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Selective events

These events are invitational, based on rating.
Australian Masters & State Challenge
WESPA Championship
World Youth
Alchemist Cup


Daniel Piechnick wins the South Australian Championship for the tenth time.

The national Scrabble Championships are held each Easter. In 2022 they were held in Southport, Queensland. The two sections are the Championship and the Plate allocated by rating. Peter Kougi from Victoria won the Championship for the second time. Sharon Sorensen from New South Wales won the Plate.
See 2022 Australian Championship results.
Peter Kougi
Peter Kougi
Championship Winner
Sharon Sorensen
Sharon Sorensen
Plate Winner

The CASPA AGM was held on Good Friday. Issues discussed included printing procedures for Across The Board, word reference for national events, pairing rules and section sizes for the Australian Championships. Minutes can be viewed here .

The 2022 Western Australia Scrabble Championship had Russell Honeybun taking the crown for the fourteenth time. Full Results

The 2022 Victorian Scrabble Championship is won by Anand Bharadwaj with Edward Okulicz and Andrew Fisher second and third. It is the first time that Anand has won this event. See previous winners.

Anand Bharadwaj
Anand Bharadwaj Victorian Champion

The jockeying for position was quite exciting during this event as a new version of the Australian Draw (the Tight Australian) was tried. You can read the rationale and analysis.

Two new records for 2022 were achieved, a winning margin of 416 by Jane Taylor and a high opening score of 94 for TOXINES by Rob York.

The first Women Only Scrabble Tournament has been announced. It will be held on in Prospect, north of Adelaide.

The Winter Masters in New South Wales was won by Joanne Craig. And a new record for 2022 was claimed by Edward Okulicz with his high game score of 655.

In New South Wales the 6th Battle of the Brains Interschool Scrabble Tournament involved 7 teams. Cabramatta Primary School emerged as the best team and Jeffery Lam was the best player. Alex Lam got 519 in one game and Vinh Nguyen played REBuYIN(G) for 101 points. See the Youth page for more info about Youth Scrabble.

Cameron Farlow has won the Queensland Championship for the eighth time. The event was a further trial of the pairing algorithm, the Tight Australian.

Cameron Farlow
Cameron Farlow
Queensland Champion 2022

The Australian Masters has been won by Naween Fernando. The State Challenge was won by Victoria with Heather Long being the best individual.

Chris May beat all comers to win the New South Wales Championship. Pictured here are Chris May first, Esther Perrins second, Victor Tung third.

NSW Champs Top 3
Top three at NSW Championships

The World Youth Scrabble Championship was, like last year, conducted using Woogles on line with clever time scheduling and strict supervision, managed superbly by young wonks from Pakistan. On the first two weekends over 36 rounds, matches were scheduled for all competitors. From these results the top ten proceeded to playoffs on the third weekend. The winner is Ali Salman from Pakistan. Congratulations also to Australian Ronnie Bennett who came fourth in the finals in a tough field.

The Tasmanian Championship has been won by Stephen Mooney-Pursell.

WESPA has determined quotas for the 2023 WESPA Championship to be held in Las Vegas in late July. Australia gets 13 places plus David Eldar. See our contenders

In Sydney, the World Seniors Scrabble has been won by Howard Warner. See full coverage.

AUS 167 NZ113 The Trans Tasman was played in Sydney. 10 Kiwis and 14 Aussies battled it out over 28 rounds in three days. The final outcome was a solid win for Australia. Bob Jackman was the highest placed overall. See round by round coverage and history since 1996.

A new record for 2022, a high losing score of 500 when Joanne Craig lost to Victor Tung's 522 at the Trans Tasman.

The South Australia vs Victoria Border Challenge was held in Horsham. The crow eaters prevailed over the gum suckers 64.5 to 35.5 games.

SA wins Border Challenge
Adam Kretschmer and the trophy board

Congratulations to Rael Hayman, the 2022 ACT Championship winner. Second: Karen Richards. Third: John Spaan. Winners are grinners.

Rael Hayman and Karen Richards
Rael Hayman 1st
Karen Richards 2nd

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