John Chew) 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.
|Friday, July 1st, 2005||11:15 A.M. – 11:45 P.M.||Early Bird Registration|
|11:45 A.M. – 06:00 P.M.||Early Bird (five rounds)|
|07:00 P.M. – 08:15 P.M.||Main Event Registration|
|08:30 P.M. – 11:30 P.M.||Main Event (rounds 1-3)|
|Saturday, July 2nd, 2005||09:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.||Main Event (rounds 4-6)|
|12:30 P.M. – 01:45 P.M.||lunch|
|01:45 P.M. – 05:00 P.M.||Main Event (rounds 7-9)|
|05:00 P.M. –||Barbecue and games at Annette's house|
|Sunday, July 3rd, 2005||10:00 A.M. – 01:00 P.M.||Main Event (rounds 10-12)|
|01:00 P.M. – 02:15 P.M.||lunch|
|02:15 P.M. – 06:30 P.M.||Main Event (rounds 13-16)|
|Monday, July 4th, 2005||09:30 A.M. – 01:30 P.M.||Main Event (rounds 17-20)|
|01:30 P.M. – 02:00 P.M.||Awards ceremony|
All rated players must be current members of the National SCRABBLE® Association.
Please book your hotel accommodations directly through the Crowne Plaza; we are not handling the hotel packages. Call 800-227-6963 and mention the group name "Albany Scrabble Group" to obtain the event rate of $79 per night (not including tax, maximum 3 occupants per room). Players wishing to find roommates may call Annette Tedesco at 518-664-1619.
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 Saturday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you pay and register before the June 2005 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. We reserve the right to deny one play-up request per division in order to keep numbers even.
As of June 30th, 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#.
1893 Rau, Stefan 1836 Koenig, David 1835 Tier, Steve 1825 Sherman, Larry 1813 Avrin, Paul 1782 Scalzo, John 1762 Greenspan, Randy 1747 Romano, Frank 1741 Morse, John 1737 Kreiswirth, Rose 1734 Cornelis, Lou 1717 Liebfried, Ed 1691 Lodinsky, John* 1659 Gotlieb, Bernard* 1653 Goodman, David* 1605 Engelhardt, David*
1619 Livermore, Noel 1592 Kelly, Joan 1583 Steward, Judy 1558 Merlis, Charles 1534 Wolfe, Charmaine 1524 Espallardo, Linda 1517 Nelson, Ember 1509 Higby, Karl 1502 Kang, Terry 1499 Williams, Miriam 1493 Manzolillo, Peter 1486 Keras, Lydia 1469 Rackham, Anita 1424 McCarthy, Kevin 1419 Kitchen, Scott 1414 Pizer, William 1413 Becker, Bob 1402 Clark, Jane 1401 Stumpf, Thomas 1396 Bailey, Annette 1391 Burton, Lorraine 1389 Colosa, Kevin 1379 Goodman, Mark 1375 Johnson, David 1307 Stalnaker, Austin 1290 Melvin, Cheryl* 1270 Pitzer, Wilma* 1268 Flisock, Olinga* 1260 Filzer, Glenn* 1259 Borenstein, Roberta* 1256 Bihlmeyer, Joe* 1254 Williams, Stan* 1237 Gooley, Mark* 1235 Silversmith, Rob* 1244 Feld, Myron* 1227 Wilkinson, Tim* 1221 Kidd, Danny*
1224 Mistrette, Paul 1195 Kopitz, Kurt 1169 Orleans, Samantha 1135 Pomeroy, Marilyn 1116 Nabi, Ruth 1106 Prince, Jackie 1088 Downey, Sharon 1074 Halpert, Nancy 1064 Zeleniuk, Irene 1063 Schreve, Jim 1059 Finkelstein, Sandra 1031 Bowman, Joseph 1021 Guest, Cornelia 1019 Mikesell, Marci 995 Kublin, Jeff 964 Gauthier, Kevin 904 Case, Maureen 895 Majka, Lorraine 875 Sullivan, Brendan 873 Kircher, Vera 873 McGivney, Thea (will play only to make numbers even) 854 Tellone, Bert 854 Fletcher, Marion 813 Lipe, Chris 811 Patrick, Pat 798 Lewarenko, Emma 712 Cohen, Joanna 0 Koch, Rachel
The following 36 players have registered for the Early Bird (additional registrants are welcome up to 11:30 A.M. on July 1st):
1741 Morse, John (will play only to make numbers even) 1717 Liebfried, Ed 1623 Drumm, Heather 1571 Drumm, Don 1517 Nelson, Ember 1509 Higby, Karl 1499 Williams, Miriam 1486 Keras, Lydia 1469 Rackham, Anita 1419 Kitchen, Scott 1413 Becker, Bob 1401 Stumpf, Thomas 1379 Goodman, Mark 1295 Leonbruno, Mary 1290 Melvin, Cheryl 1268 Larsen, Mona 1256 Bihlmeyer, Joe 1254 Williams, Stan 1244 Feld, Myron 1224 Mistrette, Paul 1221 Kidd, Danny 1195 Kopitz, Kurt 1169 Orleans, Samantha 1021 Guest, Cornelia 1012 Grey, Ernie 969 Wroblewski, Nancy 964 Gauthier, Kevin 940 McGrew, Bridget 895 Majka, Lorraine 854 Tellone, Bert 830 Rambo, Julia 813 Lipe, Chris 764 Lyons, Bill 720 Marsh, Jane 712 Cohen, Joanna 0 Purcell, Michael