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  • Jun 10/11 - Victorian Championship
  • Jun 25 - Match Play Kick Off
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Victoria hosted the 2023 Australian Scrabble Championship at Windy Hill, Essendon, over the Easter break. Congratulations to Naween Fernando for winning the Championship for the fourth time! In the Plate, Kris Howat was victorious - a Victorian last won the Plate in 2010 (coincidentally when Naween also won the Championship).

Victoria went 1-2-3 in the Main Event, making it one of our best collective performances in the history of the event. Congratulations to all prize winners and thank you to everyone who supported the event.

2023 Australian Champion
2023 Plate Champion

You can see a photo gallery from the event here.

The Ballarat Scrabble Club once again hosted us at the Victoria Bowling Club with the food on display absolutely delicious accompanied by a smooth day of play. Two divisions played 6 games each and we were finished by 4.30pm.

This was a really enjoyable afternoon in Airport West! We welcomed back two returning players as well as someone playing one of our events for the first time. Each Division was a close run competition with outcomes in the final round determining the end positions. It was wonderful to see different names on the "podium"; congratulations to all our prize winners and a huge thank you to all players for their support.
Thanks also to Rob York for finding the venue - as a venue, it can accommodate many more of us. We return there later in the year so stay tuned if you want to be a part of this event!
Div A: Rob Hutchinson (1st)
Div A: Norma Fisher(2nd & HG)
Div B: Lainie Mercieca(1st, HG 504 & HW 149)
Div B: Noel Coulter (2nd & HW)
Lainie's HW 149 MORALIST
Div C: Helen Finneran(1st)
Div C: Carol Rollmann (2nd)

We had a really good turnout today for our Bayside event; as always, Mordy HQ provided wonderful food and plenty of tea and coffee through the day. The Scrabble was extremely enjoyable, as we welcomed back Michael Hornung and Del Stitz after extended absences from our events! Congratulations to our prize winners (David, Edward, Dianne, Mardi, and Naween) and thank you to everyone for supporting the event so well. Naween's 614 high game score is the first for us over 600 in 2023, and we look forward to seeing many more.
David Eldar (1st)
Edward Okulicz (2nd)
Naween Fernando (High Game 614)
Mardi Healy Best Performing Ratings Band
High Game 614 Board

Thank you to everyone for coming out to play at Balwyn Community Centre today. Congratulations to Victorian Plate Champion Rob Hutchinson. High Game Winners were Rob York with 504 in the Plate, and David Eldar with 595 in the Side event (5-point challenge). High Word winners were Noel Coulter with BARONET (95) and Trevor Halsall with REDIGEST (149).
A very happy Rob Hutchinson with the Victorian Plate winner's trophy
Victorian Plate Winners: Mal Eden (3rd), Frank Csarics (2nd), Rob York (HG), Glenys Dettmann (High Rating Gain), Noel Coulter (HW) and seated Rob Hutchinson (Champion)
David Eldar (Side Winner & HG)

Thank you to everyone for coming out to play at the Caulfield RSL today. It was an enjoyable round robin with 3 groups of 8 players each. Congratulations to the winners of each division - Nick Ivanovski (A), Noel Coulter (B) and Angie Winkler (C). High word winners were Mal Eden (B) with WIVERNS for 106, and Carol Rollmann (C) with BOASTED for 101.

News items from 2022 have been moved to the Archive