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We are pleased to announce the India team for the WESPAC (4 quota seats + 1 additional as runners up country in 2017 + 2 additional as hosts, total team of 7):

No. NICK state NAME Games Old Rating New Rating Last Rated Qualifying Games Played
1 GJAY OSI Goutham Jayaraman 396 1920 1920 20190113 82
2 EMAL MUM Eeshan Malhotra 419 1760 1760 20190113 81
3 SROD MUM Sherwin Rodrigues 1399 1731 1749 20190531 169
4 RCHA CHN Ranganathan Chakrav 856 1661 1688 20190531 82
5 AIYE PUN Aditya Iyengar 442 1650 1650 20190113 131
6 UGRO PUN Udayan Grover 1677 1508 1576 20190531 208
7 VHIN MUM Varisht Hingorani 1053 1550 1557 20190531 195
Reserve 1 RRAW BLR Rajveer Rawlin 422 1527 1549 20190531 82
Reserve 2 NPRA MUM Nakul Prabhu 1428 1596 1540 20190531 146
Reserve 3 DLOB GOA Douglas Lobo 1255 1483 1503 20190531 122

Please find below the qualification criteria for the WESPAC 2019 to be held in Goa:

1. The  top 7 ranked players as per the SAI ratings at the end of the selection period, meeting the remaining criteria below will represent India at  the WESPAC.
2. The selection period will be the ‘Scrabble year’ starting after last Nationals i.e. after 2nd June 2018 and up to the end of the Mumbai Nationals 2019.
3. Only players having played a minimum of 60 games  during the selection period are eligible.
4. Only players that have played in at least 1 of the 2 tournaments: the Capgemini in Jan and the Mumbai Nationals to be held in May will be eligible.
5. Must be an Indian National i.e. with Indian Passport holder irrespective of residence period in the country.
6. Only SAI members are eligible – i.e. a player  should be a valid member at the end of the selection period  to be eligible.
7. Note that players have to be willing to cover their own costs for the tournament
8. In case a player who has been selected cannot attend the WSC for any reason, the same has to be informed to the managing committee within 15 days after ratings post Nationals are declared. In this case the opportunity would go to the next highest ranked player fulfilling the criteria and so forth.