Announcement

(Parts in red indicate major editions from previous posting)

The following announcement has been obsoleted by the next.

First Announcement

Dear Scrabblers,

A charity tournament, “Words with a difference” will be organised in Singapore, Junction 8 Shopping Mall, Level 3 from the 8th to the 9th of September. The purpose of this tournament is to raise funds for the Autism Association (Singapore), hence all proceeds and donations will go to the Autism Association (Singapore).

There will be two divisions for the tournament – namely the Masters Division and the Public Division. The former is a 2-day team tournament comprising 4 teams, while the latter is a 1-day tournament (happening on both Saturday and Sunday). Both tournaments are unrated.

Below are the details of the tournament:

Tournament: Charity Tournament – Words with a difference

Venue: Junction 8 Shopping Mall, Level 3

Date: 08-09 September 2007

Masters Division*:

Teams: Singaporean Adults, Singaporean Youths, Malaysian Adults, Malaysian Youths

Qualification:

– Top 5 players from each country based on ratings of each country as of 6 August or earlier or earlier as determined by Scrabble Association of each country.

– To join the “Youth” team, the player must be aged 18 or under as of 31 December 2007.

– The next player on the rating list will be invited if any of top 5 players cannot make it.

Format: 15 games (Team round-robin only, i.e. each team plays the other team)

Time per game: 25 minutes each

Dictionary: Collins Scrabble Words (CSW)

Challenge Rule: 5 points penalty per word challenged

Schedule:

Day 1, Saturday 08 September 2007 (8 games)

1000-1030 Registration; Opening Speech

1030-1130 Game 1

1130-1230 Game 2

1230-1300 Lunch Break

1300-1400 Game 3

1400-1500 Game 4

1500-1600 Game 5

1600-1700 Game 6

1700-1800 Game 7

1800-1900 Game 8

Day 2, Sunday 09 September 2007 (7 games)

1000-1030 Registration

1030-1130 Game 9

1130-1230 Game 10

1230-1300 Lunch Break

1300-1400 Game 11

1400-1500 Game 12

1500-1600 Game 13

1600-1700 Game 14

1700-1800 Game 15

1800 Arrival of GOH

1800-1900 Speech by GOH/ Speech by Autism Association/ Prize presentation

Prize Money (subject to change without prior notice):

1st: SGD 300 + Party Scrabble set

2nd: SGD 200 + Party Scrabble set

3rd : SGD 100 + Party Scrabble set

4th: SGD 50 + Party Scrabble set

5th-10th: Party Scrabble set

Registration: SGD 20 per player

*Format is subject to change if the quota of players is not met

Public Division:

Restrictions: Players must be non-SA rated upon registration. Maximum number of players is 40 on each day.

Format: 4 King-of-the-Hill No Repeat (Note: There are two separate tournaments, one on Saturday the 8th and the other on Sunday the 9th. Please register for ONE tournament only.)

Dictionary: Collins Scrabble Words

Challenge Rule: 5 points penalty per word challenged

Time per game: 25 minutes each

Schedule:

Day 1, Saturday 08 September 2007 (4 games)

1300-1400 Registration

1400-1500 Game 1

1500-1600 Game 2

1600-1700 Game 3

1700-1800 Game 4

1800-1900 Break

1900-1930 Prize Presentation

Day 2, Sunday 09 September 2007 (4 games)

1300-1400 Registration

1400-1500 Game 1

1500-1600 Game 2

1600-1700 Game 3

1700-1800 Game 4

1800 Arrival of GOH

1800-1900 Speech by GOH/ Speech by Autism Association/ Prize presentation

Prize Money (subject to change without prior notice):

1st: SGD 100 + Party Scrabble set

2nd: SGD 75 + Party Scrabble set

3rd: SGD 50 + Party Scrabble set

4th: SGD 25 + Party Scrabble set

5th-10th: Party Scrabble set

Registration: SGD 10 per player

Local participants are to send your registration forms with payment to me via mail or hand (Mailing Address: 52, Toh Tuck Road, #05-08 Singapore 596743).

Foreign participants are to send your registration forms to me at nibiew90@yahoo.com.sg. Alternatively, you can call me at my mobile no: +65 9296 5786. Payment must be done by hand on the day of the tournament.

Payment mode is in cash or cheque only. Cheques are to be addressed to “Autism Association (Singapore)”. Please indicate “Registration” behind your cheque.

All tournament registrations are to be submitted LATEST 3rd September.

Toh Weibin

Organising Secretary

Compony Pyknic

Second Announcement

Dear Scrabblers,

Please take note of the following changes to the charity tournament “Words with a Difference”.

Masters Division:

Teams: Singaporean Adults Team A, Singapore Adults Team B, Singaporean Youths, Malaysian Combined Team

The Singaporean adults will comprise the top 10 players, and will be arranged as such:

– Team A: 1st, 4th, 6th, 7th and 10th players (in terms of rating)

– Team B: 2nd, 3rd 5th, 8th, and 9th players (in terms of rating)

Format: 15 games (Team round-robin only, i.e. each team plays the other team)

Challenge Rule: 5 points penalty per word challenged

Registration Fee: SGD 20 dollars only

Public Division:

Restrictions: For Saturday, players must be non SA-rated upon registration. SA –rated players are now invited to play on Sunday, the 9th of September.

Format: 4 King-of-the-Hill No Repeat (Note: There are two separate tournaments, one on Saturday the 8th and the other on Sunday the 9th. Please register for ONE tournament only.)

Challenge Rule: 5 points penalty per word challenged

Registration Fee: SGD 10 dollars only

Prizes are tentative and are subject to change based on number of registrants and other unforeseen circumstances.

Local participants are to send your registration forms with payment to me via mail or hand (Mailing Address: 52, Toh Tuck Road, #05-08 Singapore 596743).

Foreign participants are to send your registration forms to me at nibiew90@yahoo.com.sg. Alternatively, you can call me at my mobile no: +65 9296 5786. Payment must be done by hand on the day of the tournament.

Payment mode is in cash or cheque only. Cheques are to be addressed to “Autism Association (Singapore)”. Please indicate “Registration” behind your cheque.

All tournament registration forms are to be submitted to Weibin at nibiew90@yahoo.com.sg LATEST 7th September. Payment can be done on the day of the tournament.

Regards,

Toh Weibin

Organising Secretary

Compony Pyknic

Dear Scrabblers,

Please take note of the following changes to the charity tournament “Words with a Difference”.

Masters Division:

Teams: Singaporean Adults Team A, Singapore Adults Team B, Singaporean Youths, Malaysian Combined Team

The Singaporean adults will comprise the top 10 players, and will be arranged as such:

– Team A: 1st, 4th, 6th, 7th and 10th players (in terms of rating)

– Team B: 2nd, 3rd 5th, 8th, and 9th players (in terms of rating)

Format: 15 games (Team round-robin only, i.e. each team plays the other team)

Challenge Rule: 5 points penalty per word challenged

Registration Fee: SGD 20 dollars only

Public Division:

Restrictions: For Saturday, players must be non SA-rated upon registration. SA –rated players are now invited to play on Sunday, the 9th of September.

Format: 4 King-of-the-Hill No Repeat (Note: There are two separate tournaments, one on Saturday the 8th and the other on Sunday the 9th. Please register for ONE tournament only.)

Challenge Rule: 5 points penalty per word challenged

Registration Fee: SGD 10 dollars only

Prizes are tentative and are subject to change based on number of registrants and other unforeseen circumstances.

Local participants are to send your registration forms with payment to me via mail or hand (Mailing Address: 52, Toh Tuck Road, #05-08 Singapore 596743).

Foreign participants are to send your registration forms to me at nibiew90@yahoo.com.sg. Alternatively, you can call me at my mobile no: +65 9296 5786. Payment must be done by hand on the day of the tournament.

Payment mode is in cash or cheque only. Cheques are to be addressed to “Autism Association (Singapore)”. Please indicate “Registration” behind your cheque.

All tournament registration forms are to be submitted to Weibin at nibiew90@yahoo.com.sg LATEST 7th September. Payment can be done on the day of the tournament.

Regards,

Toh Weibin

Organising Secretary

Compony Pyknic

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