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* US Midwest: IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, WI
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* US Midwest: IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI
 
* Canada: Any Canadian NASPA member in good standing
 
* Canada: Any Canadian NASPA member in good standing
  

Revision as of 16:21, 27 May 2016

In 2016, NASPA will hold an election to replace three members of its Advisory Board (AB).

Electoral Districts

This year’s election will elect members in:

  • US Northeast: CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
  • US Midwest: IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI
  • Canada: Any Canadian NASPA member in good standing

Nominations

An electoral candidate must meet all of the following criteria:

  • They must be a NASPA member in good standing.
  • They must accept the nomination during the nomination period of May 1–31, 2016.
  • They must be at least 21 years of age.
  • They must be prepared to comply with the obligations of NASPA committee members.
  • They must submit a brief statement describing their qualifications, background, platform, and any other information that might be of use to voters, for posting to this webpage.


They do not need to be a certified director, have a high tournament rating or serve on another committee, but neither do these qualifications exclude them. Incumbent members may stand for reelection.

“Good Standing”

For the purposes of this election, a NASPA member is considered to be in good standing if

Nominees

Incomplete nominations:

  • U.S. Northeast
    • Cornelia Guest (no statement provided)
    • Joel Sherman (not accepted, no statement provided)
  • U.S. Midwest
    • Dan Stock (not accepted, no statement provided)
    • Troy Thompson (not accepted, no statement provided)

U.S. Northeast

Candidate Data Candidate Statement
[photo of Judy Cole] Judy Cole is a Certified Tournament Director from Concord, MA, USA.


She has received the following awards:
Year Award
2017 Michael R. Wise Memorial Person of the Year
2016 Rose Award


She has had the following most recent tournament wins:
  • 2018-09-07 20:00~2018-09-09 18:00: Bethlehem, PA, USA (12.0–4.0 +738)
  • 2018-05-26 09:00~2018-05-28 18:00: Race For The Score - Dover, DE, USA (15.0–5.0 +822)
  • 2018-05-12 09:00~2018-05-12 18:00: Quick Scrabble Fix - Philadelphi, PA, USA (5.0–2.0 +366)
  • 2018-05-04 13:00~2018-05-06 18:00: Boston Area Tournament - Woburn, MA, USA (4.0–1.0 +332)
  • 2017-05-07 09:00~2017-05-07 18:00: Philadephia, PA, USA (5.0–2.0 +339)
  • 2017-03-31 12:00~2017-03-31 17:00: Princeton, NJ, USA (4.0–1.0 +382)
  • 2016-10-14 20:00~2016-10-16 18:00: Lake George, NY, USA (13.5–1.5 +709)
  • 2016-10-09 09:00~2016-10-09 18:00: Wilmington, DE, USA (7.0–1.0 +335)
  • 2015-03-08 09:00~2015-03-08 18:00: Brooklyn, NY, USA (5.0–3.0 +299)
  • 2014-10-12 09:00~2014-10-12 18:00: Wilmington, DE, USA (7.0–1.0 +337)
  • 2013-06-14 09:00~2013-06-14 18:00: Princeton, NJ, USA (4.0–1.0 +137)
  • 2012-12-09 09:00~2012-12-09 18:00: Philadelphia, PA, USA (6.0–1.0 +658)
  • 2012-05-25 20:00~2012-05-28 18:00: Tarrytown, NY, USA (16.0–4.0 +796)
  • 2012-03-30 09:00~2012-03-30 18:00: Princeton, NJ, USA (5.0–0.0 +571)
  • 2011-11-19 09:00~2011-11-19 18:00: Millburn, NJ, USA (6.0–1.0 +466)
  • 2010-12-12 09:00~2010-12-12 18:00: Portsmouth, NH, USA (6.0–1.0 +366)
  • 2010-08-28 09:00~2010-08-30 18:00: Dover, DE, USA (13.0–5.0 +776)
  • 2010-01-29 09:00~2010-02-01 18:00: Atlantic City, NJ, USA (16.0–3.0 +887)
  • 2009-12-12 09:00~2009-12-12 18:00: Northampton, MA, USA (6.0–0.0 +353)
  • 2009-09-26 09:00~2009-09-26 18:00: Rhinebeck, NY, USA (6.0–2.0 +247)
  • 2009-07-02 09:00~2009-07-02 18:00: Albany, NY, USA (4.0–1.0 +569)
  • 2009-03-21 09:00:22~2009-03-21 17:00: Northampton, MA, USA (5.0–1.0 +427)
  • 2009-02-20 09:00:22~2009-02-20 17:00: Saratoga Springs, NY, USA (5.5–1.5 +104)
  • 2009-02-14 09:00:17~2009-02-14 17:00: Manchester, CT, USA (5.0–2.0 +288)
  • 2008-12-12 09:01:01~2008-12-12 17:00: DANBURY, CT, USA (7.0–2.0 +544)
  • 2008-10-25 09:01~2008-10-25 17:00: LAKE GEORGE, NY, USA (11.0–4.0 +691)
  • 2008-07-03 09:00~2008-07-03 17:00: ALBANY, NY EB#2 (4.0–1.0 +311)
  • 2008-02-08 09:00~2008-02-08 17:00: NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA (7.0–0.0 +252)
  • 2007-10-21 23:03:05~2007-10-21 23:03:47: LAKE GEORGE, NY, USA (13.0–2.0 +1328)
  • 2007-09-05 11:04:19~2007-09-05 11:05:01: SHELTON, CT, USA (12.0–4.0 +1064)
  • 2007-07-04 10:44:12~2007-07-04 10:44:54: ALBANY, NY, USA (8.0–2.0 +764)


She is a current member of the following committee(s):


She has served past terms on the following committee(s):

Judy Cole lives in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts and plays often, if not always well, in SCRABBLE tournaments along the route. Judy is a certified NASPA director and past member of the Advisory Board (2013 to 2015). Judy is currently a member of the Tournament and Social Media committees. In the latter capacity, Judy updates the NASPA Facebook page and group with news and tournament results and has expanded the latter communication to a weekly email to NASPA members. Judy has played over 3500 games of tournament SCRABBLE since 2006 – mostly TWL with a dash of Collins.


U.S. Midwest

No nominees yet.

Canada

Candidate Data Candidate Statement
[photo of Siri Tillekeratne] Siri Tillekeratne is a Certified Tournament Director from Calgary, AB, CAN.


He has received the following awards:
Year Award
1996 Michael R. Wise Memorial Person of the Year


He has had the following most recent tournament wins:
  • 2017-03-25 09:00~2017-03-26 18:00: Calgary, AB, CAN (11.0–3.0 +754)
  • 2015-08-08 09:00~2015-08-08 18:00: Las Vegas, NV, USA (6.5–1.5 +706)
  • 2015-01-09 09:00~2015-01-09 14:00: Las Vegas, NV, USA (4.0–1.0 +258)
  • 2014-02-14 09:00~2014-02-14 18:00: Las Vegas, NV, USA (5.5–2.5 +287)
  • 2012-10-11 09:00~2012-10-11 18:00: Calgary, AB, CAN (6.0–2.0 +169)
  • 2009-04-04 09:00:04~2009-04-05 17:00: Calgary, AB, CAN (13.0–1.0 +621)
  • 2008-10-15 09:00~2008-10-15 17:00: CALGARY, AB, CAN (6.0–2.0 +174)


He is a current member of the following committee(s):


He has served past terms on the following committee(s):

I have been an AB member previously, and voluntarily gave up my membership after being selected in the last cycle to my fellow Calgary club director (and good friend) Randall Thomas. I was also the 1996 NSA Director of the Year.
[photo of Sue Tremblay] Sue Tremblay is a Certified Tournament Director from Caledon, ON, CAN.


She has had the following most recent tournament wins:
  • 2018-03-17 09:00~2018-03-18 18:00: Medina, OH, USA (12.0–1.0 +842)
  • 2017-11-18 09:00~2017-11-18 18:00: Ottawa, ON, CAN (6.0–0.0 +401)
  • 2016-12-01 09:00~2016-12-01 18:00: Mississauga, ON, CAN (3.0–1.0 +208)
  • 2016-01-30 19:00~2016-01-30 23:00: Caledon, ON, CAN (4.0–0.0 +355)
  • 2013-11-23 09:00~2013-11-24 18:00: Kingston (Gananoque), ON, CAN (12.0–0.0 +1221)
  • 2013-07-03 09:00~2013-07-03 18:00: Albany, NY, USA (4.0–2.0 +229)
  • 2012-10-19 09:00~2012-10-19 18:00: Lake George, NY, USA (4.5–0.5 +100)
  • 2011-03-11 20:00~2011-03-13 18:00: Saratoga Springs, NY, USA (12.0–4.0 +1100)
  • 2006-06-01 14:35:41~2006-06-01 14:36:23: MONTREAL, QUE (10.0–2.0 +365)


She is a current member of the following committee(s):


She has served past terms on the following committee(s):

Sue Tremblay has been playing tournament Scrabble since 2002 and is a certified NASPA director (formerly NSA director). Her experience includes directing the Ottawa Scrabble Club and tournament, and more recently many evening and one day events in the Mississauga area, as well as the well-acclaimed Niagara Falls tournament for the past two years. She has an interest in both growing and unifying the Scrabble scene in North America and is looking to get more involved with School Scrabble in the future, as that seems the way to grow. She and her partner, Jason Broersma, like to travel and are starting to build international connections in Scrabble to get ideas about how things run and what works well in other parts of the world. They have been actively involved in growing the Collins scene in their area, but are happy to run tournaments with TWL and Collins divisions side-by side. Sue will work hard to ensure better communication between the players and their organization, as she feels there is a gap there between all the ways in which NASPA has worked to provide a good tournament experience for players and many of the players' understanding of what NASPA does for them. Currently, Sue and Jason are waiting to hear if they will win the bid to host the 2017 WESPAC in Niagara Falls, Canada.

Voting

Voting will take place from June 2–30 inclusive, Eastern Time. Votes will be accepted by paper or electronically. Each voter is entitled to vote for one candidate.

Paper votes may be sent to NASPA by postal mail, and must arrive during the voting period to be accepted. Paper votes are not anonymous, and must identify the voter and their vote.

Electronic votes should be made through the Member Services link at the NASPA website. Electronic votes will be anonymous, except inasmuch as a skilled person with access to the NASPA server could eventually reconstruct voting information.

The winner of each election will be determined by plurality. If an election ends in a tie, a lottery or coin toss will be used to break the tie.

Any disputes about the elections process will be decided by the AB, excluding those members running for reelection.