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See also: 2012 Kingston Cup, 2014 Kingston Cup

2013 Kingston Cup Match

[group photo]

The 28th annual Toronto-Montreal (SCRABBLE®) interclub match takes place on November 23–24, 2013, returning for the second time to the Holiday Inn Express Gananoque.

[photo of the trophy cups]


Holiday Inn Express Gananoque
777 King Street East, Gananoque, ON, K7H 1H4, 1-866-301-2650 or 1-613-382-8338, Our room rate (in the "Scrabble" block) is $99.99 for a standard room with two queen beds, up to quad occupancy, and includes a complimentary hot breakfast, free parking, and use of the indoor pool and fitness centre.
Lisa Kessler (Toronto team captain)
John Chew (Toronto deputy team captain)
E-mail or call +1 416 876 7675 (cellphone, only until November 22).
Bernard Gotlieb (Montreal team captain)
Call +1 514 484 0824.
Sary Karanofsky (Montreal deputy team captain)
E-mail saryk @ Call +1 514 481 7941.

Event Rules

Lisa and Sary draw to see which side goes first in even-numbered rounds, overriding the NASPA’s usual protocol.

A entry fee of $10 is collected from each player at the tournament, to cover the cost of the room and the NASPA participation fee. All participants must be NASPA members before play begins.

Please bring your club T-shirts for the group photo, as well as all the equipment you need to play, along with playing equipment including scoresheets.


This draft version of the schedule is subject to change. Please check online and at the event in person before leaving at the end of a session to know when you are due back.

Saturday, 12:30 P.M.Registration
Saturday, 12:45 P.M.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, 9:00 A.M.Round 9 begins
Sunday, 11:30 P.M.Round 11 begins
Sunday, 1:30 P.M. (approx.)Round 12 ends, awards ceremony
Sunday, 2:00 P.M.End of tournament

This Year’s Teams

Please see the event rosters at cross-tables and report corrections immediately to the team captains.

This Year’s Format

Teams will compete in three divisions (A, B and C) with no intermixing. There will be no CSW division this year.


Montreal now leads Toronto 16½–11½ in the Kingston Cup and 10–7 in the 401 Trophy, and Toronto leads Montreal 7½-3½ in the Midway Cup. Click to see historical records about the players and the teams.