The World SCRABBLE® Championship has been held every second year since 1991, alternating until this year between the sponsorship of Mattel Inc. and Hasbro. Mattel were not expecting to stage the event in 2005 but stepped into the breach following Hasbro's withdrawal.
The original event home page is available for archival reference.
See also our list of players arranged by past WSC performance.
Since 1997, a formula has been in place for determining sizes of national teams. Countries that have competed before have an established quota, and are categorized as “A”, “B” or “C” countries if they have respectively 6 or more, 3–5 or 1–2 representatives. Any “A” country that has at least ½ of its players in the top 25%, and no more than one player in the bottom 25%, gets an extra player for the next Championship. Any “B” country that has at least three of its players in the top 33%, and no more than one player in the bottom 25%, gets an extra player for the next Championship. Any “C” country that has all of its players in the top 50% gets an extra player for the next Championship.
SCRABBLE® is a registered trademark of J.W. Spear & Sons Limited, Maidenhead SL6 4UB, England except in Canada and the United States, where it is a registered trademark of HASBRO. Used under license from Mattel Europa BV.
For more information about the event, please contact Philip Nelkon at firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical assistance with this web site, please contact John Chew, webmaster of the (North American) National SCRABBLE® Association, at email@example.com.