New players are especially welcome at all events. Come along and play! We have some hints & tips for players who are new to tournaments. Plus, new players can enter their first one-day tournament for FREE! Contact the organiser of the event for more details.
Tournaments are open to anyone, but it will always cost you a bit more if you are not a member of ABSP or a member in good standing of a recognised national body with which the ABSP has agreed reciprocal membership benefits. Click here to join the ABSP.
Tournaments with the date in yellow have been recently added to the calendar.
Tournaments in pink are also designated NSC Qualifiers.
N.B.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, if the 2020 National Scrabble Championship is still able to take place, it is planned to be a single division, open tournament with no qualification necessary. Therefore, there are no more 2020 tournaments marked as NSC qualifiers.
Tournaments annotated with the logo are WESPA-rated. For a full list of WESPA-rated international tournaments, see the WESPA Calendar. Tournaments with the blue background are not ABSP-rated, but are major world championship level events.
News of ongoing events can be found on CentreStar page.
If you would like to add a link to your tournament on Centrestar index page please advise Peter (see email link above).
|Date||Event||Rds||Contact||Telephone / website|
|Jul 4th-5th||Festival of Scrabble, Bournville (entry form)||19||Amy Byrne||0131 661 3869|
|Jul 18th-19th||ABSP Masters, Leicester (invitational)||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Jul 26th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Aug 16th||Aberdeen, entry form)||7||Neil Scott||01224 639291|
|Aug 23rd||Mind Sports Olympiad (London) (entry form)||7||Steve Perry||01367 244757|
|Aug 28th-29th||British Matchplay Scrabble Championships Warm Up (entry form)||11||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Aug 29th-31st||British Matchplay Scrabble Championships (entry form)||25||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Sep 4th||Continental Scrabble Championship Early Bird (Berlin) (entry form)||4||Peggy Fehily||Tournament website|
|Sep 5th-6th||Continental Scrabble Championship Main Event (Berlin) (entry form)||15||Peggy Fehily||Tournament website|
|Sep 12th-13th||Broadstairs Autumn Tournament Special (BATS) (entry form)||15||Nicky Huitson||07887 996396|
|Sep 12th-13th||Waterford Scrabble Tournament (Information)||15||Event Organiser||+353 (0)87 6868410|
|Sep 13th||Swindon Rotary (entry form)||7||Steve Perry||01367 244757|
|Sep 20th||North Pennines (Allendale) (entry form)||7||Christine Tudge||01434 685936|
|Sep 20th||BEST 2020 Closing Date! (entry form, July 13th update)||~||Chris Harrison||07746 583979|
|Sep 26th||Warrington Weekender Saturday (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Sep 27th||Warrington Weekender Sunday (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Sep 27th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Oct 3rd-4th||National Scrabble Championship Finals (Bristol) (entry form)||16||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Oct 11th||Luton (entry form)||8||Rosalind Wilson||01582 507249|
|Oct 18th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Oct 18th||Leicester (entry form)||8||Barry French||07538 936982 (daytime)|
|Nov 28th||Warrington Round Robin (entry form)||7||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Nov 29th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Dec 20th||Ilford (entry form)||8||Kevin Synnott|
|Jan 29th-31st||Isle of Wight (entry form)||10 + 10||Steve Perry||01367 244757|
|May 1st-2nd||Broadstairs Viking Seaside Special||15||Nicky Huitson||07887 996396|
|May 8th-9th||Manx Scrabble Championship 2021, Isle of Man||15||Gillian Street||07624 322773|
|Aug 27th-28th||British Matchplay Scrabble Championships Warm Up||11||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
|Aug 28th-30th||British Matchplay Scrabble Championships||25||Wayne Kelly||01925 483530|
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: