Our club director, Joetta Wilkinson, will be directing her first tournament on Saturday, April 18, at the VFW Post 680 hall where we have our Monday night club sessions.
Here is a link to the tournament flyer, which is posted on our club website. (3/30/2009 Addition: And here is a link to the tourney's Cross-Table entrants' list page. The flyer is also available there as a link.)
First-time tournament players must be members of either the National Scrabble Association or the new North American Scrabble Players Association in order to play in this local club tournament. Dues ($25 for NSA for one year, or $30 for NASPA for membership through 12/31/2010) can be paid at the tournament site, and a discount is being offered to first-time players to help compensate for the added cost of joining one of the associations. After July 1 of this year, membership in the NASPA is required in order to play in sanctioned tournaments.
By playing in this tournament, first-timers will obtain their initial national rating, which will allow them to register and play in the 2009 National Scrabble Championship at Dayton from August 1 to 5, if they so desire. You must have a national rating in order to play in that tournament.
It should be a fun day of Scrabble-playing for all.
Also, good luck to our club member and blog team member, Will Scott, who will be playing in an early-bird and a two-day tournament at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday. He is the only Kentuckian playing there -- let's hope he brings back both money and rating points with him!