Committee Chair: Chris Lipe


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.

All applications for rating a specific tournament are to be forwarded to the Tournament & Rating Committee using this form. For all general tournament rating enquiries, you can contact the tournament & ratings committee chair or webmaster

18-19 Nov Winter Match Play 2017 17 Awaiting Ratings
24-26 Nov 29th Thai International Youth Princess Cup 19 Awaiting Ratings
27-29 Nov 12th WESPA Youth Cup 24 Awaiting Ratings
27 Nov WESPA Youth Cup Side Tournament A 7 Awaiting Ratings
28-29 Nov WESPA Youth Cup Side Tournament B 16 Awaiting Ratings
01 Dec Spar Oman Kelloggs Scrabble Tournament 8 Awaiting Ratings
01-03 Dec Kuala Lumpur International Open 24 Awaiting Ratings
08-10 Dec California Open 20 Awaiting Ratings
16 Dec Winter Park, Florida 8 Ryan Fischer
03-04 Jan 18 UK Open Warm Up 18 Len Moir
05-07 Jan UK Open Main 30 Len Moir
11-14 Jan Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 34 Radhika Mahalingaiah
13-15 Jan The 7th Annual Crescent City Cup 20 Kate Fukawa-Connelly
26 Jan The Australia Day Open 8 Bob Jackman
27 Jan Caledon 7 Jason Broersma
27-28 Jan Northern Ireland Championship 15 Stewart Holden
27-28 Jan The City of Sydney International Masters 20 Bob Jackman
30 Jan-4 Feb Cape Town International 42 Gerald Davids
16-18 Feb 10th Israeli Open 22 Maureen Hoch
17-19 Feb Dallas Open 22 Joey Krafchick
09 Mar Poughkeepsie Early Bird 5 Cornelia Guest
10-11 Mar Poughkeepsie Main Event 14 Cornelia Guest
17-18 Mar East Asian Scrabble Championship 10 Chris Lau
31 Mar - 1 Apr ASTAR Scrabble Challenge International 17 Qin Lin Wong
31 Mar - 02 Apr Australian Scrabble Championship 24 John Hamilton
06 Apr Princeton Early Bird 5 Lynda Woods Cleary
07-08 Apr Princeton Main Event 16 Lynda Woods Cleary
07-08 Apr German Open Championship 15 Peggy Fehily
20-22 Apr 15th Goa Open Scrabble Tournament 24 Rajiv Antao
28 Apr 11th Malta Open Early Bird 9 Nicky V Laurenti
29 Apr - 01 May 11th Malta Open Main Event 25 Nicky V Laurenti
03-04 May 11th Malta Open Late Bird 16 Nicky V Laurenti
04-08 Aug North American Scrabble Championship 31 Art Moore
10-12 Aug Niagara Falls International Open 21 Jason Broersma
05-09 Dec The Alchemist Cup 45 Michael Tang

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.