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== Recent Mention ==
 
== Recent Mention ==
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* 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).
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* [[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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** 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.
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** January 9, 2018: [https://www.cnet.com/au/videos/scrabble-playing-robot-at-ces-2018/ CNET] interviews Will about the experience.
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** 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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* 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]].
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* 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]].
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* 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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* 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.
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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.
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== Older Mention ==
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* 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.
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* 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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* November 5, 2017: [http://wlos.com/news/local/annual-autumn-leaves-scrabble-tournament-is-full-contact-mind-sport/ WLOS] covers the Asheville (NC) tournament directed by Bill Snoddy.
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* October 6, 2017: Per the [https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-baseball-manager-who-cant-get-enough-scrabble-1507293022/the Wall Street Journal], Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is an avid SCRABBLE player on his iPad. NASPA co-president [[Chris Cree]] issues a challenge to Terry.
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* September 25, 2017: [http://www.skidmore.edu/news/2017/0925_oconnor_matthew.php/ Skidmore College] interviews Junior World SCRABBLE champion Matthew O'Connor '20.
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*  [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/2017_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship 2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]
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** September 2, 2017: Division 3 player Mark Abadi reports on the words played at the NASC in [http://www.businessinsider.com/crazy-scrabble-words-2017-8/#atemoya-1/ Business Insider].
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** September 2, 2017: The [http://alumni.dailytarheel.com/qa-with-scrabble-king-mark-abadi/ Daily Tarheel] interviews Division 3 player and University of North Carolina alum Mark Abadi.
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** August 25, 2017: The [http://concord.wickedlocal.com/news/20170825/concord-is-home-to-national-scrabble-champion Concord (MA) Journal] profiles NASC Division 3 winner Jack Peters.
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** August 20, 2017: Division 3 player Mark Abadi provides an account of the NASC in [http://www.businessinsider.com/scrabble-tournament-championship-2017-8/ Business Insider].
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** August 14, 2017: [http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2017/august/scrabble-peters-profile.html/ Brandeis Now] interviews Division 3 champion and Brandeis student Jack Peters.
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** August 5, 2017: [http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/lititz-man-s-love-of-words-pays-off-with-top/article_15aa3b8a-795e-11e7-ac8d-5335315cf685.html Lancaster (PA) Online] reports on local resident [[Will Anderson]]'s win at NASC.
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** August 1, 2017: Word Freak author [[Stefan Fatsis]] interviews 2017 NASC champion [[Will Anderson]] and runner-up [[Mack Meller]] about NASC and reviews one of their matches on [http://www.slate.com/articles/life/gaming/2017/08/a_breakdown_of_the_best_game_at_the_north_american_scrabble_championship.html Slate].
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** July 31, 2017: Word Freak author [[Stefan Fatsis]] interviews 2017 NASC champion [[Will Anderson]] on the Slate podcast [http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/hang_up_and_listen/2017/07/girls_in_baseball_sneakers_and_scrabble_on_hang_up_and_listen.html Hang Up and Listen].
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* Youth SCRABBLE - Coverage of Ian Whitehurst and Kevin Zeng being named as the top Elementary School team.
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** August 28, 2017: [http://www.theridgefieldpress.com/93427/farmingville-student-becomes-scrabble-champion/ Ridgefield Press]
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** August 12, 2017: [http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Ridgefield-10-year-old-is-North-America-s-top-11746165.php/ Danbury News Times]
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** August 7, 2017: [http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/57032-10-year-old-ridgefield-boy-wins-national-scrabble-championship/ Ridgefield Hamlet Hub]
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** August 4, 2017: [http://www.theridgefieldpress.com/92531/ridgefield-student-named-nations-top-elementary-school-scrabble-player/ Ridgefield Press]
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* July 7, 2017: Joshua Zinn from the radio program [http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/houston-matters/2017/07/07/220425/inside-the-world-of-competitive-scrabble-playing-in-houston/ Houston Matters] interviews Robin Lewis of Houston (TX) NASPA Club #359.
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* July 1, 2017: The [http://jg-tc.com/two-seek-to-break-scrabble-guinness-world-record/article_f4fc6abf-5931-57b6-a392-93d085bb1689.html Journal-Gazette & Times Courier] reports on the attempt by Scott Garner and [[Marty Gabriel]] to set a Guinness record for the highest SCRABBLE score in 24 hours.
 
* June 14, 2017: The [https://www.theet.com/westonnews/news/kaia-does-more-than-check-out-books-as-a-librarian/article_e74742c2-ebe9-562f-b480-25a1b70d798e.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share/ Weston (WV) News] profiles Kaia - Peace Corps volunteer, librarian, and SCRABBLE player.
 
* June 14, 2017: The [https://www.theet.com/westonnews/news/kaia-does-more-than-check-out-books-as-a-librarian/article_e74742c2-ebe9-562f-b480-25a1b70d798e.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share/ Weston (WV) News] profiles Kaia - Peace Corps volunteer, librarian, and SCRABBLE player.
 
* May 21, 2017: The [http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2017/05/21/a-war-of-words-at-niagara-tournament/ Welland Tribune] interviews [[Chris Lipe]], youth player Tyler Lee, and director [[Sue Tremblay]] at the 3rd Niagara Falls (ON) International Open.
 
* May 21, 2017: The [http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2017/05/21/a-war-of-words-at-niagara-tournament/ Welland Tribune] interviews [[Chris Lipe]], youth player Tyler Lee, and director [[Sue Tremblay]] at the 3rd Niagara Falls (ON) International Open.
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* January 22, 2017: [http://www.standard-freeholder.com/2017/01/22/cornwall-scrabble-tourney-where-words-are-a-weapon/ Coverage of the 7th annual Ottawa-Montreal Scrabble Challenge]
 
* January 22, 2017: [http://www.standard-freeholder.com/2017/01/22/cornwall-scrabble-tourney-where-words-are-a-weapon/ Coverage of the 7th annual Ottawa-Montreal Scrabble Challenge]
 
* September 30, 2016: [http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/serious-scrabble-weekend-1.3785783/ CBC] covers Shediac (NB) tournament.
 
* September 30, 2016: [http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/serious-scrabble-weekend-1.3785783/ CBC] covers Shediac (NB) tournament.
 
== Older Mention ==
 
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/2016_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship 2016 North American SCRABBLE Championship]
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/2016_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship 2016 North American SCRABBLE Championship]
 
** August 12, 2016: [http://www.goupstate.com/article/20160812/ARTICLES/160819902/ Spartanburg Herald Journal] interviews [[David Gibson]].
 
** August 12, 2016: [http://www.goupstate.com/article/20160812/ARTICLES/160819902/ Spartanburg Herald Journal] interviews [[David Gibson]].

Revision as of 21:38, 15 January 2018

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