Two women playing scrabble.
Photo by Susan Van Hemel

When

Monday, September 16, start time: 10 a.m.

Where

Falls Church Community Center
223 Little Falls Street
Falls Church, VA 22046

Register

Registration opens June 17, 2019.
Registration closes August 24 (mail-in) or August 31 (online).

Event Director

Barbara Major, telephone: 703-899-2252 or (email)

Results and Records

See Results and Records for NVSO 2002 to 2018

Rules

General Rules
Please go here for rules covering all events.

Scrabble Rules
There will be no age groups or gender divisions. The Event Host will supply the equipment. 

A) General

  • Official rules are found inside the cover of the Scrabble box.
  • Clocks will be used to enforce the time limit of 50 minutes per game.
  • The games will be played by two players per board.
  • Three games will be played. Third game, final round, is King of the Hill.
  • Winners determined by win-loss ratio. Ties are broken by cumulative point spread.
  • The dictionary used to determine which words are permitted is the Scrabble Players Dictionary, Fifth Edition.

Note: “All words labeled as a part of speech (including those listed of foreign origin, and as archaic, obsolete, colloquial, slang, etc.) are permitted with the exception of the following: words always capitalized, abbreviations, prefixes and suffixes standing alone, words requiring a hyphen or an apostrophe.”