Seventh Annual

Bay Area Crossword Puzzle Tournament

Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Oakland, California

2014 Tournament Results

2013 Tournament Results

2012 Tournament Results

2011 Tournament Results

to benefit Families of SMA, which is dedicated to finding a treatment and cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a devastating disease which is the number one genetic killer of children under age two.

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11:30am to 4:00pm at CSU East Bay, 1000 Broadway, Suite 109 (map), Oakland, California 94607

Couldn't make it to the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Brooklyn this year? Can't get enough crossword competition? Then come join other Bay Area crossword puzzle aficionados and enjoy a day of friendly competition to benefit a very worthy cause, Families of SMA.

Register online with a credit or debit card!

The Puzzles

The legendary Will Shortz, crossword puzzle editor of the New York Times, has graciously agreed to donate unpublished puzzles from future editions of the Times. Rankings will be based on the total score (ACPT rules) on all four puzzles.

The Prizes

The Schedule

11:30 - 12:00 Sign-in 12:00 - 12:15 Puzzle 1 12:30 - 12:45 Puzzle 2 12:45 - 1:45 Lunch
2:00 - 2:30 Puzzle 3 2:45 - 3:15 Puzzle 4 3:30 - 4:00 Winners announced, prizes awarded

Driving Directions, Parking Hints, and Public Transit Information


$30 in advance, or $35 at the door. Additional tax-deductible donations to Families of SMA are most gratefully accepted and can be added, at your discretion, to your check. Registration form is here. Since Families of SMA is a 501(c)(3) registered charity, the registration fee may be fully or partly tax deductible. Check with your tax advisor to be sure.