This fantastic event takes place every year in a
different part of the world.
In 2016 it happened in Lille, France from Sat 27 August to Monday 29 August.
Sanchit Kapoor from United Arab Emirates
11th WORLD YOUTH SCRABBLE® CHAMPIONSHIP
Prize Winners for MSI WYSC 2016
|1||Sanchit Kapoor||United Arab Emirates||WORLD YOUTH CHAMPION 2016|
|2||Thavalakshman Yoganathan||Sri Lanka|
|3||Aabid Ismail||Sri Lanka||Under 16 Champion|
|6||Jack Durand||United Kingdom|
|7||Hasham Hadi Khan||Pakistan||Under 14 Champion|
|8||Qays Sangani||Sri Lanka|
|9||Kevin Bowerman||United States||Best Novice (never competed in WYSC before)|
|10||Syed Imaad Ali||Pakistan||Under 12 Champion & Encouragement Award (youngest in top 25)|
|High Game||Okiki Hector-Fowobaje||Nigeria||653|
|High Word||Sohaib Sanaullah||Pakistan||BASCINET||158|
|High Word||Hansi Weerasooriya||Sri Lanka||FILAMENT||158|
|High Word||Aabid Ismail||Sri Lanka||OBEDIENT||158|
|Best Team||Sri Lanka||(Top 3 Players)|
|Encouragement Award||Syed Imaad Ali||Pakistan||Youngest Player in the top 25|
|Best Player from a new Country||Ana Delia Diac||Romania|
Age Group Prizes
|Under 16 World Champion||Aabid Ismail||Sri Lanka|
|Under 14 World Champion||Hasham Hadi Khan||Pakistan|
|Under 12 World Champion||Syed Imaad Ali||Pakistan|
|Under 10 World Champion||Monis Khan||Pakistan|
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.
EventsUpcoming Youth Scrabble Events
|Dates||Title||Location||Information and Contact Details||Comments|
|25-27 November 2016||Princess Cup||Bangkok, Thailandfirstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com||U-20 & Adult Divisions|
|28-29 November 2016||Causeway Youth Championship||Johor Bahru (near Singapore)||http://www.causewaychallenge.com/pages/plus.html||Starts in the afternoon to allow people to travel from Princess Cup|
|29-31 December 2016||Oman Coaching and Tournament||Muscat, Omanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|1-2 January 2017||Qatar Coaching and Tournament||Doha, Qataremail@example.com|
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:
- CapGemini International 12-15 January 2017 Annual international adult tournament held in Bangalore, India
- Astar Scrabble Challenge International: (April) Organised by the University of Malaya, with sections for U12, U15, U18 and Open
- Princess Cup: (November) An annual tournament in Bangkok, Thailand - U21
- Causeway Youth Championship 28-29 November 2016 - U21. In Johor Bahru, Malaysia before the Causeway Challenge
- Causeway Challenge 30/11/16 to 4/12/2016 - several divisions
- 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|