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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. CASPA also determines criteria for selection for these.

Some Australian tournaments are also shown as internationally rated by WGI (see WGI TOURNAMENTS
or WESPA (see WESPA TOURNAMENTS).

A new Collins word list, CSW22, with publication date Jan 22 2022 17 Feb 2022 contains no new words compared with CSW19 but deletes 419 words which Collins editors deems as offensively hateful. See the censorship discussion

These boxes show the word source used by each state.
Click to select one or more states to filter the tournament list.


You should arrive to register half an hour before the starting time.
There are also online Scrabble Tournaments run by NSW using Woogles and by Victoria using Scrabble Go. Players from other states may also participate.


State Date Event Where Organiser Contact
2022
NSW Sep 27
9.30am
Spring Out in the Open Open
6 games CSW19
Flyer (PDF)
Gunnamatta Park
Cronulla
Tony Hunt 0417 470 167
abcsuphire@gmail.com
NSW Oct 1
3 days
New South Wales Championship
See details (PDF)
Bankstown Sports Club
Greenfield Parade
Bankstown
Bob Jackman 0400 226 541
rjackman@ozemail.com.au
SA Oct 8
10 am
Saturday Sessions
Divisions depend on numbers
Good Social Cafe
307 Wright St
Adelaide
Baheej Al Kassem 0414 081 641
balkassem@gmail.com
QLD Oct 16 October Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
SA Oct 16
10.30 am
Speedy Tournament SA Bridge Association
243 Young Str
Unley
Anthony Miller 0402 568 552
acc.miller@gmail.com
VIC Oct 16 October
7 games
Caulfield RSL
4 St Georges Rd
Elsternwick
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA Oct 23
10.30 am
SA October SA Bridge Association
243 Young Str
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
TAS Oct 29
2 days
Tas Champs Kingston Martin Rose 0427 664 342
Martin@TheRoses.com
VIC Oct 30 Bayside 2
7 games
Mordy HQ
529 Main St
Mordialloc
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
INT Tue Nov 1
3 days
World Seniors
over 55
CSW19
Rated in Australia
Details
Revesby Workers Club
Brett Street
Revesby
Karen Richards karen.d.richards@gmail.com Entry Form
SA Nov 5
10 am
Saturday Sessions to be confirmed
Seaford or Good Social
Jane Taylor
Baheej Al Kassem
0408 981 833
jjsroadshow@gmail.com
0414 081 641
balkassem@gmail.com
INT Nov 5
3 days
Trans Tasman Australia vs New Zealand, a round robin with 14 Aussies and 10 Kiwis

see Australian team
CSW19
Revesby Workers Club
Brett Street
Revesby
Bob Jackman 0400 226 541
rjackman@ozemail.com.au
NSW Nov 6
9.15am
Revolving Round Robin 9 games Players are initially divided into groups of 4, according to Australian rating, or equivalent. After the initial round-robin of 3 games, the subunits are changed - the best performer in each group of 4 is promoted, in favour of the player with the lowest result in the higher group. This action is repeated after game 6, based on performance in games 4 to 6. At the end of the day, the player with the best overall result (wins and margins over 9 games) will be awarded the first place.
CSW19
Waratah Room
Revesby Workers Club
Brett Street
Revesby
Karen Richards 0419 031 369
karen.d.richards@gmail.com
VIC
SA
Nov 12
2 days
from noon Saturday
Border Challenge
6 + 4 games
CSW19
Westlander Motor Inn
100 Stawell Rd
Horsham
Carol Johnsen




Jane Taylor
0476 639 195
caroljscrabble@gmail.com
ACT Nov 12
2 days
ACT Champs Canberra Southern Cross Club
Community Room
Corinna St
Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
TAS Nov 19 Ross
Martin Rose 0427 664 342
Martin@TheRoses.com
SA Nov 20
10.30 am
SA November
Civil War
SA Bridge Association
243 Young Str
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
VIC Nov 20 Sunday Arvo
5 games
Round Robins
Moonee Ponds Club
622 Mt Alexander Rd
Moonee Ponds
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
QLD Nov 20 November Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
NSW Nov 26
9.30 am
Lake Macquarie Spring
Tournament
max 30 players
9 games ~ 20 minutes
Round Robin ~ CSW19
Private Residence
Balcolyn
Lake Macquarie
Richard Birch 0418 428 459
richardbirch@me.com
SA Dec 3
10 am
Saturday Sessions to be confirmed
Seaford or Good Social
Jane Taylor
Baheej Al Kassem
0408 981 833
jjsroadshow@gmail.com
0414 081 641
balkassem@gmail.com
QLD Dec 4 Southport Southport RSL Club
Scarborough St
Southport
Diana McManus 0419 022 520
dianamcmanus4@gmail.com
VIC Dec 11 Before Christmas
7 games
Caulfield RSL
4 St Georges Rd
Elsternwick
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
TAS Dec 17 Kingo Club Slammer
Martin Rose 0427 664 342
Martin@TheRoses.com
QLD Dec 17 Last Chance Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Olga Visser 07 3801 1362
visser@optushome.com.au
SA Dec 27
10.30 am
Christmas Leftovers SA Bridge Association
243 Young Str
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
VIC Dec 27 Decathon
10 games
Balwyn Community Centre
412 Whitehorse Rd
Surrey Hills
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
2023
NSW Jan 14 Bundanoon Bundanoon Primary School Vincent Nguyen 0423 945 318
vincent.xanguyen@gmail.com
QLD Jan 22 Logan Clovers Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Karrin Henderson kahendos@optusnet.com.au
ACT Feb 18 Summer Tournament Canberra Southern Cross Club
Rainbow Room
Corinna St
Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
SA Mar 11
2 days
South Australian Championship
SA Mar 13 Women Only Jane Taylor 0408 981 833
jjsroadshow@gmail.com
NSW Mar 26 Bomaderry Bomaderry Bowling Club Margaret Neal 0428 429 077
margcneal@bigpond.com
VIC Apr 8
3 days
Australian Championship
and Plate
TBA Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
ACT Apr 22 Autumn Tournament Canberra Southern Cross Club
Community Room
Corinna St
Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com

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