Association of British Scrabble Players

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Date Event Rds Contact Telephone
Aug 18th Grantham (entry form) 7 Gerard Fox 07733 440755
Aug 19th Mind Sports Olympiad (entry form) 7 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Aug 24th-25th BMSC Warm Up (entry form) 11 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Aug 25th-27th BMSC Main Event (entry form) 25 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Sep 1st Newhaven (entry form) 7 Alan Sinclair 0131 669 7316
Sep 2nd BEST - England Quarter Finals (entry form) ~15 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Sep 2nd BEST - Ireland/Scotland Final (entry form) ~17 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Sep 8th Romford (entry form) 7 Len Edwards 07533 406698
Sep 15th-16th All Ireland (entry form) 14 Jennie Frizelle +353 (0)87 6868410
Sep 16th Wiltshire Open (Swindon Rotary) (entry form) 7 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Sep 22nd Newcastle Michaelmas (entry form) 7 Stefanie Harrison 0191 2675202
Sep 22nd Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Sep 23rd Warrington (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Sep 23rd North Pennines (entry form) 7 Christine Tudge 01434 685936
Sep 29th Glasgow (entry form) 7 Ross Mackenzie 07932 080566
Sep 30th BEST - England Semi Finals (entry form) ~17 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Sep 30th Bourne Again (entry form) 7 Gerard Fox 07733 440755
Sep 30th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Oct 6th-7th National Scrabble Championship (entry form) 16 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Oct 13th-14th Continental Scrabble Championship (Bordeaux) (Facebook page)    17 Terry Kirk 00 33 783 99 66 78
Oct 13th Teesside (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Oct 14th Nailsea (entry form) 7 Pam Sparkes 01275 464864
Oct 14th Teesside (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Oct 20th Cumbernauld (entry form) 7 Aileen Morrison 07974 271904
Oct 20th West Midlands Open (entry form) 7 Adrian Bailey 07444 002954
Oct 27th Mapperley 'Halloween Charity' Tournament (entry form) 7 Gerard Fox 07733 440755
Oct 28th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Nov 3rd Teesside (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Nov 3rd Glenrothes (entry form) 7 Jim Wilkie 01592 770127
Nov 4th Luton (entry form) 8 Rosalind Wilson 01582 507249
Nov 4th Teesside (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Nov 10th Mike O'Rourke Memorial (Warm Up) (entry form) 7 Nuala O'Rourke 07513 408181
Nov 11th Mike O'Rourke Memorial (Main Event) (entry form) 8 Nuala O'Rourke 07513 408181
Nov 11th BEST - Ireland v Scotland and England Final (entry form) ~19 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Nov 17th Teesside (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Nov 18th Teesside (entry form) 7 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Nov 24th Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Nov 24th Edinburgh Open (entry form) 7 Margaret Harkness 0131 440 3649
Nov 25th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Dec 1st Teesside Championship (Early Bird) (entry form) 6 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Dec 1st Teesside Championship (Night Owl) (entry form) 6 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Dec 2nd Teesside Championship (Main Event) (entry form) 10 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
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 15th-17th 11th Israeli Open (website) 22 Maureen Hoch
Feb 24th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Mar 16th Manuden (entry form) 8 Stella Burley 01279 815813
Mar 17th Manuden (entry form) 8 Stella Burley 01279 815813
Mar 31st Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Apr 28th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
May 26th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Jun 15th-16th Broadstairs Dickens Seaside Special (entry form) 16 Nicky Huitson 07887 996396
Jun 30th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Jul 28th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott


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.