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The 23rd Annual
Boston Area Scrabble® Tournament
2-4 April 2004
Westford, 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 2003 A division, Frank Tangredi.

Players will be assigned to divisions based on 1 March 2004 ratings.
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 main event will be computer-paired by John with a modified Fontes Swiss-style system.
The 5-game early bird event will be either round robin or modified swiss with groups of 6-8 players.
Standings will be calculated based on wins & spread (not credits).

11:00 am Early Bird registration outside Westford Ballroom (2nd floor)
12:00 pm* Early Bird tournament begins
2:00 pm hotel check in
7:00 pm registration outside Westford Ballroom (2nd floor)
8:00 pm* tournament begins, games 1, 2, & 3.
7-9:30 am breakfast in Regency Ballroom
9:30 am* games 4, 5, 6, & 7
1:30-3 pm lunch in Regency Ballroom
3:00 pm* games 8, 9, 10, & 11
8:45-10:15 Jere Mead Strategy Seminar in Concord Amphitheater
7-9:00 am breakfast at Regency Ballroom
9-1:00 pm* games 12, 13, 14, & 15
2:00 pm Awards Ceremony
Newcomers (Saturday only)
10:00 am Registration in Ipswich Room (2nd floor)
10:30 am* Tournament begins, Games 1, 2, and 3
1:30 pm lunch in Regency Ballroom
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

Attendees are asked to make hotel reservations directly with the hotel:
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, 219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
toll free: 800.543.7801     phone: 978.692.8200     fax: 978.692.7403    
Westford Regency Web Site
Hotel room fees include free access to the hotel's exquisite Regency Health Club and pool.
Room rates per night (plus 9.7% tax) Double $89; Single $89; Triple $99*
*Rollaway beds available for a fee to be paid at registration; triple fee includes two beds only.

(NOTE: hotel guarantees room rate/availability only until March 12.)

Click on the entry form link below, print out & complete form, and mail with
check/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 and Paypal account only
(not from credit cards). Please e-mail Sherrie complete entry form information.


The Westford Regency Centrally located off Exit 32, I-495, close to Routes 2, 3 and 93, with easy access
from all major points. 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 and exquisite Regency Health Club 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 paid entries will be eligible for an early-bird prize.
  • BAT 2004 will inaugurate the annual "Robert Felt Memorial *Star* Student Award," a $100 award
    presented to the student under 18 who places the highest in the tournament (this award's fund has been
    anonymously donated and will be given out to students for the next 10 years).
  • Registrations postmarked after 17 March 2004 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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