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LATEST NEWS
  • As from 1 January 2022, Victorian Committee-run tournaments will have as the word reference CSW21.

    Collins Zyzzyva, with the new word list suitable for word judging, is currently available at https://blog.collinsdictionary.com/scrabble/scrabble-tools/.

    ULU : https://www.dropbox.com/s/gagbzhzbe2900ua/CSW22.txt?dl=1&name=CSW2022

    The WESPA 2021 Initiation Kit has been created to assist players in learning the changes in the new CSW Word list. For reference, the new edition of CSW contains exactly 419 deletions and no additions. For a copy of this kit contact Nick Ivanovski at nicksfbemail@gmail.com.

  • Congratulations to Liz McKean on achieving her 1000 games and Andrew Fisher with 2000 games. Both awards were presented at the Bil Rose Aestival on 16 January.
    Andrew Fisher
    Liz McKean
Next Tournaments
  • Jan 30 - Victorian Plate & Side event
  • Feb 13 - Bayside - Mordialloc
  • Feb 27 - Teams Event
Details on CALENDAR

Bil Rose Aestival

The first event of the year saw 28 players compete in an Open event which proved very popular as it pitted players with opponents whom they may never have played before which proved entertaining and friendly. It was also the first tournament in Victoria with CSW21 as the reference. By the end of the day, most players were conversant with updating the various apps for adjudication with Nick Ivanovski's assistance..
Andrew Fisher took top honours winning his 7 games, with Edward Okulicz and Norma Fisher placing 2nd and 3rd respectively. Noel Coulter's highlight of the day was playing a nine-timer for 131 (NARROWED) against Andrew Fisher. Andrew, of course not to be out-classed, quickly followed up with 3 bingos to go on and win the match.
Rating band prizes went to Rob Hutchinson (under 1300) and Doreen Ivanovski (under 1000). In keeping with the Australian Tennis Open theme, Oscar Ivanovski won Word of the Day with OPEN which was determined by a computer-generated program.

A return to social distancing and masks on the day
Andrew Fisher, Doreen Ivanovski, Rob Hutchinson, Oscar Ivanovski, Norma Fisher & Edward Okulicz
Norma Fisher's High Game 591 board
ABELMOSK (a tropical plant) Oliver Podesser's find of the day

Decathon '21

One of the most popular events of the year with a return after 2 years of not being held. Today marked the final Committee-run tournament using CSW19, with CSW21 being used for Victorian Committee-run events from January 1, 2022 onwards.
Three divisions played round robins which ensured that the day went smoothly and quickly. Both Divs B & C played one round, whilst A Div played 2 rounds.
Div A:David Eldar 3rd; Norma Fisher - High Word; Edward Okulicz 1st
Kashi Thiris 3rd and June Valentine 1st
Oscar Ivanovski 1st, HW & HG; Siva Sivapalasundram 2nd; Oliver Podesser 3rd
High Game - 560 - David Eldar
Beautiful play EXPEL - 90

Bayside 2

Oh, to be beside the sea. Becoming one of our favourite venues, the Mordialloc Sports Club by the sea. Make sure you don't miss the next one on February 13 in 2022 here. Mythili Rudra (2nd) and Peter Kougi (3rd) were fresh from their sucess at the recent Virtual WESPA Championship (Peter placed 4th and Mythili 47th.)
Peter Kougi and Mythili Rudra (Mr and Mrs)
Dianne Davis, Jenny Brysha, Peter Kougi and Mythli Rudra
Noel Coulter, Oscar Ivanovski and Oliver Podesser

December Summer

This event starts December off to be a very busy Scrabble month with 4 tournaments. Low numbers (20) did not detract rom the tough competition with Geoff Wright and Siva Sivapalasundram taking out top spots in Divs A & B.
Mal Eden, Nick Ivanovski, Geoff Wright and Chris Scholten
Luke Breen, Siva Sivapalasundram, Annette Casey and Dominica Krstic
Results and ratings: 05.12.2021 Vic December
following ss0412re.tou on 20211204
PratCooker 12.05, pending NRO processing.

A

       7 gam
       W     M                       Old   Chg  New
  1    6  +559 Geoff Wright         1633   +19 1652
  2    5  +812 Nick Ivanovski       1621    -2 1619
  3    5  +329 Chris Scholten       1409   +19 1428
  4    5  +231 Norma Fisher         1520   +13 1533
  5    4  -217 Mal Eden             1221   +30 1251
  6    3   -22 John Rider           1331    +2 1333
  7    0  -872 Paula Messer         1124   -32 1092

       6 games
  1    3  -118 Lainie Chojna        1330    +7 1337
  2    1  -467 Barry Harridge       1407   -47 1360

       5 games
  1    1  -235 Noel Coulter         1252    -9 1243
High game Nick Ivanovski 560
High word Geoff Wright WIRIEST 104


B

       7 games
       W     M                       Old   Chg  New
  1    6  +608 Siva Sivapalasundram 1065   +31 1096
  2    5  +248&Luke Breen          ( 798)     ( 925)
  3    4  +209 Dominica Krstic      1024    -3 1021
  4    4  +186 Oscar Ivanovski      1029    -4 1025
  5    4   +23 Ann Goodwin           919    +6  925
  6    3  -132 Elizabeth McKean      769   +11  780
  7    3  -385&Carol Rollmann      ( 844)     ( 847)
  8    2  -114 Annette Casey         896   -24  872
  9    2  -229 Mohammed Hegazi       842   -24  818
 10    2  -414 Lay-Hoon Ng           848   -22  826
High game Siva Sivapalasundram 534
High word Annette Casey NASTIER 106


Luke Breen is still provisional (20 games)
Carol Rollmann is still provisional (46 games)

Scrabble Festival

Following the Scrabble Festival Open Day on 20 November, 20 players participated in 3 divisions in round robin style. Whilst confusion reigned at the commencement, it soon settled down and thank you for the patience of all present. We welcomed Novice Catherine Jackson-Grose who admitted to thoroughly enjoying the day and she was very keen to continue to participate. Division placings were:
A:
1st - Norma Fisher - 5 wins
2nd - Geoff Wright - 4 wins
3rd - Barry Harridge - 3 wins
HW: BENDERS - 90 - Shaun Donnelly
HG: Norma Fisher - 500
B:
1st - Noel Coulter - 4 wins (won on aggregate)
2nd - John Rider - 4 wins
3rd - Mal Eden - 3 wins
HW: CLIMAXES - 101 - Noel Coulter
HG: Mal Eden - 494
C:
1st - Siva Sivapalasundram - 4 wins (won on aggregate)
2nd - Ann Goodwin - 4 wins
3rd - Dominica Krstic - 3 wins
HW: MENDERS 91 & COUPLET 91 - Dominica Krstic
HG: Carol Rollmann - 502
1st Norma Fisher 1st & HG; and Shaun Donnelly HW
1st Noel Coulter 1st & HW; Mal Eden HG
1st Siva sivapalasundram
HW Dominica Krstic; HG Carol Rollmann

Victorian Championship

Thank you to all the players who attended and supported our first event back after lockdown restrictions had eased! It was a really enjoyable event to run as a result and I hope you enjoyed it as well, no matter how you fared.
Congratulations to David Eldar, winning the title comprehensively - by three wins and margin. It was a decade since David had played in this event (having been overseas in that time) and he was pleased to be back. Thank you to David for his generosity when it came to donating his prize money back to Scrabble. - Nick Ivanovski, TD.
Prizes:
1st - David Eldar - $1,000
2nd - Andrew Fisher - $500
3rd - Trevor Halsall - $300
HG: Andrew Fisher - $100
HW: Lainie Chojna - $100
Rating Band Prize: Shaun Donnelly - $100
Rating Band Prize: Michael Smitheram - $100
David Eldar with the Victorian Champion perpetual trophy
Andrew Fisher, 2nd place & High Game 627
Trevor Halsall, 3rd place
Lainie Chojna - High Word - ABRASION 149
Shaun Donnelly & Michael Smitheram
ABRASION 149
High Game 627

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