Seattle SCRABBLE® Club
[North American SCRABBLE® Players Association Club #253, Seattle]

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Previous Tournaments

4 December 2010

The annual Vancouver-Seattle Interclub Challenge - held 4 December 2010
You can see results of the annual challenge on the Tourney Results page.
- SEATTLE TEAM WINS!!!

11-14 Nov 2010

The 21st Emerald City SCRABBLE Tournamentwas held 11-14 Nov 2010 (Veteran's Day/Remembrance Day Weekend).
See complete results on our 2010 Tournament Results page.

25 September 2010

The annual Portland-Seattle Interclub Challenge - held 25 September 2010
You can see results of the annual challenge on the News page.
- SEATTLE TEAM WINS!!!

26 June 2010

Seattle One-Day Tournament - held 26 June 2010
You can see results of the one-day tournament on the Tourney Results page.

17 April 2010

Seattle One-Day Tournament - held 17 April 2010
You can see results of the one-day tournament on the Tourney Results page.

23 January 2010

Seattle One-Day Tournament - held 23 January 2010
You can see results of the one-day tournament on the Tourney Results page.

21 November 2009

The annual Vancouver-Seattle Interclub Challenge - held 21 November 2009
You can see cross-tables and results of the annual challenge on the News page.

26 September 2009

The annual Portland-Seattle Interclub Challenge - held 26 September 2009
You can see cross-tables and results of the annual challenge on the News page.

11 July 2009

Seattle One-Day Tournament - held 11 July 2009
You can see results of the one-day tournament on the Tourney Results page.

28 March 2009

Seattle One-Day Tournament - held 28 March 2009
You can see cross-tables results of the one-day tournament on the Tourney Results page.

24 January 2009

Seattle One-Day Tournament - held 24 January 2009
You can see cross-tables and results of the one-day tournament on the Tourney Results page.

15 Nov 2008

The Annual Vancouver-Seattle Interclub Challenge - held 15 November 2008
You can see cross-tables and results of the annual challenge on the Sea-Vancouver Interclub Tournament Results page.

27 Sept 2008

The Annual Portland-Seattle Interclub Challenge - held 27 September 2008
You can see cross-tables and results of the annual challenge on the Interclub Tournament Results page.

28 June 2008

Seattle One-Day Tournament - held 28 June 2008
You can see results of the one-day tournament on the Tourney Results page.

24-26 May 2008

20th Annual Emerald City Seattle Tournament 24-26 May 2008
See complete results on our 2008 Tournament Results page.

29 March 2008

Seattle One-Day Tournament - held 29 March 2008
You can see results of the one-day tournament on the Tourney Results page.

26 January 2008

Seattle One-Day [NAST satellite] Tournament - held 26 January 2008
You can see results of the one-day tournament on the Tourney Results page.

17 Nov 2007

Annual Vancouver-Seattle Interclub Challenge - held 17 November 2007
You can see cross-tables and results of the annual challenge on the Sea-Vancouver Interclub Tournament Results page.

29 Sept 2007

Annual Portland-Seattle Interclub Challenge - held 29 September 2007
You can see cross-tables and results of the annual challenge on the Interclub Tournament Results page.

4 August 2007

Seattle One-Day Tournament - held 4 August 2007
You can see results of the one-day tournament on the Tourney Results page.

26-28 May 2007

The 19th Annual Emerald City Seattle Tournament 26-28 May 2007
See complete results on our 2007 Tournament Results page.

Wordplay is serious business in Scrabble tournament Seattle P-I, 27 May 2007
3 Feb 2007

Seattle Club Tournament - held 3 February 2007
You can see cross-tables and results of the first one-day club tournament on the Club Tourney Results page.

11 Nov 2006

The First Vancouver-Seattle Interclub Challenge - held 11 November 2006
You can see cross-tables and results of the annual challenge on the Sea-Vancouver Interclub Tournament Results page.

30 Sept 2006

Annual Portland-Seattle Interclub Challenge - held 30 September 2006
You can see cross-tables and results of the annual challenge on the Interclub Tournament Results page.

27-29 May 2006

Annual Seattle Tournament 27-29 May 2006
See complete results on our 2006 Tournament Results page.

Kink Calendar The Stranger 23 May 2006 *view at your own discretion*
28-30 May 2005

Annual Seattle Tournament
We may have left our fetish wear at home, but our "mental-masochism" weekend spree (according to local weekly tabloid The Stranger) made the papers. Congratulations to all our winners, especially our local participants attending their first tournament, and the club members who came into the money. Full Tournament Results

28-30 May 2005
109 players
total prize package: $5,870.
Percent of entry fees returned as prizes: 80%

Press reports:

Go 2 Guy: Like Scrabble? Read this C-O-L-U-M-N - Seattle P-I: Jim Moore, 31 May 2005
It was a mad scramble for Scrabble title - Seattle P-I: Jennifer Langston, 31 May 2005
Portland man tops at Scrabble contest - Seattle Times: Local Digest, 31 May 2005 (scroll to view)
Don't wirra: its meaning is irrelevant - Seattle Times: Peter Lewis, 29 May 2005
Scrabble: For tile masters, this word game means war Seattle P-I: Rebekah Denn, 26 May 2005
Kink Calendar The Stranger 26 May 2005 *view at your own discretion*

Note: if you are prompted to register to access the Seattle Times articles, use following credentials to view:   userid: bugmenot.com   password: bugmenot)
29-31 May 2004

Annual Seattle Tournament
60 players
total prize package: $3,125.
Percent of entry fees returned as prizes: 85% (includes club subsidy of $400)

24-26 May 2003

Annual Seattle Tournament
54 players
total prize package: $3,025.
Percent of entry fees returned as prizes: 87% (includes club subsidy of $513)

25-27 May 2002

Annual Seattle Tournament
62 players
total prize package: $3,705.
Percent of entry fees returned as prizes: 93% (includes club subsidy of $700)

Other Events and History

17 Nov 2006
SCRABBLE® Publicity Event in Seattle, Nov 17th

Seattle-based Real Networks purchased the on-line rights to SCRABBLE® earlier this year. RN and NSA coordined a publicity event in Seattle to highlight their new SCRABBLE® product. There was a "Man-versus-Machine" match where Jim Kramer (2006 USSO Champion) played the RN Scrabble® program for money. The event took place on Friday, November 17th at Westlake Center from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM. MAN vs. Machine Press Release

See Results, Quackle game data, etc. on Jim K v. RN Machine page.

Scrabble: It's man vs. machine - Seattle Times: Erik Lacitis, 18 Nov 2006

11 Nov 2005
Polyglot SCRABBLE® came to Seattle!

The American Translator's Association had their annual conference in Seattle the week of November 9-12, 2005. As part of the conference, they hosted a "Scrabble Social" for their members where they played "Polyglot Scrabble" the evening of November 11th. What is Polyglot Scrabble? It's Scrabble where you can make words in any language in the same game. John Chew organized an event for the group the previous year when they met in Toronto. Read all about it at his website.

Mike Frentz and Dan Goodwin organized the event here in Seattle. Thanks guys!

Club Statistics from previous years

See Archive section of our Stats page for Club statistics.

Old Press and News

  • See the Press section at the bottom of the News page for links to articles about the Club and club members.
  • Read archived News and announcements on our Old News page.
  • Read Club history on our FAQs page.

Website Changes

3 January 2016
Added links between years in Final Standings pages for Yearend Stats.
10 November 2015
Created local directory to host Ken Clark's word lists.
February 2015
Began updating the Study Tools Page to incorporate words from the new list (OWL3 = OTCWL2014). Updated lists/links are labeled with   +OWL3.
August 2014
Added OWL3 Transition Page, which has information about the new word list (OTCWL2014) and a sampling of the new words.
30 June 2013
With imminent demise of NSA, archived some copies of NSA forms and word lists locally.
22 May 2013
Increased global font size.
5 March 2012
Changed default page width of the website to 1000 pixels (from 800).
14 February 2012
Removed minimum number of games required for a player to show up on Standings in Club stats. Now there is no longer a minimum (used to be 9 or 12 games), but folks who have played fewer than 9 games show up in lower case and are not included in the Ranking numbers.
28 May 2010
Added Collins/CSW word lists to the Study Tools page.
9 April 2010
Added Rebecca Slivka's theme word lists to the Study Tools page.
26 Jan 2010
Changed how standings are computed on Stats page to use percentage of games won instead of average score to rank players.
24 Dec 2009
Updated Prize table to reflect new prize structure reinstituted after prize moratorium from 28 July 2009 through 29 Dec 2009.
11 April 2009
Updated New Player Info Page to refer to NASPA, and updated printable info sheets to comply with new rules from Feb 2009 (and change references to NASPA).
1 April 2009
Tried a lame April Fool's news item, but one person thought it was legit and only one other person seemed to notice it. Oh, well. Better luck next year. ;-\
29 March 2009
Started changing NSA references to NASPA, initially on the FAQ page. Using strikethrough in some places to highlight the changes (e.g., membership, tournaments). Links to information currently on the NSA website will be changed to the relevant location on the NASPA website as the transition progresses. It's gonna be a while, so look at NASPA website for the final word.
18 March 2009
Added new Scrabble in the News section to the bottom of the News page.
27 February 2009
Moved the Press section from the Archives page to the bottom of the News page.
24 November 2008
Not really a "website change", but found a lot more links to older news articles about the club and club members and added them to the Press section of the Archives page.
Added link to Merriam-Webster Word-of-the-Day on the News page.
23 June 2008
Added Hall of Fame (an additional report generated by our Statistician, Mike Frentz, that shows most wins, or other long-running stat for club members) on Stats page (starting with June 17th session).
4 March 2008
Added Milestones (an additional report generated by our Statistician, Mike Frentz, that shows significant events for the session) to the bottom of each session report on the Stats page (starting with Feb 19th session).
27 February 2008
Removed "Fink List" from Stats page. Instead, direct folks to look at most recent standings where a dividing line has been inserted at White/Blue card cutoff (365).
Slightly reorganized the FAQ page and added headings for groups of questions (hopefully, this will make it easier for folks to find stuff).
Updated Site Map to reflect these (and other previous) changes.
19 February 2008
Added links to Score Sheets so folks can print out their own.
13 January 2008
Changed Stats Page internals so each year stats are put in their own folder from the start of the year.
7 November 2007
Added a "Captcha" to the Registration form on the Tournament Page (the spam from web crawlers got to be too annoying).
3 January 2007
Changed old stripped Tournament page to automatically redirect to our regular Tournament Page, (now that NSA finally has added hot links from their site, with a warning, we no longer have to have a "stripped" page for them to go to.
17 December 2006
Added Tournaments Page, with links to all Seattle Tournaments (upcoming and old) and nearby tournaments.
Changed White/Blue Card cutoff to 365.
3 December 2006
Added links to Scrabble Word-a-Day
19 November 2006
Added Site Map Page.
18 October 2006
Added Memorial Page to record memories of departed Seattle Club members.
14 October 2006
Extend new-player free challenges, use of word lists, etc., benefits beyond the first night. Now, newbies get these advantages until they win a club game. More info on the New Player Info page.
8 June 2006
Added Study Tools page
25 May 2006
Added more links to word lists from Ken
28 April 2006
Added Club Records to Stats Page
18 April 2006
Updated FAQs & Links pages:
Added Q/A on Word Judging, OWL/OSPD/SOWPODS explanation
Added (this) Website Changes section to Archives page
16 April 2006
Added links to Ken Clark's word lists (OWL2)
29 March 2006
Changed Stats page so can navigate between Session Results/Standings for a given date, and to Previous/Next Session/Standings
15 February 2006
Added more club statistics:   Most Bingos, 500+ games, Total games played, Bingos per game, 400+ games, Number of wins, Cumulative Spread, High game, Longest Winning streak, Biggest win (margin of victory), High loss, Longest Current Winning streak. These reflect year-to-date numbers.

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