The Tel Aviv Scrabble® Club

Club Director: Evan Cohen

The Eleventh Israeli Open Tournament - In Memory of Elisheva Auerbach
15-17.2.2019

We're pleased to announce that the Eleventh Israeli Open Scrabble Tournament will take place on February 15-17, 2019. 

Mark the dates in your diaries. Scroll down for information regarding the venue, registered participants, the schedule and the format. Please read carefully, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Maureen.

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Venue

The event will take place at the Crowne Plaza hotel in the amazing city of Jerusalem.

The hotel is within walking distance from the train station (http://www.rail.co.il/EN/Pages/Homepage.aspx), central bus station and the light rail, and is extremely accessible from the airport and all major cities in Israel.

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Schedule (subject to minor changes)

Friday, 15.2.19

Saturday, 16.2.19

Sunday, 17.2.19

10:00-11:00

Registration

7:00-9:00

Breakfast at hotel

7:00-9:00

Breakfast at hotel

11:00-11:15

Opening Words

9:00-11:00

Games 7-8 (2)

9:00-11:00

Games 15-16 (2)

11:15-14:15

Games 1-3 (3)

11:00-11:15

Break

11:00-11:15

Break

14:15-16:00

Break

11:15-13:15

Game 9-10 (2)

11:15-13:15

Game 17-18 (2)

16:00-19:00

Games 4-6 (3)

13:15-14:15

Lunch at hotel

13:15-14:15

Lunch break

19:00-21:00

Dinner at hotel

14:15-16:15

Games 11-12 (2)

14:15-16:15

Games 19-20 (2)

 

 

16:15-16:30

Break

16:15-16:30

Break

 

 

16:30-18:30

Games 13-14 (2)

16:30-18:30

Games 21-22 (2)

 

 

18:30

Free evening

18:30

Awards

 

 

 

 

See you next year!

All breaks include coffee/tea ; Breaks in red include cake. Meals in red are included in room price.

Note: In the ?Break? on Friday (14:15-16:00), refreshments will be served and players will check into their rooms (from 15:00).

Breakfast (Saturday, Sunday): 7:00-9:00
Lunch (Saturday): 13:15-14:15
Dinner (Friday): 19:00-21:00

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Format

Divisions
There will be a single division in the event, all games will be internationally rated and played according to WESPA rules. The pairings system (see below) ensures that players will be playing opponents with a similar record in the event.

Ratings
The tournament qualifies for international ratings and for ABSP ratings. Players' international ratings will be updated accordingly.

Pairings
The first games will be paired according to players' pre-tournament ratings. If players do not have an international rating, their Israeli, ABSP, or other available rating (in that order) will be used instead. The overall system will be Chew pairings, minimising repeats with 4 rounds of KOTH, all depending on the number of participants. The pairings and standings will all be done using internationally used software.

Prizes
The prize fund will be at least ~NIS10000 (~2500 Euros). The winner will receive a cash prize, in addition to being the Eleventh Israeli Open Champion. The first and second runners-up will also receive cash prizes. In addition, there will be at least two very substantial ratings prizes, and other prizes for special achievements will also be awarded. 

Lexicon
CSW15 (a.k.a. SOWPODS, the international Scrabble dictionary) will be the official word source.

Challenges
A player may challenge any number of words played by his/her opponent. If all the words are acceptable, the opponent will get an additional 5 points added to his/her score. No turn loss for the challenging player. If one or more of the words are unacceptable, the move will be removed and the opponent will lose a turn. Players, supervised by the tournament director, will take their own challenges (self-adjudication). 

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Registration

Registration fee
There is a registration fee of NIS250 (~50Euros) for players who have fully registered (i.e. submitted booking form) before 1.11.2018. Thereafter, the registration fee is NIS300. The registration fee must be paid in cash, either in advance or on the day of the tournament.  

Registration is only finalised after reserving a hotel room.

Accommodation
Person in double room (sharing): NIS1180 (Foreign players: NIS1030 due to VAT exemption).
Person in single room: NIS1790 (Foreign players: NIS1570 due to VAT exemption).
Prices include:
* Two nights
* Half-board (a full Israeli breakfast + one main meal).
* Drinks (hot and cold) throughout the event in the playing room.
* Full use of the hotel facilities.
* Additional nights (before/after the event) can be arranged.
Prices do not include the registration fee.

The above prices only apply when booking rooms via the organisers. We cannot guarantee the price when booking via the hotel. 
Players who do not book the hotel through the organisers will be subject to a NIS270 supplement fee to cover the playing room costs.  

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All applications (hotel and tournament) must be made by filling out the linked form (above). All relevant information is on the form. The hotel booking has to be sent directly to Mona Tours, while the tournament booking has to be done via the organisers.

Note: The organisers reserve the right to refuse entries.

Contact organisers for further information.

Maureen Hoch - structuresense@gmail.com

Updated (5.11.2018)

 

Name

Elie Dangoor

Evan Cohen

Charles Micallef

Naomi Landau

Omri Rosenkrantz

Ferenc Gerlits

Alan Abela

Maureen Hoch

Ami Tzubery

Nancy Alroy

Gila Blits

Brigitte Brath

Fifi Lefebvre

Maxine Tsvaigrach

Sharon Peress

Linda Marguy

Amos Fabian

Vivienne Muhling

Anne Garber

Phyllis DeCastro

Paul Cartman

Christine Cartman

Allan Bernstein

Karen Adler

Denise Bardan

Jack Hoch

Tony Bongo

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