Do the DO:
Take the 5th!

$3,000 guaranteed first-place prize money!


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 19, 2010.



  • Officially sanctioned and rated by the North American SCRABBLE® Players Association
  • One open division, Modified Swiss format
  • 20 rounds (8 Friday, 7 Saturday, 5 Sunday; starting at 9 A.M. each day)
  • Main Prize Fund (first place guaranteed, rest is based on 2009 attendance and will be updated as the event approaches):
    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 $99/night (guaranteed until February 23rd, 2010) in one of three ways.

  • Call the hotel directly at 972-233-7600 extension 2, reference group code “OPN”.
  • 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 “OPN”.
  • Go to the hotel web site, click on “Reservations”, enter arrival and departure information, click on “Corporate/Group”, enter “OPN” and click “Check Availability”.


  • Entry fee: $100
  • Commuter fee: $30
  • Entries limited to the first 175 entrants (must be a current NASPA member)
  • Current list of entrants
  • Entry fee must be received by Monday, March 15, 2010
  • Discounted $25 entry fee for students 18 years and under
  • Please register online, mail us your payment as instructed, and check the Player Information page before you leave for the tournament.


Friday 09:00 A.M. – 01:00 P.M. Rounds 1–4
01:00 P.M. – 02:00 P.M. Lunch (not provided)
02:00 P.M. – 06:00 P.M. Rounds 5–8
06:00 P.M. – midnight After Hours Play
Saturday 09:00 A.M. – 01:00 P.M. Rounds 9–12
01:00 P.M. – 02:00 P.M. Lunch (not provided)
02:00 P.M. – 05:00 P.M. Rounds 12–15
05:00 P.M. – 06:00 P.M. Town Hall Meeting
06:00 P.M. – midnight After Hours Play
Sunday 09:00 A.M. – noon Rounds 16–18
12:15 P.M. – 01:15 P.M. Round 19
01:30 P.M. – 02:30 P.M. Round 20
02:30 P.M. – 03:00 P.M. Prize Ceremony


  • The Dallas Open is a NASPA-sanctioned event, played according to official tournament rules. The NASPA Code of Conduct is in effect.
  • 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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Event History:

The 2006 DO The 2007 DO The 2008 DO The 2009 DO

Copyright © 2006–2009 Chris Cree