The 2023 WESPA Championship (WESPAC) marks the first time since 2001 that the world championship will be
contested in North America. It commences with the Last Chance Qualifying Tournament on Friday July 21 and
continues with the invitational Main Event from Saturday July 22 through Wednesday July 26. For those not
competing in the invitational, there will be both open Collins and NWL events concurrent with WESPAC. Both
events will take place at the Westgate Las Vegas Resorts & Casino at 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV
USA. For the benefit of international travelers who must obtain visas, registration will open earlier than
usual for both Championships. A special room rate has been negotiated for event participants.
(1) The winner of the 2022 Australian Masters. ♚ Naween Fernando
(2) The highest placed eligible Australian in the 2023 Australian Championship.♛
Players who qualify this way must also play 40 games recognised by ASPA during the qualifying period.
If any of these berths is unfilled for any reason, the place is taken by another player selected via
as described below.
Players may appeal to CASPA for a special dispensation in exceptional circumstances. Anand Bharadwaj has been given special dispensation. In the event of any unforeseen issue the decision of CASPA is final.
Want to go: Cameron Farlow, Naween Fernando, Anand Bharadwaj, Joanne Craig, Trevor Halsall, Bob Jackman, John Holgate, Karen Richards
Not going: Edward Okulicz, Esther Perrins, Daniel Piechnick, Victor Tung, David Vanzyl