National Scrabble Championship Preview
The first weekend of October will see the two-day National Scrabble
Championship take place at the Park Royal Hotel in Warrington.
Ed Martin, pictured, will be there, defending
the title he won last year. It's not going to be easy, as the field is
packed with major winners, including four former national
champions. There are already 6 Grand Masters, 2 Experts and 2 other top
players rated above 170.
The field is headed by 10-time major winner, 2012 champion Paul
Gallen, already winner of the Festival of Scrabble and the ABSP Masters
this year. Lewis Mackay will be looking to add a national championship
to his 9 major titles, adding to the 2019 Easter Matchplay trophy.
Harshan Lamabadusuriya, 2003 champion, will likely be in contention.
Phil Robertshaw is another former winner, with David Webb, another
winner of multiple majors, being the other Grand Master in the field.
Natalie Zolty, Elie Dangoor, Colin Northmore and Robert Richland round
out the top 10 seeds, with no fewer than 7 further players rated 160+.
Just in case you thought that this tournament wasn't already looking
tough to crack, 2017 BMSC champion David Koenig will be looking to join
the party through Friday's Last Chance Qualifier.
Alongside the main event will be the plate event, open to anybody who
has not qualified for the main event. Both events feature 16 rounds,
with the champion due to be crowed Sunday evening.
Entrants: NSC LCQ |
NSC Main |
Last updated: 1 October 2019