2019 Home Stretch - Dates for Your Diary
As the nights draw in, winter approaches and the clocks go back an hour
this weekend, there only two more months of the year to go - yet there
are still plenty of Scrabble tournaments on offer up and down the country!
The closing dates for many of these tournaments are coming up soon -
some in the next few days! So get in touch with the organisers this
weekend. All the dates, places and contact details are on the main calendar page. The entry
forms are linked here too.
There are still three Ilford
tournaments to go, starting with the one this Sunday - remember that
the clocks change in the early hours,
as Kevin Synnott and the team will be expecting you on time!
David and Ros Wilson will be welcoming players to the Luton tournament to kick off the
month on Sunday 3rd.
The following weekend, Nuala O'Rourke hosts
the Mike O'Rourke Memorial
tournaments in Grantham, featuring a warm up on the Saturday
and the main event on the Sunday, with all profits being donated to the
Bone Marrow Unit in Leicester Royal Infirmiary .
The middle weekend of November is busy with the Edinburgh Open on
Saturday 16th, hosted by Margaret Harkness and the two-day All-Ireland Tournament in
Wexford, hosted by John Cunningham-Ryan. Meanwhile, Milton Keynes
is the venue for the final UK major of the year, as Mike Willis is
ready to welcome you to the Winter
Matchplay that runs through the weekend.
The same weekend sees the week-long
Mattel World Scrabble Championships
kick off in Torquay, starting with the World Junior Scrabble Championships
(Saturday-Monday). The Main Event begins on the Tuesday, with the
final 8 decided by the end of Friday's play, with the quarter-finals,
semi-finals and final played over the weekend. There's also a final
fling on the Saturday for those who didn't make it to the quarter-finals.
November is rounded off by the Warrington Round Robin
hosted by Wayne Kelly on Saturday 30th before heading off straight
into December at
Middlesbrough with Colin Northmore on the 1st, Burnham-on-Sea with
Roderick Winfield in the South-West, alongside the penultimate Ilford tournament of the
year, with the final Ilford
tournament of 2019 taking place on the weekend before Christmas,
on Sunday 22nd.
The year is rounded off with the traditional Twixmas tournament, hosted
by Amy Byrne in Derbyshire, offering two days of respite from seasonal
And there's no time to relax as we move into the new decade, as the
UK Open gets underway on
January 3rd. The closing date for this is approaching quickly too,
so contact Len Moir and Linda Ford to enter the main event and final
Last updated: 26 October 2019