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Many of these archived news items originally appeared on the breaking news page. Some older items have been added after-the-fact for historical reference.
The newest NASPA Bulletin can be downloaded here.
The Reno tournaments starting July 1, 2009 are going to be NASPA events.
The original breaking news page was created on this day (some earlier items are included for convenience).
Payments to NASPA can no longer be made through PayPal, as PayPal has determined that Scrabble is a form of illegal gambling. The manual payment fee for NSC registration has been waived.
Trial membership information for first-time tournament players added to the Tournaments page.
New table on Tournaments page highlights the difference between Local Club Tournaments (LCT) and the more typical Open Rated Tournaments (ORT).
The new tournament data submission application is online.
We have a new tournament results page that has the official results of the first NASPA-rated tourneys (Albany, Reno, Charleston, Laguna Woods) as well as copies of NSA results for the first half of 2009.
The ratings page has been updated with a link to the current official NASPA ratings and an archive of historical monthly NSA ratings.
The first issue of NASPA Tournament SCRABBLE Newsletter is ready and available online, thanks to the efforts of Newsletter Committee and approximately 50 other volunteers.
The location of the next two (2010 and 2011) National SCRABBLE Championships has been announced: Hotel InterContinental Dallas.
Dave Wiegand from Portland, OR wins the 2009 National SCRABBLE Championship in Dayton, OH and receives the $10,000 prize. The runner-up is the last year’s champion and the reigning world champion Nigel Richards from Malaysia. Dave defeated Nigel in the last two rounds today to win the tournament by a narrow margin; both players won 25 games but Dave accumulated a higher point spread (+1728 vs. +1593). This is the second championship for Dave; he also won the title in 2005.
Joel Wapnick from Montreal, QC placed third in the first division with 22 wins. Divisions two through five were won by Thomas Reinke from Middleton, WI, Dave Leonard from Buffalo, NY, Max Karten from Barrington, RI and Doug Szymkowiak from North Ridgeville, OH.
The 2010 National SCRABBLE Championship in Dallas will take place on August 7–11, 2010.
Newsletter Committee has published the second issue of NASPA Tournament SCRABBLE Newsletter.
A new committee, Governance Committee, has been established.
The August 22 tournament directed by David B. Carlson in Manchester, CT has been rated, and has caused at least one subsequent tournament to be re-rated. We apologize for the delay in posting these results and the inconvenience of the re-rating process.
The number of NASPA members in the membership database surpassed 2000 today.
NASPA has dissolved its Newsletter Committee, after having been unable to come to agreement concerning responsibilities.
We have added a link from our 2010 National SCRABBLE Championship page to the Intercontinental Hotel Group reservations page for players who wish to book rooms at our group rate.
The tournament held in York, PA on 2009-09-12 has finally been rated. Since all ratings are now processed in chronological order (to be precise, in order of tournament start times), some subsequently re-rated events may have different ratings. Directors are asked to submit rating data as quickly as possible to minimize the amount of re-rating that takes place.
As of today, NASPA is a Class 1 member of the World English-language Scrabble Players Association (WESPA). For more information, see the full text of the announcement.