Association of British Scrabble Players

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Date Event Rds Contact Telephone
Dec 15th Newcastle Xmas (entry form) 7 Stefanie Harrison 0191 2675202
Dec 16th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Dec 16th BEST - Final (entry form) ~19 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Dec 29th-30th Twixmas (entry form) 15 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
 
2019
 
Jan 2nd-3rd UK Open Warm Up (entry form) 18 Len Moir 07958 579793
Jan 4th-6th UK Open (entry form) 30 Len Moir 07958 579793
Jan 13th-16th Pitlochry () 14+ Alan Sinclair 0131 669 7316
Jan 16th-18th Pitlochry () 9+ Alan Sinclair 0131 669 7316
Jan 19th-20th Northern Ireland Championship (entry form) 15 Stewart Holden 07971 634098
Jan 27th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Feb 1st-3rd Isle of Wight (entry form) 20 Penny Downer 01983 716425
Feb 2nd-3rd Scottish Masters (info) 14 Neil Scott 01224 639291
Feb 9th Retford Double (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Feb 10th Retford Double (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Feb 15th-17th 11th Israeli Open (website) 22 Maureen Hoch
Feb 16th-17th Scottish Round Robin (entry form) 14 Marion Keatings 01592 265524
Feb 23rd-24th Wetherby (entry form) 16 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Feb 24th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Mar 10th Swindon Rotary (entry form) 7 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Mar 16th Manuden (entry form) 8 Stella Burley 01279 815813
Mar 17th Manuden (entry form) 8 Stella Burley 01279 815813
Mar 23rd Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Mar 24th-27th Pitlochry (entry form) 25+ Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
Mar 31st Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Apr 6th-7th German Open (entry form) 15 Peggy Fehily + 49 1577 1303 453
Apr 13th Bristol Open (entry form) 7 Jamie Jones 07581 688601
Apr 13th Aylesbury (entry form) 7 Janet Bonham 01296 483717
Apr 19th-22nd Teesside Easter Championship (entry form) 30 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Apr 19th-20th Easter Matchplay (Warm Up) (entry form) 10 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Apr 20th-22nd Easter Matchplay (Main Event) (entry form) 23 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Apr 26th MISO12 (Malta) Early Bird (website) 9 Nicky Vella Laurenti +356 79965207
Apr 27th-29th MISO12 (Malta) Main Event(website) 25 Nicky Vella Laurenti +356 79965207
Apr 27th Warrington (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Apr 28th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
May 1st-2nd MISO12 (Malta) Late Bird (website) 16 Nicky Vella Laurenti +356 79965207
May 4th-6th SIMPLE (Edinburgh) (entry form) 24 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
May 12th Luton (entry form) 8 Rosalind Wilson 01582 507249
May 18th Melton Mowbray (entry form) 7 Christine Bluett 01664 563239
May 25th Retford Triple (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
May 26th Retford Triple (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
May 26th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
May 27th Retford Triple (entry form) 7 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Jun 15th-16th Broadstairs Dickens Seaside Special (entry form) 16 Nicky Huitson 07887 996396
Jun 22nd Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Jun 23rd Warrington (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Jun 30th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Jul 28th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Sep 28th Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Nov 3rd Luton (entry form) 8 Rosalind Wilson 01582 507249
Nov 30th Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530


The above list contains those events approved for ratings purposes by the Tournament Coordinator, plus other significant Scrabble events. Please email us with any omissions or errors.

Further details are given, in a standard format, for most one-day tournaments; click on the event to see more. Weekend tournaments usually have too much information to give in a standard format; click on the event to download the entry form if it is available. Prospective entrants are requested to get in touch with the organiser if they would like any further information. For some matches the number of rounds is a 'best of' figure, for example the BEST Quarter-Finals are 'best of 15 games'. This is shown by ~15 in the Rounds column.

Unless specified otherwise, the details for the tournaments assume the following:

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For a list of previous winners of the various events on the calendar take a look at the results section.