Duke PBMT Charity SCRABBLE® Tournament
January 18-21, 2019

All proceeds from this tourney will go to support families in the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. Last year's event raised over $6900 for this worthy cause!!

Read press coverage of our event!
2018 Results
See who's playing

Division winners will receive donated prizes from local merchants in lieu of cash awards.

Prizes may include: Basketballs signed by ACC Players and Coaches, Trophies, a custom-made deluxe Scrabble Board, SamTiles, ProTiles, gift certificates from restaurants and shops and MANY more!!

Date & Time:
Friday-Monday, January 18-21, 2019
  • Friday 6 PM: 5-Game Early Bird (optional)
  • Sat 9:30 AM: Main Event, Games 1-8
  • Sun 9:30 AM: Main Event, Games 9-16
  • Sun 2:30 PM: Unrated Newcomers Tournament
  • Mon 9:30 AM: 5-Game Late Bird (optional)
Lunch Break after Games 4 and 12


Duke University-
North Pavilion

2400 Pratt Street
Durham NC 27705

Main Event Details:

Number of Games:
Number of players: 100 max.
Number of divisions:  3 divisions, divided at 1600, 1100, plus CSW Division
Registration Fee:
 $80 (minimum donation)
Deadline:   1/5/19
 ($10 late charge for payments
postmarked after 1/5/19)
 David Klionsky

Newcomers Tournament

A separate, unrated, 3-game Newcomers Tournament will be held on Sunday 1/20 at 2:30 PM. 
Entry fee for this event is $30.
 This event is not open to players registering for the Main Event.
Invite your "newbie" friends to join the fun!

The entrant's published rating as of Jan 1, 2019 will determine division placement.  Players may request to "play up" if within 100 points of ratings cutoff. Director retains the right to move entrants to maintain balanced divisions. Each division will play 14 rounds using Swiss Pairings, plus 2 final King-of-the Hill rounds.

Main event participants must be current members of the North American Scrabble Player's Association. We strongly advise new players to play at a local SCRABBLE® Club before entering a tournament. Remember to bring your own deluxe board, racks, protiles, & clock if you have them.

Hotels within walking distance include: Cambria Hotel and Suites, The University Inn, and The Millenium Hotel.  Some home hospitality accommodations available on request.

Special Hotel Rates

We have reserved a block of rooms at Cambria Hotel and Suites. Use the info below to get a special rate:
Group Name: Triangle Scrabble Club
Group Code: SS6YQ2

Durham is known for its great restaurants!  Read the Carpe Durham blog to get some recommended dining choices.

All participants are expected to know and follow the
Official Tournament Rules.

To Register:

1. Fill out form below

2. Mail Checks or Money Order to:

David Klionsky
1010 N Duke St.
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 699-9831

  • Please fill in the Registration Form below, and click submit button.
  • Make all Main Event and Newcomer's Event checks payable to "Duke PBMT Family Support".

  • Make "Early Bird" and "Late Bird" checks payable to David Klionsky (or click here to pay online)
  • If you cannot play with us, but wish to contribute to the cause, send a check to the address above. Thanks!
  • Please add $10 additional donation for entries submitted after 1/5/19

Triangle Scrabble® Club Charity Tournament
January 18-21, 2019


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