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.
The players who are waiting to see if they will make the team should register now before the deadline but choose to pay later. Once they make the team and know that they will be attending, they can use the Miscellaneous Payment page - http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/quickpay.pl - to make the payment. We will not charge them the extra .
By then, I should have a list of who will be on the team from the Australia Scrabble Association and will recognize the names - or they can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to remind us of why they didn't pay before the deadline.
(1) The winner of the 2022 Australian Masters. ♚ Naween Fernando
(2) The highest placed eligible Australian in the 2023 Australian Championship.♛ Naween Fernando
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.
Joanne Craig will play for New Zealand.
Want to go: Andrew Fisher, Cameron Farlow, Anand Bharadwaj, Trevor Halsall, Russell Honeybun, Bob Jackman, John Holgate, Adam Kretschmer, Jane Taylor, Karen Richards, Paul Richards, Nat Podesser, Caroline Scowcroft
Not going: Naween Fernando, Edward Okulicz, Esther Perrins, Joanne Craig, Daniel Piechnick, Victor Tung, Rod Talbot, David Vanzyl, Tim Mason, Ryan Sutton, Nick Ivanovski, Ronnie Bennett, Tony Hunt, Rocky Sharma, John Spaan