History

The 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.

Year

Location

Champion

Runner Up

WYC 2018Dubai (UAE)Syed Imaad Ali (PAK)Janul De Silva (LKA)
WYC 2017Kuala Lumpur (MYS) Aabid Ismail (LKA)Janul De Silva (LKA)
WYSC 2016 Lille (FRA) Sanchit Kapoor (UAE)Thavalakshman Yoganathan (LKA)
WYSC 2015Perth (AUS) Nicholas Hong (SGP) Abdullah Abbasi (PAK)
WYSC 2014Colombo (LKA) Jack Durand (UK) Yong Jian Rong (SGP)
WYSC 2013Dubai (UAE)Moizullah Baig (PAK)Javeria Arshad Mirza (PAK)
WYSC 2012Birmingham (UK) Michael McKenna (AUS)Cheong Yi Wei (MYS)
WYSC 2011Johor Bahru (MYS)Anand Bharadwaj (AUS)Victor Gwee (SGP)
WYSC 2010Manila (PHI) Ker Jen Ho (MYS)Preedee Khongthanarat (THA)
WYSC 2009Johor Bahru (MYS)Ong Suanne (MYS)Alastair Richards (AUS)
WYSC 2008Penang (MYS)Charnrit Khongthanarat (THA)Khoo Beng Way (MYS)
WYSC 2007Johor Bahru (MYS)Toh Weibin (SGP)Sean Chung (MYS)
WYSC 2006Wollongong (AUS)David Eldar (AUS)Austin Shin (UK)

Tutorials


Karen's Coaching Clues - Guidelines for those wanting to run a coaching session.

Here are some useful lists and quizzes.
Print them out to test yourself.

Resources

  • Websites
    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
    Mindsports Academy
  • 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
    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
    Suggested Zyzzyva Cardbox Order for adding words by Alastair Richards
  • Apps
    'Classic Words' app for iPads for play off-line.

Words


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
[ISBN 9780007589135]


Here are some useful lists