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Official Tournament Rules

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Official Tournament Rules

Officially sanctioned SCRABBLE play in Canada and the United States must obey the Official Tournament Rules, edited by the NSA Rules Committee. When the committee is transferred to NASPA later in 2009, the rules will move to this web site.

See also: the NASPA Behavior Policy, which will be replaced on July 1, 2009 by the Code of Conduct.

Effective August 1, 2009

Several rules change become effective August 1st, 2009 (not July 1st, as originally announced). Please read the list of changes and outstanding issues carefully. The rules are available in PDF format for online viewing and printing:

Effective February 9, 2009

A rewritten version of Rule III.A.2 took effect on February 9th, 2009. Complete version of rules:

Effective February 1, 2009

A major rewrite of the tournament rules became effective February 1, 2009. with official