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Word Cup 2024 – Albuquerque, NM

Early Bird: July 26th | Main Event: July 27-31

Albuquerque at sunset

Championship Play

Word Cup is a 31-game championship event co-sponsored by the Word Game Players’ Organization and the Collins Coalition. Competition space and lodging are located at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel.

Event Dates

  • Early Bird – Friday, July 26th, 2024 (5 games)
  • Main Event – Saturday, July 27th-Wednesday, July 31st, 2024 (31 games)

Special Features

  • $40,000 prize fund addition contributed by WGPO
  • $10,000 first place prize for NWL and Collins (with minimum of 50 players in each)
  • Social activities such as tours of Albuquerque, hosted dinners, a trivia contest and more!

Entry Fees

  • Early Bird (5 games): $30
  • Main Event (31 games): $175 through June 1, 2024, $200 thereafter
  • Youth (under 18): $15 Early Bird, $85 Main Event
  • Register with PayPal, Venmo, Square, or check
  • (Square accepts payments using Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, CashApp, JCB, ApplePay, or GooglePay)
  • Mail checks to: WGPO c/o Jan Cardia / 92 Sweet Pine Trail / Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
  • Full refund through July 19, 2024

Lexicons

I’m Ready to Sign Up

I’m Not Quite Ready

To be added to the “tentative” list, please email us at wordcup2024@wordgameplayers.org.

Daily Schedule

EARLY BIRD

Fri, 7/26 – Early Bird

  • 11:15AM-11:45AM – Registration and Setup
  • 11:45AM-12PM – Announcements
  • 12PM-5PM – Rounds 1-5

MAIN EVENT

Fri, 7/26 – Registration for Main Event

  • 12PM-9PM – Registration

Sat, 7/27 – Main Event Day 1

  • 7:45AM-8:45AM – Registration
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM – Setup
  • 9:00AM-9:15AM – Announcements
  • 9:15AM-12:15PM – Rounds 1-3
  • 12:15PM-2:00PM – Lunch
  • 2:00PM-6:00PM – Rounds 4-7
  • Evening Hours – Social Activities

Sun, 7/28 – Main Event Day 2

  • 8:00AM-9:00AM – Setup
  • 9:00AM-9:15AM – Announcements
  • 9:15AM-12:15PM – Rounds 8-10
  • 12:15PM-2:00PM – Lunch
  • 2:00PM-6:00PM – Rounds 11-14
  • Evening Hours – Social Activities

Mon, 7/29 – Main Event Day 3

  • 8:00AM-9:00AM – Setup
  • 9:00AM-9:15AM – Announcements
  • 9:15AM-12:15PM – Rounds 15-17
  • 12:15PM-2:00PM – Lunch
  • 2:00PM-6:00PM – Rounds 18-21
  • Evening Hours – Social Activities

Tue, 7/30 – Main Event Day 4

  • 8:00AM-9AM – Setup
  • 9:00AM-9:15AM – Announcements
  • 9:15AM-12:15PM – Rounds 22-24
  • 12:15PM-2:00PM – Lunch
  • 2:00PM-6:00PM – Rounds 25-28
  • Evening Hours – Social Activities

Wed, 7/31 – Main Event Day 5

  • 8:00AM-9:00AM – Setup
  • 9:00AM-9:15AM – Announcements
  • 9:15AM-12:15PM – Rounds 29-31
  • Awards Ceremony

Hotel

Location

Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel
2910 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 843-7000 (mention WGPO to get tournament rate)

Cost

Features

  • 24 hour airport shuttle
  • free internet
  • restaurant onsite
  • shuttle to local businesses within 3-mile radius
  • free parking

Divisions

WGPO

All players will be placed into divisions and seeded based on their peak rating for any WGPO tournament ending between July 1, 2023 and July 1, 2024. This includes both NWL and CSW events. For those who have not played a WGPO tournament during this time frame, their peak WGPO rating will be based on their current WGPO rating(s).

  • Division 1 (open to all players)
  • Division 2 (open to players with peak WGPO rating <1700)
  • Division 3 (open to players with peak WGPO rating <1450)
  • Division 4 (open to players with a peak WGPO rating <1200)

Directors may also consider ratings in other organizations for people without a WGPO rating in peak window or with significantly different ratings in other organizations. Directors reserve the right to place a player into a more appropriate division.

Collins

Click here to register for the 2024 Word Cup Collins Division.

COVID Info

No masks required; please don’t attend if you are exhibiting symptoms prior to event. Full refunds will be provided if cancelling due to illness.

Questions?