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2018 North American SCRABBLE® Championship: Registration

Welcome to the online registration system for the 2018 North American SCRABBLE® Championship. Please take a few minutes to carefully complete the following form before paying for your registration.


August 4–8, 2018


A 31-game rated SCRABBLE tournament contested in four TWL divisions and up to two CSW.


Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Convention Center Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202.


To play in this event, you must be a current member of the North American SCRABBLE® Players Association and have a tournament rating. (Members of some other national associations resident in their respective territories may apply for a guest NASPA membership under the terms of a reciprocal agreement.)


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Hyatt Regency

We had a room rate of US$139.00 per night plus tax at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo at 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202 (this room rate is now fully booked); we also have an overflow rate of $159 at the Holiday Inn Express at 601 Main Street. Please read our player information page carefully for the terms for these bookings.




We need the following information to identify who you are in our records.

NASPA Membership Number


•Your NASPA membership number (NASPA ID) is two letters followed by six digits.
•You can look it up in the NASPA membership database if you have forgotten it, or just try entering your name in this box.
•When you enter your ID correctly, your name should appear beside the ID. Please be sure to check it.
•If you are not a member, you can join NASPA online before continuing with this form.
•If you are a member of the ABSP, ASPA, MSA, NSF, NZASP, or SDeV and resident in the corresponding territory, you are entitled to complimentary guest membership under the terms of a reciprocal agreement: please email us at to activate this membership.

Electronic Contact Information

We will use the following information in case of an emergency.

Local Phone or Cellphone

If we cannot find you at the start of a session, we may try to reach you at this number.

Emergency Contact Name and Phone Number

If you have a personal emergency during the event, we will call this person.


To play in this event, you must click on the button below to agree to comply with the NASC 2018 Terms and Conditions.

Tournament Regulations

The Player Information page contains important information for players playing in this event, and will be updated frequently before the event. If we have important last-minute information to share with you, we will post it at the Player Bulletin page.

Player Information

Minors require the permission of a parent or legal guardian in order to participate in this event. If you require permission, please print a copy of the Minor Release, have your parent or guardian sign it, and bring it to registration.

Minor Consent

Personal Information

We require the following information about you to provide you with a satisfactory tournament experience.

Shirt Size

Your event T-shirt is free if you are a life member, and otherwise costs $15. If you want more than one T-shirt, please visit the NASPA Store.

Word Adjudication

Word challenges at this event will be adjudicated using laptop computers. If you are unable to go to a nearby laptop computer, key in a word and read a verdict on the screen, please let us know so that we can plan and staff accordingly.

Special Needs

If we should be aware of any other circumstances that affect your ability to play, please tell us here.

Entry Fee

If you are not sure which division to play in, please check the qualification instructions.

A late registration fee of $50 is included in the displayed price after May 31, 2018 (Eastern Time). You may change your division after registration for $25. (This division change fee is waived when the division change is necessitated by an increase in qualifying rating.) We are offering four TWL divisions and two CSW divisions this year. However, if there are fewer than 20 players in either CSW division as of July 5, those two divisions will be combined.


Division Changes

Confirm Registration

We accept online payment by Visa or MasterCard credit cards. Our merchant name will appear as NASPA on your credit card statement. When you pay online, you will give your billing information to our payment processor (CyberSource on behalf of Bank of America), they will verify it, schedule the transfer of funds, and return you to this web site. When we have verified the transaction, you will receive e-mail confirmation of your payment and you will appear in our online roster.

We accept offline payment by check, money order or wire transfer, if it is received before the deadline. When you pay offline, your registration information will be checked, and you will then be listed provisionally in our online roster pending receipt of your payment.

Please note that this registration page will close on July 26, 2018, and refunds will be issued (less a cancellation fee of US$25.00) only if you contact us by July 26, 2018.

Clicking the CheckOut button below will verify what you have entered and compute and display the total amount that you will owe.