Association of British Scrabble Players

ABSPThe 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
Jul 15Chigwell S & P, 8 Rds
Jul 15Teesside, 8 Rds
Jul 22Ilford, 8 Rds
Jul 28-29Broadstairs, 16 Rds
Jul 28Tweedbank, 7 Rds
Full Calendar

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NSC Announcement

The ABSP is pleased to announce that the NSC Finals will take place, as previously hinted, at the Sir Naim Dangoor Centre, Westminster Academy in West London, on October 6/7 2018.

The cost will cover use of room, officials, prize fund and refreshments only - accommodation and meals are to be arranged by the players. The cost is likely to be around £70/£80 and has again been generously sponsored by Elie Dangoor, who has contributed £2000 towards the event.

Alongside, this the ABSP will be running the Plate event again, open to anyone who has not qualified for the Main Finals. Note - you cannot enter the plate if you have qualified for the NSC proper.

Both events will be 16 games, with start times around 10.30 on the Saturday and 9.15 on the Sunday. There will be no games in the evening on Saturday and departure will be around 6.30 on Sunday.

Details of qualifying events and qualification criteria can be found here


Also, a reminder that membership renewals are now due for 2018

ABSP Discussion Group

We have a new Facebook discussion group solely for ABSP members to enable more interactive and responsive communication within the community around ABSP matters. There are already over 100 members. Please come and join in at


Austin Shin is the 2017 ABSP National Scrabble Champion!

Press Release.

ABSP Online Scrabble league

Do you enjoy playing friendly Facebook Scrabble games against other members?

Would you prefer to pit your wits in a more structured competition?

Well now you can.... ABSP Online is a new league exclusively for ABSP members.

The league will run fortnightly on a Tuesday, starting on Tuesday July 11th. Games will be played on the Facebook Scrabble app and you'll have two weeks to complete all your games. Initial divisions will be based on ABSP rating and thereafter by promotions and demotions at the end of each round. This is initially a trial and as things progress, we may add other types of competition.

(Note – online games are, of course, not ABSP rated!)

To find out more and register to play, join the facebook group (you will need a Facebook account and the EA facebook scrabble game).

You will also need to be registered on

Registration is free for ABSP members - we will add you when you join the facebook group.

If not currently a member, you can join the ABSP at

Give it a try, let's see how many ABSP Scrabblers we can fit into a virtual room.

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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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