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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 also internationally rated by WESPA. They are marked with a red banner in the table below. See also WESPA's list of tournaments rated by WESPA

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You should arrive to register half an hour before the starting time.
State Date Event Where Organiser Contact
2022
ACT May 21 May Tournament Canberra Southern Cross Club
Community Room
Corinna St
Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
SA May 22 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
SA Jun 4
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 Jun 5 Southport RSL Southport RSL Club
Scarborough St
Southport
Diana McManus 0419 022 520
dianamcmanus4@gmail.com
VIC Jun 11
2 days 16 games
9am
Victorian Championship Windy Hill
Cnr Napier and Brewster
Essendon
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
QLD Jun 11 Townsville The Dalgety
1105/106 Denham St
Townsville
Julie Brice 0409 748 323
juliebrice@bigpond.com
QLD Jun 18 Toowoomba St David's Church Hall
cnr Mary St & Alford St
North Toowoomba
Jane Brown 0417 031 369
jb.edits@bigpond.net.au
TAS Jun 18
2 days
Bellerive Croquet Club Margaret Bishop 0455 134 060
bishopm@y7mail.com
SA Jun 19
10.30 am
SA June SA Bridge Association
243 Young Str
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
ACT Jun 25 Canberra Winter Open Canberra Southern Cross Club
Community Room
Corinna St
Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
VIC Jun 26 9.30am June
7 games
Balwyn Community Centre
412 Whitehorse Rd
Surrey Hills
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
TAS Jun 28 Kingo Club (Night Comp)
Martin Rose Martin@TheRoses.com
NSW Jul 5
10 am
OITOO
6 games
CSW21
East Hills Park
Henry Lawson Drive
East Hills
Tony Hunt 0417 470 167
abcsuphire@gmail.com
SA Jul 9
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 Jul 10 The Midwinter
7 games
Balwyn Community Centre
412 Whitehorse Rd
Surrey Hills
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
TAS Jul 16
2 days
Kingston
Martin Rose Martin@TheRoses.com
NSW Jul 16 Wollongong Round Robin Collegians Club
Wollongong
Rene Chelton 0412 451 587
SA Jul 17
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 Jul 24 July Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
VIC Jul 24 Scrabble in July
7 games
Balwyn Community Centre
412 Whitehorse Rd
Surrey Hills
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
QLD Jul 30 Townsville Saturday The Dalgety
1105/106 Denham St
Townsville
Julie Brice 0409 748 323
juliebrice@bigpond.com
QLD Jul 31 Townsville Sunday The Dalgety
106 Denham St
Townsville
Julie Brice 0409 748 323
juliebrice@bigpond.com
SA Aug 6
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 Aug 14
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 Aug 18
Night
Bellerive Croquet Club Margaret Bishop 0455 134 060
bishopm@y7mail.com
QLD Aug 20
2 days
Queensland Championships
16 games, lagged draw
Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Jane Brown

Martin Waterworth
0417 903 079
jb.edits@bigpond.net.au
0438 457 566
martinw7@gmail.com
VIC Aug 21 Classic (and AGM)
7 games
Caulfield RSL
4 St Georges Rd
Elsternwick
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA Sep 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 Sep 17 Toowoomba St David's Church Hall
Mary St & Alford St
North Toowoomba
Jane Brown 0417 031 369
jb.edits@bigpond.net.au
SA Sep 18
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
VIC Sep 25 Sunday Arvo
5 games
Round Robins
Moonee Ponds Club
622 Mt Alexander Rd
Moonee Ponds
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA Oct 8
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 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 Nov 1
3 days
World Seniors
CSW19
Rated in Australia
Revesby Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
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
QLD Nov 6 Aspley Aspley Memorial Bowls Club
21 Kookaburra St (off Nemira St)
Carseldine
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
VIC
SA
Nov 12
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 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
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
to be confirmed Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
2023
QLD Jan 22 Logan Clovers Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Karrin Henderson kahendos@optusnet.com.au
VIC Apr 8
3 days
Australian Championship
and Plate
TBA Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com

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