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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 ==
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=== August 30, 2020 Austin Shin Wins Tournament of Champions ===
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Congratulations to [[Austin Shin]], winner of the [[NASPA Tournament of Champions]] presented by Scrabble® GO.
  
===May 25, 2015 The [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/6/62/2014_Form_990.pdf 2014 Form 990] for NASPA has been uploaded to the [[Financial reports]] page.
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=== August 6, 2020 NASPA Tournament of Champions ===
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The [[NASPA Tournament of Champions]] presented by Scrabble® GO will be held August 24 to 30, 2020, as a virtual online tournament.
  
===May 1, 2015 [[Jason Keller]] chairs [[Tournament Committee]]===
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=== July 31, 2020 Recent Committee Changes ===
Jason Keller succeeds Dallas Johnson as chair of the NASPA [[Tournament Committee]], effective May 1, 2015.
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* [[Tournament Committee]] - [[Heather McCall]] became chair, and [[Margo Kuno]] joined. [[Mad Palazzo]] resigned from this committee as well as the [[Rules Committee]] and [[Membership Committee]]. NASPA thanks Mad for her many years of service.
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* [[Dictionary Committee]] - [[Linda Iannetti]] replaced [[Timothy Bottorff]].
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* [[International Committee]] - [[ Mina Le]] replaced [[Puneet Sharma]] as cochair.
  
===April 28, 2015 [[Zyzzyva]]===
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=== July 27, 2020 NASPA [[IDEA Committee]] Initial Meeting ===
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.
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The NASPA IDEA Committee met for the first time. This committee has been formed to address issues of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility within our community.  
  
===April 15, 2015 [[2015_Grants|NASPA IDEA Grants announced]]===
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=== July 8, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Slurs in NASPA Word List ===
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.
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NASPA CEO [[John Chew]] issues a [[Community Values | statement]] on removing slurs from the [[NASPA Word List]].  
  
===March 14, 2015 [[Naspa-pro]] listserv guidelines created. ===
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=== July 2, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Results available ===
Moderation assumed by [[Social Media Committee]]
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Results for the [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] are available.
  
===March 12, 2015 New NASPA [[Social Media Committee]] Formed===
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=== June 25, 2020 NASPA released updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) information ===
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NASPA released updated[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for members and directors]].
  
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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=== June 20, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Community Values ===
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NASPA CEO [[John Chew]] issues a [[Community Values | statement]] on important community values and discusses the issue of removing slurs from the [[NASPA Word List]].  
  
=== March 11, 2015 New [[School SCRABBLE]] study word lists added to [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/services.pl Member Services] ===
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=== June 1, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
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Voting for the 2 contested seats - US Midwest and US Northeast - runs from June 1st through June 30th. [[Heidi Robertson]] wins the Canada district by acclamation. [[John Ortman]] wins the US West district by acclamation.
  
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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=== May 28, 2020 2020 NASC Canceled ===
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The [[2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] has been been canceled because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.  
  
=== March 10, 2015 2016 NASC Location Announcement ===
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=== May 14, 2020 [[NWL2018]] is now available in SCRABBLE GO ===
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The [[NWL2018 | NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018)]] is now available in [https://www.facebook.com/ScrabbleGO SCRABBLE GO], the new SCRABBLE mobile game.
  
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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=== April 30, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations  are open ===
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Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year four elective seats need to be filled:
  
=== March 9, 2015 [[Tina Totten King]] joins the [[Dictionary Committee]] ===
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* Canada
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* US Midwest
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* US Northeast
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* US West
  
We welcome our newest committee volunteer!
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Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2020. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org].
  
=== February 17, 2015 [[NASPA Zyzzyva]] released for OS X ===
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=== March 18, 2020 NASPA suspended club and tournament activity because of COVID-19 ===
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[http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=14937&m=286005&t=42bfeecf990f5ae04e8a9ea793c9a29e79393ee2e6b4b72ecef1a231ef1a0fa9 NASPA has suspended all club and tournament activity because of the COVID-19 pandemic.]
  
NASPA Zyzzyva 3.0.3 is now available for the OS X platform.
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=== March 10, 2020 NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information ===
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NASPA released[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for members and directors]].
  
=== February 7, 2015 [[OTCWL2014]] to take effect 2015-04-10 ===
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=== January 30, 2020 Registration is open for the 2020 NASC in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020 ===
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Registration is now open for the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship. [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/2020_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship Click here to find out more.]
  
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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== Archived news ==
 
 
=== February 6, 2015 [[NASPA Zyzzyva]] released ===
 
 
 
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]].
 
 
 
=== February 5, 2015 Delay to [[Official Tournament and Club Word List|OTCWL2014]] effective date ===
 
 
 
The effective date of the OTCWL2014 has been delayed, due to difficulty in making the program available for download from the NASPA website.  Once 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.
 
 
 
=== January 29, 2015 [[2015 National SCRABBLE Championship|2015 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] registration is open ===
 
 
 
[{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/register.pl Online registration] is now open for the 2015 North American SCRABBLE Championship.
 
 
 
=== January 28, 2015 MSI 2016 World Championship Qualifier Program announced ===
 
 
 
Players interested in winning places to this event through NASPA tournaments should
 
consult the newly announced [[Media:Naspa-msiwcqs.pdf|program document]].
 
 
 
=== January 22, 2015 Canadian [[2015 WESPA Invitational Masters|WESPAC 2015]] Qualification System posted ===
 
 
 
Players interested in representing Canada at the 2015 WESPA Championship
 
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]] ===
 
 
 
Hasbro has issued a brief announcement naming its corporate headquarters as the venue for the next [[National School SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
 
 
=== January 7, 2015 Date Announced for [[2015 National School SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
 
 
 
Hasbro has issued a brief announcement naming May 16-17, 2015 as the dates for the next [[National School SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
  
=== January 6, 2015 Dates announced for Official Tournament and Club Word List 2014, aka [[OTCWL3]] ===
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
== Archived news ==
 
  
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* [[2019 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2018 Breaking news archive]]
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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]]

Latest revision as of 11:25, 31 August 2020

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

August 30, 2020 Austin Shin Wins Tournament of Champions

Congratulations to Austin Shin, winner of the NASPA Tournament of Champions presented by Scrabble® GO.

August 6, 2020 NASPA Tournament of Champions

The NASPA Tournament of Champions presented by Scrabble® GO will be held August 24 to 30, 2020, as a virtual online tournament.

July 31, 2020 Recent Committee Changes

July 27, 2020 NASPA IDEA Committee Initial Meeting

The NASPA IDEA Committee met for the first time. This committee has been formed to address issues of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility within our community.

July 8, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Slurs in NASPA Word List

NASPA CEO John Chew issues a statement on removing slurs from the NASPA Word List.

July 2, 2020 2020 Advisory Board Elections - Results available

Results for the 2020 Advisory Board Elections are available.

June 25, 2020 NASPA released updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

NASPA released updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for members and directors.

June 20, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Community Values

NASPA CEO John Chew issues a statement on important community values and discusses the issue of removing slurs from the NASPA Word List.

June 1, 2020 2020 Advisory Board Elections - Voting open

Voting for the 2 contested seats - US Midwest and US Northeast - runs from June 1st through June 30th. Heidi Robertson wins the Canada district by acclamation. John Ortman wins the US West district by acclamation.

May 28, 2020 2020 NASC Canceled

The 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship has been been canceled because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

May 14, 2020 NWL2018 is now available in SCRABBLE GO

The NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018) is now available in SCRABBLE GO, the new SCRABBLE mobile game.

April 30, 2020 2020 Advisory Board Elections - Nominations are open

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

  • Canada
  • US Midwest
  • US Northeast
  • US West

Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2020. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at info@scrabbleplayers.org.

March 18, 2020 NASPA suspended club and tournament activity because of COVID-19

NASPA has suspended all club and tournament activity because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 10, 2020 NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for members and directors.

January 30, 2020 Registration is open for the 2020 NASC in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020

Registration is now open for the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship. Click here to find out more.

Archived news