Email from Rajiv re. WSC

“Hi,

The WESPA Championships 2019 is fast approaching and we would like you to be a part of the extravaganza from 15th – 20th October 2019! This time we take you to Goa, India, an idyllic beach destination – a great place to combine Scrabble with a good holiday.

The main event is on invitation to Qualifiers only, but there are many parallel events even if you miss qualifying for your Country or in any of the other categories: the best thing is even if you are not sure of qualifying, you can still avail the early bird packages, which allow you to play in the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) and in the Open Event in case you do not make the qualification. So do not wait to register – the Early Bird discount packages (thanks Elie for your contribution to discounting these) are open only till the end of January – just 9 days to go so please rush! Website for registrations and all tournament information: http://www.wespacgoa.com

The Venue: The WESPAC will be held in the Indoor Stadium, Peddem, Mapusa. THis is a huge fully air-conditioned (first used for the International Lusofonia games) stadium. Look at the pics on the website for more info. The location is about 8km from Calangute beach, the beach belt where you can get hotels ranging from budget to premium. We will be operating a shuttle bus from Calangute to the venue, so it is convenient to reach.

Accommodation: We have tied up with an agency for best negotiated rates with several hotels. The options are available on the website (Accommodations link will take you there). As above, we have arranged for special rates at a full range of hotels so that you can choose as per your needs.

Extended holiday? If any of you are looking at combining scrabble with an extended holiday, our travel partners have some packages for you to consider, or you can get in touch with them directly for a customised holiday, in Goa or even options of tours across India.

So we look forward to a good response from the World scrabble community. Please get in touch with me rajivantao@yahoo.com (or you can use the contact on http://www.wespacgoa.com ) if you have any queries. Feel free to forward the mail to anyone who may be interested in coming.

Thanks and regards,

Rajiv”