2011 WSC

2011 World SCRABBLE® Championship: Team Canada

Qualified as 2010 Canadian Champion

The Canadian Champion has not yet been determined.

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Qualified on Rating

Five players qualify by having the highest peak tournament ratings (QR) during the qualification period.

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Qualified by Tournament

A qualifying tournament in July 2011 will determine the two remaining places on the Canadian team, as well as the precedence order of all team alternates. The following players are registered to compete in the QT: John Chew.

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Qualification Rules

Here are the rules by which players qualify for the team:

The qualification process for Team Canada was announced September 10th, 2008. Once at least one player has potentially qualified on rating, this page will be kept updated with current qualification standings.

  1. These rules describe how eight players will qualify to represent Canada at the 2011 World SCRABBLE® Championship (WSC). They will be emended to adjust the maximum number of players who can qualify on rating if Canada’ allocation changes, or if a Canadian Championship is not held at the appropriate time.

  2. Qualification is based on a player's tournament activity during the Qualifying Period (QP), which begins on January 1st, 2010 and ends on June 1st, 2011. A player's peak rating (PR) is their highest tournament rating during the QP, not including mid-tournament ratings at split-rated tournaments, or any ratings earned before a player has played at least 40 games in Open Rated Tournaments during the QP.

  3. The winner of the first Canadian Championship held after the last WSC qualifies.

  4. A Qualifying Tournament (QT) will be held in July 2011 at a location to be determined by the usual vote of players who have registered as of May 15th, 2011. The top two finishers from the QT will qualify. The QT will use the same lexicon and challenge rule as the WSC. To play in the QT, a player must have played at least 20 games in fully-rated tournaments during the QP.

  5. Up to four players may qualify by finishing in the top quarter of the field at the preceding WSC. If more than four players are in the top quarter, only the top four may qualify this way. (If there is an exact tie for fourth place on the team, the involved players should break the tie randomly by drawing tiles.) The number of players who qualify based on their preceding WSC performance is subtracted from the number of spots (currently at most five) which are available for players to qualify on peak rating.

  6. The remaining places will go to those players who have the highest PRs.

  7. All players who wish to qualify to play in the WSC must register with John Chew by June 1st, 2011 regardless of on what basis they think they will qualify. As of when they register, players must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. A player who registers for the qualification process but then without good reason withdraws from it after the end of the QP or does not play in the WSC will not be able to qualify based on PR at the next World SCRABBLE® Championship. At the end of the QP, registered players who have qualified based on PR will be so informed, and up to 24 additional registered players will be invited to participate in the QT. If there are more than 24 players who want to participate in the QT, only those with the highest PR will play.

  8. Players who forfeit tournament games under suspicious circumstances will have their games for that event nullified towards earning a PR.

  9. A player may count WESPA-rated tournament games toward all but ten games of the quotas for qualifying on rating or participating in the qualifying tournament.

  10. If any of the qualified players decides not to play in the WSC, their place will be given to the player who finished highest at the QT who has not yet accepted a place on the team.

The following players registered for the qualification process: John Chew.

Current team qualification standings and Current QT qualification standings are updated monthly, with the publication of each new ratings list.


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