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See also:
 
See also:
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* [[IContact]]: an online archive of NASPA News (originally called Tournament Talk), a weekly newsletter, and other emails sent to the membership.
 
* [[NASPA Bulletin]]: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
 
* [[NASPA Bulletin]]: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
* [[Club news]]
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* [[Club news]]: news about activities at our sanctioned clubs
* [[Member news]]
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* [[Member news]]: news about our members outside of their Scrabble lives
 
* [[SCRABBLE in the news]] : Links to articles about SCRABBLE players, clubs, and tournaments.
 
* [[SCRABBLE in the news]] : Links to articles about SCRABBLE players, clubs, and tournaments.
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/tourneys/calendar.html Tournament calendar]: upcoming tournaments
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/tourneys/calendar.html Tournament calendar]: upcoming tournaments
* [[Tournament results]]
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* [[Tournament results]]: past tournaments
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* ... and our home page, which will always list the top stories.
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== Current news ==
 
== Current news ==
  
===May 1, 2015 [[Jason Keller]] chairs [[Tournament Committee]]===
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=== May 2, 2019 Collins 2019 to Take Effect on July 1, 2019 ===
Jason Keller succeeds Dallas Johnson as chair of the NASPA [[Tournament Committee]], effective May 1, 2015.
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The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] decided that the [https://www.collinsdictionary.com/scrabble/ Collins Official SCRABBLE Words 2019] will take effect for Collins play at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on July 1, 2019.  
 
 
===April 28, 2015 [[Zyzzyva]]===
 
NASPA Zyzzyva version 3.0.4 has been released for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.  The iPhone app continues in development; no release date for that program is available at this time.
 
 
 
===April 15, 2015 [[2015_Grants|NASPA IDEA Grants announced]]===
 
NASPA [[Advisory Board]] seeking members with ideas to contribute to and enhance the NASPA community -- support in the form of grants of up to $1500.
 
  
===March 14, 2015 [[Naspa-pro]] listserv guidelines created. ===
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=== April 29, 2019 [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
Moderation assumed by [[Social Media Committee]]
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Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
  
===March 12, 2015 New NASPA [[Social Media Committee]] Formed===
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* US South
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* US West
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* At Large
  
Welcome to our newest committee and its seven members: Conrad Bassett-Bouchard, Judy Cole, Iliana Filby, Kate Fukawa-Connelly, Roger Cullman, Terry Kang Rau, and Marsh Richards.
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Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2019. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org].
  
=== March 11, 2015 New [[School SCRABBLE]] study word lists added to [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/services.pl Member Services] ===
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=== March 3, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.0 Available for [[NWL2018]] ===
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NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.0 is now available for the Windows and Mac OS X platforms.
  
We have added three new School SCRABBLE study word lists to Member Services: 2s and 3s, 3-to-make-4s, and short JQXZ words.
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=== February 1, 2019 [[Ted Gest]] chairs [[Club/Director Committee]] ===
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We thank Ted Gest for succeeding Alan Stern as chair of
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the NASPA Club/Director Committee; and thank Alan for his past service.
  
=== March 10, 2015 2016 NASC Location Announcement ===
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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.
  
The [[2016 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] will be held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on August 6-10, 2016.
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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.
  
=== March 9, 2015 [[Tina Totten King]] joins the [[Dictionary Committee]] ===
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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 welcome our newest committee volunteer!
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=== January 3, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] implementation delayed ===
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The [[Advisory Board]] has determined that implementation of OTCWL2018 will be delayed from February 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019.
  
=== February 17, 2015 [[NASPA Zyzzyva]] released for OS X ===
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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]].
  
NASPA Zyzzyva 3.0.3 is now available for the OS X platform.
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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.
  
=== February 7, 2015 [[OTCWL2014]] to take effect 2015-04-10 ===
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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.
  
The [[Advisory Board]] has ruled that the new edition of the Official Tournament and Club Word List will take effect on April 10.
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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].
  
=== February 6, 2015 [[NASPA Zyzzyva]] released ===
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=== August 2, 2018 [[Advisory Board]] Appointments ===
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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]].
  
The first version of NASPA Zyzzyva, 3.0.3 (for consistency with pre-NASPA Zyzzyva) has been released for Windows. It includes access to [[OTCWL2014]].
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=== July 2, 2018 [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] ===
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[[Cornelia Guest]] and [[Troy Thompson]] were reelected to the US Northeast and US Midwest districts.
  
=== February 5, 2015 Delay to [[Official Tournament and Club Word List|OTCWL2014]] effective date ===
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=== June 2, 2018 [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
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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.
  
The effective date of the OTCWL2014 has been delayed, due to difficulty in making the program available for download from the NASPA websiteOnce the program is available for download, that information will be communicated to the SCRABBLE community, and the Advisory Board will then determine the effective date.
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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 ===
  
=== January 29, 2015 [[2015 National SCRABBLE Championship|2015 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] registration is open ===
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Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
  
[{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/register.pl Online registration] is now open for the 2015 North American SCRABBLE Championship.
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* US Northeast
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* US Midwest
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* Canada
  
=== January 28, 2015 MSI 2016 World Championship Qualifier Program announced ===
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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].
  
Players interested in winning places to this event through NASPA tournaments should
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=== March 1, 2018 New [[Club/Director Committee]] member ===
consult the newly announced [[Media:Naspa-msiwcqs.pdf|program document]].
 
  
=== January 22, 2015 Canadian [[2015 WESPA Invitational Masters|WESPAC 2015]] Qualification System posted ===
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We thank [[Ted Gest]] for joining the Club/Director committee.
  
Players interested in representing Canada at the 2015 WESPA Championship
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=== January 31, 2018 [[Mina Le]] named [[International Committee]] cochair ===
should follow the procedure given in the newly posted
 
[[2015 WESPA Championship Canadian Qualification System]].
 
  
=== January 14, 2015 Venue Announced for [[2015 National School SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
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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.
  
Hasbro has issued a brief announcement naming its corporate headquarters as the venue for the next [[National School SCRABBLE Championship]]
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=== January 29, 2018 [[Joshua Sokol]] named [[Canadian Committee]] chair ===
  
=== January 7, 2015 Date Announced for [[2015 National School SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
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We thank Joshua Sokol for accepting the unanimous nomination of his committee
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to be their new chair.
  
Hasbro has issued a brief announcement naming May 16-17, 2015 as the dates for the next [[National School SCRABBLE Championship]]
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=== January 17, 2018 Canadian payment method update ===
  
=== January 6, 2015 Dates announced for Official Tournament and Club Word List 2014, aka [[OTCWL3]] ===
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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.
  
The new lexicon will be released 60 days after a version of Zyzzyva that supports permitted use of the lexicon has been published.  The release date will not be before April 1, 2015.
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=== January 9, 2018 [[Will Anderson]] at CES ===
  
Until the new lexicon is released, the [[Official_Tournament_and_Club_Word_List]] for all non-Collins club and tournament events is OTCWL2.1, which adds GEOCACHE, -ES, -ED, -ING to the OTCWL2 issued in 2006.
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NASPA goes to [[CES 2018]]! See what happens when Will Anderson plays a Taiwanese robot.
  
 
== Archived news ==
 
== Archived news ==
  
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* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2016 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2015 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2014 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2014 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2013 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2013 Breaking news archive]]

Revision as of 11:07, 8 May 2019

This page contains current and recent breaking news about NASPA.

See also:

  • IContact: an online archive of NASPA News (originally called Tournament Talk), a weekly newsletter, and other emails sent to the membership.
  • 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

May 2, 2019 Collins 2019 to Take Effect on July 1, 2019

The NASPA Advisory Board decided that the Collins Official SCRABBLE Words 2019 will take effect for Collins play at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on July 1, 2019.

April 29, 2019 2019 Advisory Board Elections - Nominations open

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

  • US South
  • US West
  • At Large

Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2019. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at info@scrabbleplayers.org.

March 3, 2019 Zyzzyva Release 3.2.0 Available for NWL2018

NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.0 is now available for the Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

February 1, 2019 Ted Gest chairs Club/Director Committee

We thank Ted Gest for succeeding Alan Stern as chair of the NASPA Club/Director Committee; and thank Alan for his past service.

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