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 2017, or £7.50 for those under 18 at the time of joining/renewing and can show proof. Your subscription covers bi-monthly issues of OnBoard magazine delivered to your doorstep, plus discounts on all Scrabble tournaments. Those subscribing in the last four months of 2016 will become members from now until the end of 2017.
If you are happy to receive your magazine by email, membership is just £10, or £5 for under 18s.
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 a standard one year membership where OnBoard is sent by post. Option 2 for one year's membership where OnBoard is sent by email. Option 3 for junior (under 18) membership where OnBoard is sent by post and Option 4 is for junior (under 18) membership where OnBoard is sent by email. Include the name for first time members.