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National SCRABBLE(R) Championship

About the Event

The finals of the 2004 National Championship were held on Sunday, November 21st at The Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT. Finalists Mark Nyman and Andrew Cook played a best-of-five match to determine the new National Champion.

Each of the final games were posted live to this web site in interactive form, through the links listed below. Congratulations to this year’s National SCRABBLE Champion, Mark Nyman, who defeated Andrew Cook three games to two, scoring 491-360, 445-375, 416-518, 350-589 and 443-342. To find out more about the event and about Scrabble in the U.K., please visit the ABSP web site.

Tournament Results

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10:15 A.M. Game 1 9:45 A.M.
  • Simultaneous Game - featuring Brett Smitheram, reigning British Matchplay Champion
  • Ubisoft Scrabble - software display and free prize draw
  • Bookstall
  • Club and ABSP membership information
11:15 A.M. Game 2
12:15 A.M. Lunch Break
1:30 P.M. Game 3
2:30 P.M. Game 4*
3:30 P.M. Game 5*
4:30 P.M. Prize presentation*

* Games 4 and 5 will be played only if necessary: the final is the best of five games. If the final does not go to five games, the presentation may take place earlier.


Stage PresentationPaul Chadwick (MC), Allan Simmons (Commentator), Jo Ramjane
Tournament DirectorChris Hawkins
Game AnnotatorsJo Kollar, Mauro Pratesi, Ross MacKenzie
Internet RelayStewart Holden
WebmasterJohn Chew
Simultaneous GamesBrett Smitheram
Other StallsWayne Kelly
ReceptionIan Finley
Tournament OrganiserPhilip Nelkon
Press OfficerJackie McLeod