Tuesday, June 03, 2003

National Scrabble Announcement from SCAPI

(Mario Miranda sent this email on June 2, 2003)

The SCAPI officers met yesterday morning at the
foodcourt of Shangrila.  The following matters
related to the Nationals were finalized:

* Registration - Col. Malonzo will need assistants on
the first day.  ID's will be issued, and the
registrants will fill up the information sheet.  As of
last count, more than 60 players are either registered
or made reservations.

* A short program will be held where Mayor Belmonte
will deliver a very short remark, do the ceremonial
move, and declare the Nationals open.

* Members are requested to bring their timers only.

* Some members will work on June 5, between 9 and 11
pm to prepare the playing area.  They will also work
on June 8 same time to tidy up the area.

* Pairing of the players for the first round will be
done by the committee composed of Col. Malonzo, Ric
Indiongco, Rolly Mandapat, Ric Marinas, and Mario
Miranda.  The succeeding rounds will be based on the
performance of the players.

* Alex Dinoy is the tournament director.  He was given
the power to run the tournament, including crowd
control.  All questions, appeals, and suggestions will
be directed to him for action.

* 2 and 3 letter words will be displayed on the
playing tables, as open book.

* The election of the 2003-2004 Board of Trustees of
SCAPI will be done on the second day.

* A tuneup game for the players going to Bangkok will
be held on June 21, 2003 to be coordinated by Robbie
Onate.  It will be held in Los Banos, Laguna.

* Wordlist will be sold during the tournament.

* The champion will be sponsored by Mabuhay
Educational Center, INc.  While the 2nd and 3rd will
have to pay for their own if they will proceed to the
World Scrabble Championship.  In case the champion
cannot not travel, the award will be given to the down
the line according to the final ranking.  The
following prize structure was approved:

    Champion      all-expenses paid to the WSC
    2nd          P4,000
    3            P3,000
    4            P1,000
    5 up to 10    P  500 each

* The schedule of the monthly SCAPI tournaments:

    July      Loy Rivera
    August    Gen. Bert Palomo
    September Col. Tony Malonzo
    October  Alex Dinoy
    November  Ric Marinas
    December  Abet Bernardino

So please reserve the last Sunday of the month for the
above tournaments.

Please observe the dress code to avoid embarrassment.

See you all there on the 6th!


Mario S. Miranda

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