Association of British Scrabble Players

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The Association of British Scrabble Players (ABSP) is the association which coordinates all tournament Scrabble in the UK.

Our members include the best players in the country and people who enjoy tournaments mainly as social events. We also have non-tournament players who join just to receive our magazine, OnBoard. This is published every two months with many Scrabble-related articles and puzzles, as well as details of all upcoming rated tournaments (with entry forms enclosed). Members also get an annual handbook and price reductions on all rated events.

We have been providing support for tournament organisers and directors since 1987, and we maintain a ratings system which incorporates results from around 70 rated events across the country every year. Have a look at the Calendar and Results sections to learn more. See the Advice for New Players to find out how to enter a tournament, and what it's like to play in one.

ABSP membership is just £15 for 2014, or £7.50 if you are joining for the first time or if you provide proof you are under 18 at the time of joining/renewing. Your subscription covers bi-monthly issues of OnBoard magazine delivered to your doorstep or your e-mail in-box, plus discounts on all Scrabble tournaments.

If you are happy to receive your magazine by e-mail and wish to renew for two years, membership is just £20 for 2014 and 2015, or £10 if you are a first-time member or under 18 at the time of joining/renewing!

Come and join us, and find out what it's all about! Send your name and address and a cheque for the correct amount above, payable to 'ABSP' to our Membership Secretary:

Sue Bowman, 12 Canvey Close, Westbury on Trym, Bristol, BS10 5DD or email Sue for more information.

If you have any suggestions or comments, or any queries at all about Scrabble in the UK, please email the webmaster.

To purchase membership online use one of the options below - Option 1 for one year membership. Option 2 for two year membership. Option 3 for first time or junior (under 18) membership. For renewing members please include the ABSP membership number in the relevant box below. Otherwise include the name for first time members.


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or your membership number if you are renewing:


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Data Protection Act: In joining the ABSP I accept that personal information relating to Scrabble, including my rating and my photograph, may appear on the ABSP website and in ABSP publications. I accept that the ABSP will not be responsible for use or misuse of personal information.

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