Friday, September 04, 2015

New Tournament For Long Islanders

Long Island residents will get a chance for some crossword action on October 3, 2015, when the Oceanside Library hosts its first annual Crossword Puzzle Tournament. The event will take place at 11 a.m. at the library, which is at 30 Davison Avenue.

Competitors will be solving three unpublished New York Times puzzles with the top three scorers competing in the finals. Refreshments, prizes and free entry. For more information or to register, call the library at 516-766-2360, extension 302.

Westchester Tournament Cancelled For 2015

The annual Westchester Crossword Tournament, benefitting the Pleasantville Fund for Learning, has been cancelled for 2015, owing to a busier than usual fall for Will Shortz, tournament organizer and host. The tournament should return in 2015; meanwhile, the Pleasantville Fund for Learning has other fundraisers lined up for the fall season. Please visit for more information on those events.

You may remember that the 2014 Westchester Tournament was won by Bob Mackey in a very close finish over Ken Stern, with Glenn Ryan finishing third.