Are You The BEST?
BEST stands for British (Isles) Elimination Scrabble Tournament and originated in 2001, with Andrew Fisher winning the inaugural title. BEST is a knockout competition which lasts over nine months. Played as a series of face-to-face knockout matches at regional and then national level, the winner typically plays more than 70 games over nine months to lift the trophy. Many big names in the game have won the title in its illustrious history, including World Champions Mark Nyman and Adam Logan, and 2018 winner, Times Scrabble Columnist Paul Gallen. For the full list see here. Results for 2018 and 2017 are also available.
Natalie Zolty & Chris Harrison have teamed up as BEST Organisers for 2019 and are bringing you the same event you all know and love, together with a little added extra besides. We hope you will like the changes we have made, but more importantly spread the word and get those entries flying in. There were 85 entrants last year – let’s try and make 2019 another bumper year! The entry form is available here