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2007 Kingston Cup Match

[group photo]

The 23rd annual Toronto-Montreal (Scrabble®) interclub match took place on January 12th and 13th, 2008 at the Confederation Place Hotel.

Toronto swept all three divisions, regaining the upper division Kingston Cup and retaining the middle division 401 Trophy and lower division Midway Cup.

[photo of the trophy cups]


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 right 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. (Toronto won the draw this year.)

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, registration and 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
2000Adam Logan 1895David Boys
1843Lloyd Mills 1828Joel Wapnick
1820Craig Rowland 1764Andrew Golding
1814Zev Kaufman 1666Jeremy Hildebrand (Ottawa)
1719John Chew 1664Bernard Gotlieb
1661Tony Leah 1638Fran Silver
1628Jason Broersma 1636Sue Tremblay (Ottawa)
1608Glenn Mosher 1595Felix Kwok
1605Shaun Goatcher 1583Gabriel Shalom
1523Michael Lancashire 1574Ross Brown
401 Trophy
Toronto Montreal
1412Lisa Kessler 1537Sary Karanofsky
1406Vera Bigall 1508David Jones (Ottawa)
1399Lynda Wise 1491Lydia Keras
1397Roger Cullman 1410Nicholas Fall (Kingston)
1363Curtis Akomanyi 1378Richard Kirsch
1358Brenda Megannety 1378Anita Rackham
1332Kevin Turner 1209Akiva Gitelman
1293Anna Miransky 1200Robert Karanofsky
1272Trevor Sealy 1125Mitzi Pollak (Ottawa)
1259Mad Palazzo
1241Fraser Simpson
Midway Cup
Toronto Montreal
1159Geoff Gibson 1118Ruth Nabi
1136Gene Rawlins 934Pamela Hunter (Ottawa)
1064Jillian Bathgate 882Patrick Niesink (Ottawa)
1019Diane Brown 874Emilie Henkelman (Ottawa)
862John Apissoghomian
834Bert Tellone
793John Van Zeyl
0Lany Ramos

This Year’s Format

Teams will compete in three divisions with no intermixing. For the first time this year, we will feature intentionally unbalanced team sizes (to accommodate all the players who wish to play). When one side is larger than the other, some players on the larger team will play their teammates in rated games which do not count toward team standings.


Montreal now leads Toronto 13½-8½ in the Kingston Cup, and 6-5 in the 401 Trophy. Toronto leads Montreal 4½-½ in the Midway Cup. Click to see historical records about the players and the teams.