Association of British Scrabble Players

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This Calendar is maintained by Calum Edwards. Please direct all queries/corrections to him.

News of ongoing events can be found on the coverage page. For international tournaments see the WESPA Calendar.

Tournaments in pink are also designated NSC Qualifiers.The latest list of qualifiers can be found here.

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Date Event Rds Contact Telephone
2017
Apr 1st Aylesbury (entry form) 7 Janet Bonham 01296 483717
Apr 1st Collingham Combined 5pp - Lincoln (entry form) 7 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Apr 1st Newcastle (entry form) 7 Colin Northmore 0191 4357740
Apr 1st BEST - Plate First Round (entry form) ~7 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Apr 8th Cumbernauld (entry form) 7 Aileen Morrison 079742 71904
Apr 8th-9th German Open Championship (entry form) 15 Peggy Fehily 0049 157 71303453
Apr 8th-9th Irish Open 2017 (Facebook page) 14 John Ryan +353 86 395 3846
Apr 8th Sutton Coldfield Weekend (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Apr 9th Sutton Coldfield Weekend (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Apr 14th-15th Bristol Warm-Up (entry form) 8 Ronnie Reid 01256 895690
Apr 15th-17th Bristol Easter Championship (entry form) 21 Ronnie Reid 01256 895690
Apr 22nd Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Apr 22nd Inverleith - Edinburgh (entry form) 7 Simon Gillam 0131 339 2614
Apr 23rd Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Apr 28th MISO Early Bird - St Julian's, Malta (entry form) 9 Scrabble Malta +356 79965207
Apr 29-May 1 MISO Main Event - St Julian's, Malta (entry form) 25 Scrabble Malta +356 79965207
Apr 29-May 1 Spring Matchplay - Daventry (entry form) 25 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
Apr 30th MIMA Round Robin - Middlesbrough (entry form) 5 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Apr 30th BEST - Plate Final Round (entry form) ~9 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
May 3rd-4th MISO Late Bird - St Julian's, Malta (entry form) 16 Scrabble Malta +356 79965207
May 6th Oakham Weekend (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
May 7th Oakham Weekend (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
May 13th Collingham Combined Free Challenge - Lincoln (entry form) 7 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
May 13th-14th Scottish Open - Edinburgh (entry form) 14 Marion Keatings 01592 265524
May 14th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
May 21st Luton (entry form) 7 Rosalind Wilson 01582 507249
May 21st MIMA Round Robin - Middlesbrough (entry form) 5 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
May 27th Retford Weekend - Nottinghamshire (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
May 28th Retford Weekend - Nottinghamshire (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
May 28th BEST - Main Round 1 (entry form) ~11 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
May 29th Retford Weekend - Nottinghamshire (entry form) 7 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Jun 3rd Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Jun 3rd Milton Keynes (entry form) 7 Paul Steadman 07936 412806
Jun 4th Aberdeen (entry form) 6 Neil Scott 01224 639291
Jun 4th Titchmarsh Open (entry form) 7 Nicholas Partridge 07515 728287
Jun 11th Portsmouth & Southsea - Horndean (entry form) 7 Mark Smith 02392 367659
Jun 17th Newcastle Midsummer (entry form) 7 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Jun 17th-18th ABSP Masters (invititional) - Yarnfield 16 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Jun 18th Brighton & Hove Round Robin (entry form) 9 George Newman 01273 230356
Jun 24th Warrington (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Jun 24th Prestwick (entry form) 7 Yvonne Holland 01292 283277
Jun 25th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Jun 25th MIMA Round Robin - Middlesbrough (entry form) 5 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Jul 1st Lincoln Summer (entry form) 8 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Jul 1st-2nd Festival of Scrabble - Birmingham (entry form) 19 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
Jul 2nd BEST - Main Round 2 (entry form) ~11 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Jul 8th Heart of England - Solihull (entry form) 7 Ted Anscomb 01676 529013
Jul 15th-16th Broadstairs Seaside Special (entry form) 15 Nicky Huitson 07887 996396
Jul 22nd Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Jul 29th-30th Nottingham Round Robin (entry form) 18 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Jul 30th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Aug 6th BEST - Main Regional Final (entry form) ~15 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Aug 12th Mapperley Combined (5pp) (entry form) 7 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Aug 12th-13th Scottish Round Robin - Perth (entry form) 14 Marion Keatings 01592 265524
Aug 20th MSO (entry form) 7 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Aug 25th-26th BMSC - Warm-Up (entry form) 12 Wayne Kelly 07773 027274
Aug 26th-28th BMSC - Main Event (entry form) 25 Wayne Kelly 07773 027274
Sep 1st-3rd Nottingham Nomads Worksop (entry form) 21 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Sep 2nd Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Sep 2nd-3rd Continental Scrabble Championship (website) 17 Gunnar Anderssonon
Sep 3rd BEST - England QFs, Ireland/Scotland Final (entry form) ~15 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Sep 10th Swindon Rotary
Sep 16th Mapperley Combined (free challenge) (entry form) 7 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Sep 23rd Newcastle Michaelmas (entry form) 7 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Sep 24th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Sep 30th Warrington (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Sep 30th Kingston
Oct 1st Kingston
Oct 1st Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
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) 7 Rosalind Wilson 01582 507249
Oct 22nd Nailsea (entry form) 7 Pam Sparkes 01275 464864
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 12th BEST - Ireland v Scotland/England Final (entry form) ~19 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Nov 25th Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Nov 26th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Dec 16th Newcastle Christmas (entry form) 7 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Dec 17th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Dec 19th BEST - Overall Final (entry form) ~19 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
 
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 27th-28th Northern Ireland Championship 2018 (entry form) 15 Stewart Holden 07971 634098
Feb 16th-18th 10th Israeli Open (website) 22 Maureen Hoch


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:

 • Positions are determined on wins and spread (winning margins)
 • If you are a new player you will usually be placed in the lowest division for your first event, if you would like to play in a higher group please speak to the organiser in advance.
 • Entries are at the sole discretion of the Tournament Organiser
 • You must always include a SAE with your entry for application
 • Please arrive on time

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New players are especially welcome at all events. Come along and play! If it's your first event, read Advice for New Players to find out more.

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




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