This document is a draft of a code of conduct for NASPA members that will take effect on July
While the NSA’s [[Behavior Policy]] has served a useful purpose and has been a good first step toward
elevating the level of behavior among the SCRABBLE community, we are concerned that things continue to happen
The favorable reputations of SCRABBLE® Brand Crossword Game and the North American SCRABBLE Players Association (NASPA) are valuable assets. They create tangible benefits for all NASPA members.
SCRABBLE players and officials serve as ambassadors for the game. Accordingly, everyone involved in organized SCRABBLE should refrain from engaging in conduct or behavior detrimental to the integrity of SCRABBLE when attending a club or tournament.
Every SCRABBLE participant should also strive to present a positive image during SCRABBLE events even when they are away from the tournament area, in such places as restaurants or hotels.
Players and directors are reminded that their friends, spouses, relatives, and other associates who attend SCRABBLE events with them should not negatively disrupt the event nor impede officials from doing their jobs.
Players and officials are encouraged, to the best of their abilities, to be cooperative and courteous with media personnel who are covering SCRABBLE events.