Home


Welcome to York Scrabble! A website dedicated to tournaments taking place in York, organised by me, Craig Beevers.

The third York Scrabble event will be taking place on 6th-9th March, 2014. There is a new midweek event - Thursday to Friday, as well as one-day events on Saturday and Sunday. Standard rules are used, with 5 point penalty used for the top division only on Saturday and Sunday, whilst otherwise being played to the free challenge rule.

Photos from the first event are on British Scrabble
Results from the first event for Saturday and Sunday (David Webb won the combined standings with Jill Parker second).
Results from the second event for Saturday and Sunday (Neil Rowley won the combined standings).

Entry fee for the 13 round Weekday event - Thursday to Friday, is £60 and includes a 3-course dinner on Thursday evening, four rounds of tea, coffee and biscuits and prizes. The hotel has a

Entry for either day for the Weekend event is £28; and includes 7 games of Scrabble, an extensive finger buffet, two rounds of tea/coffee and a prizes. The hotel has a bar which serves drinks, a beautiful foyer with leather sofas, wooden panelling and a feature fireplace. There is also a restaurant in the hotel which serves breakfast (residents only), a lunch menu (order before 12) and dinner. There is free WiFi in the foyer and playing area.

On Saturday I will run a tuitional consensus game starting at 10.30am. The idea is we play a game against the computer, I let everyone have a look at potential moves, then I give my input and suggest other options. As well as being fun it is a good way to learn about the game. On Sunday starting at 9.00am I will help anyone who wants to learn how to use tsh, Quackle, Zyzzyva or Elise.

If you would like to stay at the Elmbank Hotel rooms can be booked through the entry form or directly with the hotel as a user of the function room. £65 a night B&B for a single room, £75 a night single occupancy B&B for a twin/double (£90 on a Saturday) and £90 a night double occupancy B&B for a twin/double. York has well in excess of 100 hotels in what is a relatively small city, so please feel free to look around and choose whichever accommodation suits you.

I can personally recommend York as one of the best cities in the north of England. It has a huge amount to offer in a relatively small area - you are never far from something completely different. Along with the railway links and the park and ride it is a very accessible city too. Attractions include the York Dungeon, National Railway Museum (free entry), Jorvik Viking Centre, The Shambles, markets, castles, cathedrals, walls, gardens and a whole lot more.

Hope to see you there soon, Craig.



SCRABBLE® is a registered trademark. All intellectual property rights in and to the game are owned in the U.S.A. by Hasbro Inc., in Canada by Hasbro Canada Inc. and throughout the rest of the world by J.W. Spear & Sons Ltd. of Maidenhead SL6 4UB, England, a subsidiary of Mattel Inc. Mattel and Spear are not affiliated with Hasbro or Hasbro Canada.

Contact Me