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May 9, 2008
Update: Under a spell: Scrabblers battle here today
PROVIDENCE -- They're playing Round One of the National School Scrabble Championship , held today at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
Students from around the country, including Rhode Island, are competing in the board game version of crosswords, trademarked in 1948 and now owned by Pawtucket-based Hasbro.
How it works, according to the school Scrabble Web site:
Students play in teams of two. Each team plays six games. The games are timed
with digital clocks, which will be provided, and each team has a total of 22 minutes
per game in which to make all of their plays before incurring an overtime penalty.
After the first game, which is randomly paired, teams are paired with other teams
that have similar win-loss records.
While the event is closed to the public, you can watch the play online, move by move. Click here for the entry page to the rounds, then continuing clicking to see each team's move -- displayed on an online version of a Scrabble board.
You can also take a look at who the teams are, and connect to their standings.
The tournament hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
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