Association of British Scrabble Players

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Date Event Rds Contact Telephone
Jun 22nd Prestwick (entry form) 7 Yvonne Holland 01292 283277
Jun 22nd Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Jun 23rd Warrington (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Jun 29th Newcastle Summer Matchplay (entry form) 7 Colin Northmore 0191 4357740
Jun 30th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Jun 30th North Pennines (entry form) 7 Christine Tudge 01434 685936
Jul 7th Manuden (entry form) 8 Stella Burley 07825 153842
Jul 13th-14th Festival of Scrabble (Bournville) (entry form) 19 Amy Byrne 0131 661 3869
Jul 20th-21st ABSP Masters(qualification criteria) 16 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Jul 21st BEST Round 3 (entry form) ~11 Chris Harrison 07746 583979
July 27th Newhaven (entry form) 7 Alan Sinclair 0131 669 7316
Jul 28th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Aug 3rd Stillington 24hr - Night Owl (entry form) 6 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Aug 3rd-4th Stillington 24hr - Main (entry form) 40 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Aug 4th Stillington 24hr - Sunday Event (entry form) 7 Craig Beevers 07928 816577
Aug 10-11 Scottish Open (entry form) 14 Marion Keatings 01592 265524
Aug 18 Mind Sports Olympiad (entry form) 7 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Aug 23rd-24th BMSC (Warm Up) (entry form) 11 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Aug 24th-26th BMSC (Main Event) (entry form) 25 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Aug 25th BEST Round 4-Regional Final (entry form) ~11 Chris Harrison 07746 583979
Sep 7th-8th Continental Championship (Amsterdam) (entry form) 15 Anand Buddhdev +31 650 858 731
Sep 15th Wiltshire Rotary (entry form) 7 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Sep 22nd North Pennines (entry form) 7 Christine Tudge 01434 685936
Sep 22nd Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Sep 28th Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Sep 28th Glasgow (entry form) 7 Ross Mackenzie 01259 723619
Sep 28th-29th Waterford (entry form) 15 Jennie Frizelle +353 (0)87 6868410
Sep 29th Holmfirth (entry form) 7 Caroline McLaughlin 07831 836097
Sep 29th BEST Quarter-Finals (entry form) ~15 Chris Harrison 07746 583979
Oct 4th NSC Last Chance Qualifier (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Oct 5th-6th NSC Finals/Plate (entry form) 16 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Oct 12th Kettering (entry form) 7 Nicholas Partridge 07515 728287
Oct 12th Kettering Novices (entry form) 4 Nicholas Partridge 07515 728287
Oct 19th Cumbernauld (entry form) 7 Aileen Morrison 07974 271904
Oct 20th Leicester(entry form) 8 Barry French 07931 427106
Oct 20th Nailsea (entry form) 7 Pam Sparkes 01275 464864
Oct 27th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Nov 3rd Luton (entry form) 8 Rosalind Wilson 01582 507249
Nov 9th Mike O'Rourke Memorial (Warm Up) (entry form) 7 Nuala O'Rourke 07513 408181
Nov 10th Mike O'Rourke Memorial (Main) (entry form) 8 Nuala O'Rourke 07513 408181
Nov 10th BEST Semi-Finals (entry form) ~15 Chris Harrison 07746 583979
Nov 16th-17th Winter Matchplay (Milton Keynes) (entry form) 17 Mike Willis 07976 256554
Nov 16th-17th Wexford (entry form) 15 John Cunningham-Ryan +353 (0)86 3953846
Nov 30th Warrington Round Robin (entry form) 7 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Dec 1st Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Dec 22nd BEST Final (entry form) ~17 Chris Harrison 07746 583979
Dec 22nd Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
 
2020
 
Jan 3rd to 5th UK Open (entry form) 30 Len Moir 07958 579793 or 07927 965493
Jan 6th to 7th UK Open Final Fling (entry form) 18 Len Moir 07958 579793 or 07927 965493
Jan 26th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Jan 31st-Feb 2nd Isle of Wight (entry form) 20 Steve Perry 01367 244757
Feb 23rd Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
Feb 29 to Mar 1 Grand Slam 2020 (entry form) 14 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
March 29th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
April 26th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
May 9th & 10th Manx Scrabble Championship 2020 (entry form) 15 Gillian Street 07624 322773
May 23rd - 24th Broadstairs Viking Seaside Special NOW FULL (reserve list)(entry form) 16 Nicky Huitson 07887 996396
May 31st Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
June 28th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott
July 26th Ilford (entry form) 8 Kevin Synnott


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.

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