Scrabble Australia
World Youth Championship 2021

Selective events 2021


The 2021 World Youth Scrabble Championship will be held online over three weekends in August. A scheme is in place to try to have matches played at compromise times suitable to each time zone. Australian players are in Group D and will play the first 36 rounds as follows:
DateGMTOpponents
Sat Aug 78006 from Groups A and D
Sun Aug 81006 from Groups C and D
Sun Aug 88006 from Groups B and D
Sat Aug 148006 from Groups A and D
Sun Aug 151006 from Groups C and D
Sun Aug 158006 from Groups B and D

GMT 100 is 11am Eastern Coast, 10.30am South Australia and 9am West Coast
GMT 800 is 6pm Eastern Coast, 5.30 pm South Australia and 4pm West Coast

Group A: UK, Europe, Africa
Group B: Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, UAE, Others
Group C: Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Phillipines
Group D: Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Trinidad, USA, Canada


On the third weekend (21 to 22 Aug) only the top ten players proceed. They will play a round robin.
The event will use Woogles (https://woogles.io) and will be organised by the Pakistan Scrabble Association with helpers around the world. See https://wyc2021.pakistanscrabble.org/ for details.

Australia is entitled to send 6 young players who get free entry thanks to CASPA.

For more information about Youth Scrabble in the international context, including reports of the previous WYSC events please visit http://www.youthscrabble.org

For news about the Youth Scrabble happenings in Victoria (and often news about Youth Scrabble in a wider context), have a look at http://www.scrabble.org.au/victoria/youthscrabble.htm

Selection process

This is an invitational event where players are selected by each participating country. For Australia the selection is done by the Council of Australian Scrabble Players Association. The rules for selection for free entry (ie the Australian quota places) in 2021 are:

The secondary criterion is number of rated games within the qualification period. If two players have the same peak rating, the one with the greater number of games in the qualification period is ranked higher.

Please inform Tony Hunt (audiolifeportrait@gmail.com) if you are aware of any other young Australian Scrabble players.

Qualification status at 25.07.2021

CONTENDERS Games before
20.07.2020
Games
in period
Peak Status
1 Ronnie Bennett (ACT) 718 93 1563happy Qualified and in quota
2 Alex Lam (NSW) 77 57 1258happy Qualified and in quota
3 Oscar Ivanovski (VIC) 136 55 1113happy Qualified and in quota
4 Jeffery Lam (NSW) 0 57 1028happy Qualified and in quota
5 Asher Chhabra (NSW) 51 12 978happy Qualified and in quota
6 Patrick Huynh (NSW) 87 80 909happy Qualified and in quota
   Jason Tang (NSW) 153 0 860?Needs to play 10 games in the period.
   Jerene Philip (QLD) 0 8 848?Needs to have 15 prior rated games.
7 Ashwin Page (QLD) 47 15 751in Qualified
   Joel Philip (QLD) 0 8 606?Needs to have 15 prior rated games.
   Brendan Tieng (NSW) 0 6 566?Needs to have 15 prior rated games.
9 Dylan Cheav (NSW) 0 21 556in Qualified
10 Vinh Nguyen (NSW) 0 48 532in Qualified
   Nathan Tang (NSW) 13 6 514Needs to play 10 games in the period.
   Edward Ngov (NSW) 0 6 504?Needs to have 15 prior rated games.
11 Chloe Pham (NSW) 0 15 500in Qualified
12 Claire Pham (NSW) 0 15 500in Qualified
   Joshua Tung (NSW) 32 0 500?Needs to play 10 games in the period.
   Anna Vu (NSW) 0 0 500?Needs to have 15 prior rated games.
   Hoa Lam (NSW) 0 0 500?Needs to have 15 prior rated games.
   Shorya Gupta (NSW) 0 0 500?Needs to have 15 prior rated games.
   Eidyn Tran (NSW) 0 0 500?Needs to have 15 prior rated games.
   Kevin Vu (NSW) 0 0 500?Needs to have 15 prior rated games.
   John Ta (NSW) 0 0 500?Needs to have 15 prior rated games.
   Kathy Phung (NSW) 0 0 500?Needs to have 15 prior rated games.

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