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2014 WYSC Qualification Criteria

This announcement is made based on information available at this time and SA will reserve the right to make amendments as necessary if there are changes in the WYSC details.

The 9th World Youth Scrabble Championship (WYSC) will be held from end of August 2014 in Colombo Sri Lanka at a venue to be specified.

Singapore, being a WESPA member, expects to have 10 representative places who will not need to pay an entry fee. Players in excess of this pay an entry fee of US$100.

Eligibility Criteria

A person will be eligible for consideration to represent Singapore in WYSC 2014 only if he/she:

  1. is an SA member and Singapore citizen/PR from the end of the qualifying period to the date of WYSC

  2. born 1/1/97 or later. (To comply with WYSC requirements.)

  3. has played at least 24 rated games from WYSC November Scrabble Benefit Tournament 2014 (16th November 2013) inclusive till the WYSC May (2nd) Scrabble Benefit Tournament 2014 (31st May 2014) competition, inclusive. Byes will not be used in calculation of ratings. Byes awarded to a player will count towards the 24 game requirement. Byes conceded by a player will not count towards the 24 games.

  4. has an SA rating of at least 1500 at the end of the qualifying period.

Selection Criteria

The ten spots will be given to the ten highest-ranked players at the end of the WYSC qualifying period based on SA ratings who fulfil all the eligibility criteria above.

Reserves will also be selected, as possible replacements for any of the Singapore representatives in the event that any of the representatives are not able to play in the WYSC. Reserves will be the next-highest-rated player(s) who are eligible as determined by the same eligibility criteria above.

If any of the WYSC spots is vacant because the player declines or becomes ineligible, the spot will be offered to the reserves in rating order. For any queries on the selection for WYSC 2014, please email your question to presidenttoucanet.com or send a text message to the President at 97874640. In the event of a dispute during the selection process, SA Committee will be the arbiter, and their decision is final.

-SA Committee

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