Association of British Scrabble Players

The ABSP Committee comprises the volunteers listed below. They come from all over the UK and meet once every three or four months, either face to face or via Skype, and keep in constant contact via email.

Click on the names below to find out more about each person.

The Committee is currently looking for someone to be a part of the promotions team. If you are a member of ABSP and interested in filling this role, or feel you have any other skills to offer and want more information, please email

Honorary President

Gyles Brandreth

Committee Officers

Mike Whiteoak - Chairman / Ratings Officer / Tournament Coordinator
Laura Finley - Secretary
Peter Ashurst - Treasurer

Committee Members

Anand Buddhdev - Technical Officer
Elie Dangoor - WESPA Liaison
Natalie Zolty - Promotions / Onboard Advisor
Wayne Kelly - ABSP events organiser /Titles registrar / Deputy Ratings Officer
Bob Violett - Chair of Tournament Organisers' Forum
Nuala O'Rourke - Membership Secretary
Rachel Bingham - Database
Rick Blakeway - Clubs Coordinator
Elisabeth Jardine - OnBoard Editor
James Burley - Youth Officer

Non-Committee Roles
Calum Edwards - Web Master