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NASPA goes to [[CES 2018]]! See what happens when Will Anderson plays a Taiwanese robot.
NASPA goes to [[CES 2018]]! See what happens when Will Anderson plays a Taiwanese robot.
=== December 6, 2017 [[Code of Conduct]] Update===
On November 28, 2017, the NASPA Advisory Board unanimously approved an update to the [[Code of Conduct]] to include  specific descriptions of what constitutes sexual and gender-based harassment.
=== October 30, 2017 [[Community Advocate |NASPA Community Advocate]] ===
[http://www.icontact-archive.com/-eBE1BTTRFaArP3qIeNvGPCseREhLE0g?w=3 NASPA has created the role of Community Advocate to look into cases of sexual harassment within the organization.]
=== August 13, 2017 Mobile version of NASPAWiki in testing ===
A lighter-weight, mobile-friendly look to NASPAWiki has begun testing.
If you are looking at our website from a smartphone, you should automatically
be seeing the new look. For more information, see [[Mobile issues]].
=== July 26, 2017 [[Will Anderson]] wins [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
Congratulations to the 2017 North American SCRABBLE Champion, Will Anderson!
[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2017/nasc/build Revisit event coverage].
=== July 1, 2017 [[Advisory Board]] Election Results===
[http://www.icontact-archive.com/-eBE1BTTRFaArP3qIeNvGFEtBtQtSG8v?w=3/ Advisory Board Election results are now available.]
=== June 7, 2017 New [[Forward Energy Committee]] members ===
We welcome [[Darrell Day]], [[Diane Firstman]], and [[Joey Krafchick]] to the Forward Energy Committee!
=== June 2, 2017 [[2017 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
Voting for the 2 contested seats - At Large and US South - runs from June 3rd through June 30th. [[Bruce D Ambrosio |Bruce D'Ambrosio]] wins the US West district by acclamation.
=== May 24, 2017 Form 990 is now Available ===
NASPA's [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/a/ae/2016_Form_990.pdf 2016 Form 990] is now available online for review.
=== May 10, 2017 [[Jason Broersma]] appointed [[WESPA]] Treasurer ===
Congratulations to Jason Broersma on his recent appointment as Treasurer of the World English-language Scrabble Players Association.
=== May 4, 2017 [[2017 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
* At Large
* US South
* US West
Nominations are open through May 31, 2017. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact the Advisory Board at [mailto:naspa-advisoryboard@yahoogroups.com naspa-advisoryboard@yahoogroups.com].
=== May 4, 2017 [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] Early Registration extended===
The Early Registration deadline for the 2017 NASC has been extended to May 31st. After May 31st, the registration fee increases by $50.
This extension also applies to the $2000 incentive to be shared by the 1st 20 players with a rating below 1300 to register for the Collins division and to complete the tournament.
=== April 30, 2017 New [[Social Media Committee]] members ===
We welcome [[Shan Abbasi]], [[Jackson Smylie]], [[Heather McCall]] and [[Heidi Robertson]] to the Forward Energy Committee!
=== March 27, 2017 [[MSA Agreement]] ratified ===
Our reciprocal membership agreement with the [[Malaysian Scrabble Association]] has been ratified.
=== March 16, 2017 [[Social Media Committee]] shuffle ===
We thank [[Jesse Matthews]] for his service as Social Media Committee chair, and [[Judy Cole]] and [[Josh Greenway]] for jointly replacing him; thank you too to [[Marcia Richards]] for her contributions to the committee.
=== February 27, 2017 Rules Errata Published ===
An errata sheet for the [[Rules]], to take effect immediately, has been published.
=== January 25, 2017 NASC 2017 Registration Open ===
[{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/register.pl Registration] is now open for the [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]].
== Archived news ==
== Archived news ==

Latest revision as of 13:45, 1 March 2018

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

March 1, 2018 New Club/Director Committee member

We thank Ted Gest for joining the Club/Director committee.

January 31, 2018 Mina Le named International Committee cochair

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.

January 29, 2018 Joshua Sokol named Canadian Committee chair

We thank Joshua Sokol for accepting the unanimous nomination of his committee to be their new chair.

January 17, 2018 Canadian payment method update

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