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See also:
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/ NASPA home]: contains the most recent tweets.
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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.
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* [[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.
  
=== July 12, 2010: Advisory Board rulings ===
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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.
  
[[Advisory Board]] has published new [[Advisory_Board#Rulings|rulings]] concerning delays in submitting tournament results and overdue member accounts.
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=== July 31, 2020 Recent Committee Changes ===
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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.
  
=== July 3, 2010: Marlon Hill and Ben Schoenbrun score −22 total ===
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=== July 27, 2020 NASPA [[IDEA Committee]] Initial Meeting ===
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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.
  
Marlon Hill and Ben Shoenbrun set a new [[OTCWL]] tournament record for the [[Records#Lowest_combined_game_score|lowest combined game score]] with a total of negative 22 points.  The previous record was −20.
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=== July 8, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Slurs in NASPA Word List ===
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NASPA CEO [[John Chew]] issues a [[Community Values | statement]] on removing slurs from the [[NASPA Word List]].  
  
The game ended after six consecutive zero scores from challenged phonies and exchanges and both players got negative points from the tiles left on their racks.  Marlon drew a blank and won with −6 points, while Ben got stuck with the Q and lost with −16 points. Congratulations to both!
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=== July 2, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Results available ===
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Results for the [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] are available.
  
=== July 2, 2010: Nigel Peltier makes record seven bingos ===
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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]].
  
More OTCWL tournament records were broken in Reno today.  On the third round of the main event, Nigel Peltier played seven bingos (PINTOES, ACONITE, RAPIDLY, INFOLDED, EMIRATE, SHEARING, DAtABLE), setting a new record for the [[Records#Most_bingos_by_one_player_in_a_game|most bingos by one player in a game]]. The previous record was six bingos.  Congratulations Nigel!
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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]].  
  
Nigel's opponent Jeff Martin also made a bingo (CORNIEsT) for a combined total of eight, which tied the record for the [[Records#Most_bingos_by_both_players_in_a_game|most bingos by both players in a game]]. Congratulations to both!
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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.
  
=== July 1, 2010: Edward De Guzman scores record 771 points ===
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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.
  
A new OTCWL tournament record for the [[Records#Highest_winning_game_score|highest winning game score]] was set today in the second early bird event of the 2010 West Coast Championship in Reno, NV. Edward De Guzman scored a whopping 771 points, besting the previous record by one point. Congratulations Ed!
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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.  
  
== May 2010 ==
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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:
  
=== May 31, 2010: bulletin published ===
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* Canada
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* US Midwest
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* US Northeast
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* US West
  
Volume 2, Number 2 of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
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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].
is now available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
  
=== May 20, 2010: Updated Incident Report Form ===
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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.]
  
The
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=== March 10, 2020 NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information ===
[[Media:Incident_Report_Form.pdf|Incident Report Form]] has been updated.
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NASPA released[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for members and directors]].
  
== Febuary 2010 ==
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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.]
  
=== February 9, 2010: Stanton, CA rated ===
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== Archived news ==
 
 
The tournament held in Stanton, CA on January 31 has finally
 
been rated today.  Consequently, the monthly [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/ratings/data/full/2010/201002.txt rating list] and tournaments results ([http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/tourneys/2010/xt/02 text] [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/tourneys/2010/lxt/02 pic]) for February were revised.
 
 
 
=== February 4, 2010: Matt Hopkins honored ===
 
 
 
[[Advisory Board]] announced that it has named [[Matt Hopkins]] its first [[Advisory_Board_Member_Emeritus_Matt_Hopkins|Member Emeritus]].
 
 
 
=== February 1, 2010: NSC staff announcement ===
 
 
 
The division leaders for [[2010_National_SCRABBLE_Championship#Staff|2010 NSC]] have been named: [[John Robertson]], [[Bryan Pepper]], [[Dallas Johnson]], [[Judy Newhouse]] and [[Dan Stock]].
 
 
 
== January 2010 ==
 
 
 
=== January 24, 2010: new Advisory Board decisions ===
 
 
 
[[Advisory Board]] published a number of new decisions in the new [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl bulletin], including:
 
* The AB okayed a new, separate rating system for sanctioned games played using the [[Collins]] (SOWPODS) lexicon. Details will be announced on the website soon.
 
* The AB enacted as NASPA policy an agreement made among tour/cruise tournament directors that their events be separated by [[Tournaments#Directing_Tournaments|90 days]] and not the usual two weeks.
 
 
 
=== January 24, 2010: bulletin published ===
 
 
 
Volume 2, Number 1 of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is now available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
 
 
=== January 21, 2010: Bryan Pepper joins Advisory Board ===
 
 
 
NASPA is pleased to announce the addition of [[Bryan Pepper]] to the [[Advisory Board]] effective January 1. Bryan is a longtime player and director, including many years as a divisional director at [[Nationals]]. Bryan was appointed by [[Mary Rhoades]], whose tenure just ended. Outgoing Advisory Board members are given the opportunity to appoint a replacement, a policy that NASPA adopted from the NSA.
 
 
 
We are grateful to Mary for her five years of service on the Advisory Board, as well as her continued service on many other important NASPA committees, and we look forward to Bryan's contributions to the Advisory Board.
 
 
 
=== January 6, 2010: rules revision announced ===
 
  
New rules changes go into effect February 2, 2010.  The updated [[Official Tournament Rules]] (along with a summary of the changes) are available now.
 
 
=== January 4, 2010: 2500 members ===
 
 
The number of paid NASPA members in the [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/members.pl membership database] surpassed 2500 today.  Directors can download a [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/list-members.pl listing] of all valid members.
 
 
== Archived news ==
 
  
* [[2010 breaking news archive]]
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* [[2019 Breaking news archive]]
* [[2009 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]]
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* [[2014 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2013 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2012 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2011 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2010 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2009 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