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== Current news ==
 
== Current news ==
  
=== January 8, 2019 [[Sue Tremblay]] joins [[Club/Director Committee]] ===
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=== October 1, 2019 The 2020 NASC will be in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020 ===
We thank Sue Tremblay for joining the NASPA Club/Director Committee;
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Save the date - the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship (NASC) will be in Baltimore (MD) from Aug 1 to 5, 2020! [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8krCU_9YrU0 Watch the announcement on NASPA Tonight.]
 
 
=== January 8, 2019 [[John Bulten]] joins [[Dictionary Committee]] ===
 
We thank John Bulten for joining the NASPA Dictionary Committee;
 
John had previously been a valued member of the NSA Dictionary Committee.
 
 
 
=== January 7, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] PDFs posted to [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/services.pl Member Services] ===
 
The new words found in the Official Tournament and Club Word List, 2018 Edition have been posted on NASPA Member Services as easily printable PDFs.  
 
  
=== January 3, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] implementation delayed ===
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=== July 24, 2019 [[Alec Sjoholm]] wins [[2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
The [[Advisory Board]] has determined that implementation of OTCWL2018 will be delayed from February 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019.
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Congratulations to [[Alec Sjoholm]], winner of the [[2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship]]. View the [[Media:Nasc_winner_release_2019.pdf |press release]].
  
=== January 1, 2019 [[Joshua Sokol]] and [[Colin Viebrock]] acclaimed to [[Canadian Committee]] ===
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=== July 22, 2019 The NASPA [[Executive Committee]] announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team. ===  
We thank Joshua Sokol for continuing on in his role at the NASPA Canadian Committee, and welcome first-time member Colin Viebrock, who replaces the outgoing [[Mad Palazzo]].
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The Executive Committee announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team at the annual Town Meeting. Read about the restructuring [http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=10116&m=277480&t=650b9db00f5228ee57432048f1967e4ef1b454e708354ae751c2b95d07c97caf here].
  
=== December 5, 2018 [[OTCWL2018]] released ===
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=== July 14, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.1 Available for Linux ===
The electronic text of the Official Tournament and Club Word List, 2018 Edition is now available for download from Member Services. It will take effect on February 1, 2019.
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NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Linux platform in addition to Windows and macOS platforms.  
  
=== October 3, 2018 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship Announced ===
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=== July 6, 2019 [[Kevin Gauthier]] and [[John Karris]] join Tournament Committee ===
The 2019 [[North American SCRABBLE Championship]] will be held in Reno, Nevada, on July 20 to 24, 2019.
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We thank Kevin Gauthier and John Karris for joining the NASPA Tournament Committee.
  
=== August 8, 2018 [[Joel Sherman]] wins [[2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
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=== June 26, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.1 Available for [[CSW2019]] ===
Congratulations to [[Joel Sherman]], winner of the [[2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship]]. View the [http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2018/nsc/build/nasc-winner-release.pdf press release].
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NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.  
  
=== August 2, 2018 [[Advisory Board]] Appointments ===
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=== June 6, 2019 [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] - Results ===
[[Lila Crotty]], [[Jennifer M Lee | Jennifer Lee]], and [[Ezekiel Markwei]] have been appointed to 2-year terms on the NASPA [[Advisory Board]].
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There were no contested seats after the nomination process so an election was not needed.  
  
=== July 2, 2018 [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] ===
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=== May 2, 2019 Collins 2019 to Take Effect on July 1, 2019 ===
[[Cornelia Guest]] and [[Troy Thompson]] were reelected to the US Northeast and US Midwest districts.
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The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] decided that the [https://www.collinsdictionary.com/scrabble/ Collins Official SCRABBLE Words 2019] will take effect for Collins play at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on July 1, 2019.  
 
 
=== June 2, 2018 [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
 
Voting for the 2 contested seats - US Northeast and US Midwest - runs from June 3rd through June 30th. [[Jackson Smylie]] wins the Canada district by acclamation.
 
 
 
=== May 18, 2018 Form 990 is now Available ===
 
NASPA's [[Financial Reports |2017 Form 990]] is now available online for review.
 
 
=== April 26, 2018 [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
 
  
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=== April 29, 2019 [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
 
Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
 
Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
  
* US Northeast
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* US South
* US Midwest
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* US West
* Canada
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* At Large
  
Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2018. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org].  
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Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2019. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org].
  
=== March 1, 2018 New [[Club/Director Committee]] member ===
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=== March 3, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.0 Available for [[NWL2018]] ===
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NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.0 is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.
  
We thank [[Ted Gest]] for joining the Club/Director committee.
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=== February 1, 2019 [[Ted Gest]] chairs [[Club/Director Committee]] ===
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We thank Ted Gest for succeeding Alan Stern as chair of
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the NASPA Club/Director Committee; and thank Alan for his past service.
  
=== January 31, 2018 [[Mina Le]] named [[International Committee]] cochair ===
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=== January 8, 2019 [[Sue Tremblay]] joins [[Club/Director Committee]] ===
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We thank Sue Tremblay for joining the NASPA Club/Director Committee.
  
We thank Mina Le for stepping in to replace the late [[Steve Polatnick]] as our International Committee cochair, and representative on WESPA's Executive Committee.
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=== January 8, 2019 [[John Bulten]] joins [[Dictionary Committee]] ===
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We thank John Bulten for joining the NASPA Dictionary Committee;
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John had previously been a valued member of the NSA Dictionary Committee.
  
=== January 29, 2018 [[Joshua Sokol]] named [[Canadian Committee]] chair ===
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=== January 7, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] PDFs posted to [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/services.pl Member Services] ===
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The new words found in the Official Tournament and Club Word List, 2018 Edition have been posted on NASPA Member Services as easily printable PDFs.
  
We thank Joshua Sokol for accepting the unanimous nomination of his committee
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=== January 3, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] implementation delayed ===
to be their new chair.
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The [[Advisory Board]] has determined that implementation of OTCWL2018 will be delayed from February 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019.
  
=== January 17, 2018 Canadian payment method update ===
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=== January 1, 2019 [[Joshua Sokol]] and [[Colin Viebrock]] acclaimed to [[Canadian Committee]] ===
 
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We thank Joshua Sokol for continuing on in his role at the NASPA Canadian Committee, and welcome first-time member Colin Viebrock, who replaces the outgoing [[Mad Palazzo]].
As of this week, we no longer accept payment by cheque or money order in Canadian funds, but have begun experimentally accepting Canadian-denominated Interac e-Transfers.
 
 
 
=== January 9, 2018 [[Will Anderson]] at CES ===
 
 
 
NASPA goes to [[CES 2018]]! See what happens when Will Anderson plays a Taiwanese robot.
 
  
 
== Archived news ==
 
== Archived news ==
  
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* [[2018 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2016 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2016 Breaking news archive]]

Latest revision as of 10:55, 2 October 2019

This page contains current and recent breaking news about NASPA.

See also:

  • IContact: an online archive of NASPA News (originally called Tournament Talk), a weekly newsletter, and other emails sent to the membership.
  • NASPA Bulletin: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
  • Club news: news about activities at our sanctioned clubs
  • Member news: news about our members outside of their Scrabble lives
  • SCRABBLE in the news : Links to articles about SCRABBLE players, clubs, and tournaments.
  • Tournament calendar: upcoming tournaments
  • Tournament results: past tournaments
  • ... and our home page, which will always list the top stories.


Current news

October 1, 2019 The 2020 NASC will be in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020

Save the date - the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship (NASC) will be in Baltimore (MD) from Aug 1 to 5, 2020! Watch the announcement on NASPA Tonight.

July 24, 2019 Alec Sjoholm wins 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship

Congratulations to Alec Sjoholm, winner of the 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship. View the press release.

July 22, 2019 The NASPA Executive Committee announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team.

The Executive Committee announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team at the annual Town Meeting. Read about the restructuring here.

July 14, 2019 Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 Available for Linux

NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Linux platform in addition to Windows and macOS platforms.

July 6, 2019 Kevin Gauthier and John Karris join Tournament Committee

We thank Kevin Gauthier and John Karris for joining the NASPA Tournament Committee.

June 26, 2019 Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 Available for CSW2019

NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.

June 6, 2019 2019 Advisory Board Elections - Results

There were no contested seats after the nomination process so an election was not needed.

May 2, 2019 Collins 2019 to Take Effect on July 1, 2019

The NASPA Advisory Board decided that the Collins Official SCRABBLE Words 2019 will take effect for Collins play at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on July 1, 2019.

April 29, 2019 2019 Advisory Board Elections - Nominations open

Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:

  • US South
  • US West
  • At Large

Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2019. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at info@scrabbleplayers.org.

March 3, 2019 Zyzzyva Release 3.2.0 Available for NWL2018

NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.0 is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.

February 1, 2019 Ted Gest chairs Club/Director Committee

We thank Ted Gest for succeeding Alan Stern as chair of the NASPA Club/Director Committee; and thank Alan for his past service.

January 8, 2019 Sue Tremblay joins Club/Director Committee

We thank Sue Tremblay for joining the NASPA Club/Director Committee.

January 8, 2019 John Bulten joins Dictionary Committee

We thank John Bulten for joining the NASPA Dictionary Committee; John had previously been a valued member of the NSA Dictionary Committee.

January 7, 2019 OTCWL2018 PDFs posted to Member Services

The new words found in the Official Tournament and Club Word List, 2018 Edition have been posted on NASPA Member Services as easily printable PDFs.

January 3, 2019 OTCWL2018 implementation delayed

The Advisory Board has determined that implementation of OTCWL2018 will be delayed from February 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019.

January 1, 2019 Joshua Sokol and Colin Viebrock acclaimed to Canadian Committee

We thank Joshua Sokol for continuing on in his role at the NASPA Canadian Committee, and welcome first-time member Colin Viebrock, who replaces the outgoing Mad Palazzo.

Archived news