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New players are especially welcome at all events. Come along and play! We have some hints & tips for players who are new to tournaments. Plus, new players can enter their first one-day tournament for FREE! Contact the organiser of the event for more details.
Colour and annotation key: tournaments updated recently are highlighted wespa (also see the full WESPA Calendar); tournaments in pink and marked with the annotation are qualifiers for the UK National Scrabble Championship, and tournaments with the blue background and marked with the annotation are not ABSP-rated, but are major world championship level events. The dates for tournaments may be marked as provisional prior to confirmation of the event to allow players to save the date. Events that are taking place outside the United Kingdom are also indicated with flags.; tournaments with the annotation are rated by
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This calendar contains only recent and future events - the previous events calendar lists all the tournaments from the past few years.
Tournament entrants are reminded that, for the time being, organisers may need to impose pre-conditions, such as pre-event testing, or restrictions due to ongoing situation with COVID-19 to comply with local requirements or the venue's requirements. These will be stated on entry forms, but there is always the chance that late changes are required. We ask that you respect the decisions of organisers in these matters, which will often be outside of their control.
|June the twenty sixth 2022||Ilford||8rounds||James Burley|
|August the fourteenth 2022||Manuden||8rounds||James Burley|
|August the twenty sixth and twenty seventh 2022||British Matchplay Scrabble Championships Warmup||11rounds||Wayne Kelly||0 7 7 7 3 0 2 7 2 7 4|
|August the twenty seventh to the twenty ninth 2022||British Matchplay Scrabble Championships||25rounds||Wayne Kelly||0 7 7 7 3 0 2 7 2 7 4|
|September the tenth 2022||Glasgow||7rounds||Ross Mackenzie||0 7 9 3 2 0 8 0 5 6 6|
|September the eleventh 2022||SouthamptonUpdated on June the sixteenth 2022||7rounds||James Burley|
|September the eighteenth 2022||IlfordUpdated on June the twenty sixth 2022||8rounds||James Burley|
|September the twenty fourth 2022||LeicesterUpdated on June the nineteenth 2022||7rounds||James Burley|
|October the eighth 2022||Cumbernauld||7rounds||Aileen Morrison||0 7 9 7 4 2 7 1 9 0 4|
|October the ninth 2022||LutonUpdated on June the twenty sixth 2022||7rounds||James Burley|
|October the fifteenth 2022||WolverhamptonUpdated on June the sixteenth 2022||7rounds||James Burley|
|October the twenty ninth 2022||Newcastle||7rounds||James Burley|
|November the twelvth 2022||Norwich||7rounds||James Burley|
|December the twenty ninth and thirtieth 2022||Twixmas 2022||15rounds||James Burley|
This calendar is maintained by the webmaster, Stewart Brodie. Please direct all queries/corrections to him. 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: