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The 21st annual Toronto-Montreal (Scrabble®) club match will take place on October 29th and 30th, 2005 at Howard Johnson’s Confederation Place Hotel.
Toronto is in possession of the upper division Kingston Cup and the lower division Midway Cup. Montreal has the middle division 401 Trophy.
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.
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|
|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|
If you are not listed below and want to play for your city, please contact your team captain immediately.
|1837||Robin Pollock Daniel||1992||Adam Logan|
|1801||Jim Nanavati||1945||David Boys|
|1782||Zev Kaufman||1860||Joel Wapnick|
|1779||John Chew||1786||Bernard Gotlieb|
|1761||Craig Rowland||1750||Fran Silver|
|1743||Shaun Goatcher||1694||Jeremy Hildebrand (Ottawa)|
|1706||Ray Francis||1578||Linda Espallardo|
|1685||Libero Paolella||1471||Lydia Keras|
|1641||Salvatore Desiato||1443||Richard Kirsch|
|1460||Lynda Wise||1402||David Jones (Ottawa)|
|1442||Lisa Kessler||1390||Anita Rackham|
|1383||Curtis Akomanyi||1377||Akiva Gitelman|
|1340||Mad Palazzo||1315||Mitzi Pollak (Ottawa)|
|1213||Diane Brown||1244||Barbara Puky|
|1193||Nicholas Fall (Kingston)||1136||Ruth Nabi|
|1180||Michael Lancashire||881||Abie Cromanty|
|1162||Vera Bigall||856||Bert Tellone|
|948||Kevin Turner||811||Rachelle Glait|
|880||Emilie Henkelman (Ottawa)||722||John Van Zeyl|
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.
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