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== Current news ==
 
== Current news ==
  
=== January 31, 2018 [[Mina Le]] named [[International Committee]] cochair ===
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=== January 8, 2019 [[Sue Tremblay]] joins [[Club/Director Committee]] ===
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We thank Sue Tremblay for joining the NASPA Club/Director Committee;
  
We thank Mina Le for stepping in to replace the late [[Steve Polatnick]] as our International Committee cochair, and representative on WESPA's Executive Committee.
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=== January 8, 2019 [[John Bulten]] joins [[Dictionary Committee]] ===
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We thank John Bulten for joining the NASPA Dictionary Committee;
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John had previously been a valued member of the NSA Dictionary Committee.
  
=== January 29, 2018 [[Joshua Sokol]] named [[Canadian Committee]] chair ===
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=== January 7, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] PDFs posted to [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/services.pl Member Services] ===
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The new words found in the Official Tournament and Club Word List, 2018 Edition have been posted on NASPA Member Services as easily printable PDFs.
  
We thank Joshua Sokol for accepting the unanimous nomination of his committee
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=== January 3, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] implementation delayed ===
to be their new chair.
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The [[Advisory Board]] has determined that implementation of OTCWL2018 will be delayed from February 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019.
  
=== January 17, 2018 Canadian payment method update ===
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=== January 1, 2019 [[Joshua Sokol]] and [[Colin Viebrock]] acclaimed to [[Canadian Committee]] ===
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We thank Joshua Sokol for continuing on in his role at the NASPA Canadian Committee, and welcome first-time member Colin Viebrock, who replaces the outgoing [[Mad Palazzo]].
  
As of this week, we no longer accept payment by cheque or money order in Canadian funds, but have begun experimentally accepting Canadian-denominated Interac e-Transfers.
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=== December 5, 2018 [[OTCWL2018]] released ===
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The electronic text of the Official Tournament and Club Word List, 2018 Edition is now available for download from Member Services. It will take effect on February 1, 2019.
  
=== January 9, 2018 [[Will Anderson]] at CES ===
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=== October 3, 2018 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship Announced ===
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The 2019 [[North American SCRABBLE Championship]] will be held in Reno, Nevada, on July 20 to 24, 2019.
  
NASPA goes to [[CES 2018]]! See what happens when Will Anderson plays a Taiwanese robot.
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=== August 8, 2018 [[Joel Sherman]] wins [[2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
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Congratulations to [[Joel Sherman]], winner of the [[2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship]]. View the [http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2018/nsc/build/nasc-winner-release.pdf press release].
  
=== December 6, 2017 [[Code of Conduct]] Update===
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=== August 2, 2018 [[Advisory Board]] Appointments ===
On November 28, 2017, the NASPA Advisory Board unanimously approved an update to the [[Code of Conduct]] to include  specific descriptions of what constitutes sexual and gender-based harassment.
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[[Lila Crotty]], [[Jennifer M Lee | Jennifer Lee]], and [[Ezekiel Markwei]] have been appointed to 2-year terms on the NASPA [[Advisory Board]].
  
=== October 30, 2017 [[Community Advocate |NASPA Community Advocate]] ===
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=== July 2, 2018 [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] ===
[http://www.icontact-archive.com/-eBE1BTTRFaArP3qIeNvGPCseREhLE0g?w=3 NASPA has created the role of Community Advocate to look into cases of sexual harassment within the organization.]
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[[Cornelia Guest]] and [[Troy Thompson]] were reelected to the US Northeast and US Midwest districts.
  
=== August 13, 2017 Mobile version of NASPAWiki in testing ===
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=== June 2, 2018 [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
A lighter-weight, mobile-friendly look to NASPAWiki has begun testing.
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Voting for the 2 contested seats - US Northeast and US Midwest - runs from June 3rd through June 30th. [[Jackson Smylie]] wins the Canada district by acclamation.
If you are looking at our website from a smartphone, you should automatically
 
be seeing the new look. For more information, see [[Mobile issues]].
 
  
=== July 26, 2017 [[Will Anderson]] wins [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
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=== May 18, 2018 Form 990 is now Available ===
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NASPA's [[Financial Reports |2017 Form 990]] is now available online for review.
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=== April 26, 2018 [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
  
Congratulations to the 2017 North American SCRABBLE Champion, Will Anderson!
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Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2017/nasc/build Revisit event coverage].
 
  
=== July 1, 2017 [[Advisory Board]] Election Results===
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* US Northeast
[http://www.icontact-archive.com/-eBE1BTTRFaArP3qIeNvGFEtBtQtSG8v?w=3/ Advisory Board Election results are now available.]
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* US Midwest
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* Canada
  
=== June 7, 2017 New [[Forward Energy Committee]] members ===
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Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2018. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org].
We welcome [[Darrell Day]], [[Diane Firstman]], and [[Joey Krafchick]] to the Forward Energy Committee!
 
  
=== June 2, 2017 [[2017 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
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=== March 1, 2018 New [[Club/Director Committee]] member ===
Voting for the 2 contested seats - At Large and US South - runs from June 3rd through June 30th. [[Bruce D Ambrosio |Bruce D'Ambrosio]] wins the US West district by acclamation.
 
  
=== May 24, 2017 Form 990 is now Available ===
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We thank [[Ted Gest]] for joining the Club/Director committee.
NASPA's [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/a/ae/2016_Form_990.pdf 2016 Form 990] is now available online for review.
 
  
=== May 10, 2017 [[Jason Broersma]] appointed [[WESPA]] Treasurer ===
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=== January 31, 2018 [[Mina Le]] named [[International Committee]] cochair ===
Congratulations to Jason Broersma on his recent appointment as Treasurer of the World English-language Scrabble Players Association.
 
  
=== May 4, 2017 [[2017 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
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We thank Mina Le for stepping in to replace the late [[Steve Polatnick]] as our International Committee cochair, and representative on WESPA's Executive Committee.
  
Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
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=== January 29, 2018 [[Joshua Sokol]] named [[Canadian Committee]] chair ===
* At Large
 
* US South
 
* US West
 
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Nominations are open through May 31, 2017. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact the Advisory Board at [mailto:naspa-advisoryboard@yahoogroups.com naspa-advisoryboard@yahoogroups.com].
 
  
=== May 4, 2017 [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] Early Registration extended===
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We thank Joshua Sokol for accepting the unanimous nomination of his committee
The Early Registration deadline for the 2017 NASC has been extended to May 31st. After May 31st, the registration fee increases by $50.
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to be their new chair.
  
This extension also applies to the $2000 incentive to be shared by the 1st 20 players with a rating below 1300 to register for the Collins division and to complete the tournament.
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=== January 17, 2018 Canadian payment method update ===
  
=== April 30, 2017 New [[Social Media Committee]] members ===
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As of this week, we no longer accept payment by cheque or money order in Canadian funds, but have begun experimentally accepting Canadian-denominated Interac e-Transfers.
  
We welcome [[Shan Abbasi]], [[Jackson Smylie]], [[Heather McCall]] and [[Heidi Robertson]] to the Forward Energy Committee!
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=== January 9, 2018 [[Will Anderson]] at CES ===
  
=== March 27, 2017 [[MSA Agreement]] ratified ===
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NASPA goes to [[CES 2018]]! See what happens when Will Anderson plays a Taiwanese robot.
 
 
Our reciprocal membership agreement with the [[Malaysian Scrabble Association]] has been ratified.
 
 
 
=== March 16, 2017 [[Social Media Committee]] shuffle ===
 
 
 
We thank [[Jesse Matthews]] for his service as Social Media Committee chair, and [[Judy Cole]] and [[Josh Greenway]] for jointly replacing him; thank you too to [[Marcia Richards]] for her contributions to the committee.
 
 
 
=== February 27, 2017 Rules Errata Published ===
 
An errata sheet for the [[Rules]], to take effect immediately, has been published.
 
 
 
=== January 25, 2017 NASC 2017 Registration Open ===
 
[{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/register.pl Registration] is now open for the [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]].
 
  
 
== Archived news ==
 
== Archived news ==
  
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* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2016 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2016 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2015 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2015 Breaking news archive]]

Revision as of 22:08, 9 January 2019

This page contains current and recent breaking news about NASPA.

See also:

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  • NASPA Bulletin: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
  • Club news: news about activities at our sanctioned clubs
  • Member news: news about our members outside of their Scrabble lives
  • SCRABBLE in the news : Links to articles about SCRABBLE players, clubs, and tournaments.
  • Tournament calendar: upcoming tournaments
  • Tournament results: past tournaments
  • ... and our home page, which will always list the top stories.


Current news

January 8, 2019 Sue Tremblay joins Club/Director Committee

We thank Sue Tremblay for joining the NASPA Club/Director Committee;

January 8, 2019 John Bulten joins Dictionary Committee

We thank John Bulten for joining the NASPA Dictionary Committee; John had previously been a valued member of the NSA Dictionary Committee.

January 7, 2019 OTCWL2018 PDFs posted to Member Services

The new words found in the Official Tournament and Club Word List, 2018 Edition have been posted on NASPA Member Services as easily printable PDFs.

January 3, 2019 OTCWL2018 implementation delayed

The Advisory Board has determined that implementation of OTCWL2018 will be delayed from February 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019.

January 1, 2019 Joshua Sokol and Colin Viebrock acclaimed to Canadian Committee

We thank Joshua Sokol for continuing on in his role at the NASPA Canadian Committee, and welcome first-time member Colin Viebrock, who replaces the outgoing Mad Palazzo.

December 5, 2018 OTCWL2018 released

The electronic text of the Official Tournament and Club Word List, 2018 Edition is now available for download from Member Services. It will take effect on February 1, 2019.

October 3, 2018 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship Announced

The 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship will be held in Reno, Nevada, on July 20 to 24, 2019.

August 8, 2018 Joel Sherman wins 2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship

Congratulations to Joel Sherman, winner of the 2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship. View the press release.

August 2, 2018 Advisory Board Appointments

Lila Crotty, Jennifer Lee, and Ezekiel Markwei have been appointed to 2-year terms on the NASPA Advisory Board.

July 2, 2018 2018 Advisory Board Elections

Cornelia Guest and Troy Thompson were reelected to the US Northeast and US Midwest districts.

June 2, 2018 2018 Advisory Board Elections - Voting open

Voting for the 2 contested seats - US Northeast and US Midwest - runs from June 3rd through June 30th. Jackson Smylie wins the Canada district by acclamation.

May 18, 2018 Form 990 is now Available

NASPA's 2017 Form 990 is now available online for review.

April 26, 2018 2018 Advisory Board Elections - Nominations open

Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:

  • US Northeast
  • US Midwest
  • Canada

Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2018. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at info@scrabbleplayers.org.

March 1, 2018 New Club/Director Committee member

We thank Ted Gest for joining the Club/Director committee.

January 31, 2018 Mina Le named International Committee cochair

We thank Mina Le for stepping in to replace the late Steve Polatnick as our International Committee cochair, and representative on WESPA's Executive Committee.

January 29, 2018 Joshua Sokol named Canadian Committee chair

We thank Joshua Sokol for accepting the unanimous nomination of his committee to be their new chair.

January 17, 2018 Canadian payment method update

As of this week, we no longer accept payment by cheque or money order in Canadian funds, but have begun experimentally accepting Canadian-denominated Interac e-Transfers.

January 9, 2018 Will Anderson at CES

NASPA goes to CES 2018! See what happens when Will Anderson plays a Taiwanese robot.

Archived news