ABSP Documents

Game Rules

Since 2011, all ABSP-rated tournaments use the WESPA rules in force at the date of the tournament. These documents are all published by WESPA.

If you have a query on the rules of Scrabble, please note there are differences between the "box-lid" rules and the documents listed here. In tournament play, the WESPA rules take precedence. All the resources are available from the WESPA site.

These versions of the rules have been superseded, but are provided for historical reference:


These are historical editions of OnBoard. The current and recent editions are on the ABSP Database (requires login)


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