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SCRABBLE Smackdown Results

Thank you to all the players, volunteers and sponsors for a fun and successful event! We raised over $4900. with team registrations, concessions, auction, sponsorship’s and in-kind donations. Check out all photos on Facebook!

We greatly appreciate our sponsors.

Trophies donated by :

Thank you to each of our volunteers, 22 super teens from Youth Resources of Southwestern IndianaKayla McCayKimberly Alsept-Gard, Helen Azarian, Barb GaisserDebra Harrington, Sheri Bowers and crew, and Tim Black and Robert Scott Wylie!! #VolunteersRock

SCRABBLE Smackdown Agenda


SCRABBLE® Smackdown (SCRABBLE Tournament)


Saturday, February 24, 2018


Ivy Tech Community College, Koch Student Center, Room 152

Entrance “I” or “C” (I is on South side of building by a courtyard and C is on the north side of the building)

Registration will be center by stage (Teams please check in by 12:50)


Volunteer Check in/Setup -11:00 am

Score Keeper Training- 11:30 am

Most volunteers will be keepers- keeping time and score at each table.  We may also use some volunteers as back up teams if we are uneven, some will be runners, time watchers

Volunteer Lunch Noon – Pizza

Auction & Concessions Open- 12:30 pm (Helen Azarian & Barb Gaisser are in charge)

Auction is open to all, cash, checks or credit cards accepted. Concessions is open to all cash or check only

Arrival time of tournament participants~ 12:30-12:50

Volunteers will help escort teams to tables

Master Scorekeeper- Kayla McCay

Tournament 1:00-4:00 pm

MC’s Tim and Scott starts event with recognizing sponsors, teams, accepting rule understanding


¡  Event:  Tournament Fundraiser

¡  Program:  1:00 PM-4:00 PM

¡   Introductions and Welcoming Remarks (MC Tim and Scott)

¡   Round 1 -25 minutes

¡   Break 10 minutes

¡   Round 2 – 25 minutes

¡   Break 15 minutes

¡   Round 3 -25 minutes

¡   Break- tabulation of winner~ 10 minutes

¡   Awards/Wrap Up 10 minutes – each division (Pro, Semi-Pro, Rebel) receives trophies

Guests:  You are invited!  Donors, Volunteers, Community, etc.

Purpose: To raise funds to support The Literacy Center’s Adult Literacy Program