Spanish World Scrabble Championship

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The Spanish World Scrabble Championship (Spanish: Campeonato del mundo de Scrabble en español) is an international Scrabble tournament organised by the Federación Internacional de Scrabble en Español (FISE). The competition takes place each year in a different city in a Spanish-speaking country. The first championship was held in Madrid in Spain. The number of players has varied, from 32 players in 1997 to 70 in 2007.

Players only play with two players at a board, never more, and the tournament uses a Swiss tournament system to decide who plays against whom. In 2007, the players played 18 games with the winner being Benjamín Olaizola of Venezuela with 14 wins from 18 games. Internationally, the players are rated by the Elo system.

List of winners[edit]

Year Host City Winner Nationality Runner-up Nationality
1997 Spain Madrid Joan R. Manchado  Spain Josep M. Martí  Spain
1998 Mexico Mexico City Blai Figueras  Spain Claudia Amaral  Argentina
1999 Venezuela Caracas Amanda Gauna  Argentina Joan R. Manchado  Spain
2000 Chile Santiago Roberto Aguilar  Honduras Miguel Rivera  Spain
2001 Costa Rica San José Benjamín Olaizola  Venezuela Carlos González  Venezuela
2002 Argentina Buenos Aires Carlos González  Venezuela Rocco Laguzzi  Argentina
2003 Mexico Xcaret Joan R. Manchado  Spain Carlos González  Venezuela
2004 Panama Panama Claudia Amaral  Argentina Héctor Klíe  United States
2005 Spain L'Alfàs del Pi Antonio Álvarez  Spain Enric Hernández  Spain
2006 Uruguay Montevideo Enric Hernández  Spain Rocco Laguzzi  Argentina
2007 Colombia Bogotá Benjamín Olaizola  Venezuela Airán Pérez  Venezuela
2008 Argentina Buenos Aires Enric Hernández  Spain Airán Pérez  Venezuela
2009 Venezuela Isla Margarita Luis Picciochi  Argentina Claudia Amaral  Argentina
2010 Costa Rica San José Luis Picciochi  Argentina Blai Figueras  Spain
2011 Mexico Mexico City Diego F. González  Argentina Benjamín Olaizola  Venezuela
2012 Spain Santa Susanna Rocco Laguzzi  Argentina Benjamín Olaizola  Venezuela
2013 Argentina Buenos Aires Airán Pérez  Venezuela Enric Hernández  Spain
2014 Cuba Havana Jesús Ortega  Mexico Luis Acevedo  Argentina
2015 Colombia Cali Airán Pérez  Venezuela Enric Hernández  Spain
2016 France Lille José Fernández  Spain Luis Picciochi  Argentina

Multiple winners[edit]

  • Joan R. Manchado  Spain : 1997, 2003
  • Benjamín Olaizola  Venezuela: 2001, 2007
  • Enric Hernández  Spain: 2006, 2008
  • Luis Picciochi  Argentina: 2009, 2010. First consecutive bichampion.
  • Airán Pérez  Venezuela: 2013, 2015

Winners by country[edit]