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* [[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).
 
* [[NASPA Bulletin]]: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
* [[Club news]]
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* [[Club news]]: news about activities at our sanctioned clubs
* [[Member news]]
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* [[Member news]]: news about our members outside of their Scrabble lives
 
* [[SCRABBLE in the news]] : Links to articles about SCRABBLE players, clubs, and tournaments.
 
* [[SCRABBLE in the news]] : Links to articles about SCRABBLE players, clubs, and tournaments.
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/tourneys/calendar.html Tournament calendar]: upcoming tournaments
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/tourneys/calendar.html Tournament calendar]: upcoming tournaments
* [[Tournament results]]
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* [[Tournament results]]: past tournaments
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* ... and our home page, which will always list the top stories.
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== Current news ==
 
== Current news ==
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=== June 1, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
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Voting for the 2 contested seats - US Midwest and US Northeast - runs from June 1st through June 30th. [[Heidi Robertson]] wins the Canada district by acclamation. [[John Ortman]] wins the US West district by acclamation.
  
=== August 4, 2014 [[OSPD|OSPD5]] in the news ===
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=== May 28, 2020 2020 NASC Canceled ===
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The [[2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] has been been canceled because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
  
[[Robin Pollock Daniel]] is quoted widely in an Associated Press story about OSPD5 linked at our [[Media relations]] page.
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=== May 14, 2020 [[NWL2018]] is now available in SCRABBLE GO ===
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The [[NWL2018 | NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018)]] is now available in [https://www.facebook.com/ScrabbleGO SCRABBLE GO], the new SCRABBLE mobile game.  
  
=== August 1, 2014 [[Director Manual]] new formats available ===
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=== April 30, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations  are open ===
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Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year four elective seats need to be filled:
  
The [[Publications Committee]] has posted the current (2014-05-20) edition of the Director Manual in .epub and .mobi (Kindle editions) for easy access on handheld devices.
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* Canada
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* US Midwest
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* US Northeast
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* US West
  
=== July 31, 2014 [[OSPD|OSPD5]] release date changed ===
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Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2020. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org].
  
Merriam-Webster has announced that OSPD5 will go on sale on August 6, and not as originally planned on August 11. Copies of OSPD5 and TWL2014 will still be available at the [[2014 National SCRABBLE Championship]].
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=== March 18, 2020 NASPA suspended club and tournament activity because of COVID-19 ===
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[http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=14937&m=286005&t=42bfeecf990f5ae04e8a9ea793c9a29e79393ee2e6b4b72ecef1a231ef1a0fa9 NASPA has suspended all club and tournament activity because of the COVID-19 pandemic.]
  
=== July 25, 2014 [[Recreational_Clubs#New_York|CNY Club]] registered ===
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=== March 10, 2020 NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information ===
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NASPA released[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for members and directors]].
  
We welcome our newest recreational club, directed by [[Kieran OConnor|Kieran O'Connor]] in Syracuse.
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=== January 30, 2020 Registration is open for the 2020 NASC in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020 ===
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Registration is now open for the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship. [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/2020_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship Click here to find out more.]
  
=== July 22, 2014 [[Recreational_Clubs#Wisconsin|Milwaukee Club]] registered ===
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== Archived news ==
 
 
We welcome our newest recreational club, directed by [[Susan Love]] in the Greater Milwaukee area.
 
 
 
=== June 26, 2014: [[2014 Can-Am SCRABBLE Challenge]] qualification standings posted ===
 
 
 
Can-Am [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/tourneys/2014/canam/qual.shtml qualification standings] are now being updated automatically after each rated tournament. Players interested in participating should follow the event page instructions to register before the deadline.
 
 
 
=== June 24, 2014: New Word List to Take Effect on December 1 ===
 
  
The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] has ratified December 1st, 2014 as the date on which the next edition of [[OTCWL]] will take effect. Copies will be available for sale to members at the [[2014 National SCRABBLE Championship]].
 
 
=== June 3, 2014: NASPA CSW [[Ratings]] revised ===
 
 
The NASPA Rating software has been updated so that it now automatically assigns initial ratings to players based on their existing rating in the other lexicon, if they have tournament experience but are new to CSW or TWL play. In conducting a thorough review of how the previous manual process had been implemented, we found several cases in which players had incorrectly been treated as entirely new to tournament play. We have therefore had to take the extraordinary measure of rerating all tournaments beginning at the earliest such incident (July 1, 2011) and proceeding to the present day. We apologize for the inconvenience; please understand that the measure was important for maintaining the consistency and accuracy of our rating system.
 
 
=== June 3, 2014: NASPAWiki new look ===
 
 
NASPAWiki has a new look, thanks to some help from [http://www.walking-stick.com/ Walking Stick Communications Inc.], a website design and development company.
 
 
=== June 3, 2014: NASPAWiki maintenance upgrade ===
 
 
We have updated the MediaWiki software that runs NASPAWiki from version 1.20 to version 1.22. Please report any related issues to us at info@scrabbleplayers.org.
 
 
=== May 24, 2014: Payment system update ===
 
 
We have updated our [[Payment]] page with a link that lets nonmembers make payments to the credit of members, for infrequent uses such as gift payment of director's tests.
 
 
=== May 23, 2014: [[2014 National School SCRABBLE Championship]] winners on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight ===
 
 
2014 NSSC Champions Thomas Draper and Jacob Sass will face Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live this evening.
 
 
=== May 22, 2014: [[2014 National SCRABBLE Championship]] Overflow Rooms ===
 
 
Our initial guest room block at the Hyatt has sold out, and we have booked overflow space with two other nearby hotels, and are looking for additional space. Please follow our website for further updates.
 
 
=== May 15, 2014: [[2014 National SCRABBLE Championship]] Youth Division Registration Launch ===
 
 
Registration is now available [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/register.pl?event_id=NSC2014Y online] for the new youth division at the 2014 NSC.
 
 
=== April 27, 2014: National School SCRABBLE Championship ===
 
 
Congratulations to Thomas Draper and Jacob Sass, the
 
[[2014 National School SCRABBLE Championship|new National School SCRABBLE Champions]].
 
 
=== April 16, 2014: GEOCACHE entry in OSPD5 ===
 
 
Here’s a sneak preview of the new entry for GEOCACHE to appear in OSPD5:
 
 
<br><p style="padding-left:3em;text-indent:-3em">'''GEOCACHE''' ''v'' '''-CACHED, -CACHING, -CACHES''' to search for hidden items by using a Global Positioning System device as part of a game.</p><br>
 
 
=== April 10, 2014: GEOCACHE wins the [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown]] ===
 
 
[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=781011848595291&set=a.148177068545442.22990.108725949157221&type=1&theater Hasbro announced on Good Morning America] that GEOCACHE defeated ZEN to win the showdown. GEOCACHE will be acceptable at the [[2014 National School SCRABBLE Championship]] and the [[2014 National SCRABBLE Championship]].
 
 
=== March 14, 2014: [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown]] Announced ===
 
 
Hasbro has announced the first ever SCRABBLE Word Showdown; this resulted in a few [[Media relations|media hits]] for NASPA.
 
 
=== February 27, 2014: New Code of Conduct Posted ===
 
 
The NASPA Advisory Board approved a new version of the [[Code of Conduct]].  While the new CoC took effect on January 2, 2014, it was just posted to the NASPA wiki, so will only apply for any disciplinary matters arising after February 27, 2014.
 
 
=== February 23, 2014: More to Tweet About ===
 
 
Beginning this month, the [[Word of the Day]] and all rated [[tournaments]] will
 
be automatically tweeted from the NASPA Twitter account, @NASPA.
 
 
=== January 1, 2014: NSC 2014 Registration Goes Live ===
 
 
[http://scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/register.pl Online registration] is now
 
available for the [[2014 National SCRABBLE Championship]].
 
 
== Archived news ==
 
  
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* [[2019 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2018 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2016 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2015 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2014 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2013 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2013 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2012 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2012 Breaking news archive]]

Latest revision as of 11:35, 1 June 2020

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

June 1, 2020 2020 Advisory Board Elections - Voting open

Voting for the 2 contested seats - US Midwest and US Northeast - runs from June 1st through June 30th. Heidi Robertson wins the Canada district by acclamation. John Ortman wins the US West district by acclamation.

May 28, 2020 2020 NASC Canceled

The 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship has been been canceled because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

May 14, 2020 NWL2018 is now available in SCRABBLE GO

The NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018) is now available in SCRABBLE GO, the new SCRABBLE mobile game.

April 30, 2020 2020 Advisory Board Elections - Nominations are open

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

  • Canada
  • US Midwest
  • US Northeast
  • US West

Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2020. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at info@scrabbleplayers.org.

March 18, 2020 NASPA suspended club and tournament activity because of COVID-19

NASPA has suspended all club and tournament activity because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 10, 2020 NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for members and directors.

January 30, 2020 Registration is open for the 2020 NASC in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020

Registration is now open for the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship. Click here to find out more.

Archived news