Association of British Scrabble Players

The Association of British Scrabble Players (ABSP) was formed in 1987 as a not-for-profit association to promote interest in the playing of Scrabble. We co-ordinate tournaments and the provision of a rating system for players in the UK, as well as providing information and support to members, tournament organisers and tournament directors. Media Contact Point

Tournaments Coming Soon
Jun 24Warrington, 7 Rds
Jun 24Prestwick, 7 Rds
Jun 25Ilford, 8 Rds
Jun 25MIMA RR, 5 Rds
Jul 1Lincoln Summer, 8 Rds
Jul 1-2Festival of Scrabble, 19 Rds
Jul 2Best Main R2, ~11 Rds
Full Calendar

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* Onboard Issue 171 now being printed! Expect delivery in a week or so! *


This year’s ABSP AGM will be held at the BMSC event on 27th August.

Any ABSP member can submit a motion.

All motions should have a clear statement of the proposed motion, some supporting explanation and reasoning, and a proposer and seconder. Ideally there should be someone willing to talk to the motion at the AGM although it is not essential.

Motions can be submitted by email to Or by post to Laura Finley: 206 Cleveland Road, High Barnes, Sunderland SR4 7QR

The deadline for receipt of motions is end of Friday June 16th 2017

FREE One Day Tournament Offer

A keen Scrabble player but never played in an ABSP tournament before? Now any first-time player can enter their first one day event FREE. Look at our tournament calendar to find an event near you.


Every ABSP member in the UK would have now received a special omnibus edition of OnBoard (a collection of the best of previous features and content from recent years) called 'WE LOVE SCRABBLE'. We are pleased to be able to make a pdf version of this omnibus edition available to download:

Free WE LOVE SCRABBLE download

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