The 2019 Puget Sound Regional Start Page

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Basic Tournament Information

Location: Lynnwood Convention Center, north of Seattle and near I-5, at 3711 196th St. SW.  

Driving: the site is very close to I-5's main Lynnwood exit, 196th St. SW, which is less than a mile south of the northern junction of I-5 and I-405.  You'll want to go west from I-5, but not for very far: the Lynnwood Convention Centre is on the northwest corner of the first traffic light off of the highway at 36th Ave.  Go through the light and turn right just past the building and you will find ample free parking: watch for signs leading to additional parking across 36th Ave. if there is none available.

Transit: Community Transit's 196 route goes very close to the playing site, starting in Edmonds at the Amtrak station (a good way to get to Lynnwood if coming by train) and going to the Ash Way Park & Ride.  The Lynnwood Transit Center, with many bus routes, is about a 10-15 minute walk from the site.

Restaurants and Shops: There are at least forty restaurants within easy walking distance of the playing site, more a short drive away!  A few blocks west is a large Fred Meyer grocery/department store, and the sprawling Alderwood Mall is about half a mile north.

Tournament Site: The Lynnwood Convention Centre's upper level will be used for the tournament, and the main entrance is on the northwest corner, nearest the free parking.  As you walk in, you will see past the site reception area on your left a door (one of many) leading to the playing area, but continuing straight will lead you to the TournTables bookstore in the corner, then left to washrooms, and the Partnership and Hospitality Desk.  An onsite concession stand near the main entrance is open 10:30am - 2:30pm from Tuesday through Saturday and on Sunday from 9:30am - 2:30 pm.  Inside the playing area, there are usually two entry-buying stations, one for pairs near the front of the room, and one for teams near the back of the room.  A station selling entry coupons by credit or debit card will be open most sessions, you still need to enter the main lineup to purchase an entry.  Each coupon is worth an entry fee, $14US ($4 extra will be charged for unpaid or inactive members.)  A microphone is setup usually at the corner farthest from the main entrance, for mini-lectures from expert players before the evening session.

Who's Open When?: Thanks to the tournament people who have provided this info: