Association of British Scrabble Players

ABSP all-time records

All of the below are achievements which occurred during ABSP-rated matchplay tournaments, and are believed to be the best there is. If you know of any superior claims for any of the categories below then email the webmaster.

Game scores
Highest score for one game 850 Weibin Toh, NI Championships 2012
Largest winning spread 591 Weibin Toh, NI Championships 2012
Highest combined score for one game 1213 David Webb (711) vs. Bob Violett (502), Malta Open 2019
Highest losing score 548 Cecil Muscat vs. Craig Solomons (568), Hawkwell Club League, February 2020
Highest score draw 522 Alec Webb vs. Nick Deller, Peterborough Free Challenge Event 2009

Move scores
Highest score for one single play 347 Piotr Andronowski, ADEQUACY, BEST 2017
Highest score for a non-9x bonus 157 Fay Madeley, QUIZzES, Twixmas 2007
Highest score for a non-bonus play 180 Stewart Brodie, TWEEZERS, Winter Matchplay 2019
Highest opening move 122 Austin Shin, BEZIQUe, Ilford, February 2017
Highest outplay (last move) 227 Chris Cummins, sUBITIZE, Scottish RR 2015

Tournaments
Youngest ever tournament winner 12y 4m Austin Shin, Melton Mowbray 2002
Oldest ever tournament winner 84 David Shenkin, Retford, May 2019
Most consecutive tournament game wins 32 Nigel Richards, Jan 2013 - Feb 2013


Please note that the records must have occurred during an ABSP-rated matchplay game. Rated league matches and BEST matches are valid. The record for the most consecutive game wins can span more than one event. Oldest and youngest tournament win claims apply to Division A only.


Last updated: 02 March 2020