Upcoming Major International SOWPODS Tournaments

All India Open Scrabble Tournament January 19th and 20th 2002
Venue :- The Multi Activity Hall, Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana Club  
Premises, Juhu, Mumbai 400-049.

Format:- 6 Games Each Day, First Eight Modified Swiss Round Robin - No  

Last 4 - King Of The Hill.

Dictionary :- Official Scrabble Words International / Sowpods

Challenges :- 5 Pt Penalty For Wrong Challenges

Prizes : - First prize Rs. 5,000/- in the Advanced and Rs. 1,000/- in  
the Intermediate categories ( only two categories)

Registration :- juhuopenscrab4@hotmail.com 

Inquiry :- mumbaiscrabbleclub@hotmail.com

Accommodation for outstation players :- Contact Dr. Varisht Hingorani at 

City of Sydney International Masters - January 26th & 27th 2002

Text of email distributed internationally on 13th November follows:-
The Sydney International Masters is on again on the Australia Day weekend
in late January, this time within the salubrious Revesby Workers Club in
Sydney's southern suburbs.

Here are the details:

Dates: 26th and 27th January
Games: 20 games - 22 minutes per player
Playing times: Saturday 9am to 8pm - 11 games, Sunday 9am to 6pm - 9 games
Rating Requirement (Australian players): 1200 at time of entry
Entry fee: $50Aus ($25US approx)
Prizes: Winner $1000; Runner-up $500; Third $300; Fourth $100; Rating Gain
$100; High Word and High Game $50
Challenge Rule: Free Challenge
Tournament Director: World famous Wilma Vialle.
Entries: To Bob Jackman (rjackman@ozemail.com.au)

Interstate and overseas players - why not consider making the effort and
coming to our beautiful city to mix it with some of the best in the
country. Past winners include Nigel Richards and Naween Fernando. And who
can forget Japan's KC Hirai's DUUMVIRI "miracle play" at this tournament
lasy year!

Billeting may be possible upon request, but affordable accommodation is
available 3km from the venue at Milperra Palms Hotel-Motel Ph. 2 9771 2722

This will be a first class tournament in a first-class venue, so come along
and join the contest,