Non North American English-Language Scrabble Tournaments

The listings here are out of date, but the links may not be

Where a country has a major annual tournament which has passed, it is listed to provide contacts and to assist in international travel plans.

Information on SOWPODS tournaments worldwide can generally be found on the SOWPODS pages of Bob Jackman.

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Great Britain

These are now being provided at the Hampshire Scrabble site. The listing maintained by Mattel sometimes isn't current or complete.


Bahrain International Scrabble Open
16-19 May 1998
SOWPODS lexicon
entry fee $100USD ($75 before 31 July 1997)
Info: Registrar's Office, Bahrain Scrabble Committee,
      P.O. Box 10721, Manama, Bahrain
Indian Scrabble Club Open
6 November 1998
7 rounds, king-of-the-hill
entry fee $10 BD
The Indian Club, Zubara Avenue, Manama
Contact Mohan Philip 973 211 282 or Mangala Bhandarkar 973 966 8747 or email


was 2-3 May 1998, Chennai (Madras)
Mohan Chunkath,


Contact: Keiichiro Hirai
Cosmo Cup: every 3-6 months
National Championship: yearly
Kobe Cup: ~May & Nov
West Japan
total-score competition
Tokushima Cup: yearly
Shikoku Island
3-player games


Using SOWPODS, single challenge
was 22-23 June 1999
Tuesday 08:00 15 games
Parkroyal Hotel
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+603 2425588
hotel rate 140 ringgit/night
Info: Emy Yap,
Bertam International Scrabble Meet
24-28 May 2000
Wednesday midday 27 games, last 7 king-of-the-hill, then 3-game final
entry fee $100USD, including 5-day's accommodations, by 15 April SOWPODS, 5-point penalty challenges Penang Golf Resort accommodations at Park Ave Sungei Petani
Malaysian Scrabble Festival
was 12-14 Dec 1998
11 games king-of-the hill, then 3-game semi, 3-game final
entry fee $100USD
Trengganu, Malaysia
Info: Mohammad Ali Ismail,
Asia Pacific [English language] Championship
Sponsored by Mattel (Malaysia)
was 17-20 September 1998
18 games (17-19 September) + 5-game final
entry fee $50 USD
Parkroyal Hotel
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+603 2425588
hotel rate 250 ringgit/night
Info: Mohammad Ali Ismail,
homepage; more


International Premiere Scrabble Tournament: The Diliman Rounds
WSC rules
was 21-25 May 1997
Sulo Hotel, Quezon City
Prof. Candido Filio, DSCI President, (0632) 922-2855
Butch Maniego

First Laguna International
was 26-27 May 1997
UP Los Banos
Butch Maniego

1997 National Scrabble Championships
was 12-15 June
venue TBA
Butch Maniego


3nd Singapore Scrabble Open
early May 2000
16 games
Hong Kah East Community Club
No 6 Jurong West Avenue 1
Singapore 649520
registration 7:45 - 8:15 a.m.
entry fee was $30 in 1999
Info: Hong Kah East Community Club,
Tel. 65 5671374, Fax 65 5690996
was 1-2 August, 1998
entry fee $30 USD
Info: Mr. Tan Kiat Ann
Great Scrabble PlayOff
was 26-27 December, 1998
Sponsored by Mattel
entry fee SGD $45 Pan Pacific Hotel
Marina Square
7 Raffles Blvd
Singapore 039595
(65) 3368111, fax: 3391861,
hotel rate SGD $170
Info: Mr. Tan Kiat Ann
Channel NewsAsia World Scrabble Masters
6-9 July 2000
30 games + 2-player 3-game playoff Rules: SOWPODS, 25 minutes/side, 5pt penalty to unsuccessful challenger
entry fee $120 USD, restricted to first 120; provide birthdate, occupation, phone, best Scrabble achievement
top prize $30000
Grand Hyatt Singapore, S$150/night
Michael Tang, Organising Chairman coverage of finals

Sri Lanka

Sumithrayo Training Centre
      60 Horton Place, Columbo - 7
was 4-5 July 1998
Entry to: Rochelle Soza, 1/2 Hena Rd, Mt Lavinia
Info: Shaila Amalean,


Thailand International Tournament
28 June--1 July 2001
in 1999 was 29 games
in 1999 was SOWPODS, single challenge
in 1999 was entry fee $100 USD payable at registration
in 1999 was Queen's Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok
in 1999 was Central Plaza Shopping Center (Rama 3 Branch), Bangkok
Info: Amnuay Ploysangnam, 633 Rama 3 Road, Bangpongpang, Yannawa, Bangkok 10120 Thailand, Tel. (662)2950861-5, Fax (662)2950866
Thailand Crossword Master Open
19-23 January 2000
SOWPODS; all 2 & 3-letter words & inflections @ each table
single challenge
before 18:00 Wednesday
28 games (29 for 2 finalists), one open division
entry fee $100 USD including reception dinner, by 4 Jan
- Bangkok Convention Ctr/Central Grand Plaza Hotel (22-23 Jan)
- Central Plaza Ladphrao Shopping Complex - floor G (19-21 Jan)
(both in same building)
accommodations at Central Grand Plaza Hotel, 2,500 Baht/night/double via Thailand Crossword Club (contact Ravee J.)
Info: Amnuay P. or Ravee J. 631, 633, 633 Rama 3 Rd, Bangpongpang, Yannawa, Bangkok 10120 Thailand, Tel. (662) 2950861, Fax (662) 2950866,
Registration by 15 Jan 2000:

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