Scrabble Australia: World Youth Scrabble Championships


Selective events 2023

Selecting Australia's World Youth Scrabble team for 2023

The 2023 World Youth Scrabble Championship will be held in person. Australia is entitled to send 10 young players who get free entry. However all suitable players are welcome, provided they play an entry fee.

For more information about Youth Scrabble in the international context, including reports of the previous WYSC events please visit

For news about the Youth Scrabble happenings in Victoria (and often news about Youth Scrabble in a wider context), have a look at

Selection process

This is an invitational event where players are selected by each participating country. For Australia the selection is done by the Council of Australian Scrabble Players Association. The rules for selection for free entry (ie the Australian quota places) in 2023 are:

The secondary criterion is number of rated games within the qualification period. If two players have the same peak rating, the one with the greater number of games in the qualification period is ranked higher.

Please inform Tony Hunt ( if you are aware of any other young Australian Scrabble players.

Qualification status at 30.01.2023

World Youth Cup 2023
in period
Peak Status
1 Ronnie Bennett (ACT) 51 1663happy
2 Alex Lam (NSW) 60 1451happy
3 Oscar Ivanovski (VIC) 62 1330happy
4 Jeffery Lam (NSW) 59 1207happy
   Ryder Lo (NSW) 22 1003Needs to play 25 games in the period.
   Asher Chhabra (NSW) 0 974?Needs to play 25 games in the period.
5 Patrick Huynh (NSW) 31 942happy
6 Vinh Nguyen (NSW) 34 875happy
   Jason Tang (NSW) 0 858?Needs to play 25 games in the period.
   Joel Philip (QLD) 0 837?Needs to play 25 games in the period.
   Ashwin Page (QLD) 22 821Needs to play 25 games in the period.
   Jemima Ferguson (NSW) 12 755Needs to play 25 games in the period.
   Jerene Philip (QLD) 0 747?Needs to play 25 games in the period.
7 Raymond Tri (NSW) 39 553happy
   David Lam (NSW) 24 549Needs to play 25 games in the period.
8 Keena Tri (NSW) 39 514happy
   Tracy Nguyen (NSW) 0 500?Needs to play 25 games in the period.

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19.01.2023 Kingston Night (TAS)
22.01.2023 January Open (WA)
22.01.2023 Logan Clovers (QLD)
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22.01.2023 THE PLATE AND SIDE (VIC) , Oscar (-6)
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