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The Great

The Toronto SCRABBLE® Club (North American SCRABBLE Players Association (NASPA) Club #3) hosts a new tournament this fall, an open SCRABBLE® Brand Crossword Game tournament held as part of The Great Canadian Game Show. This event will be organized and directed by Toronto SCRABBLE Club Director and NASPA Copresident John Chew.

Tournament Details


Drop-In SCRABBLE Games

Friday, November 6th

Drop-In SCRABBLE Games

Saturday, November 7th

Drop-In SCRABBLE Games

Sunday, November 8th

Great Canadian SCRABBLE Tournament

Sunday, November 8th

Check In: not required not required not required 10:30–11:00 A.M.
Play Starts: Hourly between
1:00 P.M.–9:00 P.M.
Hourly between
10:00 A.M.–9:00 P.M.
Hourly between
10:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
11:00 A.M.
Entry Fee: CA$2 per game CA$2 per game CA$2 per game CA$30
Prizes: Hasbro Merchandise Hasbro Merchandise Hasbro Merchandise 66% of EF-PF
Format: Prizes awarded several times each day for a variety of single-game challenges. Not rated. One open division, Chew pairings. Players must pay additional entry fee to enter the game show ($12/day with coupon from show website). NASPA Sanctioned.
Food: Available from show vendors.
Location: All events will be held in the SCRABBLE room at the Great Canadian Game Show, which is being held in the International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga ON. Lost or late? Call John Chew at (416) 876–7675.

Tournament Schedule

November 6th

13:00–21:00Drop-In SCRABBLE Games

November 7th

10:00–21:00Drop-In SCRABBLE Games

November 8th

10:00–18:00Drop-In SCRABBLE Games
10:30–11:00Great Canadian SCRABBLE Tournament (GCST) Check-In
11:00–17:15GCST Games 1–6
17:15–17:30GCST Prize Ceremony


The International Centre is very close to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), and nearby hotel accommodation is plentiful.

International Travel

As per the United States’ Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, a WHTI-compliant document (such as a passport or enhanced driver's licence) is required for returning to the United States from Canada, even on land.

The nearest U.S. airport is Buffalo International Airport (BUF). Megabus operates bus service four times daily between BUF and YYZ, with one-way fares ranging from $1 to $20.


Send your entry fee to John Chew, 9 Fulton Avenue, Toronto ON M4K 1X6 by Wednesday, October 28th, 2008. Space is limited to 32 players, on a first come basis. Entries after that date (including walk-ins) will be accepted on a space-available basis, paid in cash. You may also pay John in person at the Toronto Scrabble Club most Wednesday evenings, or by INTERAC Email. Please include your name, telephone number, address, and valid NASPA membership number. If you would like confirmation of your registration, please also include your e-mail address. For more information, please contact John Chew at +1 416 876 7675 or