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The 22nd Annual
Boston-Area Scrabble® Tournament
11-13 April 2003
Peabody, Massachusetts

1700 and up
1099 and below
Newcomers (Sat only)
1099 and below
* The top-rated 15 players from A will play in Premier with the winner of the 2002 A division, Diane Firstman.

Players will be assigned to divisions based on 1 April 2003 ratings (1 March 2003 ratings for Premier qualification).
Those within 100 points of the cutoff may play up at their request and the directors' discretion.

Sherrie Saint John, 978.526.7876/ -- John Chew, 416.876.7675/

This 15-game event will be computer-paired by John with a modified Fontes Swiss-style system.
Standings will be calculated based on wins & spread (not credits).
At least 30% of each division's entry fee will go to the division winner.

4:00 pm hotel check in
7:00 pm registration outside Centennial Ballroom
8:00 pm* tournament begins, games 1, 2, & 3.
7-9:30 am breakfast at Salons A&B
9:30 am* games 4, 5, 6, & 7
1:30-3 pm lunch on own
3:00 pm* games 8, 9, 10, & 11
7:30 dinner in Salons A&B
8:45-10:15 Robin Pollock Daniel & Joe Edley Strategy Seminar
7-9:00 am breakfast at Salons A&B
9-1:00 pm* games 12, 13, 14, & 15
2:00 pm Awards Ceremony
Newcomers (Saturday only)
10:00 am Registration in Constitution Room
10:30 am* Tournament begins, Games 1, 2, and 3
1:30 pm lunch
3:00 pm* games 4, 5, 6
6:00 pm Awards ceremony
*clocks may be started to keep the tournament running on time, please be prompt

Marriott Peabody, 8A Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA 01960
Hotel package fees, sent with entries this year, include two nights lodging, two breakfasts, dinner Saturday,
and all taxes/tips: Double $166; Single $262; Triple $144; Quad $124
(The hotel requests that rollaway beds, an extra $10 per night, be purchased during check-in)

Tournament registrations must be postmarked by 25 March 2003. NO walk-ins.
(NOTE: hotel guarantees room rate/availability only until March 28, please get hotel requests to me before then)

Click on the entry form link below, print out, complete the form, and mail with check or money order for all applicable fees to:
Sherrie Saint John, 2 Tanglewood Road, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944.
Entry fees can also be sent to via paypal from a checking account only (not from credit cards). Please e-mail Sherrie complete entry form information.


The Marriott Peabody is located at Exit 28 (Forest Street/Centennial Drive) on Rte 128, a mere four miles north of last year's BAT site. For more detailed directions, including those by public transportation, click here.

The tournament's web site lists the flyer, a registration form, detailed directions, a list of who is registered (updated with every entry received), Rotisserie Contest (details pending), and names of attendees looking for roommates. Check it out often!

  • The National Scrabble® Association requires that all but first-time participants be current members of the NSA. Bring membership cards or current newsletters to show status.
  • Please bring deluxe boards and game timers.
  • All playing facilities are handicapped accessible. During room registration, please mention handicap room needs.
  • All hotel guests can use the hotel's pool, jacuzzi, and exercise equipment for free.
  • To defray the cost of the playing facilities, all playing attendees who are not staying at the hotel on the Scrabble® package are required to pay a $15 commuter fee (one-day Newcomers exempt from this fee).
  • The first 25 entries will be eligible for an early-bird prize.
  • Registrations postmarked after 25 March 2003 will be assessed a $10 late fee and accepted on a division-evening basis only.
  • Players unsure about Premier eligibility are asked to send the higher entry fee and $15 will be reimbursed during registration if necessary. Please monitor web site for registration status.
  • Check the web page for information on the Rotisserie Contest!

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