WESPA Report


Scrabble Kenya and the World English Scrabble Players' Association is pleased to announce that WESPA Championship 2017 will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 6th-12th November 2017. This is the 2nd edition of WESPAC after its hugely successful debut in Perth 2015. Scrabble Kenya is proud to offer a warm African welcome the global Scrabble community and we look forward to a spectacular event. The tournament venue is the Kenyatta International Convention Center, the premier meeting venue in East Africa and located within the Nairobi CBD.

A premier international tournament like WESPAC, run in Africa for the first time, is deserved recognition for the quality and hospitality of African Scrabble and we are looking forward to a successful event in November 2017.

The WESPAC 17 website is now active and can be found here.

You can also follow updates via our special Facebook event page, which will include lists of people who are attending and your chance to discuss the upcoming event!

The player allocations as mentioned on the WESPAC website can be found here.

May 2017: Nation Qualifiers under way

There has been a flurry of announcements from Nation Associations in relation to WESPAC Qualification.

Thailand have nominated three players so far: Gerry Carter, Akkarapol Kwansak and Thacha Koowirat.
India will nominate their team in June with their last qualifier in May.
Malaysia will select their team in August.
The Philippines have a qualifier in May.
New Zealand will have formulated their team by June.

As the Team nominations come in, you can keep track of who to follow here.

March 2017: Country Allocations Now Open

March 1 2017 saw the declaration of country quota allocations for Nairobi in November. Places have also been allocated to the Champion and Runner Up of WESPAC 2015 (Wellington Jighere and )Lewis Mackay, the 2016 World Champion and Runner Up (Brett Smitheram and Mark Nyman ), the 2015 and 2016 WYSC Champions (Nic Hong and Sanchit Kapoor ) and to the Top 2 players on the WESPA rankings as at 1st March 2017 (Nigel Richards and David Eldar).

Australia 13
Austria 2
Bahrain 2
Barbados 3
Canada 9
Czech Republic 2
England 16
France 2
Gabon 2
Gambia 2
Germany 2
Ghana 2
Guyana 3
Hong Kong 2
India 3
Indonesia 2
Ireland 3
Israel 3
Japan 2
Kenya 4
Kuwait 2
Liberia 2
Malaysia 5
Malta 3
Mauritius 2
Netherlands 2
New Zealand 7
Nigeria 7
Northern Ireland 5
Norway 2
Oman 2
Pakistan 3
Philippines 2
Poland 2
Qatar 2
Romania 2
Saudi Arabia 2
Scotland 5
Sierra Leone 2
Singapore 8
Slovakia 2
South Africa 2
Sri Lanka 2
Sweden 2
Switzerland 2
Tanzania 2
Thailand 9
Trinidad and Tobago 3
Uganda 2
United Arab Emirates 2
USA 18
Wales 2
Zambia 2