Association of British Scrabble Players

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Date Event Rds Contact Telephone
Oct 28th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Nov 3rd Teesside (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Nov 3rd Glenrothes (CANCELLED) () 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-18th Winter Matchplay (Milton Keynes) (entry form) 17 Mike Willis 07976 256554
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-2nd Wexford (entry form) 14 Mary Doyle +353 (0)87 7500251
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 8th Dalston (entry form) 8 Victoria Kingham 07517 240212
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
 
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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 9th Retford Double (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Feb 10th Retford Double (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Feb 15th-17th 11th Israeli Open (website) 22 Maureen Hoch
Feb 23rd-24th Wetherby (entry form) 16 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Feb 24th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Mar 10th Swindon Rotary (entry form) 7 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Mar 16th Manuden (entry form) 8 Stella Burley 01279 815813
Mar 17th Manuden (entry form) 8 Stella Burley 01279 815813
Mar 23rd Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Mar 31st Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Apr 6th-7th German Open (entry form) 15 Peggy Fehily + 49 1577 1303 453
Apr 27th Warrington (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Apr 28th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
May 4th-6th SIMPLE (Edinburgh) (entry form) 24 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
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 15th-16th Broadstairs Dickens Seaside Special (entry form) 16 Nicky Huitson 07887 996396
Jun 22nd Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Jun 23rd Warrington (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Jun 30th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Jul 28th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Sep 28th Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Nov 30th 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:

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