Do the DO 4 Fun!

$3,000 guaranteed first-place prize money!

[SmoothTiles logo] All participants will receive a commemorative set of
SmoothTiles: the official tiles of the 2009 Dallas Open.


Crowne Plaza Dallas Park Central, 7800 Alpha Road, Dallas, TX, 75240

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Transportation from Dallas area airports: Visit Super Shuttle or call (817)329-2000 or (800)BLUEVAN

Live coverage begins Friday March 13, 2009.



  • Officially sanctioned and rated by the National SCRABBLE® Association
  • One open division, Modified Swiss format
  • 19 rounds (7 Friday, 7 Saturday, 5 Sunday; starting at 9 A.M. each day)
  • Main Prize Fund (first place guaranteed, rest may change due to last-minute cancellations):
    1st place: $3,000
    2nd place: $1,000
    3rd place: $800 (and of course, an Uncle Wiggily game)
    4th place: $600
    5th place: $500
    6th place: $400
  • Class prizes. For (approximately equal-sized) groups of players rated below 1750:
    1st place, Group A: $350
    1st place, Group B: $300
    1st place, Group C: $250
    1st place, Group D: $200
    1st place, Group E: $150
    High word in each of six classes: $25
  • High “DO” word prize: $100
  • Prize for each of two highest ratings upsets by rated players: SamBoard
  • Directed by Bryan Pepper; assisted by Mary Rhoades, John Chew III, and Sherrie Saint John.
    All Board 1 games annotated by Dee Segrest and Kate Watson.


You can book rooms at our special event rate of $95/night (valid until February 10th, 2009) in one of three ways.

  • Call the hotel directly at 972-233-7600 extension 2, reference group code “DST”.
  • Call Crowne Plaza Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-227-6963, refer to Crowne Plaza Suites Dallas Park Central at 7800 Alpha Road, and again use the group booking code “DST”.
  • Go to the hotel web site, click on “Reservations”, enter arrival and departure information, click on “Corporate/Group”, enter “DST” and click “Check Availability”.


  • Entry fee: $100
  • Entries limited to the first 175 entrants (must be a current NSA member)
  • Current list of entrants
  • Entry fee must be received by Monday, March 9, 2009
  • Discounted $25 entry fee for students 18 years and under
  • Please register online whether you pay online using PayPal, Visa or MasterCard, or offline by mailing a check or money order; and check the Player Information page before you leave for the tournament.


  • Friday: 7 games starting at 9:00 A.M., lunch after the fourth game.
  • Saturday: 7 games starting at 9:00 A.M., lunch after the fourth game.
  • Sunday: 5 games starting at 9:00 A.M., fourth game at 12:15, fifth game at 1:30, prize ceremony at 2:30


  • The Dallas Open is a NSA/NASPA-sanctioned event, played according to official tournament rules.
  • Players must bring all required game equipment, set it up as necessary at the beginning of each session, not move it during a session, and play at assigned tables. Players with special needs may ask to be assigned the same table for the duration of the tournament. Players assigned to Table 1 must comply with the requirements of live game annotation, or forfeit their game with a -200 point spread penalty.

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