Coral Gables, Florida, will be the 2019 setting for Word Cup 9. The dates are July 20 – 24. The venue is the Hyatt Regency.
Located less than 5 miles from Miami International Airport (MIA) and less than 30 miles from Ft. Lauderdale Airport (FLL), the Hyatt Regency is a 4+ star hotel with top-notch amenities as well as fine restaurants only a short walking distance away. The hotel is close to the famous Miracle Mile, known for its architecture and high-end shopping. Nearby highlights include Jungle Island (zoological park), Wynwood Walls (known for its colorful murals) and South Beach. Other beaches are 3 miles from the hotel. Key Largo is just a one-hour drive … and two more hours gets you to Key West.
Early Bird Tournament: 7 games on Friday, July 19th, starting at 9:30 a.m.; Directed by Steve Pellinen. $35 entry fee.
Main Event: 31 games over 5 days (7-7-7-7-3). For TWL we expect to have 3 divisions with cutoffs at 1500 and 1150. Unlimited play-ups available. Final division cutoffs will be announced by June 1, 2019. The COLLINS division will use the 5-pt. challenge rule. A minimum of 8 players is needed for this division. Pairings for both divisions will be based upon the number of players in each.
Entry Fees: For the Main event, $120 before May 15th, $140 thereafter. Deadline for registration is July 16, 2019. There is a special $60 rate for youth players (under 18 years of age) before May 15th, $70 thereafter.
Cancellation: $5 fee for all cancellations. No refunds will be issued after July 16th.
Prizes: Place and performance prizes (best over expectation) will be awarded in each division. We expect to return over 100% of all paid entry fees.
Registration: See flyer at http://wordgameplayers.org/brochures/WordCup9.pdf