What we're about
This is a sister group to the Hong Kong Social Scrabble Meetup, for those more experienced Scrabble players who would like to take part in competitive play.
Primarily we organise "open" tournaments which are for anyone who wishes to play, provided that you are familiar with the rules of Scrabble and happy to play to the constraints of a timer. Our tournaments generally run with 25 minutes per player per game as the time limit (although occasionally we use 22 minutes for some evening events (just to keep the finish time reasonable)). As a rule of thumb, if you don't regularly score over 325 points in 2-player games, and if you don't know the CSW15 2-letter word list, then you may find yourself struggling.
Other than sometimes shorter time limits, we play to the WESPA Tournament Rules (v3) (http://www.wespa.org/rules/rulesv3.pdf) (with a 5 point penalty per word for an incorrect challenge), and using the CSW15 (http://www.wespa.org/features/csw15ikb.pdf) dictionary. We work with the Hong Kong Scrabble Players Association (https://www.hkscrabble.org), and almost all of our tournaments are within their rating system (https://hkscrabble.org/ratings/).
We do occasionally organise "invitational" tournaments, where the criterion for an invitation is generally to have achieved a certain rating.
Note that some of our tournaments are played in venues where there is a lower age limit of 18 years and a dress code requirement.
Please note also that this group runs a "two no-shows and you're out" policy. Tournaments are generally designed for a specific number of people and the organizers put some time and effort and stress into getting a good number of people. One person no-showing messes the whole thing up for everybody. Obviously, emergencies happen, so please let the organizer know (the contact number is always in the event description) if you are signed up and your plans change within 48 hours of the event.