About KSSA Scrabble
The Karnataka State Scrabble Association (KSSA) is a group of Scrabble enthusiasts who work at improving their own skills in Tournament Scrabble, and spreading the love for the game. KSSA started off in 1998 as the Bangalore Scrabble Club (BSC). Spearheaded by Rex and Lennie D’Souza, the Bangalore Scrabble Club quickly became a catalyst for enthusiastic Scrabble players to excel at tournament play. BSC soon expanded its scope to include all of Karnataka and formally became the KSSA.
The KSSA is affiliated with the Scrabble Association of India (SAI) and the World English Scrabble Players Association (WESPA).
In pre-Pandemic times, the KSSA was exclusively into in-person games. We organized 1 Global and 1 National event each year. World Champions flew in each January for the Global event, along with players from across India. The National event in June saw heavy representation from the rest of India and a large field of domestic players.
Apart from the marquee events KSSA also organized rated and informal in-person events – about once every 6 weeks in Bangalore. The informal tournaments are a great place to nurture talent and to help them elevate their game.
During the 2020 lock down the KSSA realized the value of online events to reach a larger audience, more frequently. KSSA has been conducting online tournaments since March 2020. Today KSSA offers online tournaments and learning events both inside and outside Karnataka.
In 2021, expects to continue offering Online and In-Person tournaments, Online Learning events and Scrabble Workshops for varying skill levels
KSSA Member and 17-Year Old Youth Champion in India Today
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School Scrabble Contest – The Hindu