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| class="left"|<h3>2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship</h3>July 20-24, 2019, Reno, NV<br><br>
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| class="left"|<h3>NASPA Tournament of Champions</h3>August 24-30, 2020, <br><br>
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Congratulations to Austin Shin, winner of the '''NASPA Tournament of Champions presented by Scrabble&reg; GO'''.
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[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH44AjFtBIqRRLv-Yr6jRBg WATCH]
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[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/NASPA_Tournament_of_Champions READ MORE]
  
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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[http://scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/nasc-cancel.pl CANCEL]
[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhvDB0pE-3pvPJAwmdVmYml56B30vYfHX STREAMING]
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[https://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/NASPA_Tournament_of_Champions READ MORE]
[http://bit.ly/FBNASPA SOCIAL MEDIA]
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[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/reglist.pl?event=NSC2020 PLAYERS NEEDING TO CANCEL]
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[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/2019_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship READ MORE]
 
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/register.pl REGISTER]
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/register.pl REGISTER]
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[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/reglist.pl?event=NSC2020 SEE WHO'S COMING]
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[https://baltimore.org/ VISIT BALTIMORE]
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[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2019/nasc/build/ STANDINGS]
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[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhvDB0pE-3puxpCIR5cPVIg1Prw327nFX LIVE STREAM]
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[https://www.facebook.com/NASPAScrabble/ SOCIAL MEDIA]
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[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/2019_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship READ MORE]
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| class="left"|<h3>2016 North American School SCRABBLE Championship</h3>April 9–10, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA.<br><br>
 
| class="left"|<h3>2016 North American School SCRABBLE Championship</h3>April 9–10, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA.<br><br>
 
Congratulations to champions Jem Burch, Cooper Komatsu, and coach Cornelia Guest!<br><br>
 
Congratulations to champions Jem Burch, Cooper Komatsu, and coach Cornelia Guest!<br><br>
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[[File:Elections.jpg|176px|link=2019_Advisory_Board_Elections]]
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[[File:Warning.jpg|176px|link=COVID-19]]
<h3>Advisory Board Elections</h3>
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<h3>COVID-19</h3>
[[2019_Advisory_Board_Elections|Nominations for the 2019 Advisory Board Elections are open from May 1 through 31, 2019.]]
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[[COVID-19 | NASPA Club and tournament activity is suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. ]]
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<div class="topic">
[[File:NASPA_News.jpg|176px|link=IContact]]
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[[File:Community_Values.jpg|176px|link=Community Values]]
<h3>NASPA News</h3>
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<h3>NASPA Community Values</h3>
[[IContact | NASPA sends out a weekly newsletter with the latest info on tournament and club play.]]
 
 
 
  
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[[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.]]
 
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<div class="topic">
[[File:NASC2018Buffalo8-150px.png|176px|link=http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2018/nsc/build/index.html]]
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[[File:ScrabbleVisual.jpg|176px|link=2020_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship]]
<h3>NASC 2018</h3>
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<h3>2020 NASC</h3>
[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2018/nsc/build/index.html Relive the action at last year's NASC in Buffalo!]
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[[2020_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship|The 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.]]
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[[File:TWL18.jpeg|176px|link=NWL2018]]
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[[File:SCRABBLE Tile.png|176px|link=http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=10116&m=288131&t=650b9db00f5228ee57432048f1967e4ef1b454e708354ae751c2b95d07c97caf]]
<h3>OTCWL2018</h3>
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<h3>SCRABBLE GO</h3>
[[NWL2018 | The NASPA Word List (2018 Edition) - NWL2018 - went into effect on March 1, 2019.]]
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[http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=10116&m=288131&t=650b9db00f5228ee57432048f1967e4ef1b454e708354ae751c2b95d07c97caf The NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018) is now available in SCRABBLE GO, the new SCRABBLE mobile game.]
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[[File:NASPA-Zyzzyva.png|176px|link=Zyzzyva]]
 
[[File:NASPA-Zyzzyva.png|176px|link=Zyzzyva]]
<h3>NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.0</h3>
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<h3>NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.1</h3>
[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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[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/Zyzzyva NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.1 is now available for Windows, macOS, 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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<h3>NWL2018 Apps</h3>
[[Player Titles | NASPA awards the titles SCRABBLE Expert, SCRABBLE Master, and SCRABBLE Grandmaster to recognize player excellence.]]
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[[Software | Check out the apps and software licensed to include the NASPA Word List (2018 Edition).]]
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[[File:Trophy-award-icon.jpg|176px|link=Awards]]
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<h3>Awards</h3>
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[[Awards | NASPA recognizes player achievements with awards, including Person of the Year and Player Titles. Updated Player Titles!]]
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[[File:NASPA_News.jpg|176px|link=COVID-19]]
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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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</div>
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<div class="topic">
 
[[File:Saam logo-tealribbon.jpg|176px|link=Community Advocate]]
 
[[File:Saam logo-tealribbon.jpg|176px|link=Community Advocate]]
 
<h3>NASPA Community Advocate</h3>
 
<h3>NASPA Community Advocate</h3>
[[Community Advocate | The Community Advocate looks into cases of sexual harassment within the organization.]]
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[[Community Advocate | The Community Advocate looks into cases of harassment within the organization.]]
 
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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:Wotd.gif|176px|link=http://scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/wotd.pl]]
 
[[File:Wotd.gif|176px|link=http://scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/wotd.pl]]
 
<h3>NASPA Word of the Day</h3>
 
<h3>NASPA Word of the Day</h3>
 
[http://scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/wotd.pl See today's word of the day.]
 
[http://scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/wotd.pl See today's word of the day.]
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[[File:Elections.jpg|176px|link=2020_Advisory_Board_Elections]]
<h3>NASPA Suggestion Box</h3>
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<h3>Advisory Board Elections</h3>
[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CvfjnaoSFnJmT3p9AzEoesV9YyicDqXJSarQzN4cyNk Send us your suggestions for tournament and club SCRABBLE.]
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[[2020_Advisory_Board_Elections|Results for the 2020 Advisory Board elections are available.]]
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[[File:TWL18.jpeg|176px|link=NWL2018]]
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<h3>NWL2018</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:Can-Am.jpg|176px|link=2020 Can-Am SCRABBLE Challenge]]
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<h3>2020 Can-AM</h3>
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[[2020 Can-Am SCRABBLE Challenge | The event will be hosted by Canada at a date to be determined. The event has been postponed from early May because of the COVID-19 pandemic.]]
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[[File:Alchemist_Cup_Team_USA_2018.jpg|176px|link=2020 Alchemist Cup Qualification System]]
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<h3>2020 Alchemist Cup</h3>
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[[2020 Alchemist Cup Qualification System |The 2020 Alchemist Cup will be held December 2-6, 2020, at the Genting Highland Resort in Malaysia. Find out how to qualify for Team USA or Canada.]]
  
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<h3>NASC 2020 - Baltimore</h3>
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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.]
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[[File:Survey.jpeg|176px|link=https://scrabble.formstack.com/forms/nasc2019]]
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<h3>NASC 2019 Survey</h3>
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[https://scrabble.formstack.com/forms/nasc2019 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=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:GeocacheLogo.jpg|176px|link=Official_Tournament_and_Club_Word_List]]
 
<h3>Current Word List</h3>
 
[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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<h3>2017 NASC </h3>
 
<h3>2017 NASC </h3>
 
[https://www.facebook.com/NASPAScrabble/ Relive the action in New Orleans - pix, videos, and more!]</div>
 
[https://www.facebook.com/NASPAScrabble/ Relive the action in New Orleans - pix, videos, and more!]</div>
 
<div class="topic">
 
[[File:NOLA.jpg|176px|link=https://www.facebook.com/NASPAScrabble/]]
 
<h3>2017 NASC </h3>
 
[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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== Top News ==
 
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<h3 class="date">August 30, 2020</h3> Congratulations to [[Austin Shin]], winner of the [[NASPA Tournament of Champions]] presented by Scrabble® GO.
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<h3 class="date">August 6, 2020</h3> The [[NASPA Tournament of Champions]] presented by Scrabble® GO will be held August 24 to 30, 2020, as a virtual online tournament.
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<h3 class="date">July 27, 2020</h3> 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.
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<h3 class="date">July 8, 2020</h3> NASPA CEO [[John Chew]] issues a [[Community Values | statement]] on removing slurs from the [[NASPA Word List]].
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<h3 class="date">July 2, 2020</h3> Results for the [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] are available.
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<h3 class="date">June 25, 2020</h3>
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NASPA released updated [[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for members and directors]].
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<h3 class="date">June 20, 2020</h3> 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]].
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<h3 class="date">June 1, 2020</h3> Elections for the [[2020 Advisory Board Elections |Advisory Board]] run from June 1 to June 30.
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<h3 class="date">May 28, 2020</h3>The [[2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] has been been canceled because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
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<h3 class="date">May 14, 2020</h3>The [[NWL2018 |NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018)]] is now available in [https://www.facebook.com/ScrabbleGO SCRABBLE GO], the new SCRABBLE mobile game.
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<h3 class="date">April 30, 2020</h3>Nominations for the [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] will be open from May 1 to May 31, 2020.
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<h3 class="date">March 18, 2020</h3>
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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.]
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<h3 class="date">March 10, 2020</h3>
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NASPA released[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for members and directors]].
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<h3 class="date">January 30, 2020</h3>
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Registration is now open for the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship (NASC)in Baltimore (MD) from Aug 1 to 5, 2020! [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/register.pl Register now!]
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<h3 class="date">October 1, 2019</h3>
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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.]
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<h3 class="date">July 24, 2019</h3>
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[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2019/nasc/build Congratulations to 2019 North American SCRABBLE Champion Alec Sjoholm!]
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<h3 class="date">July 22, 2019</h3>
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The NASPA [[Executive Committee]] announced a [http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=10116&m=277480&t=650b9db00f5228ee57432048f1967e4ef1b454e708354ae751c2b95d07c97caf restructuring of the NASPA management team].
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<h3 class="date">July 14, 2019</h3>
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NASPA [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.1, which includes [[CSW2019]], is now also available for the Linux platform.
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<h3 class="date">June 26, 2019</h3>
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NASPA [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.1, which includes [[CSW2019]], is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.
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<h3 class="date">June 6, 2019</h3> Results for the [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] are available.
 
<h3 class="date">May 2, 2019</h3>
 
<h3 class="date">May 2, 2019</h3>
 
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.  
 
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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NASPA [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.0, which includes [[NWL2018]], is now also available for the Linux platform.
 
NASPA [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.0, which includes [[NWL2018]], is now also available for the Linux platform.
 
<h3 class="date">March 3, 2019</h3>
 
<h3 class="date">March 3, 2019</h3>
NASPA [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.0, which includes [[NWL2018]], is now available for the Windows and Mac OS X platforms.  
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NASPA [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.0, which includes [[NWL2018]], is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.  
 
<h3 class="date">January 4, 2019</h3>
 
<h3 class="date">January 4, 2019</h3>
 
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.
 
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">October 3, 2018</h3>
 
<h3 class="date">October 3, 2018</h3>
 
The 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship will be held in Reno, Nevada, on July 20 to 24, 2019.
 
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>
 
<h3 class="date">August 8, 2018</h3>
 
[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2018/nasc/build Congratulations to 2018 North American SCRABBLE Champion Joel Sherman!]
 
[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2018/nasc/build Congratulations to 2018 North American SCRABBLE Champion Joel Sherman!]

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NASPA Tournament of Champions

August 24-30, 2020,

Congratulations to Austin Shin, winner of the NASPA Tournament of Champions presented by Scrabble® GO.

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Top News

August 30, 2020

Congratulations to Austin Shin, winner of the NASPA Tournament of Champions presented by Scrabble® GO.

August 6, 2020

The NASPA Tournament of Champions presented by Scrabble® GO will be held August 24 to 30, 2020, as a virtual online tournament.

July 27, 2020

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 John Chew issues a statement on removing slurs from the NASPA Word List.

July 2, 2020

Results for the 2020 Advisory Board Elections are available.

June 25, 2020

NASPA released updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for members and directors.

June 20, 2020

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

Elections for the Advisory Board run from June 1 to June 30.

May 28, 2020

The 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship has been been canceled because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

May 14, 2020

The NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018) is now available in SCRABBLE GO, the new SCRABBLE mobile game.