Australian Scrabble Championship
The flagship event of the Australian Scrabble scene is held each year, rotating between state and territory capitals. This year it is being held in Hobart. Players from all around Australia come for this, all may enter. There are also visiting players from overseas.
The event has two sections, the Championship and the Plate. Each section plays 24 games over the course of three days Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Championship: Australian rating of 1250 and over. Those reaching 1250 after 19 October 2018 but who are below 1250 on the first day of play have the option of playing in the Championship at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
Plate: Australian rating under 1250.
Winner $1500, 2nd $1000, 3rd $750, 4th $500, 5th $400, 6th $300, 7th $200, 8th $100.
High game $150, High Word $150.
Best placing rated 1400 to 1599 $100, second best placing rated 1400 to 1599 $75,
Best placing rated under 1400 $100, second best placing rated under 1400 $75.
Winner $1000, 2nd $750, 3rd $500, 4th $300, 5th $250, 6th $200, 7th $150, 8th, $100.
High game $100, High Word $100.
Best placing rated 1000 to 1199 $100, second best placing rated 1000 to 1199 $75,
Best placing rated under 1000 $100, second best placing rated under 1000 $75.
Format: 8 games Saturday, 9 games Sunday and 7 games Monday.
Tournament Director: John Hamilton.
Assistant Tournament Director: Phillip Hamilton.
Webmaster: Barry Harridge.
Protocols: 25 minutes per player, Australian Rules, CSW15 reference, reset after game 12.
Dinner: At the Hellenic Club on Monday at 7.30pm
Check in: Saturday 20th April 8.15am. Starting time 9am each day
Venue: Hellenic House, 69 Federal St, North Hobart, Tasmania
Parking: There are a bit over 20 parking spots at the venue.
Difficulties: If for any reason you are running late, you MUST contact Khen Meerding 0402 857 995 or Sandy McConnell 0408 396 280