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The 2010 National SCRABBLE® Championship (NSC) will take place on August 7–11, 2010 at the Hotel InterContinental Dallas at 15201 Dallas Parkway in Addison, TX.
This page will be updated frequently before the championship. You can see what has changed recently by clicking on the “history” tab above.
Online registration will be available on March 15, 2010.
To play in the NSC, you must (1) be a NASPA member, and (2) have played in an officially sanctioned SCRABBLE tournament to earn an official tournament rating. If you live in the United States or Canada, that rating should be a NASPA rating; if you live elsewhere it may be a WESPA rating or other comparable national rating.
This tentative schedule is subject to change, though the dates and hours of play are firm. All locations TBA.
First place in Division 1 will be $10,000. The formula to be used in determining the rest of the prizes will be posted here later.
The NSC will be paired using tsh along the lines of past events. In each round, the top contenders are paired with each other, and everyone else is paired Swiss. These two groups, contenders and noncontenders, are paired with minimal repeats. For example, if there is no way to pair the contenders without at least one repeat, then they will be paired with one repeat.
The maximum number of contenders is 12 in Rounds 1-28, 8 in Round 29, 4 in Round 30 and 2 in Round 31. The contenders are further divided into a subgroup of leaders and non-leaders, if this can be done without increasing the number of required repeats while maintaining at least four players among the leaders. Leaders are paired by repeatedly having the top unpaired player play the lowest-ranked player that can catch up to them. Non-leaders are paired Swiss.
For further information about this pairing system, please refer to the section on Chew pairings in the tsh documentation. tsh configuration files for each division will be found at this website: Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4 and Division 5.
The Town of Addison is located in the northern suburbs of Dallas, approximately 13 miles from the downtown area. Addison is regional business, shopping, and dining hub; it has several shopping centers, over 150 restaurants and one of the busiest general aviation airports in the country.
Hotel InterContinental Dallas offers both the meeting space and accommodations. The hotel is a member of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) chain. When booking online, please use this link to obtain our group rate.
Tournament organizers negotiate fees for the use of playing rooms based on meeting guest night quotas. When you stay at the host hotel, you help support the NSC by helping us meet our quota. You may opt not do so by paying a facility fee instead when you register for our championship.
15201 DALLAS PKWY ADDISON TX 75001-4609 USA
Three hundred yards south of the tournament venue is Belt Line Road, where you can find hundreds of restaurants in a wide range of prices and cuisines. If you have a favorite to recommend, we’re happy to list it here.
No vendors have registered yet for this event.
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