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This page outlines the criteria that will be used to select the players who will represent Canada at
the 2013 World SCRABBLE Championship (WSC).
All players wishing to qualify must be NASPA members in good standing.
Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible.
Temporary Residents (TRs) are eligible with the following restrictions:
Players wishing to register for the qualification process can do so by contacting any member of the
The qualification period begins on November 1, 2011 and ends May 31, 2013. If there is a
qualification tournament, it will be held sometime in the summer thereafter.
Note: Tournaments that are in progress at the beginning or end of the QP will be considered to
fall within the QP.
Canada's player allotment for WSC 2013 is expected to be seven players.
These are spots awarded by WESPA, typically for being a finalist in the previous WSC. Any spots
awarded by WESPA do not count against Canada’s allotment. No one from Canada is expected to receive a spot awarded by WESPA.
These spots are awarded to eligible players who finish in the top quarter of the field in WSC 2011
while representing Canada. Players already awarded WESPA byes are not considered part of Canada’s allotment and do not count
against the maximum number of spots to be awarded. Players who withdraw from WSC 2011 without a valid reason will not be eligible for any spot granted
using this criterion. Players who wish to accept one of these spots must register their intention to do so by April 30,
Two players have qualified under this criterion:
Both Adam and David have accepted.
The Canadian Committee is reserving one spot for the winner of a Major Championship. This is the
spot that in years past has been awarded to the winner of the CNSC. Which event will be chosen as the Major Event Qualifier has yet to be determined. However, it will almost certainly be one of the following:
Details to follow once a decision has been finalized.
Any player wishing to take this spot must register for the qualification process within one month of
being awarded the spot or by May 31, 2013, whichever comes first.
One spot at most will be reserved for a qualifying tournament. The remaining spots will be awarded
based on Peak Rating.
played at least 34 TWL games in fully rated tournaments during the QP.
played at least 34 Collins games in fully rated tournaments during the QP.
Note: Second highest rating can be taken from either rating system.
The Canadian Committee is currently debating the merits of holding a qualifying tournament. If there
is to be one then the following will likely apply:
determined by a vote by players registered for the qualification process as of April 30, 2013.
play in this tournament.
process and need not do so formally.
through any previous criteria 1–4 may also play in this event.
If two or more players are tied then that tie will be broken based on PR and PR tie breaker
procedures will be in effect.
The following players have registered for the qualification process:
be replaced based on PR.
Players who accept an allotted spot under criteria 2, 3, or 4, and who withdraw without a valid
reason after the QT will not be permitted to qualify for the 2015 World SCRABBLE Championship
except through the QT. This only applies so long as there actually IS a QT for WSC 2015.
Any dispute regarding the interpretation of any of the above rules and criteria will be resolved by
the NASPA Canadian Committee, whose decision will be final.