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The Venue

The 2007 World SCRABBLE® Championship will be held on November 9–12 at the Taj President Hotel, 90, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai - 400 005, India, +91 22 6665 0808.

The hotel is in Colaba in the south of Mumbai, not far from a number of tourist sites including the Gateway to India. Participants staying at the hotel should fax a reservation form no later than 21 September. As of 13 August, 7 of the 20 rooms being held for our group have been taken. If you have questions concerning the hotel, please contact Ms. Amruta Mohite as directed on the reservation form. There are several other hotels of various price ranges nearby.

We will be providing buffet lunch and two servings of tea and coffee for all contestants and officials during the Championships. No other refreshments will be provided, but there will be water stations in the playing room.

Registration will be held at the hotel at 7 P.M. on the evening of Thursday, 8 November. It is obligatory that you register then. We invite all participants to join us in toasting the success of the Championships with a glass of champagne. On registration, as previously, all contestants will receive a ‘goodie bag’ of souvenirs.