Time to scrabble it up and aid the Escondido Public Library as the library and Friends of Literacy Services hosts the 12th Annual Scrabble-Thon Tournament & Fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12. The event takes place at the Park Avenue Community Center Auditorium, 210 Park Ave.
Doors open for player check-in at 8:30 a.m. and tournament play begins at 9 a.m. Players must pre-register by March 7 online at http://library.escondido.org/scrabblethon, by mail or in person at the Literary Services office at the second floor of the library. Registration fees are $25 for adults, $15 for students.
The Scrabble tournament consists of five, 30-minute games. Players sign-up to play in one of three divisions: novice, intermediate, or advanced. Participants compete individually or as part of a four-player team.
Team play requires that all four teammates compete within the same division. Players compete for prizes at the end of each game as well as the final awards for highest individual, team, and high school scores.
All proceeds will be used to provide literacy materials and resources for the library.