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See also:
 
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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=== November 16, 2020 NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.3 Available ===
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[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/Zyzzyva NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.3] is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. It includes [[NWL2020]] and [[NSWL2020]].
  
=== May 5, 2011: 2010 Form 990 released ===
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=== October 15, 2020 NASPA Word List 2020 Effective Date ===
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The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] decided that the NASPA Word List 2020 Edition ([[NWL2020]]) and the NASPA School Word List 2020 Edition ([[NSWL2020]])will take effect at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on January 6, 2021.
  
On the [[financial reports]] page, NASPA has released
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=== August 30, 2020 Austin Shin Wins Tournament of Champions ===
its [[Media:NASPAForm9902010001.pdf|2010 Form 990]] (Return
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Congratulations to [[Austin Shin]], winner of the [[NASPA Tournament of Champions]] presented by Scrabble® GO.
of Organization Exempt From Income Tax) filed with the
 
Internal Revenue Service.
 
  
== April 2011 ==
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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.
  
=== April 7, 2011: Juraj Pivovarov joins Web Committee ===
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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.
  
[[Juraj Pivovarov]] has joined [[Web Committee]] as a NASPAWiki editor.
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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.  
  
== March 2011 ==
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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]].
  
=== March 31, 2011: NSC registration open ===
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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.
  
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/register.pl?event_id=NSC2011 Online registration] for [[2011 National SCRABBLE Championship]] is now open.
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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]].
  
=== March 31, 2011: Bulletin published  ===
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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]].
  
Volume 3, Number 3 of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
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=== June 1, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
is now available for  
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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.
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
  
=== March 16, 2011: CNSC QT hosts named ===
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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.
  
[[Canadian Committee]] determines the host clubs for the two regional qualifying tournaments for the 2011 CNSC: Cambridge, ON and Calgary, AB. These events will be held sometime in May. Details will follow.
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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.  
  
== February 2011 ==
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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:
  
=== February 19, 2011: CNSC and WSC qualification ===
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* Canada
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* US Midwest
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* US Northeast
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* US West
  
[[Canadian Committee]] establishes March 27, 2011 as the deadline for CNSC qualification and June 13, 2011 as the deadline for Canadian qualification for the 2011 World Scrabble Championship.
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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].
  
== January 2011 ==
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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.]
  
=== January 27, 2011: Bulletin published ===
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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]].
  
Volume 3, Number 1 of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
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=== January 30, 2020 Registration is open for the 2020 NASC in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020 ===
is now available for  
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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.]
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
  
== December 2010 ==
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== Archived news ==
 
 
=== December 31, 2011: Committee changes ===
 
 
 
There have been a number of changes in committee rosters
 
during December and at the end of the year.  [[Andy Saunders]] has joined [[History Committee]].  [[Tournament Committee]] welcomed two new members, [[Ryan Fischer]] and [[Jason Keller]] to replace two resigning members.  Governance Committee and Marketing Committee have become inactive due to lack of active members.
 
 
 
=== December 1, 2010: John Robertson and Jeff Parsons reelected to Canadian Committee ===
 
 
 
Congratulations to incumbents [[John Robertson]] and [[Jeff Parsons]], who were
 
reelected to their seats on NASPA’s [[Canadian Committee]]. Canadian NASPA members
 
in good standing were eligible to vote between November 1 and 30, 2010, and 70
 
exercised this right.
 
 
 
The candidates each received the following number of votes:
 
* John Robertson: 64
 
* Jeff Parsons: 27
 
* Carl Madden: 25
 
 
 
== November 2010 ==
 
 
 
=== November 19, 2010: Shan Abbasi joins Ratings and Recognition Committee ===
 
 
 
[[Shan Abbasi]] has joined [[Ratings and Recognition Committee]].  He will be maintaining the list of official NASPA [[records]].
 
  
== August 2010 ==
 
 
=== August 27, 2010: Member list application updated ===
 
 
Certified [[directors]] have access to a concise list of current members eligible to play in tournaments, including new nonrated members. The new version of this list automatically excludes [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/list-suspensions.pl players under suspension] in addition to expired members.
 
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/list-members.pl Member list application]
 
 
=== August 16, 2010: Nigel Richards wins World Players Championship ===
 
 
The new [[2010 National SCRABBLE Championship|National Champion]] [[Nigel Richards]] makes it a double and wins the [[2010 World Players Championship]] too.  His record was 24.5-7.5 +3191.  The runner-up was the reigning [[2009 World SCRABBLE Championship|World Champion]] [[Pakorn Nemitrmansuk]] with a 24-8 +1985 record.  Congratulations!
 
 
* [http://www.poslfit.com/games/wpc/2010/32/ deciding game]
 
* [http://www.worldplayerschampionship.com/2010/build/standing/1/32.html final standings]
 
 
=== August 11, 2010: Nigel Richards wins National SCRABBLE Championship ===
 
 
Clinching the win with three games to go, 2008 NSC winner [[Nigel Richards]] does it again! Congratulations!
 
 
* [http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/tourneys/2010/nsc/build/standing/1/31.html final standings, division 1]
 
* [http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/tourneys/2010/nsc/build/standing/1/prizes.html prizewinners, division 1]
 
 
=== August 7, 2010: Dallas Johnson joins Advisory Board ===
 
 
NASPA’s [[Advisory Board]] has invited [[Dallas Johnson]] to join the board.  Johnson replaces Greg Edwards, who resigned in May.
 
 
== 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 13:30, 16 November 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

November 16, 2020 NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.3 Available

NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.3 is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. It includes NWL2020 and NSWL2020.

October 15, 2020 NASPA Word List 2020 Effective Date

The NASPA Advisory Board decided that the NASPA Word List 2020 Edition (NWL2020) and the NASPA School Word List 2020 Edition (NSWL2020)will take effect at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on January 6, 2021.

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