While the NSA’s [[Behavior Policy]] has served a useful purpose and has been a good first step toward
elevating the level of behavior among the SCRABBLE community, we are concerned that things continue to happen
most tournaments that reflect poorly on us, that we would not want to see publicized or shown to ourchildren. We are therefore seizing the opportunity as a new organization to hold each of us to a new, higher
standard of behavior in the hope that we will all benefit from playing in a more sportsmanlike atmosphere.
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 and disqualification of the perpetrator from the tournament, possible suspension from future events, and possible revocation of his/her NASPA membership.
==== b. Intimidation, Threats, and Harassment ====
Players shall not at any time engage in behavior that intimidates, threatens, or harassess fellow players, club officials or tournament officials. This includes (by way of example, but not limited to) sexual harassment, stalking, confrontational or antisocial behavior, spoken or written threats, or any other malicious acts that can reasonably be perceived as intimidation.
Directors are empowered to remove and disqualify any player from a club or tournament who behaves in the aforementioned manner. NASPA has the right to suspend and/or revoke the membership of any player deemed guilty of such a transgression.