Afterword One-Day Tournament, 27th MayIf any Scrabble players have yet to experience the hospitality of The Cove Bar and the Afterword Scrabble Club, you are in for a treat. They will be running a 1-day tournament on Saturday May 27th. There will be 7 games in open format, ABSP and WESPA rated. Placings …Read More »
Diaspora Tournament in Ireland – June 2023Lukeman Owolabi is organising a Scrabble tournament on Saturday June 24 & Sunday June 25 2023, under the auspices of AISA. The venue is The Hamlet Court Hotel, Johnstown Bridge, Enfield, Co. Meath, A83 WC04. See the flier and PDF for full details. To register, or for any questions, please …Read More »
WESPA World Scrabble Championships 2023The World Scrabble Championships 2023 will take place in Las Vegas from 22nd to 26th July. Both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have been allocated 3 slots at this event (slots are based on how well players performed in previous World Championships – the higher they finish the …Read More »
Waterford Scrabble Tournament – Sept 2023The Waterford Scrabble tournament will take place on 16th & 17th September 2023 in the usual venue of The Woodlands Hotel and Leisure Centre. 14 games, open format, free challenge, ABSP and WESPA rated. €40 entry fee, payable in cash on the first morning. Please click the flier for full …Read More »
Curracloe Scrabble Tournament – Nov 2023The Curracloe Scrabble tournament will take place on 18th & 19th November 2023 in the lovely Hotel Curracloe. 14 games, grouped into two equally-sized groups, free challenge, ABSP and WESPA rated. €40 entry fee, payable in cash on the first morning. Please click the flier for full details. Novice Event …Read More »
Northern Ireland Championships – Jan 2024The Northern Ireland Championships will take place in a new venue – The Lansdowne Hotel, 657 Antrim Rd, Belfast, BT15 4EF. See full details, including link to tournament entry form. Format 15 rounds, one open division, single (free) challenge, clocks used with 25 minutes per player per game. Event will …Read More »
Playing at home or on the internet is all well and good, but nothing can beat sitting down in a club or tournament, face to face with other Scrabble enthusiasts, and seeing if you have what it takes!
People are playing in increasing numbers in clubs, one-day events and two-day events.
There are Scrabble clubs all over Ireland, and they are always delighted to welcome new players. There might be a club somewhere near you, so have a look through our list.
No club nearby? Maybe think about setting one up yourself - we'll do all we can to help you!
There are lots of tools, word lists and handy resources for learning Scrabble words.
Check them out and see what sticks - you never know; one or two new words might make all the difference in your next game of Scrabble!
Scrabble in Schools
We'd love to see Scrabble becoming more mainstream in schools, and maybe even have tournaments running in and between schools...
Scrabble was invented by unemployed architect Alfred Butts in 1938, so 2018 marked its 80th birthday – and it’s still going from strength to strength.
Here’s a great article written by one of our Cork players, Finbarr Long, which appeared in the 2nd January 2018 edition of the Evening Echo.