The good folks at Marbles: The Brain Store will be hosting Chicago’s fourth annual crossword tournament this April (date not finalized yet). Marbles embarked on expanding its games-and-puzzles empire last year and now has stores in six states.
Marbles’ founder and CEO Lindsay Gaskins wants to know if crossworders in the D.C, Philadelphia, New Jersey, St. Paul/Minneapolis, and Boston areas are interested in going to a local tournament in their area. What say you? Leave a comment and tell us which area you live in.
I wouldn’t really consider myself in “the DC area”, but I would definitely be willing to go to DC for such a thing.
We already have a pretty excellent tournament in the Boston area, but I’d still be interested in a Marbles contest as well.
If they have it in the NATICK store I’ll bring along my buddy ASOK. :)
DC area here. Would definitely be up for a local tournament.
Would love to help out in some small way with an NJ tournament. Would be nice to get local involvement here. Discovered the puzzling community through a local charity tournament in the first place. Would be a great opportunity for others to do the same.
Just visited the King of Prussia store for the first time last week. Would welcome a Philly tournament.
Yes! Great to hear!
1 big vote for mpls/st paul!
one extra medium vote for DC. exciting!!
Me too in DC area.
Joon, Eric, and crew run a great tourney here in Boston which draws a decent-sized crowd. A second tournament in the other half of the year would be nice, but I’d hate to see something undermine the indigenous programme.
I’d be all for a Minneapolis tourney!
Although my times suggest that I would get waxed pretty badly, I’d be interested in a DC area tournament as well.
Another vote for a Philly-area tournament!
I’d try to participate in a DC area tournament.
One hand up for Iselin, NJ!
Another DC vote!
I agree with Andrew and wobbith – the Boston tournament is already well-established and well-run, but who’s to say that there isn’t room for (at least) one more.
I’m in the Philly area, too, and would love to see a tournament here. I once mentioned this to Merl Reagle and he liked the idea. He said the Suduko tournament was always a big pain, anyway, and he’d much rather have one for crosswords. I’m all for regional tournaments anywhere in driving distance, too – North Jersey, Washington, Baltimore, etc.
I thought there was a tournament in the Philly area – but haven’t heard anything about it in a year or so. Anyone know about it? If it’s no longer running, then no need to worry about conflicting.
I might go to Minneapolis. I’d like something a little closer to central Nebraska.