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National SCRABBLE(R) Championship

About the Event

The finals of the 2006 National Championship were held on Sunday, November 5th at The Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT. Finalists Jake Jacobs and Christian Brown played a best-of-five match to determine the new National Champion.

Players competed in six regional events to qualify for a semi-final event, held in Birmingham on 9–10 September. Jacobs and Brown finished at the top of a 54-player field that weekend, each winning ten games and losing two, with Jacobs finishing in first place with a spread of +587 ahead of Brown on +427.

The public is invited to attend the finals. Doors open at 10:00 A.M. (or earlier, if the weather is inclement), and entry is £6 on the day.

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, Jake Jacobs, who defeated Christian Brown three games to two, scoring 415-386, 292-494, 441-359, 351-494 and 423-391. 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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10:30 A.M. Game 1 10:00 A.M.
  • Simultaneous Game - featuring Brett Smitheram (starting at 11:30)
  • Bookstall
  • Club and ABSP membership information
11:30 A.M. Game 2
12:30 P.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)
Large BoardAllie Nelkon, Hannah Simmons
Tournament DirectorStewart Holden
Game AnnotatorsJo Kollar, Mauro Pratesi, Amy Byrne
Internet RelayStewart Holden
WebmasterJohn Chew
Simultaneous GamesBrett Smitheram
Other StallsWayne Kelly
ReceptionJulie Nelkon
Tournament OrganiserPhilip Nelkon
Press Officer (Mattel)Charlotte Bird, Emma Holmes