Association of British Scrabble Players

Calendar


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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. For the latest information on who's made it to the NSC Final click here.

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Date Event Rds Contact Telephone
2016
Aug 21st Mind Sports Olympiad - London (entry form) 7 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Aug 21st BEST - Main Regional Final (entry form) ~15 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Aug 25th-26th BMSC - Early Bird (entry form) 12 Wayne Kelly 07773 027274
Aug 26th-27th BMSC - Extra (entry form) 10 Wayne Kelly 07773 027274
Aug 27th-29th BMSC - Main (entry form) 25 Wayne Kelly 07773 027274
Sep 3rd Romford (entry form) 7 Cindy Hollyer 01277 822050
Sep 10th Airdrie (entry form) 7 Aileen Morrison 079742 71904
Sep 11th Swindon (entry form) 7 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Sep 11th National Youth Championship (entry form) 7 Lynne Riley
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 24th Warrington (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Sep 25th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Oct 8th Glasgow (entry form) 7 Tom Wilson 01324 832257
Oct 8th-9th NSC Finals (entry form) 17 Mike Willis 07976 256554
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 23rd Nailsea (entry form) 7 Pam Sparkes 01275 464864
Oct 23rd Middlesbrough 'Cheap as Chips' (entry form) 7 Pauline Johnson 01642 823282
Oct 30th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Nov 6th Wetherby (entry form) 8 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Nov 13th BEST - Ireland v Scotland & England Final (entry form) ~19 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Nov 19th-20th Cheadle (entry form) 15 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
Nov 19th-20th Winter Matchplay - Milton Keynes (entry form) 17 Mike Willis 07976 256554
Nov 25th-27th H-B Holidays - Harrogate (entry form) 14 Stefanie Stobbart 0191 267 5202
Nov 26th Edinburgh (entry form) 7 Margaret Harkness 0131 440 3649
Nov 27th Ilford (details) 8 Kevin Synnott -
Dec 3rd Mike O'Rourke Memorial Warm Up (entry form) 7 Nuala O'Rourke 07513 408181
Dec 4th Mike O'Rourke Memorial Main Event (entry form) 8 Nuala O'Rourke 07513 408181
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 -
Dec 29th-30th Twixmas - Daventry (entry form) 15 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
2017
Jan 4th-5th UK Open Warm Up - Coventry (entry form) 18 Len Moir 07958 579793
Jan 6th-8th UK Open Main Event - Coventry (entry form) 30 Len Moir 07958 579793
Jan 15th-18th Pitlochry 14+ Alan Sinclair 0131 669 7316
Jan 18th-20th Pitlochry 9+ Alan Sinclair 0131 669 7316
Jan 28th-29th Northern Ireland Championship - Belfast (entry form) 15 Stewart Holden 07971 634098
Feb 24th-26th 9th Israeli Open (website) 22 Maureen Hoch
Mar 4th Leicester (entry form) 7 Margaret Pritchett 01664 857163
Mar 12th Swindon (entry form) 7 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Apr 8th Cumbernauld (entry form) 7 Aileen Morrison 079742 71904
May 21st Luton (entry form) 7 Rosalind Wilson 01582 507249
Jul 8th Heart of England - Solihull (entry form) 7 Ted Anscomb 01676 529013
Oct 15th Luton (entry form) 7 Rosalind Wilson 01582 507249


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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