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|Date||Event||Rds||Contact||Telephone||Sep 22nd||Newcastle Michaelmas (entry form)||7||Stefanie Harrison||0191 2675202|
|Sep 22nd||Warrington Round Robin (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Sep 23rd||Warrington (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Sep 23rd||North Pennines (entry form)||7||Christine Tudge||01434 685936|
|Sep 29th||Glasgow (entry form)||7||Ross Mackenzie||07932 080566|
|Sep 30th||BEST - England Semi Finals (entry form)||~17||Craig Beevers||07928 816577|
|Sep 30th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Oct 6th-7th||National Scrabble Championship (entry form)||16||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Oct 13th-14th||Continental Scrabble Championship (Bordeaux) (Facebook page)  ||17||Terry Kirk||00 33 783 99 66 78|
|Oct 13th||Teesside (entry form)||8||Craig Beevers||07928 816577|
|Oct 14th||Nailsea (entry form)||7||Pam Sparkes||01275 464864|
|Oct 14th||Teesside (entry form)||8||Craig Beevers||07928 816577|
|Oct 20th||Cumbernauld (entry form)||7||Aileen Morrison||07974 271904|
|Oct 20th||West Midlands Open (entry form)||7||Adrian Bailey||07444 002954|
|Oct 28th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Nov 3rd||Teesside (entry form)||8||Craig Beevers||07928 816577|
|Nov 3rd||Glenrothes (entry form)||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 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|
|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 15th-17th||11th Israeli Open (website)||22||Maureen Hoch|
|Feb 24th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Mar 16th||Manuden (entry form)||8||Stella Burley||01279 815813|
|Mar 17th||Manuden (entry form)||8||Stella Burley||01279 815813|
|Mar 31st||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|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 26th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Jun 15th-16th||Broadstairs Dickens Seaside Special (entry form)||16||Nicky Huitson||07887 996396|
|Jun 30th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Jul 28th||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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