Waterford Scrabble Tournament - Woodlands Hotel

Waterford Scrabble Tournament 2020

The Waterford Scrabble Tournament is scheduled to go ahead (subject to COVID 19 not raising its head again and putting a spanner in the works!)

The event was originally planned to take place on the 12th & 13th September, but has been changed to 26th & 27th September so that we can use the bigger room, to take account of social distancing. The tournament will take place in the Woodlands Hotel & Leisure Centre.

There will be several restrictions and safety measures in place – some still to be decided – but all players are asked to respect the following measures:

  • event only open to residents on the island of Ireland (no overseas attendees)
  • no attendees who have been overseas in the 14 days leading up to the event
  • all players to wash / sanitise bags, tiles and boards before the event
  • all players to sign a declaration that they are symptom-free, have not been in close contact with any known or suspected cases of covid-19, and have not been overseas in the previous 14 days
  • hand sanitiser on every table, to be used at the start and end of every game
  • tea & coffee dispensed by one designated person
  • individually wrapped bars / biscuits at tea break
  • payment online before the event
  • results sent by text at the end of each game, rather than handed in on paper
  • pairings and standings online and / or projected onto a wall, to reduce people congregating

This will be an open tournament with 15 games played over two days.

Registration 9:15am to 9:45am on Saturday, first game 10am sharp. Note – registration closes 15 minutes before first game. Event finishes 5.15pm on Sunday.

To register please email events@irishscrabble.org or phone / text Jennie Frizelle on +353 (0)87 6868410. See full details here.

The hotel has a range of B&B rates for single / double / twin rooms, with or without dinner. Please contact the hotel directly to book, stating that you are attending the tournament.