International tournaments

NZ has historically done very well in international tournaments, especially considering our small population base. Our best results were in 2007, 2011 and 2013 when Nigel Richards won the Scrabble World Championship/Scrabble Champions Tournament. Nigel is originally from Christchurch and is now resident in Malaysia, but often represents NZ. Nigel is the first player to win more than one World Scrabble Championship. He has also won numerous national championships around the world, including the French National Championship in 2015 and 2018 even though he doesn’t speak more than a few words of French.

Image showing Lewis Hawkins and Lynley Jenness, along with Ronnie and Sam Bennett of Australia in Kuala Lumpur 2017.
Ronnie and Sam Bennett (Australia) with Lewis Hawkins and his mother, Lynley Jenness, in Kuala Lumpur before the World Youth Scrabble Championships, 2017.


International Festival of Scrabble, Christchurch 2017
World Seniors Championship
Warmup Tournament

World Championships Trans Tasman Challenge
2017 2018
2015 2016
2013 2014
2011 2012
2009 2010
2007 2008
2005 2006
2003 2004
2001 2002
1999 2000
1997 1998
1995 1996