Calgary Scrabble Group


March News

Posted by Paul S on Mon March 06, 2000 at 0h00

First, I'd just like to mention that during the time I'm only able to update the site every few weeks I'll be writing longer, all-encompassing news updates to announce what's going on. Anything significant that might be added in between will of course be announced on its own.

Anyhow, as promised, I'm still here! I have a few interesting things to report along with some regular news. First, the mundane stuff:

February Tournament Results are now available. I'm really sorry about the delay. After doing the results for cgp, I got swamped with school (three midterms in a week). Note that I almost always do the results for cgp immediately. If you want to subscribe, go to Onelist, search for crossword-games-pro and follow the subscription instructions. (NOTE: cgp is for rated tournament players only.)

Ratings from the Winter Tournament are NOT available, yet. I did not participate in this tournament so I didn't get the ratings mailed to me. I am waiting for the NSA to post them on their site, but they haven't shown up yet. As soon as they are available, I will put them up. (This won't likely be announced, so keep checking the Ratings Page for updates.)

Tournament Details for all tournaments this year (except SeaCal, which will be available shortly, and CalSask, for which a date hasn't even been set yet) are now available. This includes the WCSC for 2000! Check our Tournament List for a complete schedule and links to the online brochures.

The Ladder Archive has been updated with the results through the end of February. This concludes our 1999 season! Our Annual Dinner takes place this Saturday where the various winners will be officially announced. (Unfortunately, I lost my sheet with the dinner details. If you need more information about the dinner, please email Siri.

I have the results from Reno and Phoenix, but have not had time to post them in the Out of Town Results archive. This is a low priority but I will try to get to it soon.

Now, to the interesting stuff!

You might have read the above and wondered where the March ladders are. Well, they're not available yet. I'm withholding them for a few weeks while I perform the long-awaited UPGRADE! This is the one that was supposed to take place late last year. I've resolved most of the problems so it can now go ahead. The new stats and results will be finished by early April, although I'm going to try to get them done sooner. I apologize for any inconvenience caused by the lack of information. I figure the start of the season is the best time to do an upgrade, because the seasonal stats are fairly obvious at this time.

Lastly, within the next two weeks I should be finalizing the site's move to its own domain. I'd like to hear from people on suggestions for the name! My personal preference is for club374.org. There are some other possibilities revolving around our new incorporated name, Calgary Lexicon Club, such as: calgarylexicon.org, callex.org, etc. Any other suggestions are welcome, but the final decision rests with the club Directors. NOTE: Suggestions CANNOT contain "scrabble" or anything close (e.g. "scrab") due to trademark restrictions, and must end in ".org" out of respect for Internet domain naming custom. To save me time, please run ideas through the search engine here before submitting to me so I don't waste my time trying to get a domain that is taken.

That's it for now!