3-times Australian National Champion
WSC Representative: 1991, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005
Trans Tasman Representative: 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004
WSC 2003 finish: 19th
Work & Study
Paul graduated in science and law (BSc/LLB) at Monash
University, Melbourne. In his science degree, Paul majored in
chemistry. His law degree focused on intellectual property law.
Nowadays, Paul is a solicitor with Colonial First State Investments. He
specialises in corporate superannuation law with a smattering of IT law.
Paul is a keen player at 'skat' — a German card game
like bridge, but for three hands. It's pronounced SCART and is an
allowable Scrabble word. Skat is highly strategic and involves
Scrabble-like principles such as tracking, estimation of probability —
and good luck!
Paul has an eclectic taste in music and also enjoys
reading, especially books about science, history and spy novels. Or
anything about the ins and outs of words in the English language. He is
also partial to a drop of red wine while dining.
Paul started competing in Scrabble tournaments in
Melbourne at the age of 16. Paul
quickly progressed to Masters level. He moved to Sydney in 1996 and
hasn't looked back since. Paul uses rigorous study techniques and plays
Scrabble regularly. Paul has also taught a 9-week evening course
in Scrabble skills in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.
Australian rep at World Championships: 1991 (45th), 1997
(24th), 1999 (58th), 2001 (69th), 2003 (19th)
Australian Champion: 1997, 1999, 2000, runner-up 2004
Runner-up, Thai King's Cup 2001
3rd, Singapore World Scrabble Masters 1999
Australian rep, Trans Tasman Challenge: 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004
NSW Winter Masters Champion: 1999–2001, 2005
NSW State Champion: 1999–2001; runner-up 2002