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.

Tournaments in pink are also designated NSC Qualifiers.


Date Event Rds Contact Telephone
2016
Feb 13th East Midlands Championship - Collingham (entry form) 8 Gerard Fox 07557 671858
Feb 13th-14th Scottish Masters (invitational) Neil Scott 01224 639291
Feb 19th-21st Eighth Israeli Open (website) 22 Maureen Hoch -
Feb 19th-21st Isle of Wight (entry form) 18 Penny Downer 01983 716425
Feb 20th-21st Nottingham Round Robin (entry form) 18 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Feb 27th Leicester (entry form) 7 Margaret Pritchett 01664 857163
Feb 28th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Mar 5th Luton (entry form) 7 Rosalind Wilson 01582 507249
Mar 5th Lothian (entry form) 7 Alan Sinclair 0131 669 7316
Mar 13th-16th Pitlochry (entry form) 25+ Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
Mar 19th Sutton Coldfield (entry form) 7 Rick Blakeway 07904 757244
Mar 19th Newcastle Lady Day Nine-Timer (entry form) 9 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Mar 20th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Mar 20th-21st Coventry Double (entry form) 18 Len Moir 07958 579793
Mar 22nd-24th Coventry Triple (entry form) 27 Len Moir 07958 579793
Mar 25th-26th Bristol Warm-Up (entry form) 8 Ronnie Reid 01256 895690
Mar 26th-28th Bristol Easter Championship (entry form) 21 Ronnie Reid 01256 895690
Apr 2nd Aylesbury (entry form) 7 Janet Bonham 01296 483717
Apr 3rd BEST - Plate Round 1 (entry form) ~7 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Apr 9th-10th German Nationals (entry form) 15 Peggy Fehily 0049 157 7130 3453
Apr 15th-18th H-B Holidays - Morecambe (entry form) 14 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Apr 16th Motherwell (entry form) 7 Tom Wilson 01324 832257
Apr 17th Southampton (entry form) 7 Kate Sweetlove 07469 200751
Apr 24th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
April 24th Newcastle Matchplay (entry form) 7 Colin Northmore 0191 4357740
April 29th MISO Early Bird (entry form) 9 Scrabble Malta +356 79965207
Apr 30-May 2 MISO Main (entry form) 25 Scrabble Malta +356 79965207
Apr 30-May 2 Spring Matchplay - Daventry (entry form) 25 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
May 1st BEST - Plate Round 2 (entry form) ~7 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
May 4th-5th MISO Supplement (entry form) 16 Scrabble Malta +356 79965207
May 14th-15th Scottish Open - Edinburgh (entry form) 14 Marion Keatings 01592 265524
May 14th-15th Bedford Round Robin (entry form) 18 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
May 28th-30th English Grand - Coventry (entry form) 27 Len Moir 07958 579793
May 29th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
May 29th BEST - Plate Final (entry form) ~9 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Jun 4th Warrington (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 07773 027274
Jun 5th Aberdeen (entry form) 6 Neil Scott 01224 639291
Jun 11th Milton Keynes Open (entry form) 7 Paul Steadman 07936 412806
Jun 12th Portsmouth & Southsea - Horndean (entry form) 7 Mark Smith 02392 367659
Jun 18th Newcastle Midsummer Nine-Timer (entry form) 9 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Jun 19th Brighton & Hove Round Robin (entry form) 9 George Newman 01273 230356
Jun 26th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Jun 26th BEST - Main Round 1 (entry form) ~11 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Jul 9th Heart of England - Solihull (entry form) 7 Ted Anscomb 01676 529013
Jul 16th-17th ABSP Masters (invitational) Wayne Kelly 07773 027274
Jul 23rd-24th Nottingham Round Robin (entry form) 18 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Jul 24th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Jul 24th BEST - Main Round 2 (entry form) ~11 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Aug 14th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Aug 21st BEST - Main Regional Final (entry form) ~15 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Sep 18th Newcastle 40th Anniversary (entry form) 7 Colin Northmore 0191 4357740
Sep 18th BEST - Area Final (entry form) ~15 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Sep 18th BEST - Ireland & Scotland Finals (entry form) ~17 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Sep 25th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Oct 8th-9th NSC Finals 17
Oct 14th-17th H-B Holidays - Anglesey (entry form) 14 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Oct 15th Luton (entry form) 7 Rosalind Wilson 01582 507249
Oct 16th Titchmarsh Open (entry form) 7 Nicholas Partridge 07515 728287
Oct 16th BEST - England Semi-Finals (entry form) ~17 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Oct 22nd-23rd Bedford Round Robin (entry form) 18 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Oct 23rd Nailsea (entry form) 7 Pam Sparkes 01275 464864
Oct 30th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Nov 13th BEST - Ireland v Scotland & England Final (entry form) ~19 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Nov 25th-27th H-B Holidays - Harrogate (entry form) 14 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Nov 27th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Dec 11th BEST - Final(entry form) ~19 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Dec 17th Newcastle Christmas Nine-Timer (entry form) 9 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Dec 18th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
2017
Jan 20th-22nd Chester (entry form) 17 Kathy Rush 01928 733565


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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