Tournament Calendar

This calendar is maintained by Peter Thorpe. Please direct all queries/corrections to him or to the webmaster, Stewart Brodie.

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.

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.

Tournament entrants are reminded that for the time being, organisers may need to impose pre-conditions, such as pre-event testing, or restrictions due to ongoing situation with COVID-19 to comply with local requirements or the venue's requirements. These will be stated on entry forms, but there is always the chance that late changes are required. We ask that you respect the decisions of organisers in these matters, which will often be outside of their control.

Date Event Rds Contact Telephone / website
Nov 5th MISO13 Early Bird (Malta) (website) 9 Nicky Vella Laurenti +356 7993 7081
Nov 6th-8th MISO13 Main Event (Malta) (website) 25 Nicky Vella Laurenti +356 7993 7081
Nov 10th MISO13 Late Bird (Malta) (website) 18 Nicky Vella Laurenti +356 7993 7081
Nov 20th-21st Winter Matchplay (Milton Keynes) 17 Mike Willis 07976 256554
Feb 11th-13th 13th Israeli Scrabble Open 22 Evan Cohen website
Springtime TBC - "2021" UK National Scrabble Championship Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Aug 26th-27th British Matchplay Scrabble Championships Warm Up 11 Wayne Kelly 01925 483530
Aug 27th-29th 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. Events marked as "" are planned events to allow players to save the date in advance. 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:

  • Positions are determined on wins and then spread (winning margins)
  • If you are a new player, you will usually be placed in the lowest division for your first event. If you would like to play in a higher group please speak to the organiser in advance.
  • Entries are at the sole discretion of the Tournament Organiser
  • You must always include a SAE with a postal entry for application
  • Please arrive on time