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WESPA Youth Cup 2018 Champion is
Syed Imaad Ali from PakistanWYC 2018 Prize Winners
WYC 2018 Full Results Winner - Syed Imaad Ali - Pakistan
WYC 2018 Adult Side Event Results Winner - Tariq Pervez - Pakistan
World English-language Scrabble Players Association
WESPA Youth Cup
(formerly World Youth Scrabble Championship)
This fantastic event takes place every year in a
different part of the world.
In 2018 it was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from Thursday 13 December to Saturday 15 December 2018.
The WYC is open to players under the age of 18 at the end of the year. It not only gives players the opportunity to show their Scrabble skills but it is a great way of making friends with others from varied cultures.
HistoryThe WESPA Youth Cup (formerly the World Youth Scrabble Championship) has been contested every year since 2006. Previous WESPA Youth Cup and World Youth Scrabble Champions are listed below. However, there are many more prizes awarded, which you can see when you click the links to see the event coverage from the past.
|WYC 2018||Dubai (UAE)||Syed Imaad Ali (PAK)||Janul De Silva (LKA)|
|WYC 2017||Kuala Lumpur (MYS)||Aabid Ismail (LKA)||Janul De Silva (LKA)|
|WYSC 2016||Lille (FRA)||Sanchit Kapoor (UAE)||Thavalakshman Yoganathan (LKA)|
|WYSC 2015||Perth (AUS)||Nicholas Hong (SGP)||Abdullah Abbasi (PAK)|
|WYSC 2014||Colombo (LKA)||Jack Durand (UK)||Yong Jian Rong (SGP)|
|WYSC 2013||Dubai (UAE)||Moizullah Baig (PAK)||Javeria Arshad Mirza (PAK)|
|WYSC 2012||Birmingham (UK)||Michael McKenna (AUS)||Cheong Yi Wei (MYS)|
|WYSC 2011||Johor Bahru (MYS)||Anand Bharadwaj (AUS)||Victor Gwee (SGP)|
|WYSC 2010||Manila (PHI)||Ker Jen Ho (MYS)||Preedee Khongthanarat (THA)|
|WYSC 2009||Johor Bahru (MYS)||Ong Suanne (MYS)||Alastair Richards (AUS)|
|WYSC 2008||Penang (MYS)||Charnrit Khongthanarat (THA)||Khoo Beng Way (MYS)|
|WYSC 2007||Johor Bahru (MYS)||Toh Weibin (SGP)||Sean Chung (MYS)|
|WYSC 2006||Wollongong (AUS)||David Eldar (AUS)||Austin Shin (UK)|
EventsUpcoming Youth Scrabble Events
|Dates||Title||Location||Information and Contact Details||Comments|
|10-13 January 2019||Capgemini||Bangalore, India|
|20-21 April 2019||Astar Scrabble Challenge International||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||www.asciscrabble.com||U12, U15, U18, Open|
|22-24 November 2019||Princess Cup||Bangkok, Thailandemail@example.com||Under 21|
|November 2019||14th WESPA Youth Cup||Malaysiafirstname.lastname@example.org||Under 18 - Born 2002 or later|
Young people are strongly encouraged to play Scrabble tournaments regularly in their own country and internationally. Here are some which are highly recommended for young players:
- CapGemini International mid January - Annual international adult tournament held in Bangalore, India
- Astar Scrabble Challenge International: held each year Organised by the University of Malaya, with sections for U12, U15, U18 and Open
- Princess Cup: late November An annual tournament in Bangkok, Thailand - U21
- Spar Oman Kelloggs Scrabble Tournament mid to late November - Annual tournament in Muscat, Oman U10 U13 U20 Open
Here are some useful lists and quizzes.
Print them out to test yourself.
- Beginners Guide to Scrabble
- Scoring Tutorial - Check you can score correctly? The tutorial includes a How to Use Guide , the tutorial (answers on last page) , a worksheet , and a sample worksheet with the first few lines filled in.
- " Five Tips to Improve Your Scrabble by Calum Edwards (Coach of 2014 World Youth Scrabble Champion - Jack Durand)
- 2-letter words quiz
What goes after each letter? (4 sets per page)
- 2-letter words quiz
2 Tables - What goes after each letter; and what goes before each letter?
- 2 to 3 letter word hooks and test sheets
What goes after each 2 letter word; and what goes before each 2 letter word?
The WESPA website has information about international English language Scrabble including ratings.
The Australian Youth Scrabble site has news about Youth Scrabble in Australia and overseas.
Kenji Matsumoto has a website www.breakingthegame.net with information on books and strategy tips.
- Online play
Internet Scrabble Club
- Battle of the Tiles Game where you can play the computer with the computer restricted to 10 different levels (selected in Options). Good for beginners.
Facebook is restricted to those aged over 13.
There is a facility for playing Scrabble against your Facebook friends (Scrabble Mattel app).
There are interest groups such as Scrabble Snippetz with posts of interest to Scrabble players.
If you would like structured competition, you can join the Facebook Scrabble League. (Search FSL Scrabble League on Facebook)
- National Scrabble Associations
See the WESPA website for contact details for National Scrabble Associations.
- On Line Books
Koala Coaching Clinic - Basic Strategy
The Scrabble Players Handbook - Advanced Strategy
- Books for Purchase online
Word! by Kenji Matsumoto
For players in Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Malaysia, and many other Asian countries, pick up a copy here!
For players from the UK or Europe, click here!
- Computer programs
The Scrabble Tools section of the Collins Dictionary website has several useful programs including Collins Zyzzyva and Collins Wordlist for LeXpert
'Classic Words' app for iPads for play off-line.
The official word list for Scrabble tournaments throughout the realm of the World English Language Scrabble Players Association (WESPA) is Collins Scrabble Words 2015.
[Hardcover - ISBN 9780007589166, Softcover - ISBN 9780007589081]
The official word list is also published as a dictionary
Here are some useful lists