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== Recent Mention ==
 
== Recent Mention ==
* February 7, 2018: [http://www.masslive.com/living/index.ssf/2018/02/northampton_scrabble_club_plans_charity_tournament.html MassLive] previews the charity tournament being organized by Northampton (MA) NASPA Club #667.
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* May 22, 2018: [http://newton.wickedlocal.com/news/20180522/newton-scrabble-champion-has-game-plan-for-success Newton Wicked Local] interviews Lexington (MA) NASPA Club #108 member Marvin Kraus about his division win at the annual BAT (Boston Area Tournament).
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* May 13, 2018: The [http://www.philly.com/philly/news/scrabble-champ-will-anderson-lancaster-strategy-20180513.html Philadelphia Inquirer] interviews NASC champion [[Will Anderson]].
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* May 13, 2018: The [https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/2018/05/13/scrabble-with-the-stars-spells-success-for-pal-toronto-charity.html Toronto Star] profiles jazz artist/composer and NASPA member [[Fern Lindzon]] who will serve as one of the experts at this year's SCRABBLE With the Stars fundraiser.
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* April 12, 2018: [http://www.rhodes.edu/stories/can-scrabble-help-teach-writing-one-rhodes-professor-thinks-so Rhodes College] professor (and SCRABBLE Expert) Scott Garner works SCRABBLE into the curriculum.
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* February 17, 2018: [http://shep.ca/waffles/audio/Josh-and-Shan-Interview.mp3 CFRC-FM] interviews [[Shan Abbasi]] and [[Josh Greenway]] about the Kingston (ON) Open.
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* Northampton (MA) NASPA Club #667 organized a charity tournament to benefit 3 local charities.
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** February 19, 2018: The [http://www.gazettenet.com/Editorial-Monday-mix-on-dyslexia-podcast-Scrabble-for-charity-Jewish-Book-Award-15596411 Daily Hampshire Gazette] commends the club for its efforts.
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** February 11, 2018: The [http://www.gazettenet.com/Charity-Scrabble-event-benefits-three-local-charities-15469507 Daily Hampshire Gazette] reports that over 50 people attended the event, which raised over $1700.
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** February 7, 2018: [http://www.masslive.com/living/index.ssf/2018/02/northampton_scrabble_club_plans_charity_tournament.html MassLive] previews the event.
 
* January 14, 2018: The [http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article194659899.html Herald-Sun] covers the 8th annual SCRABBLE tournament to benefit the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center took place this weekend in Durham (NC).
 
* January 14, 2018: The [http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article194659899.html Herald-Sun] covers the 8th annual SCRABBLE tournament to benefit the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center took place this weekend in Durham (NC).
 
* [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] winner [[Will Anderson]] played SCRABBLE with ITRI's IVS robot at CES 2018 on January 9, 2018.
 
* [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] winner [[Will Anderson]] played SCRABBLE with ITRI's IVS robot at CES 2018 on January 9, 2018.
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** April 7, 2018: Paul Gallen of [https://www.thetimes.co.uk/ The Times]  analyzes Will's games with the robot in his weekly SCRABBLE column.
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** January 12, 2018: NASPA co-president [[John Chew]] offers his account of [[CES 2018]].
 
** January 12, 2018: [http://www.wdtv.com/content/news/Robots-walking-talking-and-barking-at-CES-469038173.html WDTV] covers the robots at CES 2018 with a quote from Will.
 
** January 12, 2018: [http://www.wdtv.com/content/news/Robots-walking-talking-and-barking-at-CES-469038173.html WDTV] covers the robots at CES 2018 with a quote from Will.
 
** January 9, 2018: [https://www.cnet.com/au/videos/scrabble-playing-robot-at-ces-2018/ CNET] interviews Will about the experience.
 
** January 9, 2018: [https://www.cnet.com/au/videos/scrabble-playing-robot-at-ces-2018/ CNET] interviews Will about the experience.
 
** January 3, 2018: The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)of Taiwan [https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180103005456/en/ITRI%E2%80%99s-Intelligent-Vision-Based-Robot-Play-SCRABBLE%C2%AE-North announces] the match.
 
** January 3, 2018: The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)of Taiwan [https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180103005456/en/ITRI%E2%80%99s-Intelligent-Vision-Based-Robot-Play-SCRABBLE%C2%AE-North announces] the match.
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== Older Mention ==
 
* December 12, 2017: The [http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/hip-hop-grandpop-matt-hopkins-holiday-dance-moves-we-the-people-20171213.html?mobi=true Philadelphia Inquirer] profiles 2004 [[Person of the Year]] [[Matt Hopkins]].
 
* December 12, 2017: The [http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/hip-hop-grandpop-matt-hopkins-holiday-dance-moves-we-the-people-20171213.html?mobi=true Philadelphia Inquirer] profiles 2004 [[Person of the Year]] [[Matt Hopkins]].
 
* Winter, 2017: [http://magazine.columbia.edu/features/winter-2017/letter-head?page=0%2C0#undefined.gbpl Columbia Magazine] profiles freshman [[Mack Meller]] who placed 2nd in this year's [[North American SCRABBLE Championship]].
 
* Winter, 2017: [http://magazine.columbia.edu/features/winter-2017/letter-head?page=0%2C0#undefined.gbpl Columbia Magazine] profiles freshman [[Mack Meller]] who placed 2nd in this year's [[North American SCRABBLE Championship]].
 
* December 6, 2017: [http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/December-2017/Wordplay/ Honolulu Magazine] profiles NASPA's recreational club organized by Darren Seu and Claire Dunham.  
 
* December 6, 2017: [http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/December-2017/Wordplay/ Honolulu Magazine] profiles NASPA's recreational club organized by Darren Seu and Claire Dunham.  
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* [[Marty Gabriel]] and Scott Garner set a Guiness record for the highest SCRABBLE score in 24 hours.
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** January 15, 2018: The [http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/charleston-scrabble-enthusiasts-spell-way-to-a-guinness-world-record/917393513 Illinois Home Page] interviews Marty and Scott about their achievement.
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** January 8, 2018: The [http://www.purplepawn.com/2018/01/scoreboard-51/ Purple Pawn] includes the record in its list of monthly gaming news.
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** November 17, 2017: The [http://jg-tc.com/news/local/local-man-gets-confirmation-of-setting-scrabble-world-record/article_69472800-b7f5-5704-98a6-a56fa3fb1f70.html/ Journal Gazette and Times-Courier] reports on the achievement.
 
* November 27, 2017: [http://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/46310-pequot-library-has-scored-a-specialist-for-its-new-scrabble-sessions Fairfield's Hamlet Hub] reports that Dustin Brown will be coaching the Pequot (CT) Library's SCRABBLE Club for children.
 
* November 27, 2017: [http://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/46310-pequot-library-has-scored-a-specialist-for-its-new-scrabble-sessions Fairfield's Hamlet Hub] reports that Dustin Brown will be coaching the Pequot (CT) Library's SCRABBLE Club for children.
 
== Older Mention ==
 
 
* November 17, 2017: The [http://www.vnews.com/Vermont-Scrabble-Catamount-Cup-tournament-at-Norwich-Public-Library-13733092 Valley News] covers the annual Catamount Cup where players from Northern Vermont face off against a team from Southern Vermont.
 
* November 17, 2017: The [http://www.vnews.com/Vermont-Scrabble-Catamount-Cup-tournament-at-Norwich-Public-Library-13733092 Valley News] covers the annual Catamount Cup where players from Northern Vermont face off against a team from Southern Vermont.
 
* November 16, 2017: The [http://video.newyorker.com/watch/professional-scrabble-champions-replay-their-greatest-moves New Yorker] interviews [[Will Anderson]], [[Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]], [[Kate Fukawa-Connelly]], [[Jesse Day]], [[Debbie Stegman]], and [[Joe Edley]] about their favorite, most improbable, worst, most patient, most regretful, and most humbling plays.
 
* November 16, 2017: The [http://video.newyorker.com/watch/professional-scrabble-champions-replay-their-greatest-moves New Yorker] interviews [[Will Anderson]], [[Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]], [[Kate Fukawa-Connelly]], [[Jesse Day]], [[Debbie Stegman]], and [[Joe Edley]] about their favorite, most improbable, worst, most patient, most regretful, and most humbling plays.
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** August 8, 2014: [[Oliver Roeder]] reports on the [[Nigel Richards]] phenomenon on [http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-makes-nigel-richards-the-best-scrabble-player-on-earth/ fivethirtyeight.com].
 
** August 8, 2014: [[Oliver Roeder]] reports on the [[Nigel Richards]] phenomenon on [http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-makes-nigel-richards-the-best-scrabble-player-on-earth/ fivethirtyeight.com].
 
* 2015 Changes to [[OSPD]] and [[OTCWL]]
 
* 2015 Changes to [[OSPD]] and [[OTCWL]]
** August 27, 2014: [[Robin Pollock Daniel]] quotes about the new words on the [http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/8ye61k/scrabble-s-updated-dictionary Colbert Report].
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** August 27, 2014: [[Robin Pollock Daniel]] quoted about the new words on the [http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/8ye61k/scrabble-s-updated-dictionary Colbert Report].
 
** August 5, 2014: [[Chris Cree]] and [[John Chew]] help [http://mentalfloss.com/article/58236/14-fun-scrabble-facts MentalFloss] with some fun facts about our game.  
 
** August 5, 2014: [[Chris Cree]] and [[John Chew]] help [http://mentalfloss.com/article/58236/14-fun-scrabble-facts MentalFloss] with some fun facts about our game.  
 
** August 5, 2014: [[John Chew]] gives the Canadian perspective on the new words in the [http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/08/05/canadian-sourced-words-such-as-qajaq-and-quinzhee-some-of-powerhouse-game-changers-added-to-scrabble-dictionary National Post]
 
** August 5, 2014: [[John Chew]] gives the Canadian perspective on the new words in the [http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/08/05/canadian-sourced-words-such-as-qajaq-and-quinzhee-some-of-powerhouse-game-changers-added-to-scrabble-dictionary National Post]

Latest revision as of 22:35, 22 May 2018

We welcome inquiries from the media concerning our association, its clubs and tournaments and its players.

For further information, please contact NASPA copresidents Chris Cree in Dallas, TX or John Chew in Toronto, ON.

Recent Mention

  • May 22, 2018: Newton Wicked Local interviews Lexington (MA) NASPA Club #108 member Marvin Kraus about his division win at the annual BAT (Boston Area Tournament).
  • May 13, 2018: The Philadelphia Inquirer interviews NASC champion Will Anderson.
  • May 13, 2018: The Toronto Star profiles jazz artist/composer and NASPA member Fern Lindzon who will serve as one of the experts at this year's SCRABBLE With the Stars fundraiser.
  • April 12, 2018: Rhodes College professor (and SCRABBLE Expert) Scott Garner works SCRABBLE into the curriculum.
  • February 17, 2018: CFRC-FM interviews Shan Abbasi and Josh Greenway about the Kingston (ON) Open.
  • Northampton (MA) NASPA Club #667 organized a charity tournament to benefit 3 local charities.
  • January 14, 2018: The Herald-Sun covers the 8th annual SCRABBLE tournament to benefit the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center took place this weekend in Durham (NC).
  • 2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship winner Will Anderson played SCRABBLE with ITRI's IVS robot at CES 2018 on January 9, 2018.
    • April 7, 2018: Paul Gallen of The Times analyzes Will's games with the robot in his weekly SCRABBLE column.
    • January 12, 2018: NASPA co-president John Chew offers his account of CES 2018.
    • January 12, 2018: WDTV covers the robots at CES 2018 with a quote from Will.
    • January 9, 2018: CNET interviews Will about the experience.
    • January 3, 2018: The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)of Taiwan announces the match.

Older Mention

Older Press Releases