This was an idea I swiped from the Boston and San Fran scrabble scenes. I've been running a Matchplay tournament in Ottawa this summer, and people have been enjoying it. It's a great opportunity to get more Scrabble in over the summer months. And people get to play opponents they might not see at club.
I'd encourage folks to give something like this a try. I'll happily provide pointers, if you're interested!
Here's the event website. We're nearing the end of the tournament!