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2006 Kingston Cup Match

The 22nd annual Toronto-Montreal (Scrabble®) club match will take place on January 6th and 7th at Howard Johnson’s Confederation Place Hotel.

Toronto is in possession of the upper division Kingston Cup, the middle division 401 Trophy and the lower division Midway Cup.

Players should arrive in time to play by 12:30 on Saturday, and Round 1 clocks will start at 1:00 P.M. See below for the rest of the schedule.

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Confederation Place Hotel
237 Ontario Street, Kingston ON, K7L 2Z4, 1-888-825-4656 or 1-613-549-6300. Call to make reservations: our room rate is $89/night (singles or doubles). Directions: take the Division St. or Montreal St. exit from the 401, drive to Princess Street, turn left, drive all the way down to the waterfront at Ontario Street, turn left and the hotel will be on your left.
John Chew (Toronto team captain)
E-mail or call +1 416 876 7675 (cellphone, before, during or after the event).
Bernard Gotlieb (Montreal team captain)
Call +1 514 484 0824.
Sary Karanofsky (Montreal deputy team captain)
E-mail saryk @ Call +1 514 481 7941.


We play by regular NSA tournament rules, except that no record is kept of cumulative spread. Games may therefore be ended by resignation, when both players agree that the outcome is certain and the game does not need to be played out. This should be in keeping with the late Mike Wise’s unofficial motto for this event: “Play in a spirit of friendly rivalry.”

John and Bernard draw to see which side goes first in even-numbered rounds, overriding the NSA’s usual protocol.

Ten dollars is collected from each player at the tournament, to cover the cost of the room and the rating fee.


Saturday, 12:30 P.M.Welcome, announcements.
Saturday, 1:00 P.M.Round 1 begins
Saturday, 6:00 P.M. (approx.)Dinner
Saturday, 7:30 P.M.Round 6 begins
Saturday, 10:30 P.M. (approx.)Round 8 ends
Sunday, 10:00 A.M.Round 9 begins (If both players consent, Round 8 may be played on Sunday at 9:00 A.M. instead of late Saturday night.)
Sunday, 12:30 P.M.Round 11 begins (allowing slack for people who want to have a quick lunch or check out between rounds)
Sunday, 2:30 P.M. (approx.)Round 12 ends, awards ceremony
Sunday, 3:00 P.M.End of tournament

This Year’s Teams

If you are not listed below and want to play for your city, please contact your team captain immediately.

Kingston Cup
Toronto Montreal
1876Evan Berofsky 1909David Boys
1816Zev Kaufman 1841Jamie McCune (NY)
1805Craig Rowland 1778Andrew Golding
1792Libero Paolella 1720Bernard Gotlieb
1759Shaun Goatcher 1715Jeremy Hildebrand (Ottawa)
1733John Chew 1711Fran Silver
1720Tony Leah 1642Sary Karanofsky
1518Ray Francis 1580John Stardom (Ottawa)
1562Michael Lancashire 1532Sue Tremblay (Ottawa)
401 Trophy
Barbara Puky has had to drop out of the Montreal team, as of January 2. Nick Fall has kindly offered to drop out of the Toronto team to match sizes, and will play only if necessary to make numbers even again.
Toronto Montreal
1478Trevor Sealy 1473David Jones (Ottawa)
1460Lynda Wise 1413Lydia Keras
1442Lisa Kessler 1403Richard Kirsch
1400Roger Cullman 1361Anita Rackham
1391Vera Bigall 1283Akiva Gitelman
1340Mad Palazzo 1271Mitzi Pollak (Ottawa)
1335Gene Rawlins 1268Simon Walton (Australia)
Midway Cup
Montreal may be able to field another player, in which case Toronto will need to recruit another.
Toronto Montreal
1190Geoff Gibson 1021Ruth Nabi
1088Kevin Turner 943Bert Tellone
1076Diane Brown 728John Van Zeyl
1033Chris Bonin 686Sylvia Polson
963Sharmaine Farini 0John A

This Year’s Format

Teams will compete in three divisions with no intermixing.


Montreal now leads Toronto 12½-7½ in the Kingston Cup, 6-3 in the 401 Trophy. Toronto leads Montreal 2½-½ in the Midway Cup. Click to see historical records about the players and the teams.