Tournament Calendar

Tournaments are open to anyone, but it will always cost you a bit more if you are not a member of ABSP or a member in good standing of a recognised national body with which the ABSP has agreed reciprocal membership benefits. Click here to join the ABSP.

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Colour and annotation key: tournaments updated recently are highlighted ; tournaments with the wespa annotation are rated by wespa (also see the full WESPA Calendar); and tournaments with the blue background and marked with the non-ABSP annotation are not ABSP-rated, but are major world championship level events. The dates for tournaments may be marked as provisional prior to confirmation of the event to allow players to save the date. Events that are taking place outside the United Kingdom are also indicated with flags.

You can subscribe to the ABSP tournament calendar to be able to add events to your diary easily.

This calendar contains only recent and future events - the previous events calendar lists all the tournaments from the past few years.

Tournament entrants are reminded that, for the time being, organisers may need to impose pre-conditions, such as pre-event testing, or restrictions due to ongoing situation with COVID-19 to comply with local requirements or the venue's requirements. These will be stated on entry forms, but there is always the chance that late changes are required. We ask that you respect the decisions of organisers in these matters, which will often be outside of their control.

DateEventRdsContactTelephone/website
Saturday the twenty seventh of July 2024Broadstairs8roundsNicky Huitson0 7 8 8 7 9 9 6 3 9 6
Saturday the twenty seventh of July 2024Glenrothes7roundsJames Wilkie0 7 8 0 3 3 3 3 2 2 0
Sunday the twenty eighth of July 2024Broadstairs8roundsNicky Huitson0 7 8 8 7 9 9 6 3 9 6
Saturday the third of August 2024Nottingham Nomads8roundsStewart Houten0 7 7 8 8 1 3 3 9 8 5
Saturday the tenth of August 2024Oxford7roundsRob Blundell 
Sunday the eleventh of August 2024Oxford7roundsRob Blundell 
Friday the twenty third and Saturday the twenty fourth of August 2024British Matchplay Scrabble Championships Warmup wespa rated11roundsWayne Kelly0 7 7 7 3 0 2 7 2 7 4
Saturday the twenty fourth to Monday the twenty sixth of August 2024British Matchplay Scrabble Championships wespa rated23roundsWayne Kelly0 7 7 7 3 0 2 7 2 7 4
Sunday the eighth of September 2024Luton Memorial8roundsAndrew Eames0 7 7 7 1 9 3 3 6 5 8
Saturday the fourteenth of September 2024Cleveland7roundsJudith Moore 
Sunday the fifteenth of September 2024Cleveland7roundsJudith Moore 
Saturday the twenty eighth of September 2024Warrington7roundsWayne Kelly0 7 7 7 3 0 2 7 2 7 4
Sunday the twenty ninth of September 2024Holmfirth7roundsCaroline McLaughlin0 7 8 3 1 8 3 6 0 9 7
Saturday the fifth of October 2024Nottingham Nomads8roundsStewart Houten0 7 7 8 8 1 3 3 9 8 5
Saturday the fifth and Sunday the sixth of October 2024Waterford wespa rated Ireland14roundsJennie Frizelle+ 3 5 3 ( 0 ) 8 7 6 8 6 8 4 1 0
Saturday the twenty third and Sunday the twenty fourth of November 2024Winter Matchplay wespa rated18roundsMike Willis0 7 9 7 6 2 5 6 5 5 4
Saturday the thirtieth of November 2024Edinburgh Open7roundsAmy Byrne0 7 4 1 5 6 1 9 0 7 9
Saturday the seventh of December 2024Nottingham Nomads8roundsStewart Houten0 7 7 8 8 1 3 3 9 8 5
Sunday the twenty ninth and Monday the thirtieth of December 2024Twixmas15roundsAmy Byrne0 7 4 1 5 6 1 9 0 7 9
2025
Friday the third and Saturday the fourth of January 2025UK Open Early Bird wespa rated10roundsJames BurleyWeb entry form
Saturday the fourth and Sunday the fifth of January 2025UK Open Warm Up wespa rated14roundsJames BurleyWeb entry form
Monday the sixth to Wednesday the eighth of January 2025UK Open Main Event wespa rated27roundsJames BurleyWeb entry form
Thursday the ninth and Friday the tenth of January 2025UK Open Final Fling wespa rated16roundsJames BurleyWeb entry form
Friday the thirty first of January to Sunday the second of February 2025Isle of Wight20roundsIOW Tours0 1 9 8 3 4 0 5 1 1 6
Saturday the fifteenth and Sunday the sixteenth of February 2025Northern Ireland Championship wespa rated15roundsStewart Holden0 7 9 7 1 6 3 4 0 9 8
Saturday the twenty ninth and Sunday the thirtieth of March 2025Broadstairs15roundsNicky Huitson0 7 8 8 7 9 9 6 3 9 6
Thursday the first of May 2025MGI International Scrabble Classics - Early Bird wespa rated7roundsLukeman Owolabi+ 3 5 3 8 7 4 0 0 7 2 9 7
Friday the second to Monday the fifth of May 2025MGI International Scrabble Classics - Main Event wespa rated31roundsLukeman Owolabi+ 3 5 3 8 7 4 0 0 7 2 9 7
Friday the seventh to Monday the tenth of November 2025World Team Scrabble Championship wespa rated Not rated by ABSP Ghana MGI 
Tuesday the eleventh of November 2025WESPA Championship 2025: Last Chance Qualifier wespa rated Not rated by ABSP Ghana WESPA/SCAG 
Wednesday the twelvth to Saturday the fifteenth of November 2025WESPA Championship 2025: Main Event wespa rated Not rated by ABSP Ghana WESPA/SCAG 
Sunday the sixteenth of November 2025WESPA Championship 2025: Best of 7 Finals wespa rated Not rated by ABSP Ghanabest of7roundsWESPA/SCAG 
Unfortunately, the live calendar isn't available right now due to a problem on the server that is under investigation. The calendar displayed here has been statically generated with the tournament names linked to the entry forms.
 
--Stewart (30th November, 14:45)
DateEventRdsContactTelephone/website
Saturday the ninth of December 2023Nottingham Nomads8roundsStewart Houten0 7 7 8 8 1 3 3 9 8 5
Friday the twenty ninth and Saturday the thirtieth of December 2023Twixmas wespa rated15roundsAmy Byrne0 1 3 1 4 4 9 9 1 5 6
2024
Saturday the twentieth and Sunday the twenty first of January 2024Northern Ireland Championship wespa rated15roundsStewart Holden0 7 9 7 1 6 3 4 0 9 8
Friday the twenty sixth to Sunday the twenty eighth of January 2024Isle of Wight20roundsIOW Tours0 1 9 8 3 4 0 5 1 1 6
Saturday the twenty fourth and Sunday the twenty fifth of February 2024Grand Slam 202416roundsWayne Kelly0 7 7 7 3 0 2 7 2 7 4
Wednesday the twenty eighth of February 2024Scottish Individual League and Knockout (SILK) 2024 Simon Gillam0 1 3 1 3 3 9 2 6 1 4
Saturday the sixteenth of March 2024Peterborough7roundsChris Hawkins0 7 7 7 5 4 3 8 6 8 2
Saturday the twenty third and Sunday the twenty fourth of March 2024Cork wespa rated Ireland14roundsChris Broderick+ 3 5 3 ( 0 ) 8 6 8 3 7 5 1 6 5
Friday the twenty ninth and Saturday the thirtieth of March 2024Easter Matchplay: Warm Up wespa rated10roundsWayne Kelly0 7 7 7 3 0 2 7 2 7 4
Saturday the thirtieth of March to Monday the first of April 2024Easter Matchplay: Main Event wespa rated23roundsWayne Kelly0 7 7 7 3 0 2 7 2 7 4
Saturday the twentieth and Sunday the twenty first of April 2024Broadstairs - Saucy Seaside Special15roundsNicky Huitson0 7 8 8 7 9 9 6 3 9 6
Saturday the twenty seventh of April 2024Warrington7roundsWayne Kelly0 7 7 7 3 0 2 7 2 7 4
Sunday the twenty eighth of April 2024Holmfirth7roundsCaroline McLaughlin0 7 8 3 1 8 3 6 0 9 7
Saturday the fourth to Monday the sixth of May 2024MGI International Scrabble Classics wespa rated25roundsLukeman Owolabi+ 3 5 3 8 7 4 0 0 7 2 9 7
Saturday the eleventh of May 2024Peterborough7roundsChris Hawkins0 7 7 7 5 4 3 8 6 8 2
Saturday the eighteenth and Sunday the nineteenth of May 2024Scottish Open14roundsSimon Gillam0 1 3 1 3 3 9 2 6 1 4
Friday the thirty first of May 2024German Open Early Bird wespa rated Germany4roundsPeggy Fehily+ 4 9 1 5 7 7 1 3 0 3 4 5 3
Saturday the first and Sunday the second of June 2024German Open Main Event wespa rated Germany15roundsPeggy Fehily+ 4 9 1 5 7 7 1 3 0 3 4 5 3
Saturday the twenty ninth of June 2024Warrington7roundsWayne Kelly0 7 7 7 3 0 2 7 2 7 4
Sunday the thirtieth of June 2024Holmfirth7roundsCaroline McLaughlin0 7 8 3 1 8 3 6 0 9 7
Friday the twenty third and Saturday the twenty fourth of August 2024British Matchplay Scrabble Championships Warmup wespa rated11roundsWayne Kelly0 7 7 7 3 0 2 7 2 7 4
Saturday the twenty fourth to Monday the twenty sixth of August 2024British Matchplay Scrabble Championships wespa rated24roundsWayne Kelly0 7 7 7 3 0 2 7 2 7 4077784 73 02351372743717
Saturday the twenty eighth of September 2024Warrington7roundsWayne Kelly0 7 7 7 3 0 2 7 2 7 4
Sunday the twenty ninth of September 2024Holmfirth7roundsCaroline McLaughlin0 7 8 3 1 8 3 6 0 9 7

This calendar is maintained by the webmaster, Stewart Brodie. Please direct all queries/corrections to him. 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:

  • Positions are determined on wins and then spread (winning margins)
  • If you are a new player, you will usually be placed in the lowest division for your first event. If you would like to play in a higher group please speak to the organiser in advance.
  • Entries are at the sole discretion of the Tournament Organiser
  • You must always include a SAE with a postal entry for application
  • Please arrive on time