Association of British Scrabble Players

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Date Event Rds Contact Telephone
2017
Sep 30th Warrington (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Sep 30th Glasgow SC 30th Anniversary (entry form) 7 Ross Mackenzie 07932 080566
Sep 30th Kingston (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Oct 1st Kingston (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Oct 1st Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Oct 1st Bourne Again (entry form) 7 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Oct 1st BEST - England Semi-Final (entry form) ~17 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Oct 6th ABSP NSC Early Bird - Blackburn (entry form) 7 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Oct 7th-8th ABSP NSC Finals - Blackburn (entry form) 17 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Oct 15th Luton (entry form) 8 Rosalind Wilson 01582 507249
Oct 21st Romford (entry form) 7 Len Edwards 07533 406698
Oct 21st Cumbernauld (entry form) 7 Aileen Morrison 07974 271904
Oct 22nd Nailsea (entry form) 7 Pam Sparkes 01275 464864
Oct 22nd MIMA Round Robin (entry form) 5 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Oct 28th Mapperley 'Halloween Charity' Tournament (entry form) 7 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Oct 29th Middlesbrough 'Cheap as Chips' (entry form) 7 Pauline Johnson 01642 823282
Oct 29th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Nov 4th-5th Cheadle House (entry form) 15 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
Nov 11th Edinburgh Open (entry form) 7 Margaret Harkness 0131 440 3649
Nov 11th Mike O'Rourke Memorial Warm Up (entry form) 7 Nuala O'Rourke 01572 756968
Nov 12th Mike O'Rourke Memorial Main Event (entry form) 8 Nuala O'Rourke 01572 756968
Nov 12th BEST - Ireland v Scotland/England Final (entry form) ~19 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Nov 18th-19th Winter Matchplay (entry form) 17 Mike Willis 07976 256554
Nov 25th Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Nov 25th-26th Wexford (entry form) 15 Mary Doyle (0353)539122937
Nov 26th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Nov 26th MIMA Round Robin (entry form) 5 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Dec 9th Newport(Essex) and Manuden Christmas Special (Day 1) (entry form) 8 Stella Burley 01279 815813
Dec 10th Newport(Essex) and Manuden Christmas Special (Day 2) (entry form) 8 Stella Burley 01279 815813
Dec 16th Newcastle Christmas (entry form) 7 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Dec 17th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Dec 17th Middlesbrough Christmas Special (entry form) 9 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Dec 19th BEST - Overall Final (entry form) ~19 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Dec 29th-30th Twixmas (entry form) 15 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
 
2018
 
Jan 3rd-4th UK Open Warm Up - Coventry (entry form) 18 Len Moir 07958 579793
Jan 5th-7th UK Open Main Event - Coventry (entry form) 30 Len Moir 07958 579793
Jan 13th Doncaster (entry form) 7 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Jan 14th-17th Pitlochry () 14+ Alan Sinclair 0131 669 7316
Jan 17th-19th Pitlochry () 9+ Alan Sinclair 0131 669 7316
Jan 21st Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Jan 27th-28th Northern Ireland Championship 2018 (entry form) 15 Stewart Holden 07971 634098
Feb 10th Retford Triple (entry form) 7 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Feb 11th Retford Triple (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Feb 12th Retford Triple (entry form) 7 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Feb 16th-18th 10th Israeli Open (website) 22 Maureen Hoch
Feb 18th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Feb 23rd-25th Isle of Wight (entry form) 20 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Feb 24th Collingham Combined (5pp) (entry form) 9 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Feb 25th Collingham Combined (FC) (entry form) 9 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Mar 3rd Leicester (entry form) 7 Margaret Pritchett 01664 857163
Mar 10th Peterborough Combined (5pp) (entry form) 7 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Mar 18-21st Pitlochry (entry form) 25 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
Mar 25th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Apr 1st BEST - Round 1 (entry form) ~9 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Apr 7th Aylesbury (entry form) 7 Janet Bonham 01296 483717
Apr 7th-8th German Open (entry form) 15 Peggy Fehily 0049-(0)157-71303453
Apr 21st Peterborough Combined (FC) (entry form) 7 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Apr 28th Newcastle Matchplay (entry form) 7 Colin Northmore 0191 4357740
Apr 29th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Apr 29th BEST - Round 2 (entry form) ~9 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
May 26th Retford Triple (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
May 27th Retford Triple (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
May 27th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
May 27th BEST - Round 3 (entry form) ~11 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
May 28th Retford Triple (entry form) 7 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Jun 15th-16th Collingham 24hr (entry form) 25 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Jun 16th Collingham Wimps (entry form) 2x5 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Jun 23rd Collingham Summer Solstice (entry form) 9 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Jun 24th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Jun 30th-Jul 1st Festival of Scrabble (entry form) 19 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
Jul 1st BEST - Round 4 (entry form) ~11 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
July 22th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Jul 28th-29th Broadstairs Seaside Special (entry form) 16 Nicky Huitson 07887 996396
Aug 5th BEST - Regional Final (entry form) ~15 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Aug 18th Grantham (entry form) 7 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Sep 2nd BEST - England Quarter Finals (entry form) ~15 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Sep 2nd BEST - Ireland/Scotland Final (entry form) ~17 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Sep 30th BEST - England Semi Finals (entry form) ~17 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Sep 30th Bourne Again (entry form) 7 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Oct 27th Mapperley 'Halloween Charity' Tournament (entry form) 7 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Nov 11th BEST - Ireland v Scotland and England Final (entry form) ~19 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Dec 16th BEST - Final (entry form) ~19 Craig Beevers 07928 816577


The above list contains those events approved for ratings purposes by the Tournament Coordinator, plus other significant Scrabble events. Please email us with any omissions or errors.

Further details are given, in a standard format, for most one-day tournaments; click on the event to see more. Weekend tournaments usually have too much information to give in a standard format; click on the event to download the entry form if it is available. Prospective entrants are requested to get in touch with the organiser if they would like any further information. For some matches the number of rounds is a 'best of' figure, for example the BEST Quarter-Finals are 'best of 15 games'. This is shown by ~15 in the Rounds column.

Unless specified otherwise, the details for the tournaments assume the following:

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For a list of previous winners of the various events on the calendar take a look at the results section.