International Skat Players Association
The International Skat Players Association ( ISPA ) is the international umbrella organization for all organized Skat players . ISPA was founded in 1976 by Peter Brand and Martha Prickartz in Aachen .
It initially competed with the world's largest national skat association, the German Skat Association (DSkV), and advocated different rules of the game. Towards the end of the 1990s, talks between top officials led to the rapprochement and unification of the two large associations. The ban on double membership was lifted and a uniform International Skat Ordinance (ISkO) that has been valid worldwide since then has been adopted . The ISPA sends two regular representatives to the International Skat Court .
The ISPA World is divided into national sections with regional groups and other subdivisions to the clubs . It runs its own league game as well as cup and championship competitions. The focus is on the open world and European championships , which have been held at different venues every year since 1978/1979. In addition, the ISPA has been organizing the online skat world championships every two years since 2011. ISPA is also the publisher of the annual Skatmagazin .
The ISPA Germany subdivision has relatively few members compared to the DSkV and is, among other things, jointly responsible for the annual organization of the German Skat Championship. This leads to double events, as the DSkV is also the host of German championships with individual and team ratings, as well as organizing national and regional league operations.
- Official website (international)
- Official website of ISPA Germany
- A “World Association of Skat Players”, founded in the Federal Republic of Germany, is touching the unity of the German Skat brothers , in: Der Spiegel of May 8, 1978
- German individual and team champions of ISPA since 1979 ( Memento of the original from December 31, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Championships & tournaments in the DSkV