==== f. Deliberate Noncooperation with Tournament Officials ====
strive to be cooperative with tournament officials and staff at all times. Deliberate noncooperation includes (by way of example, but not limited to) refusing to complete mandatory paperwork, refusing to cooperate with official game annotators, refusing to leave the playing area when asked to do so, refusing to tidy the playing area, and other acts of noncompliance that hinder the smooth operation of a tournament.
==== g. Unsportsmanlike Conduct ====
Players shall not at any time physically abuse any official, opponent, or other person within the precincts of the tournament site. Physical abuse is defined as the unauthorized touching of an official, an opponent, or other person at a tournament site, that harms, harasses, provokes, or intimidates that individual.
The penalty for physical abuse is the immediate ejection of the perpetrator from the tournament, possible suspension from future events, and possible revocation of NASPA membership.
==== b. Intimidation, Threats, and Harassment ====
==== a. Cheating ====
Players at SCRABBLE clubs and tournaments are honor-bound not to cheat. Cheating is a serious infraction that cannot be tolerated. Those who are caught cheating at a tournament will be immediately ejected and disqualified from the event. Any prize money will also be forfeited.
Acts of cheating can include (by way of example, but not limited to)
=== Record of Code Violations ===
Tournament directors are required to report all code violations to NASPA as soon as the event ends or sooner. NASPA will keep a record of all transgressions. An accumulation of transgressions will result in a warning that subsequent transgressions will result in longer suspensions and/or other disciplinary action.
=== Right to Appeal ===
A player who is penalized with one or more code violations has the right to file an appeal to NASPA. A written intention of the appeal must be submitted to NASPA within 30 days of the alleged incident. Upon receiving such notice, NASPA, with the assistance of the Advisory Board, will investigate the circumstances of the code violation, and may, if deemed necessary, conduct a formal hearing. At any time during the appeal process, the accused player may submit any evidence and/or present witnesses to assist in his/her defense.