Scrabble New South Wales

NSW Scrabble Annual Awards


Joan Rosenthal Ratings Award
This award and perpetual shield is given to the player who records the highest increase in ratings between successive NSW Championships. Winners to date are:

1999 Wilma Vialle 499 points gained
2000 Chris May 514 points gained
2001 Tony Hunt 291 points gained
2002 Therese Newman 299 points gained
2003 Tony Kalayzich 360 points gained
2004 Mark Smith 322 points gained
2005 Colleen Walker 428 points gained
2006 Jyoti Chandna 283 points gained
2007 Nick Cavenagh 417 points gained
2008 Michael McKenna 764 points gained
2009 Philip Hamilton 280 points gained
2010 Ben Munson 479 points gained
2011 Raelene Moon 320 points gained
2012 Raelene Moon 377 points gained
2013 Ryan Sutton 272 points gained
2014 Donna MacDonald 199 point gained
2015 Margaret Neal 172 points gained
2016 Matthew Sparks 193 points gained
2016 Margaret Neal 233 points gained


Jan Serisier Tournament Medal

This award is given to the tournament medal contender who records the highest ratings increase at the NSW Championships. A contender is any player who records the highest ratings gain at a NSW tournament during the 12 months leading up to the State Championships. Winners to date are:

2006 Bev Purkis (+5)
2007 Don Hadley, Rocky Sharma (+165)
2008 Kitty-Jean Laginha (+104)
2009 La'Reine Lang (+151)
2010 Linda Leshetz (+75)
2011 Colleen Walker (+128)
2012 Danny Khoury (+144)
2013 Sharon Sorensen (+93)
2014 Raelene Moon (+107)
2015 Liz Jackman (+130)
2016 Cheryl Michler (+65)
2016 Greg Jopson (+68)


Jean McGiffen Spirit of Scrabble Award

This award is given to the player who the Scrabble NSW Committee believes has shown outstanding dedication to the game of Scrabble.
Winners to date are:

2007 Diana Field
2008 Edith Lowbeer
2009 Esther Rolfe
2010 Arie Holla
2011 Raya Wilkinson
2012 Betty Foreman
2013 Hanne Marks
2014 Cheryl Michler
2015 Janine Whittaker
Discontinued