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== Current news ==
 
== Current news ==
  
=== October 30, 2017 [[Community Advocate |NASPA Community Advocate]] ===
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=== October 1, 2019 The 2020 NASC will be in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020 ===
[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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Save the date - the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship (NASC) will be in Baltimore (MD) from Aug 1 to 5, 2020! [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8krCU_9YrU0 Watch the announcement on NASPA Tonight.]
  
=== August 13, 2017 Mobile version of NASPAWiki in testing ===
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=== July 24, 2019 [[Alec Sjoholm]] wins [[2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
A lighter-weight, mobile-friendly look to NASPAWiki has begun testing.
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Congratulations to [[Alec Sjoholm]], winner of the [[2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship]]. View the [[Media:Nasc_winner_release_2019.pdf |press release]].
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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=== July 22, 2019 The NASPA [[Executive Committee]] announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team. ===
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The Executive Committee announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team at the annual Town Meeting. Read about the restructuring [http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=10116&m=277480&t=650b9db00f5228ee57432048f1967e4ef1b454e708354ae751c2b95d07c97caf here].
  
Congratulations to the 2017 North American SCRABBLE Champion, Will Anderson!
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=== July 14, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.1 Available for Linux ===
[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2017/nasc/build Revisit event coverage].
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NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Linux platform in addition to Windows and macOS platforms.  
  
=== July 1, 2017 [[Advisory Board]] Election Results===
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=== July 6, 2019 [[Kevin Gauthier]] and [[John Karris]] join Tournament Committee ===
[http://www.icontact-archive.com/-eBE1BTTRFaArP3qIeNvGFEtBtQtSG8v?w=3/ Advisory Board Election results are now available.]
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We thank Kevin Gauthier and John Karris for joining the NASPA Tournament Committee.
  
=== June 7, 2017 New [[Forward Energy Committee]] members ===
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=== June 26, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.1 Available for [[CSW2019]] ===
We welcome [[Darrell Day]], [[Diane Firstman]], and [[Joey Krafchick]] to the Forward Energy Committee!
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NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.
  
=== June 2, 2017 [[2017 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
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=== June 6, 2019 [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] - Results ===
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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There were no contested seats after the nomination process so an election was not needed.  
  
=== May 24, 2017 Form 990 is now Available ===
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=== May 2, 2019 Collins 2019 to Take Effect on July 1, 2019 ===
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 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.  
  
=== May 10, 2017 [[Jason Broersma]] appointed [[WESPA]] Treasurer ===
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=== April 29, 2019 [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
Congratulations to Jason Broersma on his recent appointment as Treasurer of the World English-language Scrabble Players Association.
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Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
  
=== May 4, 2017 [[2017 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
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* US South
 
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* US West
Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
 
 
* At Large
 
* 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===
 
The Early Registration deadline for the 2017 NASC has been extended to May 31st. After May 31st, the registration fee increases by $50.
 
 
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.
 
  
=== April 30, 2017 New [[Social Media Committee]] members ===
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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].
  
We welcome [[Shan Abbasi]], [[Jackson Smylie]], [[Heather McCall]] and [[Heidi Robertson]] to the Forward Energy Committee!
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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 macOS platforms.
  
=== March 27, 2017 [[MSA Agreement]] ratified ===
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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.
  
Our reciprocal membership agreement with the [[Malaysian Scrabble Association]] has been ratified.
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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.
  
=== March 16, 2017 [[Social Media Committee]] shuffle ===
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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.
  
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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=== 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.  
  
=== February 27, 2017 Rules Errata Published ===
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=== January 3, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] implementation delayed ===
An errata sheet for the [[Rules]], to take effect immediately, has been published.
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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 25, 2017 NASC 2017 Registration Open ===
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=== January 1, 2019 [[Joshua Sokol]] and [[Colin Viebrock]] acclaimed to [[Canadian Committee]] ===
[{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/register.pl Registration] is now open for the [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]].
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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]].
  
 
== Archived news ==
 
== Archived news ==
  
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* [[2018 Breaking news archive]]
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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 11:55, 2 October 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

October 1, 2019 The 2020 NASC will be in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020

Save the date - the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship (NASC) will be in Baltimore (MD) from Aug 1 to 5, 2020! Watch the announcement on NASPA Tonight.

July 24, 2019 Alec Sjoholm wins 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship

Congratulations to Alec Sjoholm, winner of the 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship. View the press release.

July 22, 2019 The NASPA Executive Committee announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team.

The Executive Committee announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team at the annual Town Meeting. Read about the restructuring here.

July 14, 2019 Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 Available for Linux

NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Linux platform in addition to Windows and macOS platforms.

July 6, 2019 Kevin Gauthier and John Karris join Tournament Committee

We thank Kevin Gauthier and John Karris for joining the NASPA Tournament Committee.

June 26, 2019 Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 Available for CSW2019

NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.

June 6, 2019 2019 Advisory Board Elections - Results

There were no contested seats after the nomination process so an election was not needed.

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 macOS 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.

Archived news