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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 for daytime weekend events and 22 minutes for evening events (just to keep the finish time reasonable). As a rule of thumb, if you don't regularly score over 350 points in 2-player games, and if you don't know the CSW15 2-letter word list, then you may find yourself struggling. The results of our tournaments normally contribute to the rating & ranking system run by the Hong Kong Scrabble Players Association.

Other than sometimes shorter time limits, we play to the WESPA Tournament Rules (v3) (with a 5 point penalty per word for an incorrect challenge), and using the CSW15 dictionary.

We do occasionally organise "invitational" tournaments, where the criterion for an invitation is generally to have achieved a certain rating in the HKSPA system.

Note that some of our tournaments are played in venues where there is an age limit of 18 years and a dress code requirement.

The HKSPA has a group on the Telegram platform which can be accessed via this link (assuming you have the Telegram app/client installed):

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, December 17, 2016 10:00 AM

    Hong Kong Qualifier of East Asian Scrabble Championship 2017

    2 Serious Scrabblers attending
  • Saturday, December 24, 2016 9:00 AM

    X'Mas Eve Scrabble Challenge

    3 Serious Scrabblers attending
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016 12:00 PM

    HKSPA-rated tournament games

    2 Serious Scrabblers attending
  • Sunday, January 8, 2017 11:30 AM

    HKSPA-rated tournament games

    10 Serious Scrabblers attending
Founded Aug 24, 2014
  • Serious Scrabblers 65
  • Upcoming Meetups 5
  • Past Meetups 71


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    The association overseeing Scrabble in HK, and its links to the world

  • The Trafalgar Brewing Company

    Sponsors us and offers a great deal on food and drink for our meetups.

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