Welcome to the
Our trial run at Nepean Centrepointe Library in early January has ended,
and we have returned to our usual location (see address below).
Stay tuned for updates about our prospective centre-west location; we're
working on it!
Pam Hunter's Spring Charity Event:
"Spring into Scrabble" (15th YEAR!) on April 2, 2016, with separate competitive and drop-in groups. See the flyer for details.
OSC director Matthew Tunnicliffe is
NASPA's 2015 North American
Ross Brown's summary of NASPA's
October 2014 rules changes
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
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 NASPA.
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!!
For general inquiries about the club, please contact us here:
You can reach any of our club directors at:
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Facebook: Ottawa Scrabble Club
- Twitter: @OttawaScrabble
- Matthew Tunnicliffe at
- Ross Brown at
- Emilie Henkelman at (613) 723-1999
SCRABBLE® is a
registered trademark of HASBRO, Inc., manufacturer of the
SCRABBLE® Brand Crossword Game. The SCRABBLE® trademark is owned
by J.W. Spear and Sons, PLC, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc.
outside of the U.S. and Canada.
Ottawa SCRABBLE® Club -
7-10pm - Gloucester Public Library Meeting Room A, 2036 Ogilvie
Rd., Ottawa, ON