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Dear Dante‎

What is the eligibility required for participating in Scrabble
Board Game International Tournaments ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Hey Prashant,

Your question doesn't have a simple answer. The international tournaments are monitored by World English-Language Scrabble Players Association ( There are rules that WESPA has set down for individuals who wish to run an international English tournament, but they don't establish rules on how the individual tournaments may or may not dictate participation.

Put another way, let's say I want to run an English Scrabble tournament. I would petition WESPA for the right to do so, but they wouldn't come back and tell me "In order for a player to participate they must XXX or YYY." I can stipulate those rules myself.

So, the question isn't a specific one. You would need to locate the specific tournament you were interested in participating in, and contact THEM to determine eligibility. WESPA has a list of currently sanctioned tournaments, so check there to see if there's one in your neck of the woods.

Sorry I can't be more specific than that.


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