# <span class=q>When/where is the [[2016 North American SCRABBLE Championship]]?</span><br />August 6–10, with mandatory registration (in person or by proxy) the day before at Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne IN.
# <span class=q>Who decides the format of the NASC?</span><br />The NASPA [[Championship Committee]] is charged with organizing and running our annual championship tournament. The Championship Committee makes hundreds of decisions with respect to the organization of the NASC. The Championship Committee functions much like the organizers/directors of other NASPA tournaments, choosing a venue, negotiating terms, setting entry fees, establishing division cutoffs, determining pairing format, etc.
# <span class=q>Will players have a voice in decisions made about the 2016 NASC?</span><br />The [[Championship Committee]] sought feedback from NASPA membership at the conclusion of
every championship. We consider the opinions of our membership very carefully when making plans for future tournaments, and believe that we have improved on the tournament year by year. Some of the changes to the NASC that have arisen from member feedback include: offering the option to play in the Collins lexicon; offering multiple Collins divisions; modifying the cutoff for the Collins division; modifying the cutoff for TWL Division 1; shortening the Qualifying Rating period; adding a staff/directors Early Bird; adding ancillary events like a Lunch Bird, Trivia Contest, and Tag Team Tourney; and offering a Youth Division.
# <span class=q>Will there be playoffs at the 2015 NASC?</span><br />No decisions have been made about the pairing format for the 2016 NASC yet. We will consider carefully what our members have to say about the advantages and disadvantages of this format, and will use that information to determine the pairing format for the 2016 NASC.