2012 West Coast Championships

Scrabble® Crossword Game Tournament

Reno, Nevada

Grand Sierra Resort

June 29th through July 4th, 2012

CONTACT
Website: http://www.sjscrabble.com/wcc2012/ for current info
More info: Rick Wong (kablooey@gmail.com) (505) 652-2566
Payment: Checks payable to Rick Wong, 454 Porter Lane #2, San Jose, CA 95127-2553
Directors and Staff: Rick Wong, Bennett Jacobstein
Twitter: wcscrabble
RESULTS
Main Event RESULTS
EARLY BIRD (ONE-DAY WARMUP EVENT)
Arrive early for eight games.
Round-robin groups of 8.
Friday June 29th: 8 games starting at 9:00 am
$60 entry fee
PREMIER EVENT (3 1/2-DAY MAIN EVENT)
Saturday June 30th to Tuesday July 3rd (games start at 9am)
27 games (8+8+8+3)
$140 entry fee. Pairings guided by player preference (see DIVISIONS section). Prizes for top overall finishers and top relative performers.
100% payout (or better) back to players.
See HOTEL section for important note about $40 rebates.
Awards ceremony will follow completion of last game of Main Event.
LATE BIRD (8-GAME EVENT)
Stay another day and play eight more games.
Tuesday July 3rd: 4 games starting at 3:00 pm
Wednesday July 4th: 4 games starting at 9:00 am
$45 entry fee
DIVISIONS
Entrants who prefer to play most games with others of similar ratings ability can indicate so at signup by selecting DIVISIONAL PAIRINGS. The director will attempt to match those players with others in the same ability range. Players who want to be eligible for top overall prizes should select OPEN PAIRINGS.
PRIZES
Cash Prizes available to top overall finishers (who select OPEN PAIRINGS).
Cash Prizes available to top finishers based on expected performance.
Special Fun Prizes available to all players.
Friend of the Director prize(s) for those who ensure error-free tally slips and a smooth-running tournament.
PARTY
Friday June 29th 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Join hostess Patricia Lau for hors d'oeuvres and drinks.
RENO IS ARTOWN
July is Reno's annual art celebration
With over 400 events on the calendar, get a group together
to enjoy gallery shows, plays, concerts, movies, tours, exhibits, and much more.
See RenoIsArtown.com for more details.
RENO ACES MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Monday July 2nd, 7:05pm. The Reno Aces (Diamondbacks affiliate) minor league baseball team will be at home facing the Las Vegas 51s. It will be Om-Nom-Nomday, featuring $1 ribs, while supplies last. The Aces have a beautiful new downtown stadium (opened in 2009), and Bennett Jacobstein will be purchasing group tickets for those interested.
4x4 OFFROAD GEOCACHING
Limited space available. Sunday July 1st, 7:00pm.
Hosted by Rick Wong
HOTEL INFO
Grand Sierra Resort
2500 East 2nd Street
Reno Nevada, 89595
PLEASE HELP US MEET OUR ROOM QUOTAS BY USING THE GROUP CODE.
Reservations: by phone (800) 648-5080 or (775) 789-2129 or by website.
Group Code: SCS12 -> use this to be eligible for $40 rebate (cash paid at the party), limit two rebates per room. Reservations placed on the website automatically use the group code.
Rates: $68 per night (up to four guests). Larger rooms available $116. Additional $5 resort fee and 13% hotel tax apply. Rooms must be reserved by June 6th
Website: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=9288432
EQUIPMENT
Please bring Deluxe Scrabble® Game Boards, clocks, and tournament tiles.
REBATES
Early registrants (payment received by May 1st) will receive $5 at the party.
Hotel Guests using the SCS12 code or website will receive $40 at the party (limit two per correctly registered room, minimum 4 nights)!
Hotel Guests using the SCS12 code for 3 nights are eligible for $30, even if not attending the party (limit two per correctly registered room).
AWARD CEREMONY
Don't miss our famously prompt Award Ceremony with special prizes, announcements, raffle, and sometimes impromptu entertainment to be held WITH NO DELAY, IMMEDIATELY after the completion of the last game in the main event.
LATE FEES AND CANCELLATIONS
Payments received onsite may be subject to $10 late fee.
No-shows subject to $20 cancellation fee.
WGPO MEMBERSHIP These events will be WGPO-rated. Membership in WGPO is not required, but is free and recommended if you want access to your rating. Join for free at wordgameplayers.org.
ENTRANTS
Players Expected To Attend

Print and mail the form below with your check in U.S. funds to Rick Wong, 454 Porter Lane #2, San Jose, CA 95127-2553
Please register me for the 2012 West Coast Championship.
Early Bird Event $60
Premier Event $140 OPEN PAIRING DIVISIONAL PAIRING
Late Bird Event $45
I plan to stay at the Grand Sierra Resort using code "SCS12".
I plan to attend the party on Friday night.
I am interested in joining the 4x4 Offroad Geocaching Adventure on Sunday night.
I am interested attending the Reno Aces baseball game on Monday night.
I need help finding a roommate.
 
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