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|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 27th||Newhaven (entry form)||7||Alan Sinclair||0131 669 7316|
|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 10th-11th||Scottish Open (entry form)||14||Marion Keatings||01592 265524|
|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) Note: new September date||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|
|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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