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Scrabble Players Team Up for Longest Tournament in History

20 Players From Around US and Canada to play 11 hours per day of SCRABBLE® From August 3-11 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Santa Fe, NM, July 18, 2019 --( Nine Days of Insanity: SCRABBLE®: Players Team Up For Longest Tournament In Game History.

20 Players From Around US and Canada to play 11 hours per day of SCRABBLE® From August 3-11 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

It started out as idle conversation at a New Year’s Eve party in Scottsdale, Arizona but before you could say the word “bingo” (the un-official word for playing all seven tiles on your rack in one play), the Hundred Games SCRABBLE® Tournament was launched and will take place August 3-11 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The tournament, hosted by the Word Game Players Organization (WGPO), will include 100 games of SCRABBLE® with a field of twenty accomplished players from the US and Canada participating for upwards of eleven hours per day for nine straight days for the top cash prize and bragging rights. For comparison purposes, North American SCRABBLE® Championship and the WGPO Word Cup held once per year, feature just 31 games over five days. The Hundred Games event, featuring 100 games over nine days has been called everything from epic to insane. Players will turn over more than 100,000 tiles and spend more than 90 hours attempting to access the best configurations of more than 200,000 words listed in the SCRABBLE® lexicon.

“When we first conceived of this, we wondered if anyone would come at all,” mused Nancee Mancel, co-director and host of The Hundred Games. “But we needn’t have worried, interest spread early and the event was sold out just weeks after the initial announcement.”

And if SCRABBLE® playing wasn’t enough, the entrants, coming from ten different states and Canada will also have an opportunity to squeeze in visits to some of Santa Fe’s local tourist spots, enjoy a concert from local musician Johnny Blueheart (which is free and open to the public on Tuesday, August 6 at 7pm at ) and participate in yoga, tai-chi and massage classes, if there is any energy left after straining their brains on little plastic tiles for so long.

The event, which takes place at a private home in Santa Fe at 4703 Hojas Verdes Road can be visited by press by appointment and their Tuesday night concert is open to the public.

SCRABBLE® is a trademark of Hasbro in the United States and Canada.

Dave Postal
Phone: 310-497-5490
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