Calgary Scrabble Group


Canadian Nationals Results

Posted by Paul S on Mon November 20, 2000 at 0h00

The Canadian National Scrabble® Championship took place this past weekend in Toronto. Calgary sent 9 players. Their results are now available in the Out of Town Results Archive. Congratulations especially to Albert Hahn for finishing fourth, webmaster Paul Sidorsky for finishing tenth, and Mike Ryan (who is from BC but plays out of our club) for finishing eleventh in a field of 50.

We at the Calgary Scrabble® Group would also like to congratulate BC player Ron Hoekstra for his amazing win of the championship title. Ron went 17-1 in the main tournament (losing only to our own 14-year-old whiz kid Leon Fernandes) and swept the best of five final in three games. Ron qualified 15th, so needless to say I don't think too many people would have placed money on him winning, and especially on the way in which he did it! It was quite an amazing performance.

Complete results are on the NSA's excellent CNSC Web Site which includes play-by-play from all Board 1 games plus the three matches in the final.