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
12 May Majlis Scrabble Bash 8 Awaiting Ratings
13 May Majlis Scrabble Bash 8 Awaiting Ratings
19 May Manhattan 6 Cornelia Guest
25-27 May Bayer National Scrabble Championship 26 Mumbai Scrabble
26-28 May Arden Cup 20 Marty Gabriel
02-03 Jun ABSP Masters 16 By Invitation
03-04 Jun Western Australia Scrabble Championship Carol Hudson
09-10 Jun 2nd Annual St Louis Scrabble Soiree 14 Chris Lipe
09-10 Jun Victorian Scrabble Championship 18 Carol Johnsen
10 Jun Supriya's Scrabble Jam 8 Ezekiel Markwei
17 Jun 2018 Swiss Open Scrabble 6 Via SESA
22 Jun Manhattan Tournament 6 Cornelia Guest
22-24 Jun 3rd Southeastern Scrabble Classic 24 Joey Krafchick
26-28 Jun Seniors Championship 24 Karen Richards
26-28 Jun Seniors Championship Side Event 24 Karen Richards
29Jun-01Jul Malaysian Open 24 Mohammad Ali Ismail
05-08 Jul 33rd Brand’s Thailand International 29 Ravee Joradol
21-22 Jul Cape Coral Collins Scrabble 16 Ezekiel Markwei
04-08 Aug North American Scrabble Championship 31 Art Moore
10-12 Aug Niagara Falls International Open 21 Jason Broersma
24-25 Aug British MatchPlay Scrabble Championship Warm Up 11 Wayne Kelly
25 Aug Manhattan Tournament 6 Cornelia Guest
25-27 Aug British MatchPlay Scrabble Championship Main Event 25 Wayne Kelly
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-Oct 1 NSW Scrabble Championship 24 Bob Jackman
06-07 Oct UK National Scrabble Championship (NSC) 16 Wayne Kelly
13-14 Oct Continental Scrabble Championship 17 Terry Kirk
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
17-18 Nov Winter Matchplay 17 Mike Willis
05-09 Dec The Alchemist Cup 45 Michael Tang
26 Jan 2019 Caledon 7 Jason Broersma
15-17 Feb 11th Israeli Open 22 Maureen Hoch
15 Mar Poughkeepsie Early Bird 5 Cornelia Guest
16-17 Mar Poughkeepsie Main Event 14 Cornelia Guest
04-06 May Scottish International MatchPlay Live in Edinburgh (SIMPLE) 24 Amy Byrne
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.