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Tournament Calendar

Includes Club, State & key international events. Colour coded by State.

Rated tournaments in Australia are currently adjudicated according to Collins Scrabble Word List (CSW) word list or a computer-based equivalent available from Collins .

This calendar is usually updated weekly with the information supplied, last updated 20 February 2017, you may need to refresh the page to see latest information. Please check with State tournament calendars for confirmation, further or flyer details: NSW Qld Vic WA

Upcoming Tournaments to be Internationally Rated by WESPA


2017



State
Date Tournament & conditions Venue Contact Phone & e-mail
NSW
Saturday
Feb 11
WORDS Summer Round Robin
Collegians Rugby League Club
Flinders St, Wollongong
Rene Chelton (02) 4283 2442
rene.chelton@gmail.com
SA
Sat Feb 11
Registration 12:15-12:30pm
Pub Tourney Beginners
5 games
Ed Castle Hotel
233 Currie St
Adelaide
Adam Kretschmer
0458 822 933
adam.kretschmer@yahoo.com
On the day: 0458 822 933
Vic
Sun Feb 12
Check-in closes 9:30
Melbourne Team Challenge
7 games
Box Hill Senior Citizens Centre
79 Carrington Rd
Marj Miller
(03) 9850 2366
mjwm9@bigpond.com
On the day: 0416 177 951
Qld
Sat
Feb 25
February Round Robin
8 games
Queen Alexandra Home
347 Old Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Karen Richards karendrichards@gmail.com
(07) 3151 0495
On the day: 0419 031 369
SA
Sat Feb 25
Sesh #1: 8-8.30am
Sesh #2: 1:00pm
Sesh #3: 5:30pm
February 4-4-4 Tourney
4,8 or 12 games
SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Adam Kretschmer
0458 822 933
adam.kretschmer@yahoo.com
On the day: 0458 822 933
NSW
Sun Feb 26
Empire Bay Mini (1)
MAX 1400 rating; 40 players
Empire Bay Progress Association Hall
1 Gordon Rd
Denise Smith
(02) 4365 5645
0411 817 624
rladms@bigpond.net.au
NSW
Sat
Mar 4
Matchplay Qualifier
Club Burwood RSL
96 Shaftesbury Rd
George Khamis 0405 201 552
timemaker2@yahoo.com.au
Vic
Sun Mar 5
Check-in closes 9:45
Langwarrin
6 games
Langwarrin Community Centre
Cnr Warrandyte & Lang Rds
Carol Johnsen
Mardi Healy
0476 639 195
0407 871 008
caroljscrabble@gmail.com
On the day: 0476 639 195
NSW
Saturday
Mar 11
Bomaderry
Bomaderry Bowling Club
154 Meroo St
Margaret Neal 0428 429 077
margcneal@bigpond.com
Qld
Sat Mar 11
March Mayhem
similar to last chance
MAX 16 players

private home
Bremer Waters
102A Moores Pocket Rd
Tivoli (nr Ipswich
Jeanette Hansen (07) 3813 5910
SA
Sat & Sun
Mar 11 & 12
Registration 8-8:30am
SA Championship
9/7 games
SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
0487 122 347
ACT
Mon Mar 13
Canberra Day
Palmerston District Primary School
Kosciuszko Ave, Palmerston
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
Tas
Sat
Mar 18
Ross
7 games
Ross Town Hall
Martin Rose
Martin@TheRoses.com
0427 664 342
SA
Sat Mar 25
Registration 12:15-12:30pm
Pub Tourney
5 games
Ed Castle Hotel
233 Currie St
Adelaide
Adam Kretschmer
0458 822 933
adam.kretschmer@yahoo.com
On the day: 0458 822 933
Qld
Sun
Mar 26
March Mixup
Queen Alexandra Home
347 Old Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Martin Waterworth martinw_512@hotmail.com
0438 457 566
Vic
Sun Mar 26
Check-in closes 9:30
Nationals Warm Up
7 games
Box Hill Senior Citizens Centre
79 Carrington Rd
Marj Miller
(03) 9850 2366
mjwm9@bigpond.com
On the day: 0416 177 951
SA
Sat Apr 1
Registration 9-9:30am
April
6 games
SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
ACT
Sunday
Apr 2
Canberra
Canberra Southern Cross Club
92-96 Corinna St, Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
NSW
Sun
Apr 9
Lake Macquarie Tournament
Morisset Memorial Hall
77 Dora St
Richard Birch richardbirch@me.com
0418 428 459
Aust
Sat-Mon
Apr 15 - 17
Australian National Championship
Pagoda Resort & Spa
112 Melville Pde
Como, Western Australia
Chris Hall
Registrations open: 15th October 2016
Details
SA
Sat Apr 29
Registration 12:15-12:30pm
Pub Tourney - Civil War North vs South
5 games
Ed Castle Hotel
233 Currie St
Adelaide
Adam Kretschmer
0458 822 933
adam.kretschmer@yahoo.com
On the day: 0458 822 933
Vic
Sun Apr 30
Check-in closes 9:30
Nunawading
7 games
Box Hill Senior Citizens' Centre
79 Carrington Rd
Cheryle Jerram
(03) 9808 8836
cheryle.jerram@bigpond.com
On the day: 0405 399 749
NSW
ACT
Vic
Sat/Sun
May 13/14
Tri-State Challenge Gundagai RSL Club
254 Sheridan St
John Hamilton
jjhamilton5@gmail.com

On the day: 0400 650 349
SA
Sat May 13
Registration 9-9:30am
May
6 games
SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
Tas
Sat/Sun
May 20/21
East Coast
14 games
Scamander Bowls Club Marion Merickel
marionmerickel@yahoo.com.au
0428 725 177
Qld
Sun
May 21
Bundaberg
U3A building
80a Woongarra St
Liz Blanch lizzyandsel@gmail.com
SA
Sat May 27
Registration 12:15-12:30pm
Pub Tourney
5 games
Ed Castle Hotel
233 Currie St
Adelaide
Adam Kretschmer
0458 822 933
adam.kretschmer@yahoo.com
On the day: 0458 822 933
Vic
Sun May 28
Check-in closes 9:30
Cranbourne
7 games
Box Hill Senior Citizens' Centre
79 Carrington Rd
Katie Rowe
(03) 5995 9407
iratekowe@gmail.com
On the day: 0420 934 176
NSW
Saturday
June 3
Central Coast
Ourimbah RSL Club
6-22 Pacific Hwy
Sandra Elliott

Denise Smith
sandee1@iinet.net.au
0410 438 525
rladms@bigpond.net.au
SA
Sat June 3
Sesh #1: 8-8.30am
Sesh #2: 1:30pm
June 4-4 Tourney
4 or 8 games
SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Adam Kretschmer
0458 822 933
adam.kretschmer@yahoo.com
On the day: 0458 822 933
Vic
Sat-Mon
June 10-12
Check-in closes 8:45
Victorian Championship
25 mins pp, restart TBA
8/9/7 games per day
Play starts 9 am every day
Box Hill Senior Citizens' Centre
79 Carrington Rd
Carol Johnsen
0476 639 195
caroljscrabble@gmail.com
On the day: 0476 639 195
Vic
Sat-Mon
June 10-12
Check-in closes 8:45
Victorian Plate
players rated under 1300 at start of tournament
25 mins pp, restart TBA
8/9/7 games per day
Play starts 9 am every day
Box Hill Senior Citizens' Centre
79 Carrington Rd
Carol Johnsen
0476 639 195
caroljscrabble@gmail.com
On the day: 0476 639 195
Qld
Sun Jun 11 Toowoomba

North Toowoomba Bowls Club
Elworthy St
Jane Brown jb.edits@bigpond.net.au
(07) 4635 5013
On the day: 0448 789 129
NSW
Saturday
June 17
WORDS Winter Tournament
Collegians Rugby League Club
Flinders St, Wollongong
Rene Chelton (02) 4283 2442
rene.chelton@gmail.com
Tas
Sat & Sun
Jun 17 & 18
Kingston
14 games
Adult Education Centre - B Block
8 Hutchins St
Khen Meerding
0402 857 995
kmeerding@netspace.net.au
ACT
Sunday
Jun 25
Winter Open
Canberra Southern Cross Club
92-96 Corinna St, Woden
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
Qld
Sat & Sun
Jul 1 & 2
9am for 9.30 am start
Townsville
either or both days
'The Dalgety'
106 Denham St
Julie Brice juliebrice@bigpond.com
0409 748 323
SA
Sat Jul 1
Date changed
Registration 12:15-12:30pm
Pub Tourney
5 games
Ed Castle Hotel
233 Currie St
Adelaide
Adam Kretschmer
0458 822 933
adam.kretschmer@yahoo.com
On the day: 0458 822 933
Vic
Sun July 2
Check-in closes 9:30
Matchplay Kickoff 2017
7 games
Box Hill Senior Citizens' Centre
79 Carrington Rd
Nick Ivanovski
0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
On the day: 0412 175 251
SA
Sat Jul 8
Registration 9-9:30am
AGM tournament
6 games
SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
0487 122 347
Tas
Sat & Sun
Jul 22 & 23
Bellerive
14 games
Eastern Shore Croquet Club
South St, Bellerive
Margaret Bishop
bishopm@y7mail.com
0429 502 646
NSW
Sun July 23
Empire Bay Mini (2)
MAX 1400 rating; 40 players
Empire Bay Progress Association Hall
1 Gordon Rd
Denise Smith
(02) 4365 5645
0411 817 624
rladms@bigpond.net.au
Qld
Sun July 23
July Jaunt
Queen Alexandra Home
347 Old Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Karen Richards karendrichards@gmail.com
(07) 3151 0495
On the day: 0419 031 369
SA
Sat Jul 29
Registration 11-11:15am
Pub Tourney Winter Match-Play Qualifier
6 games
Ed Castle Hotel
233 Currie St
Adelaide
Adam Kretschmer
adam.kretschmer@yahoo.com
On the day: 0458 822 933
Vic
Sat Aug 5
Check in by 9:45 am
Victorian Country Championship
6 games
Daylesford Bowls Club
8 Camp St (upstairs)
Mary McMahon
(03) 5243 3924
scrabblemarylou@yahoo.com.au
On the day: 0498 377 694
SA
Sat Aug 12
Registration 9-9:30am
August
6 games
SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
0487 122 347
Qld
Sun Aug 13
Brunswick Valley
Condong Bowling Club
McLeod St, Condong NSW
Trish Reynolds trishrey@iinet.net.au
(02) 6672 3290
0432 677 564
Tas
Sat
Aug 19
Ross
7 games
Ross Town Hall
Martin Rose
Martin@TheRoses.com
0427 664 342
NSW
Sun Aug 20
Baulkam Hills Club
TBA Chris Ostrowski 0410 448 286
criskris@bigpond.net.au
Vic
Sun Aug 20
Check in closes 9.30am
A.G.M. Tournament
6 games
Box Hill Senior Citizens' Centre
79 Carrington Rd
Carol Johnsen
0476 639 195
caroljscrabble@gmail.com
On the day: 0476 639 195
Qld
Sat/Sun
Aug 26/27
Queensland Championships & One-day Sunday
Southport RSL Club
Cnr Scarborough/Lawson Sts
Martin Waterworth

Jane Brown
martinw_512@hotmail.com
(07) 3357 3308
jb.edits@bigpond.net.au
(07) 4635 5013
On the day: 0438 457 566
SA
Sat Aug 26
Registration 12:15-12:30pm
Pub Tourney
5 games
Ed Castle Hotel
233 Currie St
Adelaide
Adam Kretschmer
adam.kretschmer@yahoo.com
On the day: 0458 822 933
Aust
Sat/Sun
Sep 9/10
Australian Masters and State Team Challenge
TBA Antony Kimber
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
0487 122 347
by selection
ACT
Sat Sep 16
Gundaroo
Gundaroo Primary School
Lot St, Gundaroo
John Hamilton 0400 650 349
jjhamilton5@gmail.com
SA
Sat Sep 16
Registration 9-9.30am
Australian Speedy Scrabble Championship
10 games
12 minutes per player
SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Adam Kretschmer
0458 822 933
adam.kretschmer@yahoo.com
On the day: 0458 822 933
Qld
Sun Sep 17 Toowoomba

North Toowoomba Bowls Club
Elworthy St
Jane Brown jb.edits@bigpond.net.au
(07) 4635 5013
On the day: 0448 789 129
Vic
Sun Sep 17
Check-in closes 9.45
Peninsula
6 games, 25 mins pp
Mount Eliza Community Hall
90-100 Canadian Bay Rd
Mount Eliza
Carol Johnsen
0476 639 195
caroljscrabble@gmail.com
On the day: 0476 639 195
SA
Sat Sep 30
Registration 12:15-12:30pm
Pub Tourney Battle of the Sexes
5 games
Ed Castle Hotel
233 Currie St
Adelaide
Adam Kretschmer
0458 822 933
adam.kretschmer@yahoo.com
On the day: 0458 822 933
Vic
Sun Oct 1
Check-in closes 9:30
Essendon
7 games
Box Hill Senior Citizens' Centre
79 Carrington Rd
Rob York
0417 512 535
tryerbrook@gmail.com
On the day: 0417 512 535
SA
Sat Oct 14
Registration 9-9:30am
October
6 games
SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
0487 122 347
Vic
Sat Oct 14
Check-in closes 9.45
Geelong
6 games, 25 mins pp
St Andrews Hall
cnr Sydney Pde & Sydney Ave
Marlene Ellis or
Carol Johnsen
(03) 5275 0363
0476 639 195
caroljscrabble@gmail.com
On the day: 0476 639 195
SA/Vic
Sat/Sun
Oct 21/22
Play commences 1pm Sat
Vic/SA Border Challenge
10 games, 25 min pp
"Vic & SA players only"
TBA Carol Johnsen(Vic)
Paula Brown(SA)
0476 639 195
caroljscrabble@gmail.com
(08) 8358 0437
0421 521 367
SA
Sat Oct 28
Registration 12:15-12:30pm
Pub Tourney
5 games
Ed Castle Hotel
233 Currie St
Adelaide
Adam Kretschmer
0458 822 933
adam.kretschmer@yahoo.com
On the day: 0458 822 933
Tas
Sat & Sun
Oct 28 & 29
Tasmanian Championships
14 games
Adult Education Centre - B Block
8 Hutchins St
Kingston
Martin Rose
Martin@TheRoses.com
0427 664 342
NSW
Sun Oct 29
Empire Bay Mini (3)
MAX 1400 rating; 40 players
Empire Bay Progress Association Hall
1 Gordon Rd
Denise Smith
(02) 4365 5645
0411 817 624
rladms@bigpond.net.au
Qld
Sun
Oct 29
Redcliffe
Max 52 players
Redcliffe Bridge Club Rooms
2A Irene St
Wayne Willis
0415 572 017
kippa1955@bigpond.com
World
Mon-Sun
Nov 6-12
WESPA Championship
formerly World Scrabble Championship

Nairobi
Kenya
by selection
SA
Sat Nov 11
Registration 9-9:30am
November
6 games
SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
0487 122 347
NSW
Sat & Sun
Nov 25 & 26
Central Coast Championship
Ourimbah RSL Club
6-22 Pacific Hwy
Sandra Elliott

Denise Smith
0410 438 525
sandee1@iinet.net.au
rladms@bigpond.net.au
SA
Sat Nov 25
Registration 12:15-12:30pm
Pub Tourney
5 games
Ed Castle Hotel
233 Currie St
Adelaide
Adam Kretschmer
0458 822 933
adam.kretschmer@yahoo.com
On the day: 0458 822 933
Qld
Sun Nov 26
Southport Southport RSL Club
Cnr Scarborough/Lawson Sts
Sandra Woolard
swoolard@bigpond.net.au
0418 610 414
Tas
Sun Nov 26
Ross
7 games
Ross Town Hall
Martin Rose
Martin@TheRoses.com
0427 664 342
Vic
Sun Nov 26
Tourney A: Check-in closes 9.15
Tourney B: check in closes 1 pm

Youth Fundraiser
A: 7 games
B: 4 games
Box Hill Senior Citizens' Centre
79 Carrington Rd
Natasha Podesser
0432 494 892
natasha.podesser@gmail.com
On the day: 0432 494 892
Vic
Sat Dec 2
Check-in closes 9.45
Sunbury
6 games, 25 mins pp
Sunbury Memorial Hall
Stawell St
Norma Fisher
(03) 9744 4540
noray_2@bigpond.com
On the day: 0450 356 407
SA
Sun Dec 17
Check-in by 12:30 pm
Adelaide Pub Scrabble Championship
9 games
Private Residence
(details provided on qualification)
Adam Kretschmer
adam.kretschmer@yahoo.com
On the day: 0458 822 933
Qld
Wed Dec 27 Last Chance Queen Alexandra Home
347 Old Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Karen Richards karendrichards@gmail.com
(07) 3151 0495
On the day: 0407 069 379
SA
Wed Dec 27
Registration 9:30-10:00am
Christmas Leftovers
5 games
SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
0487 122 347
Vic
Sat Dec 30
Check-in closes 8.45
DECATHON
10 games; 22 mins pp; lagged draw
Box Hill Senior Citizens' Centre
79 Carrington Rd
Marj Miller
(03) 9850 2366
mjwm9@bigpond.com
On the day: 0416 177 951
Tournaments marked with * are held in New South Wales but more proximal to Queensland ASPA members, and are usually run with the assistance of ASPA (Qld)