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CSW Tournaments

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This page lists tournaments rated in the NASPA SOWPODS system, and is part of our introduction to Collins (SOWPODS) in North America.

Collins (SOWPODS) in North America: Tournaments

While there have been occasional tournaments played to the international lexicon in the US since the 1990s (the ’93 Worlds in New York, for example: the Worlds have always been SOWPODS), and occasional others such as Wisconsin Dells, Toronto, and Texas, it was in 2010 that the number of CSW tournaments really started to increase. This was in large part due to NASPA’s decision to allow CSW to be rated, which has given the impetus to several organizers to add CSW divisions, or create new tournaments to meet demand.

It remains to be seen how much these numbers will continue to increase, and what the long-term future of the CSW scene will be, but the possibility of being able to play CSW exclusively, if one would like to, is now workable. Although, it is perhaps reasonable to say that this is still more the case for either the less prolific tournament player, or one with a large travel budget.

Also of note is that there are a significant number of prominent international tournaments with quite substantial sponsorship and prizes, several of which are well into the $1000s, and some over $10,000. These are listed at the WESPA site.

Since the NASPA SOWPODS rating system went into effect, the following tournaments in North America are either CSW, or have a CSW division. Some earlier tournaments were played in 2009.

Events are listed below in their usual order in the calendar year. Some events will only (or did only) include a Collins division if a quorum of four players registers (or registered) in time. Also, non-NASPA sanctioned CSW events are not listed.

Please note that this page is manually edited, based on the official page of tournament results and the calendar of future events. Another good source for tournament information is cross-tables.

For information on directing a CSW tournament, or adding a CSW division to a tournament, see the page on Directing SOWPODS tournaments.

Event 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total events listed 2 17 60 39 y.t.d.
New Orleans, LA       Jan 14–16, 20 games
Toronto vs. Montreal, Kingston, ON   Jan 16–17, 12 games    
Boards on the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ       Jan 21–23, 19 games
Tucson, AZ       Jan 21, 8 games
Austin, TX     Jan 22, 6 games Jan 28, 6 games
Cornwall, ON (TCC)       Jan 28, 8 games
Utica, NY       Jan 28, 8 games
Boston, MA     Feb 5–6, 12 games  
Las Vegas, NV       Feb 17–20, 28 games
Phoenix, AZ   Feb 13–15, 20 games Feb 19–21, 20 games  
Eastern Championship, Charlotte, NC     Feb 19–21, 20 games Feb 17–20, 24 games
Austin, TX     Feb 26, 6 games Feb 25, 6 games
Bethesda, MD     Mar 19–20, 14 games  
Austin, TX     Mar 26, 6 games Mar 31, 6 games
West Coast World Championship Word list Challenge (WCWCWC), Ashland, OR   Mar 27–28, 16 games Mar 25–27, 20 games  
Scrabble for Literacy Fundraiser, Danville, IL       Mar 31–Apr 01, 14 games
Philadelphia, PA     Apr 3, 7 games  
Hudson, NY       Apr 7, 8 games
Boston Area Tournament, Westford, MA     Apr 10, 6 games (late bird) Apr 13–15, 5+15 games
Gatlinburg, TN     Apr 22–24, 20 games  
NEOSCRABBLE Spring Fling, Cuyahoga Falls, OH       Apr 21–22, 13 games
Austin, TX     Apr 30, 6 games Apr 28, 6 games
Gatlinburg, TN       May 4–6, 20 games
Oregon Tile, Portland, OR       May 4–6, 5+15+4 games
Bermuda Treasures Scrabble Cruise       May 6–13
Portsmouth, NH     May 14–15, 12 games  
May Mayhem, Romulus, MI       May 19–20, 15 games
Austin, TX     May 21, 6 games  
Kelowna, BC     May 21–23, 20 games  
Lake Arrowhead, NY       May 26–28, 20 games
Montreal, QC     May 28–29, 14 games May 26–27, 14 games
Arden Cup, Elmhurst, IL     May 28–30, 20 games May 26–28, 20 games
Where the ZO meets the ZA, Portland, OR   May 29, 6 games    
Philadelphia, PA     May 29, 7 games  
Lucky Lab, Portland, OR   May 30, 8 games    
NAST One Day, Revere, MA     Jun 5, 6 games  
Scrabble Tournament at the Peak, Hancock, MA     Jun 18–19, 16 games Jun 8–10, 16 games
Teeny Tiny Tournament, Tucson, AZ     May 21, 8 games Jun 9, 8 games
Wilmington, DE     Jun 12, 7 games  
Washington, DC       Jun 23–24, 14 games
Austin, TX     Jun 25, 6 games  
Annual Nor’easter Main Event, Albany, NY     Jul 1–4, 6+21 games Jun 29–Jul 2, 21 games
Wilmington, DE       Jul 6–8, 21/39 games
NASPA Club 171's 11th annual summer tournament, Bethesda, MD     Jul 9, 8 games  
Rubber City Collins Classic/Classic II, Akron, OH   Jul 10–11, 15 games Jul 15–17, 16 games  
US World Championships Qualifying Tournament, Akron, OH     Jul 15–17, 20 games  
Toronto, ON   Jul 16, 7 games Jul 15–17, 7+12 games Jul 20–22, 7+12 games
Philadelphia, PA     Jul 17, 7 games  
Old Greenwich, CT     Jul 22–24, 20 games Jul 27–29, 16 games
Victoria Early Bird     Jul 22, 6 games  
Victoria, BC   Oct 2–3, 14 games Jul 23–24, 14 games  
Austin, TX     Jul 30, 6 games  
Canadian WSC Qualifier, Montreal, QC     Jul 30-31  
NSC Directors' Tournament, Dallas, TX     Aug 5, 4 games  
National Scrabble Championship 'Lunch Bird', Dallas, TX     Aug 6–10, 5 games  
World Players Championship, Dallas, TX   Aug 13–16, 32 games    
National Scrabble Championships, Orlando, FL       Aug 11–15, 31 games
Utica, NY     Aug 20–21, 14 games  
Austin, TX     Aug 27, 6 games  
Dover, DE     Aug 27–29, 19 games  
New York, NY       Sep 1–3, 21 games
Burlington, MA     Sep 3–5, 18 games  
Portland, OR   Sep 11, 7 games    
Leah Katz/Mike Wise Memorial, Toronto, ON Sep 11–13, 8+12 games Sep 24–26, 8+13 games    
Toronto International Scrabble Open     Sep 22–25, 26 games  
Philadelphia, PA     Sep 18  
Austin, TX     Sep 24, 6 games  
Twin Cities, MN       Sep 28–30, 20 games
Wisconsin Dells, WI   Oct 1–3, 15 games    
Philadelphia, PA     Oct 2, 7 games  
Lake George, NY     Oct 13–16, 15 games Oct 18–21, 15 games
Portland, OR   Oct 17, 7 games    
Cambridge, MD     Oct 28–30, 16 games  
Austin, TX     Oct 29, 6 games  
Toronto vs. Montreal, Kingston, ON   Oct 30–31, 12 games    
Philadelphia, PA     Nov 6, 7 games  
Sacramento, CA   Nov 6–7, 20 games    
Emerald City Scrabble, Seattle, WA   Nov 12–14, 20 games Nov 11–13, 20 games  
6th Annual Green Mountain Challenge, Essex, VT     Nov 18–20, 15 games  
Tucson, AZ     Nov 19, 8 games  
Austin, TX     Dec 3–4, 13 games  
Philadelphia, PA     Dec 4, 7 games  
Stamford, CT     Dec 9–11, 16 games  
Bethesda, MD     Dec 10, 8 games  
Delaware Scrabble Festivus, Newark, DE     Dec 23–25, 20 games  
New Year’s Scrabble Tournament, Albany, NY     Dec 30–Jan 02, 22 games Dec 28–Jan 01, 8+26 games

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