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From 2001 until 2012, the Club held an annual tournament every January which attracted up to 96 Scrabble players from across the UK. The tournament field was split into three equally sized divisions, the divisional splits being based upon ability. This uses the National Scrabble Players Rating System.

Players at the Tournament

In addition to other prizes, the winner of the top division was awarded a trophy, donated by Fujitsu Services, to hold for a year. A further prize was awarded to the person from one of the three Berkshire Scrabble Clubs, namely: West Berks, Reading, and East Berks, who achieved the best playing record on the day, irrespective of what division they were competing in.
The proceeds from these tournaments were donated to a local charity which is selected by a ballot of Club members.
The details of the touraments are shown below:

Year Division A Division B Division C Best Of
Berkshire
Beneficial Charity Amount Raised
2012 Andy Cook
West Berks
Evelyn Wallace
Southend
Fran Burling
West Berks
Fran Burling
West Berks
Berkshire and Chilterns Air Ambulance £ 357.54
2011 David Sutton
West Berks
Andy Gray
Aylesbury
Chris Smith
East Berks
David Sutton
West Berks
Singing for
the Brain
£ 515.77
2010 n/a n/a n/a n/a Duchess Of Kent
Hospice
£ 600.00
2009 Chris Vicary
South Downs
Jim Lyes
Brighton
Carol Bartlett
West Berks
Carol Bartlett
West Berks
Duchess Of Kent
Hospice
£ 717.15
2008 Ed Rossiter
Southampton
Marion Kirk
Cirencester
Trish Cooper
East Berks
Trish Cooper
East Berks
Alzeimer's Society -
Newbury Branch
£ 605.37
2007 Bob Berry
London League
Ann Golding
Southend
Judy Young
Basingstoke
Fran Burling
West Berks
Headway Thames Valley £ 752.22
2006 Di Dennis
London League
Janet Bonham
Aylesbury
Nicola Staunton
Bournemouth
David Sutton
West Berks
Berkshire and Chilterns Air Ambulance £ 610.87
2005 Phillip Nelkon
Middlesex League
Graham Bonham
Aylesbury
Mark Murray
Exeter
Graham Harding
East Berks
Sue Ryder Home
Nettlebed
£ 610.10
2004 Helen Greenaway
Leicester
Elizabeth Hull
Reading
Molly Lane
Bournemouth
Elizabeth Hull
W.Berks - Reading
Berkshire & Chilterns Air Ambulance £ 610.57
2003 George Gruner
London League
Monica Stockwell
Basingstoke
Eileen Anderson
Reading
Eileen Anderson
Reading
Arthritis Research Council £ 511.64
2002 Andy Davis
Middlesex League
Andy Becher
East Berks
Maureen Barlow
East Berks
- Arthritis Research Council £ 410.00
2001 Andy Davis
Middlesex League
Mavis Harding
East Berks
- - Duchess Of Kent House £ 150.00