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
Sep 30Warrington, 7 Rds
Sep 30Glasgow SC 30th, 7 Rds
Sep 30Kingston, 8 Rds
Oct 1Kingston 8 Rds
Oct 1Warrington RR, 7 Rds
Oct 1Bourne Again, 7 Rds
Oct 1Best England SF, ~17 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

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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BMSC 2017

The annual British Matchplay Scrabble Championships takes places over the August Bank Holiday weekend, in the current home of the Sutton Bonington Campus of Nottingham University.

This year there are two ABSP & WESPA rated events taking place, the main event which takes place from the Saturday 26th- Monday 28th August with 25 games. There will be an open group and a number of round robin groups to cater for all abilities, and a good prize fund and trophies.

The expanded warm up event, now 12 games, starts on Friday 25th August after lunch and carries on till Saturday morning, with cash prizes and trophies for the top finishing male and female player. Also it will be your chance to have a say at the annual AGM on the Sunday evening.

Accommodation can be provided on campus, though book early to get the closer blocks.

Entry details for both can be found on this link.entry form

MSI World Scrabble Championships 2017

Due to political unrest in Qatar, this will now be taking place in Nottingham prior to the BMSC. Although the final 8 semi- & quarter-finals, and the grand finale overlap with the first two days of the BMSC it is hoped that many overseas players will still wish to play at the BMSC as well.

For Junior event:Junior World Championship

For Main event:World Championship

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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