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== Current news ==
 
== Current news ==
  
=== October 30, 2017 [[Community Advocate |NASPA Community Advocate]] ===
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=== March 3, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.0 Available for [[NWL2018]] ===
[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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NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.0 is now available for the Windows and Mac OS X platforms.  
  
=== August 13, 2017 Mobile version of NASPAWiki in testing ===
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=== February 1, 2019 [[Ted Gest]] chairs [[Club/Director Committee]] ===
A lighter-weight, mobile-friendly look to NASPAWiki has begun testing.
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We thank Ted Gest for succeeding Alan Stern as chair of
If you are looking at our website from a smartphone, you should automatically
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the NASPA Club/Director Committee; and thank Alan for his past service.
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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=== January 8, 2019 [[Sue Tremblay]] joins [[Club/Director Committee]] ===
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We thank Sue Tremblay for joining the NASPA Club/Director Committee.
  
Congratulations to the 2017 North American SCRABBLE Champion, Will Anderson!
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=== January 8, 2019 [[John Bulten]] joins [[Dictionary Committee]] ===
[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2017/nasc/build Revisit event coverage].
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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.
  
=== July 1, 2017 [[Advisory Board]] Election Results===
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=== January 7, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] PDFs posted to [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/services.pl Member Services] ===
[http://www.icontact-archive.com/-eBE1BTTRFaArP3qIeNvGFEtBtQtSG8v?w=3/ Advisory Board Election results are now available.]
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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.  
  
=== June 7, 2017 New [[Forward Energy Committee]] members ===
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=== January 3, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] implementation delayed ===
We welcome [[Darrell Day]], [[Diane Firstman]], and [[Joey Krafchick]] to the Forward Energy Committee!
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The [[Advisory Board]] has determined that implementation of OTCWL2018 will be delayed from February 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019.
  
=== June 2, 2017 [[2017 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
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=== January 1, 2019 [[Joshua Sokol]] and [[Colin Viebrock]] acclaimed to [[Canadian Committee]] ===
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.
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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]].
  
=== May 24, 2017 Form 990 is now Available ===
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=== December 5, 2018 [[OTCWL2018]] released ===
NASPA's [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/a/ae/2016_Form_990.pdf 2016 Form 990] is now available online for review.
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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.
  
=== May 10, 2017 [[Jason Broersma]] appointed [[WESPA]] Treasurer ===
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=== October 3, 2018 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship Announced ===
Congratulations to Jason Broersma on his recent appointment as Treasurer of the World English-language Scrabble Players Association.
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The 2019 [[North American SCRABBLE Championship]] will be held in Reno, Nevada, on July 20 to 24, 2019.
  
=== May 4, 2017 [[2017 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
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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].
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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]].
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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.
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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.
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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 ===
  
 
Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
 
Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
* 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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* US Northeast
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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* US Midwest
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* Canada
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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].
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=== March 1, 2018 New [[Club/Director Committee]] member ===
  
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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We thank [[Ted Gest]] for joining the Club/Director committee.
  
=== April 30, 2017 New [[Social Media Committee]] members ===
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=== January 31, 2018 [[Mina Le]] named [[International Committee]] cochair ===
  
We welcome [[Shan Abbasi]], [[Jackson Smylie]], [[Heather McCall]] and [[Heidi Robertson]] to the Forward Energy Committee!
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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.
  
=== March 27, 2017 [[MSA Agreement]] ratified ===
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=== January 29, 2018 [[Joshua Sokol]] named [[Canadian Committee]] chair ===
  
Our reciprocal membership agreement with the [[Malaysian Scrabble Association]] has been ratified.
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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.
  
=== March 16, 2017 [[Social Media Committee]] shuffle ===
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=== January 17, 2018 Canadian payment method update ===
  
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.
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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.
  
=== February 27, 2017 Rules Errata Published ===
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=== January 9, 2018 [[Will Anderson]] at CES ===
An errata sheet for the [[Rules]], to take effect immediately, has been published.
 
  
=== January 25, 2017 NASC 2017 Registration Open ===
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NASPA goes to [[CES 2018]]! See what happens when Will Anderson plays a Taiwanese robot.
[{{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]]

Latest revision as of 15:28, 3 March 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

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