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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. However nothing is yet planned for 2022.

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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2022

State Date Event Where Organiser Contact
NSW 29 Jan
2 days
City of Sydney
International Masters
Whitlam Room
Revesby Workers Club
Brett Street, Revesby
Bob Jackman 0400 226 541
rjackman@ozemail.com.au
VIC 30 Jan
9.30am
Plate and Side
7 games
Community Centre
Kellaway Avenue
Moonee Ponds
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
TAS 5 Feb
CANCELLED
Ulverstone
Jan Hill 0417 058 214
jhll03@bigpond.net.au
TAS 5 Feb
CANCELLED
Ulverstone
Jan Hill 0417 058 214
jhll03@bigpond.net.au
NSW 12 February WORDS Summer Collegians Club
3a Charlotte Street, Wollongong
Rene Chelton 0412 451 587
rene.chelton@gmail.com
VIC 13 Feb
9.30am
Bayside 1
7 games
Mordy HQ
528 Main St
Mordialloc
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA 13 Feb
10.30 am
SA February
Battle of the Sexes
SA Bridge Association
243 Young Str
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
QLD 19 Feb February Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
SA 26 Feb
10 am
Saturday Sessions Seaford Christian Churches Jane Taylor 0408 981 833
jjsroadshow@gmail.com
ACT 27 Feb February Tournament Canberra Southern Cross Club
Community Room
Corinna St
Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
VIC 27 Feb
9.30am
Teams
7 games
Balwyn Community Centre
412 Whitehorse Road
Surrey Hills
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
NSW 27 February Empire Bay
Under 1400 rated
Empire Bay Progress Hall
1/3 Gordon Rd, Empire Bay
Robyn Cameron 0434 426 486
robyncameron@y7mail.com
TAS 5 Mar Ross
Martin Rose 0427 664 342
Martin@TheRoses.com
VIC 5 Mar

2 days
1.30pm Sat
Ruth Fewings Memorial
10 games
St Therese's Primary School
Albion St
Bendigo
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
NSW 5 Mar Matchplay Qualifier Club Burwood RSL
Shaftsbury Avenue, Burwood
Bob Jackman 0400 226 541
rjackman@ozemail.com.au
SA 12 Mar (2 days)
8.30 am
SA Championship TBA Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.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
QLD 20 Mar March Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Jane Brown 0417 903 079
jb.edits@bigpond.com.au
TAS 22 Mar Kingo Club (Night Comp)
Martin Rose 0427 664 342
Martin@TheRoses.com
SA 26 Mar
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
VIC 27 Mar
9.30am
March
7 games
Community Centre
Kellaway Avenue
Moonee Ponds
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
NSW 2 Apr Lake Macquarie Private Home
Balcolyn
Richard Birch 0418 428 459
richardbirch@me.com
SA 3 Apr
10.30 am
SA April SA Bridge Association
243 Young Str
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
ACT 9 Apr Nationals Warmup Canberra Southern Cross Club
Community Room
Corinna St
Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
VIC 10 Apr
9.30am
Nationals Warm Up
7 games
Community Centre
Kellaway Avenue
Moonee Ponds
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
Qld 16 Apr
3 days
Australian Championship
and Plate
Flyer and entry form
Southport RSL Club
36 Scarborough Street
Southport
Jane Brown 0417 903 079
jb.edits@bigpond.net.au
SA 23 Apr
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
VIC 24 Apr
9.30am
Nationals After Party
7 games
Balwyn Communty Centre
412 Whitehorse Road
Surrey Hills
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA 7 May
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
TAS 14 May
2 days
St Helens
Marion Merckel 0428 725 177
marionmerickel@yahoo.com.au
QLD 14 May May Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
ACT 21 May May Tournament Canberra Southern Cross Club
Community Room
Corinna St
Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
SA 22 May SA May
4/4 tournament 8.30am/12.30pm
SA Bridge Association
243 Young Str
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
VIC 29 May May
7 games
to be confirmed Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA 4 Jun
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 5 Jun Southport RSL Southport RSL Club
Scarborough St
Southport
Diana McManus 0419 022 520
dianamcmanus4@gmail.com
VIC 11 Jun
2 days
Victorian Championship to be confirmed Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
QLD 18 Jun Toowoomba St David's Church Hall
cnr Mary St & Alford St
North Toowoomba
Jane Brown 0417 031 369
jb.edits@bigpond.net.au
TAS 18 Jun
2 days
Bellerive Croquet Club Margaret Bishop 0455 134 060
bishopm@y7mail.com
SA 19 Jun
10.30 am
SA June SA Bridge Association
243 Young Str
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
ACT 25 Jun Canberra Winter Open Canberra Southern Cross Club
Community Room
Corinna St
Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
VIC 26 Jun June
7 games
to be confirmed Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
TAS 28 Jun Kingo Club (Night Comp)
Martin Rose Martin@TheRoses.com
SA 9 Jul
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
VIC 10 July The Midwinter
7 games
to be confirmed Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
TAS 16 Jul
2 days
Kingston
Martin Rose Martin@TheRoses.com
SA 17 July
10.30 am
SA July
plus AGM
SA Bridge Association
243 Young Str
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
QLD 24 Jul July Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
VIC 24 July July
7 games
to be confirmed Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA 6 Aug
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
SA 14 Aug
10.30 am
Lyndee Hill Memorial
4/4/4
8.30am/12.30pm/6.30pm
SA Bridge Association
243 Young Str
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
TAS 18 Aug
Night
Bellerive Croquet Club Margaret Bishop 0455 134 060
bishopm@y7mail.com
QLD 20 Aug
2 days
Queensland State Championships Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Jane Brown 0417 031 369
jb.edits@bigpond.net.au
VIC 21 Aug Classic (and AGM)
7 games
to be confirmed Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA 3 Sep
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
VIC 15 Sep September
7 games
to be confirmed Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA 18 Sep
10.30 am
SA September SA Bridge Association
243 Young Str
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
TAS Sep 24 Ross
Martin Rose 0427 664 342
Martin@TheRoses.com
QLD 24 Sep Toowoomba St David's Church Hall
Mary St & Alford St
North Toowoomba
Jane Brown 0417 031 369
jb.edits@bigpond.net.au
VIC 25 Sep September
7 games
to be confirmed Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA 8 Oct
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 16 Oct October Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
SA 16 Oct
10.30 am
Speedy Tournament SA Bridge Association
243 Young Str
Unley
Anthony Miller 0402 568 552
acc.miller@gmail.com
VIC 16 Oct October
7 games
to be confirmed Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA 23 Oct
10.30 am
SA October SA Bridge Association
243 Young Str
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
TAS 29 Oct
2 days
Tas Champs Kingston Martin Rose 0427 664 342
Martin@TheRoses.com
VIC 30 Oct Bayside 2
7 games
to be confirmed Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA 5 Nov
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 6 Nov Aspley Aspley Memorial Bowls Club
21 Kookaburra St (off Nemira St)
Carseldine
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
VIC
SA
12 Nov
2 days
Border Challenge TBA Carol Johnsen
Antony Kimber
0476 639 195
caroljscrabble@gmail.com

08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
TAS 19 Nov Ross
Martin Rose 0427 664 342
Martin@TheRoses.com
SA 20 Nov
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 20 Nov November
7 games
to be confirmed Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA 3 Dec
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 4 Dec Southport RSL Southport RSL Club
Scarborough St
Southport
Diana McManus 0419 022 520
dianamcmanus4@gmail.com
VIC 11 Dec Chartism Cerebrations
7 games
to be confirmed Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
TAS 17 Dec Kingo Club Slammer
Martin Rose 0427 664 342
Martin@TheRoses.com
QLD 17 Dec Last Chance Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Olga Visser 07 3801 1362
visser@optushome.com.au
SA 27 Dec
10.30 am
Christmas Leftovers SA Bridge Association
243 Young Str
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
VIC 27 Dec Decathon
10 games
to be confirmed Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com

2023

State Date Event Where Organiser Contact
QLD 22 Jan 2023 Logan Clovers Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Karrin Henderson kahendos@optusnet.com.au
VIC 23 Apr
3 days
Australian Championship
and Plate
TBA Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com