Playing at home or on the internet is all well and good, but nothing can beat sitting down in a tournament, face to face with other enthusiasts, and seeing if you have what it takes! People are playing in increasing numbers in clubs, one-day events and two-day events, which are held regularly in various parts of the country.

Competitive scrabble is just that - competitive! Yes you can beat your family members and your clever pals ... but stretch your limits and see how good you really are!

Where?

Look at the Scrabble Clubs page - there's bound to be somewhere near you, and if there’s not then why not set up a club yourself? We’ll do all we can to help you!

Tournaments

There are 4 or 5 major scrabble tournaments held each year in Ireland. Typically these events are held over two days where each player will get to play 13 - 15 games, each lasting for about 1 hour. There are regular one-day events too so watch out for these. And it's not just about the Scrabble - there's a lively social side to the tournaments as well, specially on the Saturday evening of a weekend event.

Format

Currently tournaments are organised in one of two formats:

- In Grouped events, players are placed in groups with players of similar ability.

- In Open tournaments, you could be paired with anyone. These provide the opportunity to pit your wits and words against the very best - and to learn from the very best!

Who?

The people who play competitive Scrabble in Ireland come from all sorts of places and from all walks of life. There are young and old, male and female, Scrabble champions, complete beginners, and everyone in between, from Ireland, the UK, Europe and beyond!

Ratings

Events are officially rated, and the rankings and ratings list is published soon afterwards on the website. To get a rating and be included on this list, all you need to do is enter a tournament and play!

What next?

Now you know how it works, just go ahead and do it for real! Feel free to contact us to find out more.