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Tournaments

We will rate these types of event into the WGI rating system, without application or cost:

  1. International tournaments played to IEL (International English Lexicon)
  2. Championships and Masters events of Supporting Organisations played to IEL
  3. Major events of Supporting Organisations not having their own internal IEL ratings system

We will rate these events into the WGI ratings system at no cost, if approved on application:

  1. Major CSW19 events in countries that otherwise rate CSW21 events
  2. International events played to CSW21 up to September 1, 2022
      

To have your CSW19 tournament listed on our calendar, or to apply for ratings approval, email

WGI Tournament Calendar

MELBOURNE

Tournament:Australian Masters & State Challenge
Date:17th to 18th September, 2022
EligibilityInvitational
Venue:Olympic Hotel
31 Albert St, Preston, Vic
Entry Cost:TBA
Prizes:TBA
Format:Twenty of the top players play the Australian Masters as a round robin.
At the same time, three players from each of seven states or territories will play the State Team Challenge as head-to-head matches.
Rules:Australian rules apply
Entries:Nick Ivanovski or 0412-175-251

SYDNEY

Tournament:New South Wales Championship
Date:1st to 3rd October, 2022
9am start each day
EligibilityOpen event, single division
Venue:Bankstown Sports Club, 8 Greenfield Parade
Entry Cost:$80 pre-payment into BSB 062 022 AC 10011176
Prizes:First $1000, then to 6th place, ratings band prizes
Format:24 games, 25 minutes per player, reset after games 12 and 20
Scrabble NSW AGM at lunchtime on Sunday 2nd October
Rules:Australian rules apply
Entries:Bob Jackman or 0400 226541

HOBART

Tournament:Tasmania Championships
Date:29th to 30th October, 2022
EligibilityOpen
Venue:Kingston, Tas
Entry Cost:TBA
Prizes:TBA
Format:TBA
Rules:Australian rules apply
Entries:Martin Rose or 0427-664-342

SYDNEY

Tournament:Seniors World Championship
Date:1-3 November 2022
EligibilityBorn before 31st December 1967
Venue:Revesby Workers Club, 2B Brett St, Revesby NSW
Entry Cost:TBA
Prizes:Awarded in all age groups, Over 55, Over 60 etc to Over 85
Format:24 games, 25 minutes per player, CSW19, some lagged draws and repeats
Rules:Australian rules apply
Entries:

SYDNEY

Tournament:Trans-Tasman Challenge
Date:5th to 7th Nov, 2022
EligibilityQualification
Venue:Revesby Workers Club
Brett Street, Revesby, NSW
Entry Cost:TBA
Prizes:TBA
Format:Llikely to be a round robin with 14 Aussies and 10 Kiwis
Rules:Australian rules apply
Entries:Bob Jackman or 0400 226541

SYDNEY

Tournament:Revolving Round Robin
Date:Sunday 6th November, 2022
Register by 9am for 9:15am start
EligibilityOpen
Venue:Revesby Workers Club, 2B Brett St, Revesby NSW
Waratah Room
Entry Cost:$20 includes coffee/tea, plus mid-afternoon food. Pay on the day.
Lunch can be purchased in the club, if required. Please do not bring your own food into the Workers Club.
Prizes:First to third overall (If higher numbers, fourth and fifth prizes may also be awarded). High ratings gains. (2 or 3 best performers will be awarded). “High-flyer” award (for anyone who jumps two sections)
Format:Progressive round-robin: Players are initially divided into groups of 4, according to Australian rating, or equivalent. After the initial round-robin of 3 games, the subunits are changed – the best performer in each group of 4 is promoted, in favour of the player with the lowest result in the higher group. This action is repeated after game 6, based on performance in games 4 to 6. At the end of the day, the player with the best overall result (wins and margins over 9 games) will be awarded the winner’s prize. This is usually *not* the highest rated player in the room (who will have had the most difficult tournament/hardest opponents, given the way this is structured.)
Rules:CSW19 dictionary, Free challenge, Australian rules apply.
Entries:

Printable flyer: Progressive Round Robin

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WHANGAREI

Tournament:New Zealand Masters
Date:8–10 April, 2023
EligibilitySelection criteria
Venue:Whangārei Bridge Club, 17 North Street, Whangārei
Entry Cost:NZ$80 into NZASP account
Prizes:Cash prizes for top 8 place-getters
Format:23 games (full round robin), 25 minutes per player, daily refreshments
Rules:NZ rules apply, word source NZL21 (CSW19)
Entries:Cicely Bruce

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