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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

TSSC Rules for 2015


TSSC will use the 2014 National School Scrabble Championship Rules for our March tournament. The rules can be found at this link: http://goo.gl/omvotR


PLEASE NOTE: All rules are subject to change/adjustment before the event. Final decisions on all rulings are at the discretion of the TSSC judges.






Sunday, February 1, 2015

Official Dictionary for 2015 TSSC

As of the date of this blog post the Merriam-Webster Fifth Edition of The Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary will be the official dictionary for TSSC.  More than 5,000 new words have been added to the dictionary making them officially playable in the game. You can read more here:  http://goo.gl/2sLk49

The dictionary is available at Amazon where they also have a version for the Kindle: http://goo.gl/7mm7Jb









Monday, January 12, 2015

2015 Championship Information

The 2015 Texas School Scrabble Championship (TSSC) will take place Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Birdville ISD Fine Arts/Athletics Facility (9200 Mid Cities Blvd, North Richland Hills, TX 76180) http://goo.gl/i4Yvph

Pairs of students in grades 4-8 may participate. Registration deadline is February 28, 2015. Here is the link to register:  http://goo.gl/ZijL2Z

Schools are asked to bring boards, bags, tiles and timers. We have not limited the number of teams at this time. Prizes will be awarded.

If a team member is absent, we will try to find them a partner. Just contact us and we’ll try to help out.

Because a mini-tournament was very popular for the younger students in the past, it will be brought back for third graders by popular demand. If you have students in the 
third grade, bring them along so they can enjoy the championship atmosphere and compete with other students their age. You will not need to fill out a registration form for them. Just indicate the number of third grade students so we’ll have an accurate count.

Sign-in on the day of the championship will begin at 8:00 a.m. A coach must be present with each school at all times. Students will not be allowed to participate if a coach is not present.

You may bring drinks and snacks for your students. We will also break for lunch. There are several fast food restaurants close to the facility and we are allowed to order food for delivery.

The tournament will end around 4 p.m. with the presentation of awards. 



Link for forms: 
If you click on the link below, you can download and print copies of the approved forms for the championship. Please familiarize your students with the forms.
http://www.hasbro.com/scrabble-2/en_US/search.cfm


Contact us at any time if you have questions.

Mary Ann Hart
txscrabble@gmail.com

Mary Rhoades

mrhoadestx@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Important Update

          As you may already know the National School Scrabble Association closed its doors on July 1, 2013, and Hasbro stepped in and decided to continue to encourage school Scrabble playing in the classroom at the national level. Hasbro will be sponsoring the 2014 National School Scrabble Tournament on April 25-27 in Providence, Rhode Island.

          We are encouraging you to register your teams and get on their mailing list if you haven’t already done so:
You will find useful information about championship rules and forms at this link:
          Please remember that grades 4-8 are eligible for our championship and we will have a special area for third grade students who want to play for fun and learn more about the game.
          If you have any questions, please email us:
Mary Rhoades: mrhoadestx@gmail.com
Mary Ann Hart: txscrabble@gmail.com


Sunday, February 10, 2013

2014 Championship Information

The 2014 Texas School Scrabble Championship (TSSC) will take place Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Birdville ISD Fine Arts/Athletics Facility  http://goo.gl/MMK8g6


Pairs of students in grades
4-8 may participate. Registration deadline is February 22, 2014. A link to the registration form can be found to the right of this blog post. Prizes will be awarded. All schools are asked to bring their own boards,bags,tiles and timers. We have not limited the number of teams at this time.

Because a mini-tournament was very popular for the younger students in the past, it will be brought back for third graders by popular demand.


If you have students in 
third grade bring them along so they can enjoy the championship atmosphere and compete with other students their age. You will not need to fill out a registration form for them. If you have an uneven number, we will find a way to pair them up. Please indicate the number of students attending who will be under the fourth grade level somewhere on your registration forms so that we will have an idea of how many will be joining us.

Sign-in on the day of the championship will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the tournament will end around 4 p.m. with the presentation of awards. 

Link for forms: 
If you click on the link below, you will be able to download and print copies of the forms that will be used at the championship. We have checked with the judges and they have indicated that these are the forms that will be used again this year. Please familiarize your students with the forms so that they will be prepared.



Contact us at any time if you have questions.


Mary Ann Hart
txscrabble@gmail.com

Mary Rhoades
mrhoadestx@gmail.com




Thursday, December 22, 2011

2012 Texas School Scrabble Championship

The 2012 Texas School Scrabble Championship (TSSC) will take place Saturday, March 3rd at the Birdville ISD FAAC building Second Floor--9200 Mid-Cities Blvd. North Richland Hills, TX 76182.

http://bit.ly/hFkNx5

Pairs of students in grades 5-8 may participate. Registration deadline is Friday, February 24th. A link to the registration form can be found on this site. Prizes will be awarded. All schools are asked to bring their own boards and timers. We have not limited the number of teams at this time.

Because the third and fourth grade mini-tournament was very popular last year, it will be brought back by popular demand.

If you have students in these grades bring them along so they can enjoy the championship atmosphere and compete with other students their age. You will not need to fill out a registration form for them. If you have an uneven number, we will find a way to pair them up. Please indicate the number attending somewhere on your registration form so that I will have an idea of how many will be joining us.

Sign-in on the day of the championship will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will end around 4 p.m. with the presentation of awards. There are many fast food restaurants and lodging  nearby the location.

Link for forms used at championship:


If you click on the link below,you will be able to download and print copies of the forms that will be used at the championship. I have checked with the judges and they have indicated that these are the forms that will be used. I am going to familiarize my students with the forms so that they will be prepared.

http://goo.gl/pmiFF



Contact me at anytime if you have questions. Please note the new email address:

txscrabble@gmail.com

Take care,
Mary Ann Hart