Dictionary Update 2019
Over 2500 new additions (617 2-8 letter words) have been
included in the latest edition of Collins Official SCRABBLE®
Words, published today. For those who want to purchase a copy,
Collins have kindly offered 50% discount using the code 50Scrabble here
between now and 1st August 2019.
Thanks go to the Dictionary Committee made up of ABSP
Members David Sutton & Darryl Francis for producing
the updated word list. David has also created another invaluable
WESPA have announced an official intended adoption date of 1st July 2019.
The ABSP hope to implement the dictionary changes in line with this
assuming that all necessary software is updated in time. If so, it is
likely Manuden on 7th July 2019 may be the first full tournament played
to the new dictionary, although there could be rated games such as league
or BEST matches taking place before then.
As expected, there has already been plenty of interest in the update,
with many members taking part in interviews with local and national media.
Former World Champion Brett Smitheram is also working with Collins to
promote the changes and is happy to pass on any advice or information
to anyone that may need it.
Last updated: 10 May 2019