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
Oct 21Romford, 7 Rds
Oct 21Cumbernauld, 7 Rds
Oct 22Nailsea, 7 Rds
Oct 28Mapperley H'een, 7 Rds
Oct 29Middlesbrough C as C, 7 Rds
Oct 29Ilford, 8 Rds
Full Calendar

Find a Nearby Scrabble Club Here

Seen an interesting Scrabble word played and want to know what it means? Search for it in our comprehensive Words section:

New! three and four letter valid or phony quizzes. See how many words you can get right in this handy little game. Great for improving your short word knowledge.

3 Letter Words | 4 Letter Words


Austin Shin is the 2017 ABSP National Scrabble Champion!

Press Release.

ABSP National Scrabble Championship (NSC)

This weekend will see 17 rounds of Scrabble played to decide the 2017 National Champion. On Friday there is an Early Bird tournament, which is also the last NSC Qualifier event. At least 8 Grand Masters are expected to take part over the weekend, including defending champion Phil Robertshaw.

Coverage of the event will be on British Scrabble, including photos, videos and latest standings. The game from the top table will be live streamed with expert commentary all weekend on Qwizical1995's Twitch channel. Don't miss it!

For all queries of this event, please contact Craig Beevers by email, Facebook, or via mobile on 07928 816577.

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.

Spread the word!


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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