Overview

The MGI International Scrabble Classics will be held at the Leonardo Hotel (formerly Jurys Inn) in Milton Keynes, England. The 3-day tournament will start on Saturday May 4 and end on Monday May 6, 2024.

Scrabble players from all over the world are expected to participate in the tournament. Total prize pool for the event is approximately GBP 11,500.

The winner of each division will receive a package from one of our sponsors, FrontPage Couture (FPC).

Registration Package

New tournament entrants to get 20% off the Registration Fee. (first scrabble tournament anywhere). The Registration Fee will include the following:

Tournament entry levy.

Tea/coffee break for 3 days.

Lunch for 3 days.

Customized event shirt

Raffle ticket for free registration and 3-night accommodation in 2025 edition (Non transferrable).

Registration Fees

Register by December 31, 2023.
Pay £135
Register by February 29, 2024.
Pay £145
Register by April 19, 2024.
Pay £155
Non ABSP Members.
Pay additional £5

Format

Number of Games:
25 games
Divisions:
3
Pairing System:
Lagged Swiss + KOTH
Lexicon:
CSW21
Challenge:
5 points per word for all divisions
Tournament Software:
TSH
Ratings:
WESPA, MGI & ABSP
Ratings Cutoffs:
WESPA 1500 (A), 1200 (B)
ABSP 150 (A), 120 (B)
Chief Tournament Director:
James Burley
Deputy Tournament Director:
Khaleel Adedeji (Dynamite)

Prize Pool

The winner of each division will receive a package from one of our sponsors, FrontPage Couture (FPC).

Position Division A (£) Division B (£) Division C (£)
Champion 2000 + Elie Dangoor Trophy 1000 + Trophy 750 + Trophy
2nd 1250 650 500
3rd 750 400 300
4th 500 300 250
5th 350 250 200
6th 250 200 150
7th 200 150 125
8th 200 150 125
9th MGI Souvenir MGI Souvenir MGI Souvenir
10th MGI Souvenir MGI Souvenir MGI Souvenir
5500 3100 2400

Spot Prizes

All Division (£10 for each spot prize)

DAY 1:
1. Highest Bingo Score
2. Highest Game Score
3. Highest Non-Bingo Score
4. Highest Losing Score
5. Highest Total Score
DAY 2:
1. Highest Bingo with MGI Letters
2. Highest Bingo with ABSP Letters
3. Highest bingo with MK Letters
4. Highest Bingo with DANGOOR Letters
5. Highest Bingo with UK Letters
DAY 3:
1. Highest 7-Letter Bingo Score
2. Highest 8-Letter Bingo Score
3. Highest 9-Letter Bingo Score
4. Highest Non-Bingo Q Score
5. Highest Non-Bingo J score

Accommodation & Hotel

Players can book their accommodation directly with Leonardo Hotel via a link provided. The playing room is on the first floor but there are lifts and accessibility feature for wheelchair users.

Please note that the hotel has no parking facility but there are paid parking spaces around with the most affordable being 50p/hr. during the day and free from 6pm to 7am the following morning.

You can find more information about Leonardo Hotel https://www.leonardohotels.co.uk/hotels/milton-keynes .

Room Rates

To avail of the discounted rate, please visit https://www.leonardohotels.co.uk/hotels/milton-keynes/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=local and use the booking code - LHSCRA030624

Room Type Friday, May 03. Saturday, May 04. Sunday, May 05. Monday, May 06.
Single Occupancy £89 £89 £89 £89
Double Occupancy £99 £99 £99 £99
Round Time Round Time Round Time
Saturday, May 4. Sunday, May 5. Monday, May 6.
Check-In 09:00 AM || Round 10 9:00 AM || Round 19 9:00 AM
Round 1 10:00 AM || Round 11 10:00 AM || Round 20 10:00 AM
Round 2 11:00 AM || Tea/Coffee Break 10:45 AM || Round 20 10:00 AM
Round 3 12: 00 PM || Round 12 11: 00 AM || Tea/Coffee Break 10:45 AM
Round 4 13:00 PM || Round 13 12:00 PM || Round 21 11: 00 AM
Lunch Break 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM || Lunch Break 13:00 PM - 14:00 PM || Round 22 12:00 PM
Round 5 15:00 PM || Round 14 14:00 PM || Lunch Break 13:00 PM - 14:00 PM
Round 6 16:00 PM || Round 15 15:00 PM || Round 23 14:00 PM
Tea/Coffee Break 16:45 PM || Round 16 16:00 PM || Round 24 15:00 PM
Round 7 17:00 PM || Round 17 17:00 PM || Round 25 16:00 PM
Round 8 18:00 PM || Round 18 18:00 PM || Prize Ceremony 17:30 PM
Round 9 19:00 PM ||

Visas and Travels

Interested international players who need visa to visit the United Kingdom should register at the earliest possible time so that the organizers can help with visa invitation letter.

For travel directions to the event venue, all players are advised to visit https://www.leonardohotels.co.uk/hotels/milton-keynes/map

Cancellations

There will be full refund minus 10% admin charges for cancellation notice received by April 19. Registration fee shall be non-refundable for any cancellation notice received after April 19.

For room cancellations after booking at the Leonardo Hotel, please refer to the hotel’s cancellation policy.

MGI International Scrabble Classics, UK,
2024 — Schedule.

Mark Your Calendar for a Weekend of Wordsmithing Excellence.

Round Time Round Time Round Time
Saturday, May 4. Sunday, May 5. Monday, May 6.
Check-In 09:00 AM || Round 10 9:00 AM || Round 19 9:00 AM
Round 1 10:00 AM || Round 11 10:00 AM || Round 20 10:00 AM
Round 2 11:00 AM || Tea/Coffee Break 10:45 AM || Tea/Coffee Break 10:45 AM
Round 3 12: 00 PM || Round 12 11: 00 AM || Round 21 11: 00 AM
Round 4 13:00 PM || Round 13 12:00 PM || Round 22 12:00 PM
Lunch Break 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM || Lunch Break 13:00 PM - 14:00 PM || Lunch Break 13:00 PM - 14:00 PM
Round 5 15:00 PM || Round 14 14:00 PM || Round 23 14:00 PM
Round 6 16:00 PM || Round 15 15:00 PM || Round 24 15:00 PM
Tea/Coffee Break 16:45 PM || Round 16 16:00 PM || Round 25 16:00 PM
Round 7 17:00 PM || Round 17 17:00 PM || Prize Ceremony 17:30 PM
Round 8 18:00 PM || Round 18 18:00 PM ||
Round 9 19:00 PM || ||

Registered Players

Players marked () are confirmed while others are tentative.

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