=== Record of Code Violations ===
Club and Tournament directors are required to report all code violations to NASPA as soon as they can conveniently do so, and not later than 7 days after the event (use the [[Media:Incident_Report_Form.pdf|Incident Report Form]]). Playes are also permitted to report code violations to NASPA using the [Media:Incident_Report_Form.pdf|Incident Report Form]]. Incidents which occur at a club shall be reported to the NASPA Club/Directors Committee (CDC). All other incidents which are related to NASPA organized SCRABBLE® Brand Crossword Game play, whether at a tournament or otherwise, shall be reported to the NASPA Tournament Committee (TC).
As described above, a director may impose disciplinary measures that apply within their clubs and tournaments. Upon receipt of an incident report, the CDC or TC will also investigate the incident and shall levy such broader sanctions against parties as it deems appropriate. Such sanctions may include, but are not limited to, suspension of an individual from participation in club and/or tournament events for a period of time or permanently, suspension or revocation of an individual’s NASPA membership without refund, financial restitution, and adjustment of game results or spread, or cumulative spread. Additionally, where appropriate, the CDC or TC may require an individual to provide reasonable evidence that circumstances underlying that person’s misconduct have been appropriately addressed, prior to that person being permitted to participate in NASPA-sanctioned activities. An accumulation of transgressions may result in longer suspensions and/or other disciplinary action.
2. If you are at a club or tournament and the decision concerned the conduct of the event, you may ask if a second director is available to offer a second opinion.
3. If you disagree with a club or tournament director's ruling and are unable to resolve your disagreement with them, email or mail the Club/Director Committee (CDC) or Tournament Committee (TC) respectively within 30 days of the ruling. Give as much information as you can about the ruling, and include eyewitness or other evidence to support your case. The CDC or TC will ask the director to provide in writing their ruling and the evidence on which it was based, and make its own ruling within 30 days of gathering all necessary information. The CDC/TC may uphold, overturn or modify a director's original ruling.
4. If you disagree with a working committee's ruling and are unable to resolve your disagreement with them, you can appeal it to the Advisory Board (AB). To do so, email or mail the Executive Committee (EC), and explain why you believe the committee's judgment was unjust. The EC will ask the committee chair to forward all files pertaining to the ruling, offer the chair an opportunity to reply to your appeal in writing, and prepare a motion for the AB to debate the matter at its next meeting, typically within 30 days of gathering all necessary materials. The Advisory Board may uphold, vacate, or modify (to increase or decrease) sanctions levied by a director or another NASPA committee. The decision of the Advisory Board will be final.