Association of British Scrabble Players

The Association of British Scrabble Players (ABSP) was formed in 1987 as a not-for-profit association to promote interest in the playing of Scrabble. We co-ordinate tournaments and the provision of a rating system for players in the UK, as well as providing information and support to members, tournament organisers and tournament directors. Media Contact Point

Tournaments Coming Soon
Jul 1Lincoln Summer, 8 Rds
Jul 1-2Festival of Scrabble, 19 Rds
Jul 2Best Main R2, ~11 Rds
Jul 8H of E, Solihull, 7 Rds
Jul 9Sutton C'field Double, 8 Rds
Jul 10Sutton C'field Double, 8 Rds
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BMSC 2017

The annual British Matchplay Scrabble Championships takes places over the August Bank Holiday weekend, in the current home of the Sutton Bonington Campus of Nottingham University.

This year there are two ABSP & WESPA rated events taking place, the main event which takes place from the Saturday 26th- Monday 28th August with 25 games. There will be an open group and a number of round robin groups to cater for all abilities, and a good prize fund and trophies.

The expanded warm up event, now 12 games, starts on Friday 25th August after lunch and carries on till Saturday morning, with cash prizes and trophies for the top finishing male and female player. Also it will be your chance to have a say at the annual AGM on the Sunday evening.

Accommodation can be provided on campus, though book early to get the closer blocks.

Entry details for both can be found on this link. entry form

MSI World Scrabble Championships 2017

Due to political unrest in Qatar, this will now be taking place in Nottingham prior to the BMSC. Although the final 8 semi- & quarter-finals, and the grand finale overlap with the first two days of the BMSC it is hoped that many overseas players will still wish to play at the BMSC as well.

For Junior event:Junior World Championship

For Main event:World Championship

FREE One Day Tournament Offer

A keen Scrabble player but never played in an ABSP tournament before? Now any first-time player can enter their first one day event FREE. Look at our tournament calendar to find an event near you.

WE LOVE SCRABBLE magazine WE LOVE SCRABBLE

Every ABSP member in the UK would have now received a special omnibus edition of OnBoard (a collection of the best of previous features and content from recent years) called 'WE LOVE SCRABBLE'. We are pleased to be able to make a pdf version of this omnibus edition available to download:

Free WE LOVE SCRABBLE download

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