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Tournament Calendar

Most tournaments are organised by ASPA in individual states. Some are organised by a club, in cooperation with the state ASPA.

Please check with State tournament calendars for confirmation, further details or flyers: NSW Qld Vic SA (PDF)

Tournament organisers must adhere to the criteria for ratability (see details below), and after the tournament must promptly submit a TOU file with details of all games to nro@scrabble.org.au

Ratability: details

Generally, a tournament will be rated if it meets the criteria of a standard tournament. Non-standard tournaments may still be rated if they are approved for rating by CASPA on the recommendation of advisers appointed.

CASPA has the right to veto the rating of any tournament, either before or after the event, which fails to meet the criteria. Internet and handicapped tournaments will not be rated.

STANDARD TOURNAMENT

A standard tournament is defined by the following
  1. RULES. ASPA Rules of Tournament Play (with State variations) and the “basic” rules are to apply unless specified in advertising.
  2. NUMBER OF GAMES. A tournament will have a minimum of 4 games.
  3. NUMBER OF PLAYERS PER GAME. All games are to be played with two competitors.
  4. TOTAL NUMBER OF PLAYERS. A tournament will have a minimum of six players. If the number of players falls below 6, subsequent games are not rateable.
  5. TIME. Each game is to allow a minimum of 18 minutes playing time per player. The maximum time allowed is 25 minutes per player per game.
  6. ELIGIBILITY. A tournament will be open to all players. Minimum or maximum ratings may be required.
  7. FORMAT OF DRAW. Player pairings will be by objective and systematic means. (eg round robin, king of the hill, AuPair etc)
  8. ADVERTISING.
    1. Tournament advertising must take place at least two weeks prior to the event at both national and state levels, and must include date, venue and contact information.
    2. National advertising must include listing on the national website tournament calendar.
    3. State advertising should include details of the number and length of games, and tournament format.
    The following advertising mechanisms are available: Across The Board (National), Scrabble Australia website, CASPA email list, Notices sent to clubs or members in the State, Announcements and notices at prior tournaments, State Website

NON-STANDARD TOURNAMENT

A tournament is non-standard if it varies in any aspect from the criteria listed above under “Standard Tournament”.

Requests specifying proposed variations to standard tournament criteria are to be submitted in writing by the State Committee to CASPA at least 3 weeks prior to the event.

Approved variations to a standard tournament will be specified in all advertising.

There are some important tournaments which are the responsibility of the national body CASPA. There is a year roster which assigns the running of each tournament to a state organisation. These events are The Australian Championship and Plate, The Australian Masters and State Challenge, The Trans-Tasman (when held in Australia)

CASPA also liaises with the organisers of major international tournaments such as the World English Language Scrabble Association Championship and the Causeway Challenge. However there is bugger all happening internationally at the moment.

Some Australian tournaments are internationally rated by WESPA. They are marked with a red border in the table below.
See also Tournaments rated by WESPA

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2021

State Date Event Where Organiser Contact
TAS 30 Oct
(2 days)
Tasmanian Championships Kingston Martin Rose Martin@TheRoses.com
SA 30 Oct
10.00am
Pub Scrabble October
4 games, 4 divisions
Good Social Cafe
307 Wright St Adelaide
Baheej Al Kassem 0414081641
balkassem@gmail.com
VIC 31 Oct
9.30am
Bayside Scrabble 2 Mordy HQ
528 Main St
Mordialloc
Nick Ivanovski 0421 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
NSW 6 Nov Lake Macquarie
Max 20 players
Private home, Balcolyn Richard Birch 0418 428 459
richardbirch@me.com
QLD 7 Nov
8.45am
Aspley Aspley Memorial Bowls Club
22 Kookaburra St
Carseldine
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
NSW 13 Nov (2 days) NSW Championship Revesby Workers Club
Brett St, Revesby
Bob Jackman 0400 226 541
rjackman@ozemail.com
SA 14 Nov
10.30am
SA November SA Bridge Association
243 Young St Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
ACT 19 Nov (3 days) Trans Tasman
Invitational
Dickson Tradies
2 Badham St
Dickson
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
ACT 20 Nov (2 days) ACT Championships Dickson Tradies
2 Badham St
Dickson
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
SA 27 Nov
10.00am
Seaford November
5 games, divisions
Seaford Christian Churches
cnr Grand Blvd and Main St
Seaford
Jane Taylor 0408 981 833
jjroadshow@gmail.com
NSW 28 Nov Central Coast
Nearly Summer
Ourimbah RSL
20 Pacific Hwy, Ourimbah
Sandra Elliott 0410 438 525
sandee1@iinet.net.au
ACT Dec 4 Bundanoon
Postponed to Jan 16, 2022
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
NSW 11 Dec Sutherland Shire Tournament Penshurst RSL
58a Penshurst St, Penshurst
Sandra Elliott 0410 438 525
sandee1@iinet.net.au
TAS 14 Dec Kingo Club (Night Comp)
Martin Rose Martin@TheRoses.com
QLD 19 Dec
8.45am
Last Chance
Promote & Demote
Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Olga Visser 08 8272 3762 (MW)
visser@optushome.com.au
SA 27 Dec
10.30am
Xmas Leftovers SA Bridge Association
243 Young St Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
AntonyKimber@outlook.com

2022

State Date Event Where Organiser Contact
ACT 8 Jan Canberra New Year Canberra Southern Cross Club
Community Room
Corinna St
Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
ACT Jan 16 Bundanoon John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
ACT 27 Feb February Tournament Canberra Southern Cross Club
Community Room
Corinna St
Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
ACT 19 Mar March Marathon
12 games
Canberra Southern Cross Club
Community Room
Corinna St
Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
ACT 9 Apr Nationals Warmup Canberra Southern Cross Club
Community Room
Corinna St
Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
Qld 16 Apr
3 days
Australian Championship
and Plate
ACT 21 May May Tournament Canberra Southern Cross Club
Community Room
Corinna St
Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
ACT 25 Jun Canberra Winter Open Canberra Southern Cross Club
Community Room
Corinna St
Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com