The following SOWPODS tournaments will be rated by WESPA upon payment of the ratings levy, provided approval is obtained beforehand, and provided the requisite amount of foreign participation is reached
A $1US levy per player applies to internationally rated events (or sections within events) for WESPA member countries, $2 per player for tournaments held in non-WESPA countries, contingent on the results being forwarded to the WESPA Ratings officer as a *.tou file in aupair format. A minimum $20US levy applies, regardless of the number of players. The levy is payable to WESPA immediately on completion of the tournament. The levy should be paid using a Paypal Account, through the levy entry point on the WESPA website. If reconstruction of the tournament is required, a surcharge will apply, to be negotiated with the Ratings Officer.
A recommendation for international tournaments to be rated into the WESPA Ratings System is that organisers promote their event through the International Scrabble email discussion list and provide timely updates on the players registered to play in the event. In addition to the player's name, the international rating and the nationality should be listed for each contestant. This can either be in the text of an email or as a link to webpage of latest entrants.