Website of the New Zealand Association of Scrabble® Players (NZASP)
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Players are listed on the New Zealand Rankings List when they have played 40 or more rated games in the previous 2 years. A ratings list is also available to clubs and it lists the ratings of all players who have played in at least one rated tournament in the previous 2 years. If a player returns after a 2 or more year absence the previous rating is applied unless agreed between the tournament organiser and the player.
New Zealand ratings calculations are based on a system similar to the United States. A player's rating depends on the number of wins gained against the opponents played in a tournament, compared to expected wins based on the differential in rating between the player and his/her opponents. Click here for a fuller explanation.