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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 2024 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.

Some Australian tournaments are also shown as internationally rated by WGI (see WGI TOURNAMENTS
or WESPA (see WESPA TOURNAMENTS).

Challenge rule: Unless otherwise specified, there is no penalty for the challenger if the challenge is unsuccessful. Exceptions are the Australian Masters and the top section of tourments in Western Australia.

Lexicon: A Collins word list, CSW22, with publication date Jan 22 2022 17 Feb 2022 contains no new words compared with CSW19 but deletes 419 words which Collins editors deems as offensively hateful. See the censorship discussion

These boxes show the word source usually used in each state. Exceptions are flagged in the calendar.

Click to select one or more states to filter the tournament list.

You should arrive to register half an hour before the starting time.

There are also online Scrabble Tournaments run by NSW using Woogles and by Victoria using Scrabble Go. Players from other states may also participate.



State Date Event Where Organiser Contact
2024
TAS Mar 2 Ross
Martin Rose 0427 664 342
Martin@TheRoses.com
NSW Mar 3
Bomaderry Bomaderry Bowling Club Margaret Neal 0428 429 077
margcneal@bigpond.com
SA Mar 9
2 days
SA Championship Prospect Primary School
27 Gladstone Rd
Prospect
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
ACT Mar 16 March Community Room
Canberra Southern Cross Club
Woden
Alex Boiko alexboiko77@gmail.com
NSW Mar 16
Lake Macquarie Private home
Balcolyn
Richard Birch 0418 428 459
richarbirch@icloud.com
VIC Mar 16
2 days
10am
Ballarat Open
5+3 games
Ballarat Golf Club
1800 Sturt St
Alfredton
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
QLD Mar 17 March Madness Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
VIC Mar 22
6.30pm
Friday Night Recreational
4 games
no clocks
Shoppingtown Hotel
19 Williamsons Rd
Doncaster
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA Mar 23
10 am
Saturday Sessions TBC
SA Apr 13
10 am
Saturday Sessions TBC
VIC Apr 14
10am
April
7 games
Essendon Scrabble Club
9 Kellaway Avenue
Moonee Ponds
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA Apr 21
10.30 am
SA April SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
QLD Apr 21 April Antickes Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
ACT May 5 May Community Room
Canberra Southern Cross Club
92-96 Corinna Street
Phillip
Tim Reddan 02 6179 5000
treddan@iinet.net.au
SA May 11
10 am
Saturday Sessions TBC
TAS May 18
2 days
East Coast
Marion Merickel 0428 725 177
marionmerickel@yahoo.com.au
QLD May 19 May Mayhem Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
SA May 26
10.30 am
May the Fours be with you
4 in morning, 4 in afternoon
SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
VIC May 26
10am
May
7 games
Essendon Scrabble Club
9 Kellaway Avenue
Moonee Ponds
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
QLD Jun 2 Southport TBA Diana McManus 0419 022 520
dianamcmanus4@gmail.com
SA Jun 8
10 am
Saturday Sessions TBC
VIC Jun 8 (2 days)
10am
Vic Champs
?? games
Olympic Hotel
31 Albert St
Preston
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
QLD Jun 15 Toowoomba St David's Church Hall
cnr Mary and Alford Sts
North Toowoomba
Jane Brown 07 4635 5013
0417 903 079
jb.edits@bigpond.net.au
TAS Jun 22
2 days
Bellerive
Margaret Bishop 0455 134 060
bishopm@y7mail.com
SA Jun 30
10.30 am
SA Jun SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
SA Jul 6
10 am
Saturday Sessions TBC
TAS Jul 13
2 days
Kingston
Khen Meerding 0402 857 995
kmeerding@netspace.net.au
VIC Jul 13
2 days
5+3 games
Wodonga Open
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
QLD July 21 July Jaunt Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
SA Jul 21
10.30 am
SA July & AGM SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
QLD Jul 27 (2 days) Townsville The Dalgety
106 Denham St
Townsville
Julie Brice 0409 748 323
juliebrice@bigpond.com
SA Aug 3
10 am
Saturday Sessions TBC
VIC Aug 4
10am
Teams 1
7 games
Ratcliff Community Centre
1A South Rd
Airport West
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
VIC Aug 11
10am
Teams 2
7 games
Essendon Scrabble Club
9 Kellaway Avenue
Moonee Ponds
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA Aug 11
10.30 am
Speedy
Not rated except as speedy
SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
QLD Aug 17 (2 days) Queensland Championship Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
SA Aug 18
10.30 am
Lyndee Hill Memorial
4/4/4
SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
TAS Aug 18 Bellerive Night
Margaret Bishop 0455 134 060
bishopm@y7mail.com
SA Sep 7 (2 days) Australian Masters & State Challenge
Selective
The Glenelg Club
Stratarama Stadium
corner Brighton and Diagonal Road
Glenelg
Jane Taylor 0408 981 833
jjsroadshow@gmail.com
SA Sep 14
10 am
Saturday Sessions TBC
SA Sep 22
10.30 am
SA September SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
VIC Sep 29
10am
Essendon
7 games
Essendon Scrabble Club
9 Kellaway Avenue
Moonee Ponds
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
SA Oct 12
10 am
Saturday Sessions TBC
QLD Oct 20 Qld AGM Tourney Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
TAS Oct 26
2 days
Tas Championship Kingston Martin Rose 0427 664 342
Martin@TheRoses.com
SA Oct 27
10.30 am
SA October SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
VIC Oct 27
10am
Bayside Open October
7 games
Mordy HQ (Mordialloc Sporting Club)
528 Main Street
Mordialloc
Nick Ivanovski 0412 175 251
nicksfbemail@gmail.com
QLD Nov 10 Remember November Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com
TAS Nov 16 Ross
Martin Rose 0427 664 342
Martin@TheRoses.com
NZ 16
3 days
Trans Tasman
CSW 19
Selective
Auckland
SA Nov 17
10.30 am
Civil War SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
SA Nov 23
10 am
Saturday Sessions TBC
QLD Dec 1 Southport December TBA Diana McManus 0419 022 520
dianamcmanus4@gmail.com
SA Dec 7
10 am
Saturday Sessions TBC
TAS Dec 14 Kingo Slammer
Martin Rose 0427 664 342
Martin@TheRoses.com
QLD Dec 15 Last Chance Queen Alexandra Home
347 Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Olga Visser 07 3801 1362
0438 457 566
visser@optushome.com.au
SA Dec 15
10.30 am
SA December
8 games lagged draw
SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
SA Dec 27
10.30 am
Christmas Leftovers SA Bridge Association
243 Young St
Unley
Antony Kimber 08 8272 3762
0487 122 347
AntonyKimber@outlook.com
2025
QLD Jan 19 Logan Clovers Queen Alexandra Home
347 Old Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo
Karrin Henderson 0421 321 905
bingomaker@optusnet.com.au
QLD Aug 15 Australian Women's Championship Townsville Julie Brice 0409 748 323
juliebrice@bigpond.com
QLD Aug 16 (2 days) Queensland Championship Townsville Paul Richards 0419 031 369
paulrrichards7@gmail.com

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