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Wayne Kelly

Publications Officer

Wayne Kelly

Wayne first entered the Scrabble scene in 1995 when he joined Warrington Scrabble Club, and took over the running of the club in 1996 when the previous organiser moved away. He is also a member of the Ashton and Whitefield clubs. He joined the ABSP in 1997, having previously played in the British Amateur Scrabble Tournament and the NSC, and started his Scrabble career on a high winning Division C at his first weekend tournament - Summer Matchplay 1998.

Since then Wayne has played regularly, clocking up 100 tournament games or more each year since 1999. He has finished in second place at the Chester tournament 3 times and has won Penrith and Bingley tournaments - for the latter winning a weekend break. Currently the highest rated player in the Northwest of England, he has also captained the Lancashire team for two years in the annual War of the Roses match.

Wayne joined the Committee in June 2003 and is the contact if you require ABSP scoresheets for your tournament. He is also responsible for keeping the ABSP handbook and other important documents up-to-date.

Other than Scrabble, Wayne is interested in pop music, particularly Kylie Minogue, and all sorts of quizzes and games. He has appeared on several TV shows, being a past Countdown finalist and a daily winner on Fifteen to One.