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| class="left"|<h3>2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship</h3>July 20-24, 2019, Reno, NV<br><br>
|width=200|[[2011 National SCRABBLE Championship|2011 National SCRABBLE Champion]] [[Nigel Richards]] posing after the event with Division 3 Winner Suhas Rao and Division 4 competitors Andy Hoang and Kenny Hoang
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Registration is now open for the 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship (NASC)!
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[https://scrabble.formstack.com/forms/nasc2018 NASC SURVEY]
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[https://bit.ly/nsc18 LIVE COVERAGE]
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[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/2019_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship READ MORE]
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[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/register.pl REGISTER]
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| class="left"|<h3>2016 North American School SCRABBLE Championship</h3>April 9–10, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA.<br><br>
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Congratulations to champions Jem Burch, Cooper Komatsu, and coach Cornelia Guest!<br><br>
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[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2016/nassc/build LIVE COVERAGE]
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== Current Topics ==
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[[File:Elections.jpg|176px|link=2019_Advisory_Board_Elections]]
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<h3>Advisory Board Elections</h3>
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[[2019_Advisory_Board_Elections|Results for the 2019 Advisory Board Elections are available.]]
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[[File:NASPA_News.jpg|176px|link=IContact]]
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<h3>NASPA News</h3>
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[[IContact | NASPA sends out a weekly newsletter with the latest info on tournament and club play.]]
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[[File:NASC2018Buffalo8-150px.png|176px|link=http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2018/nsc/build/index.html]]
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<h3>NASC 2018</h3>
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[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2018/nsc/build/index.html Relive the action at last year's NASC in Buffalo!]
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[[File:TWL18.jpeg|176px|link=NWL2018]]
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<h3>OTCWL2018</h3>
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[[NWL2018 | The NASPA Word List (2018 Edition) - NWL2018 - went into effect on March 1, 2019.]]
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[[File:NASPA-Zyzzyva.png|176px|link=Zyzzyva]]
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<h3>NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.0</h3>
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[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/Zyzzyva NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.0 is now available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.]
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[[File:Trophy-award-icon.jpg|176px|link=Player Titles]]
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<h3>Player Titles</h3>
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[[Player Titles | NASPA awards the titles SCRABBLE Expert, SCRABBLE Master, and SCRABBLE Grandmaster to recognize player excellence.]]
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[[File:Saam logo-tealribbon.jpg|176px|link=Community Advocate]]
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<h3>NASPA Community Advocate</h3>
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[[Community Advocate | The Community Advocate looks into cases of sexual harassment within the organization.]]
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[[File:Wotd.gif|176px|link=http://scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/wotd.pl]]
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<h3>NASPA Word of the Day</h3>
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[http://scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/wotd.pl See today's word of the day.]
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[[File:Suggestion.png|126px|link=https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CvfjnaoSFnJmT3p9AzEoesV9YyicDqXJSarQzN4cyNk]]
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<h3>NASPA Suggestion Box</h3>
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[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CvfjnaoSFnJmT3p9AzEoesV9YyicDqXJSarQzN4cyNk Send us your suggestions for tournament and club SCRABBLE.]
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[[File:NASPA-Zyzzyva.png|176px|link=Zyzzyva]]
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<h3>NASPA Zyzzyva 3.1.0</h3>
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[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/Zyzzyva NASPA Zyzzyva 3.1.0 is now available for OS X, Linux, and Windows.]<br><br><br><br>
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[[File:Survey.jpeg|176px|link=https://scrabble.formstack.com/forms/nasc2018]]
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<h3>NASC 2018 Survey</h3>
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[https://scrabble.formstack.com/forms/nasc2018 Share your opinions about this and future NASC Tourneys - open to all NASPA members, not just NASC competitors]
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[[File:Elections.jpg|176px|link=2018_Advisory_Board_Elections]]
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<h3>Advisory Board Elections</h3>
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[[2018_Advisory_Board_Elections|Results for the 2018 Advisory Board Elections are available]]
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[[File:Fort-wayne-t-shirt.jpg|176px|link=http://blog.scrabbleplayers.org/wordpress/]]
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<h3>2016 North American SCRABBLE Championships Blog</h3>
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[http://blog.scrabbleplayers.org/wordpress/ NASC news and player profiles]
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[[File:GeocacheLogo.jpg|176px|link=Official_Tournament_and_Club_Word_List]]
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<h3>Current Word List</h3>
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[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/Official_Tournament_and_Club_Word_List OTCWL2014 took effect for NASPA club and tournament play on April 10, 2015.]
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[[File:NASSC2016winners-small.jpg|176px|link=2016 North American School SCRABBLE Championship]]
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<h3>2016 NASSC</h3>
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[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2016/nassc/build/ 2016 North American School SCRABBLE Championship results.]
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Our [[mission statement]]: '''North American SCRABBLE Players Association''' ('''NASPA''') is a community of tournament, club and avid home players of the
 
SCRABBLE&reg; Brand Crossword Game. We foster an atmosphere for people of all
 
skill levels to play their favorite game, improve their abilities
 
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[https://www.facebook.com/NASPAScrabble/ Follow the action this weekend in New Orleans at the Crescent City Cup - pix, videos, and more!]</div>
  
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<h3>2018 CNSC</h3>
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[[2018 Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship|Congratulations to '''Eric Tran''', 2018 Canadian SCRABBLE Champion!]]
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<h3 class="date">June 6, 2019</h3> Results for the [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] are available.
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<h3 class="date">May 2, 2019</h3>
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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.
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<h3 class="date">April 29, 2019</h3>Nominations for the [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] will be open from May 1 to May 31, 2019.
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<h3 class="date">April 18, 2019</h3>
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NASPA [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.0, which includes [[NWL2018]], is now also available for the Linux platform.
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<h3 class="date">March 3, 2019</h3>
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NASPA [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.0, which includes [[NWL2018]], is now available for the Windows and Mac OS X platforms.
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<h3 class="date">January 4, 2019</h3>
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The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] voted last night to change the effective date for the [[Official Tournament and Club Word List]] (2018 Edition) - OTCWL2018 - from February 1 to March 1, 2019 for sanctioned tournament play.
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<h3 class="date">December 13, 2018</h3>
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The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] decided that the [[Official Tournament and Club Word List]] (2018 Edition) - OTCWL2018 -  will take effect at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on February 1, 2019.
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<h3 class="date">November 5, 2018</h3>
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Registration is now open to represent the United States and Canada at the [[2019 WESPA Championship]].
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<h3 class="date">October 3, 2018</h3>
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The 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship will be held in Reno, Nevada, on July 20 to 24, 2019.
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<h3 class="date">August 8, 2018</h3>
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[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2018/nasc/build Congratulations to 2018 North American SCRABBLE Champion Joel Sherman!]
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<h3 class="date">August 2, 2018</h3>
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[[Lila Crotty]], [[Jennifer M Lee | Jennifer Lee]], and [[Ezekiel Markwei]] have been appointed to the NASPA [[Advisory Board]].
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<h3 class="date">July 2, 2018</h3> Results for the [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] are available.
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<h3 class="date">June 2, 2018</h3> Elections for the [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] run from June 3 to June 30.
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<h3 class="date">April 26, 2018</h3>Nominations for the [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] will be open from May 1 to May 31, 2018.
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<h3 class="date">January 9, 2018</h3>
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NASPA goes to [[CES 2018]]! See what happens when [[Will Anderson]] plays a Taiwanese robot.
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<h3 class="date">December 6, 2017</h3>
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On November 28, 2017, the NASPA Advisory Board unanimously approved an update to the [[Code of Conduct]] to include specific descriptions of what constitutes sexual and gender-based harassment.
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<h3 class="date">July 26, 2017</h3>
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[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2017/nasc/build Congratulations to 2017 North American SCRABBLE Champion Will Anderson!]
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<h3 class="date">July 1, 2017</h3>[http://www.icontact-archive.com/-eBE1BTTRFaArP3qIeNvGFEtBtQtSG8v?w=3/ Advisory Board Election results are now available.]
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<h3 class="date">June 2, 2017</h3> Voting for the [[2017 Advisory Board Elections]] runs from June 3 to June 30.
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<h3 class="date">May 24, 2017</h3>
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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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<h3 class="date">May 4, 2017</h3> Nominations for the [[2017 Advisory Board Elections]] are open.
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<h3 class="date">May 4, 2017</h3> Early registration for the [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] has been extended through May 31, 2017.
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<h3 class="date">February 27, 2017</h3> [[Rules]] errata have been posted.
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<h3 class="date">May 16, 2016</h3>
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[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2016/cnsc/build Congratulations to 2016 Canadian National SCRABBLE Champion Adam Logan!]
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<h3 class="date">April 10, 2016</h3>
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[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2016/nassc/build Congratulations to 2016 North American School SCRABBLE Champions Jem Burch, Cooper Komatsu, and coach Cornelia Guest]
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Revision as of 21:48, 21 June 2019

2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship

July 20-24, 2019, Reno, NV

Registration is now open for the 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship (NASC)!

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Top News

June 6, 2019

Results for the 2019 Advisory Board Elections are available.

May 2, 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

Nominations for the 2019 Advisory Board Elections will be open from May 1 to May 31, 2019.

April 18, 2019

NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.0, which includes NWL2018, is now also available for the Linux platform.

March 3, 2019

NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.0, which includes NWL2018, is now available for the Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

January 4, 2019

The NASPA Advisory Board voted last night to change the effective date for the Official Tournament and Club Word List (2018 Edition) - OTCWL2018 - from February 1 to March 1, 2019 for sanctioned tournament play.

December 13, 2018

The NASPA Advisory Board decided that the Official Tournament and Club Word List (2018 Edition) - OTCWL2018 - will take effect at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on February 1, 2019.

November 5, 2018

Registration is now open to represent the United States and Canada at the 2019 WESPA Championship.

October 3, 2018

The 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship will be held in Reno, Nevada, on July 20 to 24, 2019.