Photos of Saturday, March 29, 2014 tournament

Photos of Sunday, March 30, 2014 tournament

Thank you to all who attended the
2014 SCRABBLE® For Literacy fundraiser.
We hope to see you again at the 2015 tournaments!

A message from the graduate students from DePaul who conducted the research experiment focusing on language comprehension at the event:
"Thank you again for everyone who participated in the research experiment. At face value, it appears that Scrabble players have an advantage when it comes to speed and accuracy in word comprehension. It seems that playing Scrabble can have benefits in language and word processing which can possibly transfer into literacy skills.” Kirk W.

Thank you to participants, donors of snacks and prizes and to volunteers who assisted with hospitality during the tournament.
This event was also a success thanks to the efforts of the following:

  • John Fultz (Codirector, data input coordinator)
  • Volunteer Barb Nolan (Subway® sandwiches and Lodging arrangements)
  • Volunteer Simphi Lenover (Information, Casual Tournament, general assistance)
  • Volunteer David Walter (data input)
  • Volunteer Trish Walter (Registration)
  • Margie Yee (Photographer)
  • Mary Reik (Open House, general assistance)
  • Scott Heatherton (DACC coordinator, Hospitality)

2014 SCRABBLE for Literacy Tournaments and Other Events

Two One-Day, Seven-Game NASPA Rated Tournaments

Organized and Directed by Marty Gabriel

Home Phone: (best) 217-348-9230
Cell Phone: (3/28 - 3/30) 217-549-5360

Saturday, March 29, 2014

7 Rounds NASPA Rated Tournament Round Robin groups of 8
And Open House

Sunday, March 30, 2014

7 Rounds NASPA Rated Tournament Round Robin groups of 8
And 4 Game Non-Rated Tournament

Located in Lincoln Hall at Danville Area Community College
2000 E. Main Street, Danville, IL 61832-5199

Handicapped Accessible

Parking available in Visitor's Lot north of Vermilion Hall. Enter Vermilion Hall and follow corridor to the Student Union in Lincoln Hall.

This event is supported by North American SCRABBLE® Players Association Local Clubs 601 (Charleston) and 590 (Champaign)

To order lunches for delivery to the Hospitality Room during the break, stop at the Lunch Order Table on your way to the Registration Table each morning before the start of the tournament. A copy of the items available for delivery will be available at this

Lunch Orders Link.

Each rated tournament followed NASPA rules and had a Round Robin format with eight-player divisions by ratings. Prizes were awarded in each division. Results from Saturday's tournament were submitted to NASPA and updated ratings were posted before the tournament on Sunday.

A reduced rate for lodging at the Sleep Inn & Suites was available to Scrabble for Literacy Tournament participants. Check the Lodging link on this page for details and registration deadline.

SCRABBLE® For Literacy is a charitable event to benefit The Reader's Route program. In addition to approximately 50% of the entry fees being returned to the players as prizes, donated items are awarded for various categories.


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