Ask at a Club or contact the Membership Officer. See details below. Membership is only $18 per year.
1. Membership fees and subscription RENEWALS become due on 1 July and are to be paid by no later than 30 September each year.
After 30 September the person is deemed to be unfinancial and not a member.
2. Membership subscriptions are to be paid to the State ASPA in which your club is affiliated.
3. If you DO NOT BELONG TO A SCRABBLE CLUB you must pay your membership to ASPA in your State of permanent residence.
4. Membership is transferrable between States.
MEMBERSHIP OFFICER: Glenys Lawrie 13/37 Shakespeare Avenue Yokine 6060 (08) 9275 7090
- Receipt of Quarterly Magazine
Across the Board contains playing hints, local, interstate and overseas Scrabble news, tournament reports, calendar of upcoming events Australia-wide, word lists, annotated games and more.
- Discounts on Publications
Members receive substantial discounts on essential Scrabble references, e.g. Collins Scrabble Tournament & Club Word List (CSTCWL); Collins Dictionary; Official Scrabble Lists.
- Exemption from Tournament Levy
Members attending Australian tournaments sanctioned by ASPA are exempt from a $5 levy payable by non-members
- Inclusion on National Ratings List
Members attending tournaments acquire a National Rating which will be retained for at least one year. National Ratings are adjusted after each tournament attended.
- Qualification for high-level competitions
You need to reach certain rating levels to be eligible to play in major tournaments like State championships. Ultimately, selection of State and International representatives is based on ASPA ratings.
- Public Liability Insurance
Members attending affiliated clubs and tournaments are covered by Public Liability Insurance maintained nationally.
- Access to Scrabble e-mail List
Members (and non-members) who have an email address may join the caspa discussion list, for news & discussion about Scrabble around Australia.
- Eligibility for Email Scrabble
Members may play Scrabble from home against players anywhere in Australia (or overseas). For details see our email rules of play & procedures.
- Assistance in Starting a Scrabble Club
Members considering starting a club receive advice, financial assistance and a Scrabble kit. Contact your State Association for more information.