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== Current news ==
== Current news ==
== January 2010 ==
=== Jan 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].
== December 2010 ==
== December 2010 ==

Revision as of 22:34, 27 January 2011

This page contains current and recent breaking news about NASPA.

See also:

Current news

January 2010

Jan 27, 2011: bulletin published

Volume 3, Number 1 of the NASPA Bulletin is now available for member download.

December 2010

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 players under suspension in addition to expired members.

August 16, 2010: Nigel Richards wins World Players Championship

The new 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 World Champion Pakorn Nemitrmansuk with a 24-8 +1985 record. Congratulations!

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!

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.

July 2010

July 22, 2010: William Giblin wins gift card

William Giblin is the 400th registrant for the 2010 NSC. He wins a restaurant gift card worth USD 50.00 donated by Judy Newhouse. Congratulations Bill!

July 15, 2010: New Requirements for Sanctioning Tournaments

The Tournament Committe announces new sanctioning requirements for LCT and TCC Tournaments.

July 14, 2010: NASPA Financials Posted

NASPA's 2009 Form 990 has been posted on the Financial Reports page.

July 12, 2010: Advisory Board rulings

Advisory Board has published new rulings concerning delays in submitting tournament results and overdue member accounts.

July 3, 2010: Marlon Hill and Ben Schoenbrun score −22 total

Marlon Hill and Ben Shoenbrun set a new OTCWL tournament record for the lowest combined game score with a total of negative 22 points. The previous record was −20.

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!

July 2, 2010: Nigel Peltier makes record seven bingos

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 most bingos by one player in a game. The previous record was six bingos. Congratulations Nigel!

Nigel's opponent Jeff Martin also made a bingo (CORNIEsT) for a combined total of eight, which tied the record for the most bingos by both players in a game. Congratulations to both!

July 1, 2010: Edward De Guzman scores record 771 points

A new OTCWL tournament record for the 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!

May 2010

May 31, 2010: bulletin published

Volume 2, Number 2 of the NASPA Bulletin is now available for member download.

May 20, 2010: Updated Incident Report Form

The Incident Report Form has been updated.

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