# What does it mean when it says "Check with NASPA" next to an unrated player's name in a tournament roster? <br />It means that cross-tables.com does not track information about unrated players, and you should use the regular membership tools to verify an unrated player's membership status.
transition from the NSA to NASPA ==
# What is the difference between NASPA and the NSA? <br />NASPA was established to take over some of the duties of the NSA in 2009. As of 2013, the NSA has closed its doors and NASPA is the sole governing body for competitive SCRABBLE play in the United States and Canada.
# Is financial information available for the NSA or NASPA? <br />You may view NASPA's Form 990 on the [[Financial_Reports]] page. The NSA was not formally incorporated and did not publish any financial information.
# What membership do I need to play in a sanctioned tournament? <br /> You must have NASPA membership.
# What happened to Word Gear? <br />Word Gear is out of business as of July 2013. If you are interested in ordering the official word list, NASPA members may do so from Merriam-Webster customer service. All other Word Gear products are no longer available.