In 2016 it happened in Lille, France from Sat 27 August to Monday 29 August.
The WYSC 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.
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:
- Princess Cup: (November) An annual tournament in Bangkok, Thailand - U21
- Astar Scrabble Challenge International: (April) Organised by the University of Malaya, with sections for U12, U15, U18 and Open
- Causeway Youth Championship (November) - U21. In Johor Bahru, Malaysia before the Causeway Challenge
- WESPA Championship (every odd numbered year)
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.
- Online play
Internet Scrabble Club
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
- Computer programs
The Scrabble Tools section of the Collins Dictionary website has several useful programs including Collins Zyzzyva and Collins Wordlist for LeXpert
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
Here are some useful lists and quizzes.
Print them out to test yourself.
- Scoring Tutorial - Check you can score correctly. The tutorial includes a How to Use Guide , the tutorial , a worksheet , and a sample worksheet with the first few lines filled in.
- 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?
HistoryThe WYSC has been contested every year since 2006. The winners are listed here, but there are many more prizes awarded, which you can see when you click the links to see the event coverage from the past.
|2016||Lille (FRA)||Sanchit Kapoor||United Arab Emirates|
|2015||Perth (AUS)||Nicholas Hong||Singapore|
|2014||Colombo (LKA)||Jack Durand||England|
|2013||Dubai (UAE)||Moizullah Baig||Pakistan|
|2012||Birmingham (UK)||Michael McKenna||Australia|
|2011||Johor Bahru (MYS)||Anand Bharadwaj||Australia|
|2010||Manila (PHI)||Ker Jen Ho||Malaysia|
|2009||Johor Bahru (MYS)||Ong Suanne||Malaysia|
|2008||Penang (MYS)||Charnrit Khongthanarat||Thailand|
|2007||Johor Bahru (MYS)||Toh Weibin||Singapore|
|2006||Wollongong (AUS)||David Eldar||Australia|