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The World SCRABBLE® Championship (WSC) is the world’s top international SCRABBLE championship tournament, and has been held since 1991.
It is currently sponsored solely by Mattel, Inc. The tournament rules and word list are set by the World English-Language Scrabble Players' Association (WESPA). The involvement of NASPA is limited to selecting the American and Canadian teams and to the participation of Copresident John Chew as event director.
For more information about the next event, see 2014 World SCRABBLE Championship.
The first WSC was organized by Philip Nelkon of Mattel in London in 1991 and won by Peter Morris, a Canadian residing in the United States, who defeated American Brian Cappelletto in a best-of-three finals.
Until 2003, the WSC was then organized and sponsored in biennial alternation by Hasbro and Mattel, during which period Americans and Canadians won two more titles each, and England and Thailand one each.
From 2005 to 2011, the event was organized and sponsored by Nelkon and Mattel.
|Place||andel’s Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic|
|Winner||Nigel Richards (NZL)|
|Runner-Up||Komol Panyasophonlert (THA)|
|Winning Teams||Israel (singleton), Australia (multiplayer)|
|Format||31 rounds followed by best-of-5 semifinals and best-of-5 finals|
|Place||Hilton Hotel, Warsaw, Poland|
|Winning Team||Northern Ireland|
|Format||34 rounds followed by best-of-5 finals|