|rowspan=3|Must be sponsored by a NASPA-sanctioned [[club]]. No more than one event per club, per month.
|colspan=2|'''One-day tournaments:''' Effective
June 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014, no other one-day tournaments within 100 on the same day as your event; no other multi-day within 200 miles. Consecutive one-day tournaments will be treated as multi-day tournaments for the purpose of this policy. The [[Advisory Board]] will review this change at its December 2014 meeting, and determine whether to revoke, retain, or modify it.
|colspan=2|'''Exceptions''':<ul><li>If the organizers of conflicting tournaments mutually agree, NASPA will sanction both</li><li>The [[Executive Committee]] has determined that the [[Can-Am SCRABBLE Challenge]] does not conflict with other events, due to its structure. Therefore, Can-Am can be scheduled at the convenience of the organizers, without regard to proximity to other events.</li><li>Two events which do not share a [[ratings|rating system]] (e.g., an all-[[TWL]] event and an all-[[CSW]] event) are deemed not to conflict with each other.</li></ul>
In the above, the phrases “100 miles” and “200 miles” in tournamentdistance calculations shall mean 100 miles and 200 miles, respectively, driving distance from
venue address to venue address, as measured by Google Maps using
the default driving directions. The Tournament Committee may
shown to be in error, and may select an alternative mileage calculation
tool should Google Maps be deemed unreliable.
Note: In general, no exceptions will be made to advance notice guidelines. However, in extraordinary cases, the Executive Committee has the right to grant sanction to a tournament that does not meet the guidelines.