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|Mar 18-21st||Pitlochry (entry form)||25||Amy Byrne||0131 661 3869|
|Mar 24th||Warrington Round Robin (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Mar 25th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Mar 30th-31st||EMP Woburn Warm Up (entry form)||9||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Mar 31st-Apr 2nd||Easter Matchplay (entry form)||23||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Apr 1st||BEST - Round 1 (entry form)||~9||Craig Beevers||07928 816577|
|Apr 7th||Aylesbury (entry form)||7||Janet Bonham||01296 483717|
|Apr 7th||Glenrothes (entry form)||7||Jim Wilkie||01592 770127|
|Apr 7th-8th||German Open (entry form)||15||Peggy Fehily||0049-(0)157-71303453|
|Apr 14th||Cumbernauld (entry form)||7||Aileen Morrison||07974 271904|
|Apr 14th-15th||Cork (entry form)||13||Finbarr Long||+353 (0)86 2835281|
|Apr 21st||Peterborough Combined (FC) (entry form)||7||Gerard Fox||07557 671858|
|Apr 28th||Warrington Round Robin (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|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|
|Apr 28th||Malta (Early Bird) (website for entry form)||9||Nicky Vella Laurente||+356 70065207|
|Apr 29th-May 1st||Malta (Main Event) (website for entry form)||25||Nicky Vella Laurente||+356 70065207|
|May 3rd-4th||Malta (Late Bird) (website for entry form)||16||Nicky Vella Laurente||+356 70065207|
|May 5th-7th||Spring Matchplay (entry form)||25||Amy Byrne||0131 661 3869|
|May 19th-20th||Scottish Open (entry form)||14||Marion Keatings||01592 265524|
|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 2nd-3rd||ABSP Masters (qualifying criteria)||16||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Jun 3rd||Luton (entry form)||Rosalind Wilson||01582 507249|
|Jun 9th||Milton Keynes Open (entry form)||8||Paul Steadman||07936 412806|
|Jun 10th||Aberdeen (entry form)||6||Neil Scott||01224 639291|
|Jun 10th||Portsmouth and Southsea (entry form)||7||Mark Smith||02392 367659|
|Jun 10th||Titchmarsh Open (entry form)||7||Nicholas Partridge||07515 728287|
|Jun 15th-16th||Collingham 24hr (entry form)||25||Gerard Fox||07557 671858|
|Jun 16th||Collingham Wimps (entry form)||2x5||Gerard Fox||07557 671858|
|Jun 17th||Brighton and Hove RR (entry form)||9||George Newman||01273 230356|
|Jun 23rd||Collingham Summer Solstice (entry form)||9||Gerard Fox||07557 671858||Jun 23rd||Newcastle Midsummer (entry form)||7||Stefanie Harrison||0191 2675202|
|Jun 23rd||Prestwick (entry form)||7||Yvonne Holland||01292 283277|
|Jun 24th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Jun 24th||North Pennines (entry form)||7||Christine Tudge||01434 685936|
|Jun 24th||Warrington (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|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|
|Jul 15th||Chigwell Pairs and Singles (entry form)||8||Diane Pratesi||0208 556 2902|
|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|
|Aug 24th-25th||BMSC Warm Up (entry form)||11||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Aug 25th-27th||BMSC Main Event (entry form)||25||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|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 22nd||Newcastle Michaelmas (entry form)||7||Stefanie Harrison||0191 2675202|
|Sep 22nd||Warrington Round Robin (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Sep 23rd||Warrington (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Sep 23rd||North Pennines (entry form)||7||Christine Tudge||01434 685936|
|Sep 30th||BEST - England Semi Finals (entry form)||~17||Craig Beevers||07928 816577|
|Sep 30th||Bourne Again (entry form)||7||Gerard Fox||07557 671858|
|Sep 30th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Oct 6th-7th||National Scrabble Championship (entry form)||16||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Oct 14th||Nailsea (entry form)||7||Pam Sparkes||01275 464864|
|Oct 27th||Mapperley 'Halloween Charity' Tournament (entry form)||7||Gerard Fox||07557 671858|
|Oct 28th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Nov 4th||Luton ()||Rosalind Wilson||01582 507249|
|Nov 11th||BEST - Ireland v Scotland and England Final (entry form)||~19||Craig Beevers||07928 816577|
|Nov 24th||Warrington Round Robin (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Nov 25th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott||Dec 15th||Newcastle Xmas (entry form)||7||Stefanie Harrison||0191 2675202|
|Dec 16th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Dec 16th||BEST - Final (entry form)||~19||Craig Beevers||07928 816577|
|Jan 19th-20th||Northern Ireland Championship (entry form)||15||Stewart Holden||07971 634098|
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.
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For a list of previous winners of the various events on the calendar take a look at the results section.