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2014 National SCRABBLE® Championship: Registration

Welcome to the online registration system for the 2014 National SCRABBLE® Championship. Please take a few minutes to carefully complete the following form before paying for your registration.

We accept online payment by Visa or MasterCard credit cards. Our merchant name will appear as N AMERICAN WORD GAME on your credit card statement. When you pay online, you will give your billing information to our payment processor (CyberSource on behalf of Bank of America), they will verify it, schedule the transfer of funds, and return you to this web site. When we have verified the transaction, you will receive e-mail confirmation of your payment and you will appear in our online roster.

We accept offline payment by check, money order or wire transfer, if it is received before the deadline. When you pay offline, your registration information will be checked, and you will then be listed provisionally in our online roster pending receipt of your payment.

When:

August 9–13, 2014

What:

A 31-game rated SCRABBLE tournament contested in four TWL divisions and two CSW.

Where:

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY, 14202.

Who:

To play in this event, you must be a current member of the North American SCRABBLE® Players Association and have a tournament rating. (British, Australian or Nigerian residents who are members of the ABSP, ASPA or NSF respectively may apply for a guest NASPA membership under the terms of a reciprocal agreement.)

Questions?

E-mail us at nsc@scrabbleplayers.org.

Hyatt Regency Buffalo

We have a room rate of US$129.00 per night plus tax at the adjoining event hotel, the Hyatt Regency Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. Use our special link to obtain this rate. A US$100 commuter/facility fee will be charged to players staying elsewhere.

Accommodation

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Identification

We need the following information to identify who you are in our records.

NASPA Membership Number

 

•Your NASPA membership number (NASPA ID) is two letters followed by six digits.
•You can look it up in the NASPA membership database if you have forgotten it, or just try entering your name in this box.
•When you enter your ID correctly, your name should appear beside the ID. Please be sure to check it.
•If you are not a member, you can join NASPA online before continuing with this form.
•If you are a British, Australian or Nigerian resident and member of the ABSP, ASPA or NSF respectively, you are entitled to complimentary guest membership under the terms of a reciprocal agreement: please email us at info@scrabbleplayers.org to activate this membership.

Electronic Contact Information

We will use the following information in case of an emergency.

Local Phone or Cellphone

If we cannot find you at the start of a session, we may try to reach you at this number.

Emergency Contact Name and Phone Number

If you have a personal emergency during the event, we will call this person.

Consent

To play in this event, you must click on the button below to agree to comply with the NSC 2014 Terms and Conditions.

Tournament Regulations



The Player Information page contains important information for players playing in this event, and will be updated frequently before the event. If we have important last-minute information to share with you, we will post it at the Player Bulletin page.

Player Information



Minors require the permission of a parent or legal guardian in order to participate in this event. If you require permission, please print a copy of the Minor Release, have your parent or guardian sign it, and bring it to registration.

Minor Consent




Personal Information

We require the following information about you to provide you with a satisfactory tournament experience.

Shirt Size

Your event T-shirt, designed by Jeremy Hildebrand, is free if payment for your registration is received by January 31, 2014, or if you are a life member, and otherwise costs $10. We will normally assign you a man's or woman's T-shirt automatically; if you want to specify otherwise, please let us know under special needs or by email. If you want more than one T-shirt, please email us at nsc@scrabbleplayers.org.

Word Adjudication



Word challenges at this event will be adjudicated using laptop computers. If you are unable to go to a nearby laptop computer, key in a word and read a verdict on the screen, please let us know so that we can plan and staff accordingly.

Special Needs

If we should be aware of any other circumstances that affect your ability to play, please tell us here.

Entry Fee

If you are not sure which division to play in, please check the qualification instructions.

A late registration fee of $50 is included in the displayed price after May 31, 2014. We are offering four TWL divisions and two CSW divisions this year. However, if there are fewer than 20 players in either CSW division, those two divisions will be combined.

Division







Reception

We will be hosting a reception for players and their guests on the evening of Friday, August 8, 2014, after registration closes. Entry is complimentary for certified directors and life members, and on a paid basis for other players and all guests over the age of 5. The cost of the reception is US$29.00 per person. For catering reasons, you must tell us no later than June 30, 2014 how many people there will be in your party, even if you qualify for complimentary entry.

Number of Attendees

Guest Name(s)

List the name(s) of your guest(s), if any.

Confirm Registration

We accept online payment by Visa or MasterCard credit cards. Our merchant name will appear as N AMERICAN WORD GAME on your credit card statement. When you pay online, you will give your billing information to our payment processor (CyberSource on behalf of Bank of America), they will verify it, schedule the transfer of funds, and return you to this web site. When we have verified the transaction, you will receive e-mail confirmation of your payment and you will appear in our online roster.

We accept offline payment by check, money order or wire transfer, if it is received before the deadline. When you pay offline, your registration information will be checked, and you will then be listed provisionally in our online roster pending receipt of your payment.

Please note that this registration page will close on July 30, 2014, and refunds will be issued (less a cancellation fee of US$15.00) if you contact us by July 30, 2014.

Clicking the CheckOut button below will verify what you have entered and compute and display the total amount that you will owe.