iGATE 2013


iGATE International Scrabble Tournament Jan 17-20, 2013

 India’s biggest scrabble tournament is now a grand 35-game four-day event!

iGATE Global Solutions, the integrated technology and operations (iTOPS) company and Karnataka State Scrabble Association (KSSA) are proud to announce the 9th consecutive International Scrabble Tournament to be held in iGATE campus in Whitefield, Bangalore  from January 17-20, 2013.


Special feature: Two divisions and more prizes!


The four-day tournament will have a total prize award of over Rs. 750,000 (an increase of US $ 2500 from last year)

Date: January 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2013

Venue: iGATE Global Solutions, Whitefield, Bangalore.




Ginger Hotel:  Less than a km from the tournament venue, but 10 km away from the city centre. Tariff ranges from Rs.1200 for single AC room (plus 15.5% taxes).This hotel is close to the venue; about five minutes walk to the venue. Bookings can be made directly – www.gingerhotels.com.

 The Park Residency: Situated in the heart of the city. Tariffs range from non A/C – Rs.1300 (single) to Rs. 1700 (double or twin); A/C– Rs.1700 (single) and Rs.2000 (double), inclusive of taxes. Rs.500 for extra bed, 24-hour check-in. Email:// theparkresidency@gmail.com.// This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it// Please mention scrabble tournament while booking, or Contact-// rexnd@dataone.com.// This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it//

Hotel Janardhana: Tariffs for non AC rooms – Rs.730 (single) Rs.980 (three beds). And Rs.80 extra for extra bed.

 Pranam Hotel: – Close to the City Railway Station. Tariff ranges from Rs.450 to Rs.900 (non-AC and AC rooms) per day.



Premier Division

1st prize – Rs.2,50,000 (about US $ 5000)

2nd prize – Rs.1,25,000

3rd prize – Rs.     75,000

4th prize – Rs.     30,000

5th prize – Rs.     25,000

6th prize – Rs.    20,000

7th prize – Rs.    15,000

8th prize – Rs.    12,000

9th prize – Rs.     9,000

10th prize – Rs.   6.000


Entry fee: US $ 100


Open Division (Eligibility-WESPA rating 1400 and below)

1st prize – Rs. 50,000

2nd prize – Rs. 30,000

3rd prize – Rs. 20,000

4th prize – Rs. 15,000

5th prize – Rs. 12,000

6th prize – Rs.  9,000

7th prize – Rs.  6,000

8th prize – Rs.  5,000

9th prize – Rs.  4,000

10th prize – Rs.3,000


Entry fee: US $ 50

Late Registration: Entries registered after January 1, 2013, will have to pay an extra amount of Rs 500.


*other exciting special prizes will be announced later. Please note that prize money is subject to tax deduction at source as applicable.

Format: A minimum of 35 games of 50 minutes each will be played over four days. Word source will be the latest Collins Scrabble Tournament and Club Word List 2012.

Challenge: 5-point penalty per word, the player does not lose turn.



Thursday, January 17, 2013

8.30- 9 am- Registration

9.00 am – 9.30 am-Inauguration and draw.
9.30 am – First Game
Nine/ten games to be played during the day.

Friday, January 18, 2013
9:00 am. Session Starts.
Nine/ten games to be played during the day.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
9:00 am. Session Starts.
Nine/ten games to be played during the day.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

9:00 am. Session Starts.
Eight games to be played during the day.

5.30 pm prize distribution.


  • Registration:  Contact Radhika Mahalingaiah – // spica57@yahoo.com// This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it//


Breakfast, lunch and snacks arrangements will be provided on all four days of the tournament. Local conveyance will be arranged for participants to the venue and back (Collective pick up and drop arrangement)


 Entry fee:   The tournament is conducted by KSSA who will collect the entry fee. The association promotes competitive scrabble in Karnataka, and in association with the Scrabble Association of India the rest of the country as well. Entry fee can be paid on the day of the tournament.

Note: Please remember to get the following details. Winners have to furnish the details as the prize money will be transferred directly to their bank account:

1. Name of the Bank

2.  Account Number

3.  Name of the beneficiary

4. Bank swift code for wire transfer

5. Email address

6. Your postal address

7. Your telephone number


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