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2019 North American SCRABBLE® Championship: Registration

Welcome to the online registration system for the 2019 North American SCRABBLE® Championship. Please take a few minutes to carefully complete the following form before paying for your registration.


July 20–24, 2019


A 31-game rated SCRABBLE tournament (in Divisions 1 and CSW1, two finalists advance to best-of-3 after Round 30) contested in four TWL divisions and up to two CSW.


Reno Ballroom, 401 N. Center St. Reno, NV 89501.


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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Silver Legacy or Circus Circus

We have a room rate of US$70/night (7/15–18) US$140/night (7/19–20) US$65/night (7/21–25) plus tax and resort, queen, triple/quad fees at the Silver Legacy and Circus Circus Hotels. 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, SAI, 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 2019 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

You can preorder your event T-shirt, designed by Jeremy Hildebrand, for $15 with pickup at registration. Preordering by June 13th guarantees that we will have a shirt in the size you asked for on hand at registration; we may also have a few extra shirts available for sale at the same price. If you would like to order more than one T-shirt, please email us at If you are a life member, your first T-shirt is complimentary.

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, 2019 (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 June 30, those two divisions will be combined.


Division Changes

Early Bird Entry Fee

This year's NASC Early Bird is open to all players for the first time, and consists of four rounds of TWL and CSW play in divisions of up to 16 players. Paying your EB entry fee in advance with your main event fee saves you 50% ($10 instead of $20); event staff and volunteers, and certified directors are entitled to a further 50% off ($5 and $10).

Early Bird Division

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 11, 2019, and refunds will be issued (less a cancellation fee of US$25.00) only if you contact us by July 11, 2019.

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