The First Residential College (ASTAR) will be organizing the annual ASTAR Scrabble Challenge International (ASCI) 2020 on 21 and 22 April 2020 at Dewan Tunku Canselor (DTC) to introduce more people to the game of scrabble and in line with the vision and purpose of the University of Malaya.

ASCI is not only an internationally renowned competition, but also one of the largest international Collins events in the world. It serves as a forum for enthusiastic Scrabble players around the world to compete, especially the young ones, with each other. The 1st ASCI event back in 2006 was attended by about 500 participants from different countries and age groups, including from Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, etc. and, of course, locals-Malaysians.

Just like the years before, ASCI 2020 is a tournament that is officially accredited WESPA and MSA. It is also an event recognized and supported by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia. Not only that, through their involvement in ASCI, primary and secondary school students can also receive international co-curricular activity points, making this one of the reasons why ASCI is a popular event among students.

ASCI is back this year with the tagline of “The Might of Words” which refers to the incalculable power of words that ebbs and flows in the endless words of our daily usage. ASCI 2020 is categorized into four categories: Under 12, Under 15, Under 19 and Open, respectively. The overall reward to the pool is worth up to RM 29,000.00. Not only that, lots of other great prizes await you!

The registration for all grades is currently open until 28 February 2020. Places are small so feel free to register as soon as possible! If you have any questions, please feel free to email them to or to call 014-5283615 (Tan Yu Neng) or 016-7417857 (Letitia Chua).

Click here to register:

Payment method:


For more details and updates about ASCI:

Official website:

Official Facebook page:

Official IG:

Official Youtube:

Claira About the author