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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.
  
=== August 10, 2011: Nigel Richards wins National SCRABBLE Championship ===
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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.
  
[[Nigel Richards]] from Malaysia wins the [[2011 National SCRABBLE Championship]] with a 22-9 +1532 record. Congratulations!
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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.
  
See the [http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/tourneys/2011/nsc/build/standing/1/31.html final standings].
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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.  
  
=== August 8, 2011: Chris Lipe and Leesa Berahovich score −25 total ===
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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]].
  
Chris Lipe and Leesa Berahovich set a new [[OTCWL]] tournament record for the [[Records#Lowest_combined_game_score|lowest combined game score]] with a total of negative 25 points.  The previous record was −22.
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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.
  
See [http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/tourneys/2011/nsc/build/notes/15.html NSC live commentary] for details. Congratulations to both!
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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]].
  
=== August 6, 2011: Live coverage of NSC ===
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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]].
  
Links to live coverage of the 2011 National Scrabble Championship (including player lists, standings, and annotated games) can be found at
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=== June 1, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
[http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/tourneys/2011/nsc/build/tsh/  NSC Live Coverage].
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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.
  
=== August 2, 2011: Advisory Board election results ===
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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.
  
Two new members for the [[Advisory Board]] have
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=== May 14, 2020 [[NWL2018]] is now available in SCRABBLE GO ===
been [[AB Elections|elected]]:
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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.
* Eastern district: [[Jan Cardia]] (31% of votes)
 
* Western district: [[Siri Tillekeratne]] (unopposed)
 
  
== July 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:
  
=== July 31, 2011: 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
  
July 2011 issue (Volume 3, Number 7) 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 available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
  
The previous issue (Volume 3, Number 6) is available to the [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/bulletin/201106.pdf general public].
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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.]
  
=== July 15, 2011: Advisory Board voting started ===
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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]].
  
The voting period for [[Advisory Board]] [[AB Elections|elections]] has started. There are four nominees in the eastern district and one nominee in the western district. Members may vote [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/vote.pl here] through July 31, 2011.
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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.]
  
== June 2011 ==
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== Archived news ==
 
 
=== June 27, 2011: Bulletin published  ===
 
 
 
June 2011 issue (Volume 3, Number 6) of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
 
 
The previous issue (Volume 3, Number 5) is available to the [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/bulletin/201105.pdf general public].
 
 
 
=== June 23, 2011: New Rules Committee members ===
 
 
 
[[Rules Committee]] welcomes two new members,
 
[[Diane Firstman]] and [[Mark Milan]].
 
 
 
=== June 19, 2011: Advisory Board elections ===
 
 
 
NASPA has published details on the
 
upcoming [[AB Elections|elections]] to fill
 
two positions on the [[Advisory Board]].
 
The nomination period is already open.
 
 
 
=== June 8, 2011: New Code of Conduct published ===
 
 
 
The [[Advisory Board]] has published
 
an [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/6/6c/Code_of_Conduct_-_effective_June_7_2011.pdf updated version]
 
of the [[Code of Conduct]].
 
The new Code of Conduct takes effect immediately.
 
 
 
=== June 5, 2011: New rules published ===
 
 
 
The [[Rules Committee]] has published
 
an [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/a/af/Rules-20110605.pdf updated version]
 
of the [[Official Tournament Rules]].
 
The new rules will take effect on June 16, 2011.
 
The [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/1/10/NASPA_Rules_Changes_June2011.pdf  summary of changes] was published in
 
the May 2011 issue of the [[NASPA Bulletin]].
 
 
 
== May 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== May 31, 2011: Bulletin published  ===
 
 
 
May 2011 issue (Volume 3, Number 5) of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].  This issue contains a summary of rule changes effective June 16, 2011.
 
 
 
The previous issue (Volume 3, Number 4) is available to the [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/bulletin/201104.pdf general public].
 
 
 
=== May 5, 2011: 2010 Form 990 released ===
 
 
 
On the [[financial reports]] page, NASPA has released
 
its [[Media:NASPAForm9902010001.pdf|2010 Form 990]] (Return
 
of Organization Exempt From Income Tax) filed with the
 
Internal Revenue Service. Please direct questions concerning the Form 990 return to CPA Kristina Simon, ksimon@hmlpc.com
 
 
 
== April 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== April 7, 2011: Juraj Pivovarov joins Web Committee ===
 
 
 
[[Juraj Pivovarov]] has joined [[Web Committee]] as a NASPAWiki editor.
 
 
 
== March 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== March 31, 2011: NSC registration open ===
 
 
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/register.pl?event_id=NSC2011 Online registration] for [[2011 National SCRABBLE Championship]] is now open.
 
 
 
=== March 31, 2011: Bulletin published  ===
 
 
 
Volume 3, Number 3 of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is now available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
 
 
=== March 16, 2011: CNSC QT hosts named ===
 
  
[[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.
 
 
== February 2011 ==
 
 
=== February 19, 2011: CNSC and WSC qualification ===
 
 
[[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.
 
 
== January 2011 ==
 
 
=== January 27, 2011: Bulletin published ===
 
 
Volume 3, Number 1 of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is now available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
 
== 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