2024 Raffle – Scrabble Set and Atlas – Rules

Raffle Rules

RULES FOR THE ALL IRELAND SCRABBLE ASSOCIATION DRAW BASED SCRABBLE SET & COASTAL ATLAS RAFFLE

(The “Rules”)

Participation in the raffle, all tickets, transactions and claims are subject to the rules of the All Ireland Scrabble Association.

The Promoter:

The Promoter is the All Ireland Scrabble Association (AISA).

The Prizes:

First Prize is one Scrabble set (consisting of a round board with turntable, a set of Scrabble tiles with bag, and four Scrabble racks) with an estimated retail value in the region of €200, and second Prize is The Coastal Atlas of Ireland, a book valued in the region of €50 (the “Prizes”). The exact retail value of the Prizes are not ascertainable by the Promoter in advance of the Raffle Draw. The Promoter has provided an estimate of the likely retail value of the Prizes.

The Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Any and all prize-related expenses, without limitation, shall be the sole responsibility of the winner.

Neither the Promoter nor any sponsor accept any responsibility or liability to the winner for any dissatisfaction with the Prizes. The Prizes are provided “as is” and neither the Promoter nor any sponsor make any representation nor give any warranty in respect of the Prizes.

Entry into the Raffle Draw

Entry to the raffle draw (the “Raffle Draw”) is by means of a raffle ticket specially commissioned by the Promoter. Raffle Draw tickets are priced at €5 each.

At the point of purchase of the raffle ticket, purchasers will be asked to provide the first and last name, e-mail address and telephone number of the entrant to the Raffle Draw (the “Entrant”), which will be written on the ticket. No more than one Entrant may be named on each ticket. The ticket shall be deemed to be owned by the person named on the ticket. On purchase of a raffle ticket for the Raffle Draw and completion of the details outlined above, the Entrant will be automatically entered into the Raffle Draw. The purchaser and Entrant shall retain a copy of these Rules for reference. The winning Entrant shall take part in any reasonable publicity relating to the Raffle Draw, if invited to participate by the Promoter.

Raffle tickets must be retained as proof of purchase. Failure to provide any of the foregoing information or accurate contact details at the point of purchase may result in inability on the part of the Promoter to contact the winner. The Promoter accepts no responsibility or liability to a winner for any failure on the part of a purchaser to provide full and accurate contact information.

The Raffle Draw is open to anyone who has purchased a ticket and been named as an Entrant on an AISA Raffle Draw ticket purchased between 01 March 2024 and the date of the Raffle Draw, except those who, at any time during the period commencing 01 March 2024 up to and including the date of Raffle Draw, are AISA committee members or any member of their respective households. The Promoter may, in its sole discretion, restrict or prohibit any person or persons from participation or further participation in the Raffle Draw if in its view that person or persons are playing in a manner deemed to be interfering with any other Entrant’s reasonable access to the Raffle Draw.

Winner selection:

The winning tickets will be drawn by an independent judge appointed by the Promoter for that purpose at the All-Ireland Scrabble Championships in Hotel Curracloe, Ballaghablake, Curracloe, Co. Wexford, Y21 T2R2. Date to be confirmed. The independent judge will also draw 3 (three) additional tickets for each prize which will be recorded in the order in which they are drawn on a runners-up list. This will be witnessed by at least two witnesses present during the draw.

If the Entrant whose name is first drawn from the drum is uncontactable within five days, the Entrant named on the first ticket noted on the runners-up list will be awarded the Prize instead. If that Entrant is also uncontactable within five days, the Entrant named on the second ticket noted on the runners-up list will be awarded the Prize. This will be repeated as necessary, and will be witnessed by at least two witnesses present during the draw.

The decision of the Promoter as to the winner and validity of the entry is final and no correspondence with third parties will be entered into.

How to claim

The Promoter will use reasonable endeavours to contact the winners within 5 days of the Raffle Draw using the contact details supplied upon purchase of the raffle ticket, and the name of the winners will be posted on the website and Facebook page of the Promoter – https://www.irishscrabble.org and https://www.facebook.com/IrelandScrabbleAssociation

The Promoter will not enter into correspondence with third parties and will not use alternative contact details to those supplied upon purchase of the raffle ticket.

If a winners do not claim the Prizes, and do not respond within 5 days of their details being posted on the website and Facebook page of the Promoter, such winners waive the right to claim their Prize and that Prize will be awarded to the Entrant named on the ticket next drawn as noted on the runners-up list.

It is the sole responsibility of the winner of each prize to arrange collection their prize, or to pay AISA in advance to get it sent by registered post to an address as specified by the winner.

Publicity

Entrants agree and give consent that, if they win, the Promoter will have the right, without additional payment or permission, to use their name, town of residence and photo for the purposes of announcing the winners of the Raffle Draw and for related promotional purposes.

Restrictions

Individuals who circumvent or attempt to circumvent the rules and procedures relating to the running of the Raffle Draw or who otherwise engage or attempt to engage in any fraud or deception in relation to the Raffle Draw will not be eligible to participate in the Raffle Draw.

If there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a breach of these Rules by an Entrant or by the purchaser of a Raffle Draw ticket, the Promoter may, in its sole discretion, invalidate the relevant entry and disqualify the Entrant from the Raffle Draw.

Promoter’s right to modify or cancel

The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify, cancel, terminate or temporarily suspend the Raffle Draw (or any of the Rules of it) at any time without notification, and with no liability to any entrant or any third party.

If the Raffle Draw is not capable of being conducted as specified in these Rules, or in the event of virus, a computer bug or unauthorised human intervention, or any other cause that is beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the Prize for cash value or for another prize of equal value.

Limitation of liability

The Promoter shall not, in any circumstances, be liable in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence) or otherwise for any loss (direct, indirect, or consequential) suffered or incurred by any Entrant or purchaser or any other person arising out of or connection with the Raffle Draw or from the participation by any person in the Raffle Draw. In particular, but without prejudice to the generality of this rule, the Promoter shall not be liable to any person;

i) for the failure of, or damage or destruction to the Promoter’s computer system or records, or

ii) for delays, losses, errors or omissions in or made by the postal or other delivery service or by the banking system, or

iii) for any other action or event which prevents or hinders the entry of a valid ticket.

The limitation of the Promoter’s liability herein has effect in relation both to any liability expressly provided for under these Rules and to any liability arising by reason of the invalidity or unenforceability of any term of these Rules.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The Rules herein are governed by Irish law and the Promoter and each purchaser of a Raffle Draw ticket and Entrant submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish Courts.