Kingston Open

February 18-20, 2017

Amazing hotel rate!
$80CAN $60US

Entry fee:
$100CAN $75US

Hotel   |   1-800-706-0698


  • Superb rate: $80CAN ~$60US per night
    (Double occupancy. Add $10 for additional guest.)
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Microwave in room
  • Refrigerator in room


  1. 11:00 AM - DAY ONE
  2. 11:30 AM - 14:30 PM : Rounds 1-3
  3. 16:00 PM - 20:00 PM : Rounds 4-7
  4. 09:25 AM - DAY TWO
  5. 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM : Rounds 8-10
  6. 13:30 PM - 16:30 PM : Rounds 11-13
  7. 17:00 PM - 20:00 PM : Rounds 14-16
  8. 08:59 AM - DAY THREE
  9. 09:00 AM - 13:00 PM : Rounds 17-20
  10. 13:30 PM - Awards


Jackson Smylie

Entitled Millennial

University of Toronto

Once got an iPad from Jimmy Kimmel.

Directing History:

Toronto Summer Multiday
Austin Collins One-Day

After over 7 years of playing and organizing a small handful of events, Jackson is excited to be directing his first event!

Playing History:

527-315-7 Lifetime
78 NASPA-rated Events
24 First-Place Finishes
National School Scrabble Champion

Josh Greenway

Community Manager

Stage TEN

Directing History:
Codirects NASPA Club #3 Toronto

Karen Falconer Memorial
Mike Wise Memorial

Playing History:

565-551-5 All-Time
106 Rated Events
7 First-Place Finishes

Shan Abbasi



If you pronounce my first name correctly, you are indeed a winner!

Directing History:

Codirector NASPA Club #422 Mississauga, #786 Toronto Queensway, Brampton #881

Northern Championship
TrilliuM Tile
Ontario Senior Games 55+ Open

Playing History:

113 NASPA-rated events
13 First-Place Finishes



We're excited to have you join us at the 2017 Kingston Open!
Click below to take our registration survey and secure your spot for the event.


What is the Kingston Open?

The Kingston Open is a three-day official NASPA-rated Scrabble tournament to be held in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Where is it?

It will be held at the Thriftlodge Kingston at 1187 Princess Street. View the map to get directions from your city.

When is it?

February 18-20, 2017. See the Schedule for times.

Is that a holiday?

Yes, Monday, February 20th is Family Day in Ontario and Presidents' Day in the United States.
If you're in Qu├ębec, you might need to take that morning off work, but it's worth it!

How much does it cost to participate?

The entry fee is $100CAN or $75US.

How much are accommodations?

Secure your hotel stay quickly to get the special Kingston Open rate of $80CAN/night! That's about $60US. We negotiated this amazing rate to kick off this brand new tournament. But spaces are limited and the block will fill quickly! Contact the hotel and ask for the SCRABBLE room block!

If you do not wish to stay at the hotel overnight, a $20 Commuter Fee will be charged on top of your entry fee.

How many games are being played?

It's an impressive 20 rounds over three days! But don't worry, we'll have an efficient but comfortable Schedule.

What lexica are available?

Both OWL and Collins divisions will be offered. In Collins, it's a 5-point-per-word penalty.

How will I compete with the best players?

Generous class prizes will be offered that will make it competitive and fun for all!

How will I compete with the worst players?

Nicely. If they get both blanks, don't complain!

What happened to the Family Day Faceoff in Mississauga?

There were a number of reasons why the Faceoff could not proceed after all. The venue cost went up and another group was interested in using the space. There have been other one-day events added in Mississauga later this year. Ultimately, the Kingston Open will provide a much better experience for more players. We hope you can join us.

How do I become a member of NASPA?

All players must be current NASPA members. Visit the NASPA Membership page for information on how to join or renew.