Association of British Scrabble Players

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This Calendar is maintained by Craig Beevers. 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.

Events with a pink background are also MSI Level 2 Qualifiers. Details on how the MSI National/World Championship structure works are available here.


Date Event Rds Contact Telephone
2015
Aug 27th-28th BMSC Early Bird - Sutton Bonington (entry form) 15 Sarah Stokes 07703 014789
Aug 28th Qadima Open 7 Evan Cohen +972778 844013
Aug 28th-29th BMSC Men's/Ladies Event - Sutton Bonington (entry form) 6 Sarah Stokes 07703 014789
Aug 29th-31st BMSC Main Event - Sutton Bonington (entry form) 23 Sarah Stokes 07703 014789
Sep 4th-7th H-B Holidays - Morecambe (entry form) 14 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Sep 12th Warrington (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Sep 12th Newhaven (entry form) 7 Alan Sinclair 0131 669 7316
Sep 13th Rotary Swindon (entry form) 7 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Sep 13th UK National Youth Championship (entry form) 7 Lynne Riley 07775 912207
Sep 19th-20th MSI National Scrabble Championships (NSC) (entry form) 17 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Sep 26th-27th Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Spa (entry form) (entrants) 14 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Sep 27th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Oct 2nd-4th Cock of the North - Coventry (entry form) 21 Len Moir 07958 579793
Oct 3rd Glasgow (entry form) 7 Tom Wilson 01324 832257
Oct 5th-7th Coventry Triple (entry form) 27 Len Moir 07958 579793
Oct 9th-12th H-B Holidays - Anglesey (entry form) 14 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Oct 11th Bournemouth (entry form) 7 Ruth Marsden 01202 707148
Oct 16th-18th Continental Championship - The Hague, Netherlands (entry form) 20 Suzanne Dundas +31 070 511 6341
Oct 17th Luton (entry form) 7 Rosalind Wilson 01582 507249
Oct 18th Nailsea, near Bristol (entry form) 7 Pam Sparkes 01275 464864
Oct 25th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Oct 31-Nov 1 Cheadle (entry form) 15 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
Nov 8th CSI Sunday - Chigwell (entry form) 7 Diane Pratesi 0208 556 2902
Nov 14th Edinburgh (entry form) 7 Margaret Harkness 0131 440 3649
Nov 14th-15th Reading Round Robin (entry form) 18 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Nov 21st-22nd Winter Matchplay - Milton Keynes (entry form) 17 Mike Willis 07976 256554
Nov 29th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Dec 4th-6th H-B Holidays - Harrogate (entry form) 14 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Dec 5th Mike O'Rourke Memorial Warm-Up (entry form) 6 Jeanette Paul 07507 108426
Dec 6th Mike O'Rourke Memorial Main Event (entry form) 7 Jeanette Paul 07507 108426
Dec 27th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Dec 29th-30th Twixmas - Daventry (entry form) 15 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
2016
Jan 2nd-3rd UK Open Warm Up - Coventry (entry form) 18 Len Moir 07958 579793
Jan 4th-6th UK Open Main Event - Coventry (entry form) 30 Len Moir 07958 579793
Jan 7th-8th UK Open Extra - Coventry (entry form) 17 Len Moir 07958 579793
Jan 9th-10th UK Open Final Fling - Coventry (entry form) 18 Len Moir 07958 579793
Jan 16th-17th Northern Ireland Championship - Belfast (entry form) 15 Stewart Holden 07971 634098
Jan 17th-20th Pitlochry 14+ Alan Sinclair 0131 669 7316
Jan 20th-22th Pitlochry 9+ Alan Sinclair 0131 669 7316
Jan 24th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Jan 29th-31st Chester (entry form) 17 Kathy Rush 01928 733565
Feb 19th-21st Eighth Israeli Open (website) 22 Maureen Hoch -
Feb 27th Leicester (entry form) 7 Margaret Pritchett 01664 857163
Feb 28th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Mar 20th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Apr 2nd Aylesbury (entry form) 7 Janet Bonham 01296 483717
Apr 17th Southampton (entry form) 7 Kate Sweetlove 07469 200751
Apr 24th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
May 29th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Jun 12th Portsmouth & Southsea - Horndean (entry form) 7 Mark Smith 01291 267659
Jun 26th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Jul 9th Heart of England - Solihull (entry form) 7 Ted Anscomb 01676 529013
Jul 24th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Aug 14th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Sep 25th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Oct 30th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Nov 27th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Dec 18th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -


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




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