Association of British Scrabble Players

Sweden - The Butter Cup


26th February 2005

This was the first English language Scrabble tournament held in Sweden. At the invitation of the Swedish Scrabble Association, eight British players ventured to Stockholm to play in this one day event and make new Scandinavian Scrabble friends. Photo: Stewart Holden Photo: Stewart Holden
The sun shone on the bus but the temperature was never above zero!

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Stockholm by day and night

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This restaurant didn't sound too appealing...

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... while the shopping centre claimed to offer so much more!

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Scrabble players forced into a pub against their will. Honest.

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An excellent dinner at Baltazar restaurant with our hosts Greger Nässén and Mårten Björkman

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Introductions and preparations before the Scrabble gets under way

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Action!

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Games galore

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More action from the playing room

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Prizegiving:
1st: David Acton (8 wins)
2nd: Stewart Holden (6 wins)
3rd: Martin Reed (5 wins)
Best Swedish player: Henrik Holmström

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Another superb meal with our new Scrabble friends

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Sledging and skating on Sunday morning

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A trip around the older parts of Stockholm

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Just time for one more visit to the coffee shop...

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... before finally heading home

Group photo
With many thanks to the Swedish Scrabble Association for a fantastic event.




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