Association of British Scrabble Players

The ABSP Committee comprises the volunteers listed below. They come from all over the UK and meet once every three or four months, either face to face or via Skype, and keep in constant contact via email.

Click on the names below to find out more about each person.

The Committee is currently looking for someone to be a part of the promotions team. If you are a member of ABSP and interested in filling this role, or feel you have any other skills to offer and want more information, please email

Honorary President

Gyles Brandreth

Committee Officers

Amy Byrne - Chairman
Laura Finley - Secretary
Peter Ashurst - Treasurer

Committee Members

Anand Buddhdev - Technical Officer
Elie Dangoor - WESPA Liaison
Allan Simmons - Development Manager
Natalie Zolty - Magazine Editor
Wayne Kelly - Publications Officer
Mike Whiteoak - Tournament Coordinator
Bob Violett - Chair of Tournament Organisers' Forum
Sue Bowman - Membership Secretary
Lynne Riley - Youth Scrabble Officer
Sarah Stokes - BMSC Coordinator
Calum Edwards - Webmaster
Rick Blakeway - Clubs Coordinator