Association of British Scrabble Players

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Date Event Rds Contact Telephone
Mar 24th-27th Pitlochry (entry form) 25+ Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
Mar 30th Dalston (entry form) 8 Victoria Kingham 07517 240212
Mar 30th Stillington (entry form) 9 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Mar 31st Stillington (entry form) 7 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Mar 31st Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Mar 31st BEST - Closing Date For Entries (entry form) Chris Harrison 07746 583979
Apr 6th-7th German Open (entry form) 15 Peggy Fehily + 49 1577 1303 453
Apr 6th Cumbernauld (entry form) 7 Aileen Morrison 07974 271904
Apr 13th Bristol Open (entry form) 7 Jamie Jones 07581 688601
Apr 13th Aylesbury (entry form) 7 Janet Bonham 01296 483717
Apr 13th Newcastle Matchplay (entry form) 7 Colin Northmore 0191 4357740
Apr 14th Teesside (entry form) 7 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
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 11th Teesside Double (entry form) 7 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
May 11th Romford Evergreens (entry form) 7 Len Edwards 07533 406698
May 12th Teesside Double (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
May 12th Luton (entry form) 8 Rosalind Wilson 01582 507249
May 12th BEST Round 1 (entry form) ~7 Chris Harrison 07746 583979
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 1st Mapperley (entry form) 7 Stella Burley 01279 815813
Jun 2nd Aberdeen (entry form) 7 Neil Scott 01224 639291
Jun 8th Milton Keynes (entry form) 8 Andrew Eames 01604 879909
Jun 15th-16th Broadstairs Dickens Seaside Special (entry form) 16 Nicky Huitson 07887 996396
Jun 16th BEST Round 2 (entry form) ~9 Chris Harrison 07746 583979
Jun 22nd Prestwick (entry form) 7 Yvonne Holland 01292 283277
Jun 22nd Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Jun 23rd Warrington (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Jun 29th Newcastle Summer Matchplay (entry form) 7 Colin Northmore 0191 4357740
Jun 30th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Jun 30th North Pennines (entry form) 7 Christine Tudge 01434 685936
Jul 13th-14th Festival of Scrabble (Bournville) (entry form) 19 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
Jul 20th-21st ABSP Masters(qualification criteria) 16 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Jul 21st BEST Round 3 (entry form) ~11 Chris Harrison 07746 583979
Jul 28th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Aug 3rd Stillington 24hr - Night Owl (entry form) 6 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Aug 3rd-4th Stillington 24hr - Main (entry form) 40 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Aug 4th Stillington 24hr - Sunday Event (entry form) 7 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Aug 18 Mind Sports Olympiad (entry form) 7 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Aug 25th BEST Round 4-Regional Final (entry form) ~11 Chris Harrison 07746 583979
Sep 7th-8th Continental Championship (Amsterdam) (entry form) 15 Anand Buddhdev +31 650 858 731
Sep 15th Wiltshire Rotary (entry form) 7 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Sep 22nd North Pennines (entry form) 7 Christine Tudge 01434 685936
Sep 28th Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Sep 29th BEST Quarter-Finals (entry form) ~15 Chris Harrison 07746 583979
Oct 20th Nailsea (entry form) 7 Pam Sparkes 01275 464864
Nov 3rd Luton (entry form) 8 Rosalind Wilson 01582 507249
Nov 10th BEST Semi-Finals (entry form) ~15 Chris Harrison 07746 583979
Nov 30th Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Dec 22nd BEST Final (entry form) ~17 Chris Harrison 07746 583979
 
2020
 
Jan 31st-Feb 2nd Isle of Wight (entry form) 20 Steve Perry 01367 244757


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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New players are especially welcome at all events. Come along and play! If it's your first event, read Advice for New Players to find out more.

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