Welcome to the
Who are we?
Word games are alive in Ottawa! Our club is officially sanctioned by the
North American SCRABBLE Players Association. Club
#495 consists of several experts, many aficionados, and a great group of
recreational players. All players of any skill level are welcome and will easily
find a place to fit in. Who knows? You may become the next expert.
Where do we play?
We meet every Wednesday at the
Gloucester Public Library Meeting Room A, 2036 Ogilvie Rd., from 7:00 PM to
10:00 PM. (The real keeners stay till 11:00 PM for a fourth game.)
For the players who wish to show off their new words to the rest of the world,
there are several SCRABBLE tournaments
that many of the club players attend. They are great fun and you will soon be
making friends from across Canada and the United States.
What do I need to bring?
Many of our players have their own SCRABBLE
boards, tiles, racks and timers. There are always enough to go around. All we
ask is that you have a basic knowledge of the rules.
How much does it cost?
Each session costs $3.00 ($2.00 for students and seniors) for 3 or 4 games. Not bad
for 3 or 4 hours worth of great clean fun. This fee is to help offset the room rental
and cover supplies. Whatever we don't spend on rent and registration fees, we
give back to our membership or spend on our annual Labour Day tournament.
The club plays a lot of weird words that don't seem
to make sense. Is that normal?
Our club uses the Official Tournament and Club
Word List sanctioned by the NSA. You will find many strange words ranging from "aa"
to "zzz". This word list is painstakingly prepared by consolidating the most
well known dictionaries. While this may be daunting at first, you will find
yourself quickly wondering why everyone else doesn't know what "aa" means. We
will provide you with a list of all the 2 and 3 letter words when you first come
so that you can learn them as you play. All our players are eager to share their
word knowledge and strategy!
Will my friends and family think I am geeky?
Absolutely... but they will be envious, too.
I have more questions!!
You can reach any one of our club directors at:
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Ottawa SCRABBLE® Club -
7-10pm - Gloucester Public Library Meeting Room A, 2036 Ogilvie
Rd., Ottawa, ON