Springfield, Massachusetts July 28 – August 2, 2017
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel One Monarch Pl Springfield, MA 01144
Hotel Reservations: Room rate is $129 plus taxes per night for room with either two queens/one king. Group rate available 3 days before and after the tournament. Call (413) 781-1010 and ask for the “Word Cup” rate or book online at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/scrabble
The hotel does not offer shuttle service — organizers are in the process of arranging Bradley airport runs for players arriving on Friday, July 28th and departing on Wednesday, August 2nd. Hartford’s Bradley Airport (BDL) is the closest airport to Springfield.
Early Bird: 7 Games on July 28th starting at 10 am. Divisions of 8 if possible, round robin in each division. Entry Fee is $25 before May 1st, $30 afterwards. Special rate of $10 for youth players under 18 (as of July 25th, 2017). Registration closes July 25th.
Main Event: 31 games over 5 days (7-7-7-7-3). We expect three WJ2/OWL3 divisions with cutoffs at 1500, 1150. Unlimited play-ups available. Final division cutoffs will be announced by May 1st. Collins division will use the 5-point challenge rule. Pairings will be based on the number of players in each division.
All participants must be members of WGPO. Membership is free, and you can sign up at http://wordgameplayers.org/join/
Entry Fee: $125 before May 1st, $140 afterwards. Deadline for registration is July 25th. Special rate of $60 for youth players under 18 (as of July 25th, 2017).
Commuter Fee: For those who live more than 40 miles from venue, there will be a $50 commuter fee if you do not stay at the host hotel. Youth players are exempt from the commuter fee.
Cancellation: $5 fee for all cancellations. No refunds will be issued after July 25th.
Prizes: Place and Performance Prizes (Best Over Expectation) in each division. Based on past generosity of our players, we expect to return 100%+ of all paid entry fees.
Contact: Melissa Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for flyer and entry form: Word Cup VII flyer