How to Register for the 2009 WSC
Each country is allocated a number of places based on its
past performance at World Championships.
Each country's national association establishes rules for qualifying
for those places, typically based on national tournament ratings or
performance at qualifying tournaments.
Qualified players and alternates
should follow the instructions
register with the organisers of the 2009 WSC.
Qualified players and alternates should use the
online registration form
to register with the organisers of the 2009 WSC
and to submit biographical details for publicity purposes.
The form requires a password; please contact your national association
representative or contact John Chew (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain it.
A list of players
who have registered will be posted as soon as a few players have registered,
and updated regularly until the championship begins.
The provisional allocation of places based on the 2007 WSC is as follows.
If a national association has posted its qualification system online,
it should be linked below;
if not, please send its URL to the
- Nigel Richards qualifies automatically as defending World Champion, and is not included in New Zealand's quota.
- Ganesh Asirvatham qualifies automatically as the 2007 runner-up, and is not included in Malaysia's quota.
- A World Youth Scrabble Championship winner will qualify for a wildcard place not included in the above.
- As the host country of the 2009 WSC, Malaysia has been awarded two extra places for this year only, which are included above.
- There are therefore a total of 116 places currently allocated.
Gambia has a recognized National Association, has
not competed in the past, but may do so this year.
At present, countries wishing to participate for the first time
must form a recognized National Association and hold a qualifying
tournament involving at least six participants. We reserve the right
to ask for back-up evidence in case of doubt.
Should any country be unable to take up its allocation, please be
considerate and decide and inform us before 31 July 2009. There
will be a reserve on standby from the host country to ensure even numbers.
There are a number of extra countries, not shown above, who have
enquired about competing for the first time.
If your country has not already done so, please confirm the name
and contact details of its official country contact for further
communication as soon as possible.
We reserve the right to contact countries to establish that they
fulfil the criteria for sending a team to the Championships.
If one of the players already named drops out before registration
at the event site,
then they should, if possible, be replaced
by a representative from their own country.
If registered players do not turn up at registration then they
will not be replaced other than if the numbers are odd when the
(William Kang of Malaysia)
will stand in.
If players drop out having begun the tournament, they will be
replaced by the official alternate.
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