• I am pleased to announce that Causeway 2016 will be held in Berjaya Waterfront Hotel, Johor Bahru, Malaysia from 30th November till 4th December 2016.
  • A total of 45 games will be played over 5 days.
  • This is exactly the same hotel as the former Zon Regency Hotel. It is my Ultimate Challenge to book the Entire Hotel of 400 rooms for the entire week for Scrabble Community. I am confident that players from all corners of the Globe will make this a Reality.
  • See you all in November!
  • Michael Tang
  • Date: 30th November - 4th December 2016
  • Venue: Berjaya Waterfront Hotel, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Dictionary: CSW 15
  • Rules: WESPA Version 3.0
  • Number of Games: 45
  • Sections: Premier, Masters, Intermediate, Open
    … based on peak ratings from WESPAC 2015 till WSC 2016
  • Closing Date: 30th September 2016

Berjaya Waterfront Hotel, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Formerly the Zon Regency, this is the same venue as previous Causeway events. http://www.berjayahotel.com/johorbahru

Room prices are given in RM (Malaysian ringgit).

  • Standard Deluxe Single Room at RM 209
    includes 1 breakfast
  • Standard Deluxe Double Room at RM 233
    includes 2 breakfasts
  • Club Deluxe Room at RM 326
    includes 2 breakfasts
  • Club Suite Room at RM 419
    includes 2 breakfasts
  • Club Suite Room at RM 536
    includes 2 breakfasts

Please note that the above rates are quoted inclusive of 10% service charge and 6% GST. Please be advised that the hotel rooms are available for guest check-in after 3:00pm, and check-out before 12:00noon. Any cancellation or no show made within 48 hours of arrival will incur a one-night cancellation fee.

Meals: There are several restaurants in the hotel. Salt n Pepper Cafe Restaurant serves local favourites, European dishes and daily buffets, while Palm Bistro and Palm Lounge feature snacks, drinks and live music entertainment. A Chinese restaurant is also available.
Just outside there are hawker stalls with local food.


Sections

  • Allocation to a section is based on Peak ratings from WESPAC 2015 (Perth) till WSC 2016 (Lille) inclusive.
  • Players can choose to play up by one section
  • Where the WESPA rating is too low compared to the local rating, the organizer shall reserve the right to make the final section allocation.
  • The organiser may tweak allocations to try to have even numbers in each section

Premier

Registration fee: US$300
WESPA Peak Ratings:
1850 & above
Pairings: KOTH with repeat for 45 games



Champion US$10,000
2nd US$5,000
3rd US$2,500
4th US$1,500
5th US$1,000
6th US$900
7th US$800
8th US$700
9th US$600
10th US$500
Total US$23,500

Masters

Registration fee: US$200
WESPA Peak Ratings:
1600 - 1849
Pairings: Swiss Pairings with no repeat each day from Day 1 to 4. KOTH with repeats for Day 5

Champion US$5,000
2nd US$2,500
3rd US$1,500
4th US$1,000
5th US$900
6th US$800
7th US$700
8th US$600
9th US$500
10th US$400
Rating band (1600 - 1700) US$200
Total US$15,100

Intermediate

Registration fee: US$150
WESPA Peak Ratings:
1300 - 1599
Pairings: Swiss Pairings with No repeat each day from Day 1 to 4. KOTH with repeats for Day 5

Champion US$3,000
2nd US$1,500
3rd US$1,000
4th US$800
5th US$700
6th US$600
7th US$500
8th US$400
9th US$300
10th US$200
Rating band (1300 - 1400) US$150
Total US$9,150

Open

Registration fee: US$125
WESPA Peak Ratings: 1299 & below
Pairings: Swiss Pairings with No repeat each day from Day 1 to 4. KOTH with repeats for Day 5

Champion US$2,000
2nd US$1,000
3rd US$800
4th US$700
5th US$600
6th US$500
7th US$400
8th US$300
9th US$200
10th US$150
Rating band (1000 - 1100) US$125
Rating band (Below 1000) US$125
Total US$6,900

Scrabble players love Causeway.

The Causeway Scrabble Challenge has been a favourite for players at all levels. Check out some videos of player interviews from 2009.

You can see all the videos at [YouTube Causeway Challenge Channel]
[Andrew Fisher] [Arul Inthirarajah] [Allan Oyende] [Amnuay Ploysangngam] [Alastair Richards] [Austin Shin] [Adrian Tay] [Craig Beevers] [Cameron Farlow] [Chinedu Okwelogu] [Chrys Placca] [David Boys] [David Eldar] [Dennis Ikekeregor] [Dielle Saldanha] [Daniel Srichwala] [Elie Dangoor] [Ed Martin] [Edward Okulicz] [Graeme Lock Lee] [Gora Suleiman] [Helen Gipson] [Harshan Lamabadusuriya] [Howard Warner] [Ismail Kassim] [John Barker] [Joanne Craig] [Jeff Grant] [Jim Kramer] [Joel Wapnick] [Karen Richards] [Leslie Charles] [Lewis Mackay] [Michael Akonor] [Mohd Bin Abdul Suma] [Melvin Dalangin] [Marty Gabriel] [Michael Gongolo] [Martin Harrison] [Mahboob Khan] [Michael McKenna] [Mark Nyman] [Max Panitch] [Marlon Prudencio] [Michael Quao] [Mark Schellenberg] [Mark Smith] [Nathan Benedict] [Ng Chee Eng] [Naween Fernando] [Natasha Podesser] [Neil Scott] [Nupur Sood] [Nicholas Vasquez] [Olobatoke Aka] [Olajide Akinyemi] [Ong Suanne] [Olga Visser] [Paul Allan] [Peter Bauer] [Phillip Hamilton] [Preedee Khongthanarat] [Pichai Limprasert] [Pakorn Nemitrmansuk] [Patricia Okoye] [Paul Richards] [Phil Robertshaw] [Pat Schuberg] [Ron Hoekstra] [Roger Parchamento] [Ricky Purnomo] [Robert Rubina] [Ruby Sim] [Rohaina Tanveer] [Simon Walton] [Shim Yen Nee] [Tim Adamson] [Tengku Asri] [Theresa Brousson] [Tony Hunt] [Tan Jin Chor] [Tan Khee Chiang] [Tadao Takeda] [Vannitha Balasingam] [Wimal Fernando] [Wellington Jighere] [Wilfredo Padua] [Yeap Gim Sai] [Yeo Kian Hung]

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