Association of British Scrabble Players

Alec Webb - Magazine Editor

Alec lives near Lowestoft in Suffolk and started into competitive Scrabble in 1987 when he thought he'd give his local chess club a try and no-one turned up. However he learned that Lowestoft Scrabble Club was meeting the following evening...

Alec joined and soon started travelling with other club members to tournaments in both London and the Midlands.

In the 1990's Alec achieved ABSP 'Expert' status and more than once was just fingertips away from becoming 'Grand Master' but sadly fell short. Nevertheless he qualified as one of England's representatives in the 1999 World Scrabble Championship in Melbourne, Australia.

In 2002 Alec decided to make repayment for some of the great pleasure he'd received from tournament Scrabble by taking on the editorship of the ABSP magazine/newsletter The Last Word, a task not unsuited to him as he'd worked in print from leaving school. Alec fulfilled this role for 16 bimonthly issues, before retiring owing to pressure of work. In 2010, however he again took up the editorship, just at the time that the magazine's name changed to OnBoard.