This Calendar is maintained by Peter Thorpe.
Please direct all queries/corrections to him or to the webmaster, Stewart Brodie.
New players are especially welcome at all events. Come along and play! We have some hints & tips for players who are new to tournaments. Plus, new players can enter their first one-day tournament for FREE! Contact the organiser of the event for more details.
Tournaments are open to anyone, but it will always cost you a bit more if you are not a member of ABSP or a member in good standing of a recognised national body with which the ABSP has agreed reciprocal membership benefits. Click here to join the ABSP.
Tournaments with the date in yellow have been recently added to the calendar.
Tournaments in pink are also designated NSC Qualifiers.The latest list of qualifiers can be found here.
Tournaments annotated with the logo are WESPA-rated. For a full list of WESPA-rated international tournaments, see the WESPA Calendar. Tournaments with the blue background are not ABSP-rated, but are major world championship level events.
News of ongoing events can be found on CentreStar page. If you would like to add a link to your tournament on Centrestar index page please advise Peter (see email link above).
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|Date||Event||Rds||Contact||Telephone / website|
|Nov 16th-18th||Mattel Junior World Scrabble™ Championship||24||Tournament website|
|Nov 19th-24th||Mattel World Scrabble™ Championship||35, ~3, ~3, ~5||Tournament website|
|Nov 23rd||Mattel World Scrabble™ Championship Final Fling||8||Tournament website|
|Nov 30th||Warrington Round Robin (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Dec 1st||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Dec 1st||Middlesbrough (entry form)||7||Colin Northmore||0191 4357740|
|Dec 1st||Burnham-on-Sea (entry form)||7||Roderick Winfield||01278 238583|
|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|
|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 25th-26th||Belfast (entry form)||15||Stewart Holden||07971 634098|
|Jan 26th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Jan 31st-Feb 2nd||Isle of Wight (entry form)||20||Steve Perry||01367 244757|
|Feb 1st-2nd||Scottish Masters (invitational, entry form)||14||Neil Scott||01224 639291|
|Feb 15th-16th||Scottish Round Robin (entry form)||14||Marion Keatings||07815 623915|
|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|
|Feb 29th-Mar 1st||Cork (for details)||13||Finbarr Long||+353 (0)86 2835281|
|Mar 8th||Swindon Rotary Open Scrabble Championship (entry form)||7||Steve Perry||01367 244757|
|Mar 8th-11th||Pitlochry (entry form)||25||Amy Byrne||0131 661 3869|
|Mar 21st-22nd||Peterborough All Nighter (entry form)||27||Chris Hawkins||07775 438682|
|Mar 28th||Warrington Round Robin (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Mar 29th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Apr 4th-5th||Romanian Open (Cluj Napoca) (entry form)||15||Catalin Caba||+40 744 575264|
|Apr 10th-11th||Knighton Day Warm Up (entry form)||10||Wayne Kelly||07773 027274|
|Apr 11th-13th||Easter Matchplay (entry form)||23||Wayne Kelly||07773 027274|
|Apr 25th||North Staffordshire (entry form)||7||Richard Woodward||01782 680236|
|Apr 26th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|May 9th-10th||Manx Scrabble Championship 2020 (entry form)||15||Gillian Street||07624 322773|
|May 16th||Melton Mowbray (entry form)||7||Christine Bluett||01664 563239|
|May 23rd-24th||Broadstairs Viking Seaside Special NOW FULL (reserve list)(entry form)||16||Nicky Huitson||07887 996396|
|May 23rd-24th||Scottish Open (entry form)||14||Marion Keatings||07815 623915|
|May 30th||Warrington Round Robin (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|May 31st||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Jun 27th||Warrington NSC Qualifier (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Jun 28th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Jul 26th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Aug 28th-Aug 29th||BMSC Warm Up|
|Aug 29th-Aug 31st||BMSC|
|Sep 4th||Continental Scrabble Championship Early Bird (Berlin) (entry form)||4||Peggy Fehily||Tournament website|
|Sep 5th-6th||Continental Scrabble Championship Main Event (Berlin) (entry form)||15||Peggy Fehily||Tournament website|
|Sep 26th||Warrington Weekender Saturday (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Sep 27th||Warrington Weekender Sunday (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Oct 2nd||NSC Last Chance Qualifier|
|Oct 3rd-4th||NSC Finals|
|Nov 28th||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: