Thursday August 30, 2012

The Lenox Library is getting ready for its third annual ScrabbleRouser, a three-round tournament playing the Scrabble Brand Crossword Game and other word games.

The games will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the library. Players will win prizes and bragging rights by raising the most sponsorship, earning the most points in three 30-minute games, or coming up with the most interesting "presidential" word. Last year’s high scorer was Team Kripalu.

Teams of one to four players will play one other team at a time in three-minute turns for 30 minutes, using the rules of the popular board game. Teams can be made up of friends, family, or co-workers.

The highest points scored over three games wins the team name on a plaque to be displayed at a location of the team’s choice for one year. Other prizes will also be awarded, making many chances to win. The highest-donating team will win the grand prize, a deluxe game of Scrabble.

To register, contact Sharon Hawkes at the library before Sept. 21 at (413) 637-2630 or shawkes@lenoxlib.org.

Players will receive a sponsorship packet that will allow them to seek donors to sponsor them in the tournament, with a minimum suggested donation of $60 per team to play. Proceeds from the ScrabbleRouser will be used to support the library’s many services, collections, and programs.