Association of British Scrabble Players

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Date Event Rds Contact Telephone
Aug 18th Mind Sports Olympiad (entry form) 7 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Aug 23rd-24th BMSC (Warm Up) (entry form) 11 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Aug 24th-26th BMSC (Main Event) (entry form) 25 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Aug 25th BEST Round 4-Regional Final (entry form) ~11 Chris Harrison 07746 583979
Sep 1st Borders - Galashiels (entry form) 7 Stu Harkness 07988 642998
Sep 7th-8th Continental Championship (Amsterdam) (entry form) 15 Anand Buddhdev +31 650 858 731
Sep 14th Romford (entry form) 7 Len Edwards 07533 406698
Sep 15th Wiltshire Rotary (entry form) 7 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Sep 21st Newcastle Autumn Matchplay(entry form) 7 Colin Northmore 0191 4357740
Sep 22nd North Pennines (entry form) 7 Christine Tudge 01434 685936
Sep 22nd Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Sep 22nd Nailsea (entry form) 7 Pam Sparkes 01275 464864
Sep 28th Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Sep 28th Glasgow (entry form) 7 Ross Mackenzie 01259 723619
Sep 28th-29th Waterford (entry form) 15 Jennie Frizelle +353 (0)87 6868410
Sep 29th Holmfirth (entry form) 7 Caroline McLaughlin 07831 836097
Sep 29th BEST Quarter-Finals (entry form) ~15 Chris Harrison 07746 583979
Oct 4th NSC Last Chance Qualifier (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Oct 5th-6th NSC Finals/Plate (entry form) 16 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Oct 12th Kettering (entry form) 7 Nicholas Partridge 07515 728287
Oct 12th Kettering Novices (entry form) 4 Nicholas Partridge 07515 728287
Oct 19th Cumbernauld (entry form) 7 Aileen Morrison 07974 271904
Oct 20th Leicester(entry form) 8 Barry French 07931 427106
Oct 27th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Nov 3rd Luton (entry form) 8 Rosalind Wilson 01582 507249
Nov 9th Mike O'Rourke Memorial (Warm Up) (entry form) 7 Nuala O'Rourke 07513 408181
Nov 10th Mike O'Rourke Memorial (Main) (entry form) 8 Nuala O'Rourke 07513 408181
Nov 10th BEST Semi-Finals (entry form) ~15 Chris Harrison 07746 583979
Nov 16th Edinburgh Open (entry form) 7 Margaret Harkness 0131 440 3649
Nov 16th-17th Winter Matchplay (Milton Keynes) (entry form) 17 Mike Willis 07976 256554
Nov 16th-17th Wexford (entry form) 15 John Cunningham-Ryan +353 (0)86 3953846
Nov 30th Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Dec 1st Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Dec 22nd BEST Final (entry form) ~17 Chris Harrison 07746 583979
Dec 22nd Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Dec 29th-30th Twixmas (entry form) 15 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
 
2020
 
Jan 3rd-5th UK Open (entry form) 30 Len Moir 07958 579793 or 07927 965493
Jan 6th-7th UK Open Final Fling (entry form) 18 Len Moir 07958 579793 or 07927 965493
Jan 12th-15th Pitlochry (Sunday afternoon - Wednesday lunchtime) 14+ Alan Sinclair 0131 669 7316
Jan 15th-17th Pitlochry (Wednesday afternoon - Friday lunchtime) 9+ Alan Sinclair 0131 669 7316
Jan 26th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Jan 31st-Feb 2nd Isle of Wight (entry form) 20 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Feb 23rd Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Feb 28th-Mar 1st 12th Israeli Open (entry form) 22 Maureen Hoch +972 52 3495125
Feb 29th-Mar 1st Grand Slam 2020 (entry form) 14 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Mar 29th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Apr 26th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
May 9th-10th Manx Scrabble Championship 2020 (entry form) 15 Gillian Street 07624 322773
May 23rd-24th Broadstairs Viking Seaside Special NOW FULL (reserve list)(entry form) 16 Nicky Huitson 07887 996396
May 31st Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Jun 28th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Jul 26th 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.

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