The Decathon is one of the most popular events on the Scrabble Victoria calendar and occurs between Christmas and New Year's Eve.
The event started as The Scrabble Sgramble in 1995, and was run over 18 games in 2 days until 1997 before it became the Decathon - a 10 game tournament.
As with most events in Victoria, COVID restrictions prevented it from running in 2020: 2021 saw a revised version of this event at the same time of year but not played over 10 games.
In 2022, the Decathon returned to its 10 game format and was approved for WESPA rating for the first time.
The date for the next Decathon is December 27, 2023 and will be held at Balwyn Community Centre. It is also confirmed to be WESPA rated.
Players wanting to enter the event can email Nick Ivanovski via this link.
Division Winners in each year
|2022||Andrew Fisher||Noel Coulter|
|2021||Edward Okulicz||June Valentine||Oscar Ivanovski|
|2019||Edward Okulicz||Dianne Davis||Kris Howat||Dorothy Barraclough|
|2018||David Eldar||John MacNaughton||Jeremy Yip||Jenny Plant|
|2017||Mythili Rudra||Khwanjai Thammaping||Christie Godby|
|2016||David Eldar||Lynn Weaver||John Metcalf|
|2015||Alastair Richards||Lorraine Thomas||Lynne Goodinson|
|2014||David Eldar||Lainie Mercieca||Mal Eden|
|2013||Trevor Halsall||Shirley De Silva||Rob York||Gillian Renwick|
|2012||Peter Kougi||Chris Scholten||Khwanjai Thammaping||Dominica Krstic|
|2011||Trevor Halsall||Ann Hagley||Dieter Jedamski||Carole Eden|
|2010||Andrew Fisher||Katie Rowe||Oliver Podesser||Glen Chandler|
|2009||Alastair Richards||Cheryle Jerram||Anne Menheere||Carole Eden|
|2008||Andrew Fisher||David More||BJ Winzer|
|2007||David Eldar||Sujeet Mehta||Betty Egan|
|2006||David Eldar||Lorraine Thomas||Sean Dostal|
|2005||Julian McKail||Peter Kougi||Oliver Podesser|
|2004||David Eldar||David Baker||Lakshman Cooray|
|2003||Jimmy Scarff||Alan Cole|
|2002||Trevor Halsall||Robyn Corbel|
|2001||Harry Malcolm||John Lynch|
|2000||Trevor Halsall||Pat Weston|
|1999||Alastair Kane||Eric Pitt|
|1998||Paul Cleary||Heather Long|