Toronto 2024


Date and Location

The 2024 Toronto School Scrabble Championships will be held
on Tuesday March 5 and Thursday March 7!

Schools may register for either one or both events:

  • Tuesday March 5 – TSSC South at at St. Pius X Catholic School (map).
    • This school is close to Jane subway station of the TTC. Parking at the school is unlikely due to limited space, but street/paid parking lots are available nearby.
  • Thursday March 7 – TSSC North at at Dublin Heights Elementary and Middle School (map).
    • To get to Dublin Heights by subway:
      • Sheppard West: short walk.
      • Wilson Heights: short bus ride
      • Sheppard-Yonge subway: 1 bus across Sheppard and short walk
    • Close street parking on side streets, but need to move vehicle every 3 hours

Format

The events will have a similar format to tournaments from previous years with the emphasis on friendly rivalry. There will be a variety of prizes for being a good sport, theme words, and participation. Plans are underway for separate tournaments in Halton and Peel region in the spring, so schools further west may wish to wait for that announcement.

  • 3 rounds
  • Games played 2 v 2
  • 25 minutes total for each team
  • Divisions are arranged by grades: 4 (Junior), 5-6 (Mid-low), 7-8 (Mid-high), 9-12 (Senior)
  • Grade fours will play with other grade fours in a Junior tournament. The tournament organizers reserve the right to make any format change and will do so based on the volume of registration at each level.
  • Lexicon: NASPA School Word List 2023

Game equipment will be provided. You can find docs on how to play on our website. Your players should have been playing a little bit prior to the tournament as we do not have the capacity to teach them the basic rules during the event, but do not let that discourage you from participating as we strive to make it inclusive and fun for all.

Please review the School Scrabble® Rules Quick Reference here. Right-click on the link and choose Save As.

Lunch

Students and teachers should pack a (peanut-free) lunch and snacks. Please note the lunch time in the schedule below. We recommend students bring a snack as well. We usually try to provide some healthy snacks too.

Schedule

9:30am Check-in and Announcements
10:00am Games begin: Round 1
11am Round 2
12pm Lunch
12:30pm Round 3
1:30pm Awards Presented
2:00pm Exit

Prizes

Numerous prizes will be awarded for sportsmanship, high plays, theme words, and participation. Top teams may qualify for a future finals event TBD. 

Registration

There is a maximum of 10 pairs per school, but you may request to send more than that by emailing info@schoolscrabble.ca. If you have a player that lacks a partner, let us know and we may be able to arrange a partner from another school. If players require any specific accommodations to make it more accessible, please let us know. 

In order to continue to grow the local competitive SCRABBLE® scene, members of the media are invited to visit the events. Therefore, all players must also present a completed Student Media Release Consent form. Copies of existing TDSB or TCDSB forms may be used or you may download a form HERE. If you have further questions, please contact info@schoolscrabble.ca.

Please complete the registration form prior to February 22, 2024. Schools may register for either one or both events.

Sponsored Event

As a special treat, we have waived entry fees for this year’s event thanks to the generous support of the NASPA Foundation for Youth Literacy. If your school is seeking any additional support for your School Scrabble program, to participate in the event, or to apply for a travel bursary, please contact us at info@schoolscrabble.ca.

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