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Tournament Committee

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The Tournament Committee is a NASPA committee established to supervise sanctioned North American SCRABBLE tournaments.

To contact the Tournament Committee send an email to naspa-tourney@yahoogroups.com.


The committee currently consists of the following members:

The number of members is limited to 9 (including ex officio members).

Former members include:


On an ongoing basis, supervise tournament directors, including:

  • Sanctioning tournaments
  • Maintaining the tournament calendar
  • Receiving and processing Incident Reports, passing them up to the Advisory Board as necessary
  • Making sure that tournament directors receive the news and information they need to perform their function
  • Overseeing the mentor/apprentice system when it is implemented


The committee has the following items on its agenda:

  • Determine term lengths for Tournament Committee members, in addition to the succession process for Tournament Committee members
  • Decide on a certification process for tournament directors in coordination with a similar process for club directors being developed by the Club Committee
  • Debate whether certification can be suspended for directors who take longer than a week to submit ratings data
  • Liaise with the WESPA Tournament Committee
  • Review the existing criteria for sanctioning tournaments, consider in particular whether there should be limits on the number of events a director can list or how far in advance an event may be listed, and the status of "invitational" events; prepare options for the Advisory Board to choose from


The committee has access to the following web tools: