WESPA

TOURNAMENTS

Committee Chair: Chris Lipe


CALENDAR OF WESPA RATED TOURNAMENTS


You will find our calendar of upcoming tournaments below. All tournaments are highlighted in green, except for those considered to be World Tournaments (highlighted in orange) whilst those highlighted in blue indicate tournaments that have completed and are awaiting ratings confirmation.

Tournament organisers wanting to rate their tournament can click this link. For all general tournament rating enquiries, you can contact the tournament & ratings committee chair or webmaster

DateCountryTournamentGamesContact
13-15 Jul 30th Pakistan Scrabble Championship 27 Awaiting Ratings
13-15 Jul Poona Club 20th Year Celebratory Championship 24 Awaiting Ratings
21-22 Jul Cape Coral Collins Scrabble 16 Ezekiel Markwei
28-29 Jul Christmas in July 16 Alastair Richards
29 Jul Grandeur 8 Mini 10 Michael Tang
04-08 Aug North American Scrabble Championship 31 Art Moore
10-12 Aug Niagara Falls International Open 21 Jason Broersma
24 Aug Scrabble Seventy Years Hong Kong Challenge Warm Up 7 Via Hong Kong Scrabble
24-25 Aug British MatchPlay Scrabble Championship Warm Up 11 Wayne Kelly
25 Aug Manhattan Tournament 6 Cornelia Guest
25-26 Aug Scrabble Seventy Years Hong Kong Challenge 15/12 Via Hong Kong Scrabble
25-27 Aug British MatchPlay Scrabble Championship Main Event 25 Wayne Kelly
27 Aug Scrabble Seventy Years Hong Kong Challenge Extra 8 Via Hong Kong Scrabble
01-03 Sep Gail Cup Delhi Charles Carneiro
01-03 Sep Ottawa 21 Jason Broersma
07-09 Sep Sri Lanka Open International Scrabble Championship 24 Priya Fernando
08-09 Sep Australian Masters/State Team Challenge 19 By Selection
29 Sep Manhattan Tournament 8 Cornelia Guest
29 Sep-Oct 1 NSW Scrabble Championship 24 Bob Jackman
06-07 Oct UK National Scrabble Championship (NSC) 16 Wayne Kelly
06-07 Oct St Louis Park Tournament 14 Rob Robinsky
13-14 Oct Continental Scrabble Championship 17 Terry Kirk
20 Oct Manhattan Tournament 8 Cornelia Guest
20-22 Oct Mattel World Junior Scrabble Championships 24 Rachael Sweet
23-28 Oct Mattel World Scrabble Championship 35 Rachael Sweet
03 Nov Caledon 7 Jason Broersma
03-04 Nov Tasmanian Scrabble Championship 14 Martin Rose
03 Nov Caledon 7 Jason Broersma
05 Nov Riviera Maya Friendship Tourney Early Bird 1 7 Tony Leah
06 Nov Riviera Maya Friendship Tourney Early Bird 2 7 Tony Leah
07 Nov Riviera Maya Friendship Tourney Early Bird 3 7 Tony Leah
08-10 Nov Riviera Maya Friendship Tourney Main Event 21 Tony Leah
17 Nov Manhattan Tournament 8 Cornelia Guest
10-11 Nov MindGames Premier Championship 18 Via MGI
17-18 Nov Winter Matchplay 17 Mike Willis
23-25 Nov Princess Cup Ravee Joradol
05-09 Dec The Alchemist Cup 45 Michael Tang
07-09 Dec Penang International (Alchemist Cup Side Tournament) 24 Mohammad Ali Ismail
8 Dec Manhattan Tournament 8 Cornelia Guest
13-15 Dec WESPA Youth Cup Adult Side Event 24 Karen Richards
13-15 Dec WESPA Youth Cup 24 Karen Richards
12 Jan 2019 Manhattan Tournament 8 Cornelia Guest
26 Jan Caledon 7 Jason Broersma
9 Feb Manhattan Tournament 8 Cornelia Guest
15-17 Feb 11th Israeli Open 22 Maureen Hoch
2 Mar Manhattan Tournament 8 Cornelia Guest
15 Mar Poughkeepsie Early Bird 5 Cornelia Guest
16-17 Mar Poughkeepsie Main Event 14 Cornelia Guest
13 Apr Manhattan Tournament 8 Cornelia Guest
04-06 May Scottish International MatchPlay Live in Edinburgh (SIMPLE) 24 Amy Byrne
21 Jun 4th Southeastern Scrabble Classic Early Bird 16 Joey Krafchick
22-23 Jun 4th Southeastern Scrabble Classic 16 Joey Krafchick
13 Mar 2020 Poughkeepsie Early Bird 5 Cornelia Guest
14-15 Mar Poughkeepsie Main Event 14 Cornelia Guest

About WESPA Rated Tournaments

ABOUT WESPA RATED TOURNAMENTS

WESPA's Scrabble Calendar is a truly global one - the tournament schedule is co-ordinated by the Tournament & Rating Committee and sets the rating criteria for tournaments on the World circuit.

Tournaments meeting the following criteria will be eligible for WESPA rating as International Tournaments:
  1. The World Championships,
  2. (a) Any International tournaments awarding a top prize of U$2500 or more;
    (b) OR attracting significant level of international participation (no more than 60% of participants from any one country);
  3. Team tournaments between countries.
  4. Tournaments ancillary to, and organised in conjunction with, those eligible under points 1 to 3 above.
Tournaments are Open to all players without discrimination (Invitational events will be screened by the committee on a case-by-case basis, provided that qualification and/or selection method is conducted in a transparent manner and based either on WESPA or domestic ratings, i.e. Masters event, etc)

Tournaments are to be played to the current version of WESPA tournament rules (WESPA Rules V3), except where variations have been permitted by prior arrangement with WESPA. Organisers must pay the WESPA ratings levy (currently US$1 per player for members and $2 otherwise, subject to a minimum of U$20). Organisers must make available to WESPA all relevant documentation and publicity material including but not limited to: application form, tournament flyers, etc.

In addition, WESPA will offer to rate the following as Local tournaments a number of tournaments not meeting the criteria for International Tournaments subject to the following criteria:

  1. The member national association of WESPA in whose jurisdiction the tournament is played supports the application for rating;
  2. (a) Any number of NASPA CSW15 tournaments played in North America are eligible;
    (b) outside North America, not more than 8 such tournaments in a calendar year for a Class 1 member of WESPA,
    (c) and not more than 4 such tournaments in a calendar year for a Class 2 member of WESPA.
  3. Tournaments played to the current version of WESPA Rules (including the word source specified therein), or to national rules if this has been agreed in advance with WESPA;
  4. Payment of the applicable tournament levy (US$1 per participant, subject to a minimum of U$20);
  5. At least 30% of the players must already have an existing WESPA rating.
  6. Organisers must make available to WESPA all relevant documentation and publicity material as aforementioned under International Tournaments.