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Capgemini has acquired IGATE Global Solutions,the integrated technology and operations (iTOPS) company, and henceforth the IGATE tourney will be known as Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament.


Capgemini in association with Karnataka State Scrabble Association (KSSA) are proud to announce the 13th International Scrabble Tournament to be held in Capgemini (IGATE) campus in Bangalore from January 12-15, 2017. 



Capgemini tourney is bigger and better in 2017! The total prize pool money is over 16,000 USD!  Special feature: Three divisions and increased prizes!



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The four-day tournament will have a total prize award of about Rs. 11,00,000.
Date: January 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2017
Venue: Capgemini Campus, Bangalore.
Address: 158-162 (P) & 165 – 170(P), EPIP Phase II, Whitefield, Bangalore 560 066.


A Division
1st prize  – Rs.3,25,000
2nd prize – Rs.1, 60,000
3rd prize – Rs.     90,000
4th prize – Rs.     45,000
5th prize – Rs.     30,000
6th prize – Rs.    25,000
7th prize – Rs.    20,000
8th prize – Rs.    15,000
9th prize – Rs.     12,000
10th prize – Rs.  10,000
11th -15th – Rs.     5,000


Rating Band Prizes (Rs.5,000)
1. 1600 -1699
2. 1500 – 1599
3. 1499 and below

Entry fee: US $ 100


B Division (Eligibility-WESPA rating 1499 and below)

1st prize – Rs. 55,000
2nd prize – Rs. 40,000
3rd prize – Rs. 30,000
4th prize – Rs. 25,000
5th prize – Rs. 15,000
6th prize – Rs. 12,000
7th prize – Rs.  8,000
8th prize – Rs. 7,000
9th prize – Rs. 6,000
10th prize – Rs.5,000
11th -15th – Rs.  3,000


Rating Band Prizes (Rs.3,000)
1.1000 – 1199
2.750 – 999
3.749 and below


Entry fee: US $ 50*Several more exciting special prizes including bingo prizes.

Late Registration: Entries sent in after January 1, 2017, will have to pay Rs.500 extra.

C Division (Eligibility-Newbies to tournaments)

Five prizes to be announced later. (This division is subject to sufficient registrations.)
Entry fee: Rs. 1,000.
Registration: Contact Radhika Mahalingaiah –


Please note that prize money is subject to tax deduction at source as applicable.

Format: A maximum of 34 games of 50 minutes each will be played over four days. Word source will be the latest Collins Scrabble Tournament and Club Word List 2015.
Challenge: 5-point penalty per word, the player does not lose turn.


Thursday, January 12, 2017
8.30- 9 am- Registration
9.00 am – 9.30 am-Inauguration and draw.
9.30 am – First Game
eight/nine games to be played during the day.
Friday, January 13, 2017
9:00 am. Session Starts.
Nine/ten games to be played during the day.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
9:00 am. Session Starts.
Nine/ten games to be played during the day.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
9:00 am. Session Starts.
Seven games to be played during the day.
5.30 pm prize distribution.


Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided on all four days of the tournament.


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