CAPITAL LETTERS 2006


Washington, DC, November 10 to 12, 2006
Capitol Building Senate side

Club 171 is pleased to announce that for the first time in a decade, a fully-rated tournament will be held in the nation's capital: an 18-game event over the Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 10-12. This event will be directed by Ted Gest of DC and Mary Lou Goetz of Annapolis tournament fame, with help from Vince Castellano, Alyssa Faria, Brian Bailey, and Austin Nichols. This will be a lovely fall weekend to tour the DC area and play some Scrabble.


You can print this entry form and mail to Mary Lou Goetz, 705 Linden Grove Pl #203, Odenton, MD 21113. Postmark by Oct 19 to avoid late fees (hotel rate also expires Oct 19). You can see the current list of registered players here.
Format: Modified Swiss Pairing (implemented via tsh), 4 divisions (play up within 100 rating points):

Div 11800+
Div 21500-1800
Div 31200-1500
Div 4Under 1200, or unrated: you must be an NSA member to play

Entry fees: Div 1 $90, Div 2 $80, Div 3 $70, Div 4 $60. Pay by Oct 19 or pay a $20 late fee. No registrations accepted, nor refunds offered, after Nov 8.
Anticipated Top Prizes: Div. 1: $1500, Div. 2: $750, Div. 3: $500, Div. 4: $250, based on attendance of 80 players overall; second and third place prizes and numerous other prizes also to be awarded; size of prizes to be determined by attendance.<
Best Western Capitol Skyline Hotel
Location:
Best Western Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I St. SW, Washington, D.C. 20024
(202) 488-7500
Hotel rate: $119/night
No commuter fee

Directions to the hotel

Olympic size Pool

Start times and rounds, each day: Friday, noon, 6 rounds; Saturday, 9 a.m., 8 rounds; Sunday, 9 a.m., 4 rounds; awards ceremony to be held at 3pm. After-hours play every day.

Friday Nov 10

Saturday Nov 11

Sunday Nov 12

6 rounds

8 rounds

4 rounds

12 noon to 7:30pm

9 am to 1:30pm, and 3pm to 7:30pm

9am to 1:30pm.


Director Contact Info (mail entry forms and checks to Mary Lou Goetz):
Mary Lou Goetz, 705 Linden Grove Pl #203, Odenton, MD 21113, mlgoetz@juno.com
Ted Gest, 6221 Western Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015, gestted@aol.com

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