Association of British Scrabble Players
ABSP all-time records

All of the below are achievements which occurred during ABSP-rated matchplay tournaments, and are believed to be the best there is. If you know of any superior claims for any of the categories below then email the webmaster.

Last updated: 25th March 2010

Game scores

Highest score for one game              716     A Shin, Winter Matchplay 2009
Largest winning spread                  543     J McLeod, NSCT Regional 2002
Highest combined score for one game     1110    M Nicholson (570) vs. 0 Oduwole (540), English Open 2008
Highest losing score                    540     O Oduwole vs. M Nicholson (570), English Open 2008
Highest score draw                      522     A Webb vs N Deller, Peterborough Free Challenge Event 2009

Move scores

Highest score for one single play       311     R MacInerney, TWEEZERS, Swindon 2010
Highest score for a non-9x bonus        157     F Madeley, QUIZzES, Twixmas 2007
Highest score for a non-bonus play      144     M Lane, WOODSHED, Middlesbrough 2004
Highest opening move                    114     I Coventry, JAZzERS, UK Open 2009
Highest outplay (last move)             221     A Davis, EChOIZEd, BEST QF 2001


Youngest ever tournament winner         12y 4m  A Shin, Melton Mowbray 2002
Oldest ever tournament winner           82      C Budge, Scottish Championships 1992
Most consecutive tournament game wins   27      M Nyman, Oct 2001 - Jul 2002

Please note that the records must have occurred during an ABSP-rated matchplay game. Rated league matches and BEST matches are valid. The record for the most consecutive game wins can span more than one event. Oldest and youngest tournament win claims apply to Division A only.