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International Committee

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The International Committee is a NASPA committee. Its mandate is to manage the association's relationship with organizations and events outside the United States and Canada. To contact the committee, please send an email message to naspa-international@yahoogroups.com.

Members

The following members currently belong to the committee:

[photo of Rich Baker]
ex officio
2016-11-29~
[photo of John Chew]
ex officio
2009-06-22~
[photo of Chris Cree (SM)]
ex officio
2009-06-22~
[photo of Mina Le]
cochair
2018-01-30~
[photo of Tony Leah (EX)]
cochair
2009-06-22~
[photo of Nick Ball]
Collins education
2010-10-03~
[photo of Robert Linn (EX)]
2009-06-22~
[photo of Ben Withers (EX)]
2015-11-01~

The following members have served past terms on the committee:

[photo of Tapani Lindgren] Tapani Lindgren
2009-06-22~2009-10-09
[photo of Marcia Richards] Marcia Richards
2009-06-22~2010-06-08
[photo of Sam Kantimathi (EX)] Sam Kantimathi (EX)
cochair
2009-06-22~2013-07-31
[photo of Nathan Benedict (GM)] Nathan Benedict (GM)
2009-06-22~2015-08-15
[photo of Brian Bowman (SM)] Brian Bowman (SM)
2010-06-08~2013-02-13
[photo of Chris Lipe (SM)] Chris Lipe (SM)
2012-12-05~2013-07-31
[photo of Dallas Johnson] Dallas Johnson
ex officio
2013-01-01~2015-08-15
[photo of Travis Chaney (EX)] Travis Chaney (EX)
2013-01-13~2015-08-14
[photo of Chris Lipe (SM)] Chris Lipe (SM)
cochair
2013-07-31~2015-07-28
[photo of Steve Polatnick (EX)] Steve Polatnick (EX)
2014-08-13~2015-08-04
[photo of Chris Lipe (SM)] Chris Lipe (SM)
2015-07-28~2015-08-04
[photo of Steve Polatnick (EX)] Steve Polatnick (EX)
cochair
2015-08-04~2018-01-20
[photo of Jason Keller (EX)] Jason Keller (EX)
2015-11-01~2017-04-15
[photo of Mina Le] Mina Le
2016-01-04~2018-01-30


Structure

The committee is cochaired by a Canadian player and an American player. The American cochair is responsible for committee activities pertaining to American participation in events outside the United States and Canada. (The corresponding Canadian responsibility is held by the chair of the Canadian Committee.)

Agenda

  • Liaise with other national peer bodies such as the ABSP
  • Liaise with WESPA
  • Set criteria for selecting members for U.S. national teams competing in major international events. (The criteria for Canadian teams are set by Canadian Committee).
  • Maintain the naspa-usacollins mailing list for American players interested in the Collins lexicon.
  • Maintain the naspa-international-usa mailing list for American members of the committee.

Activity

  • 2017-04-28 Working on reciprocal membership agreements with the Hong Kong Scrabble Players Association and the Trinidad and Tobago Scrabble Association.
  • 2010-08-15 Committee name changed from NASPA-WESPA Liaison Committee to International Committee
  • 2010-06-09 2010 Causeway Challenge US Qualification System
  • 2009-10-08 NASPA Joins WESPA

Draft Agreements

TTSA Agreement

HKSPA Agreement