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Brand-new tournament players must also be NASPA members and may either buy a full membership or a trial six-month membership (US$15) through their tournament organizer. If they opt for a trial membership, at any time during the six-month period they can send an additional $15 and extend it to a full membership.
As players want to register for your tournament, you will need to check the Membership Database to be sure their NASPA membership is current.
Tournament results and ratings are currently posted at the NSA website, but we will start posting them on the NASPA web site in early July.
In order to direct a tournament, you must be a NASPA member and certified as a director. For more information about and for directors, please see our Directors page.
|Open Rated Tournament (ORT)||Local Club Tournament (LCT)||Challenge/Championships|
|Advance Notice||8 Weeks||None required||None Required (for now)|
|Tournament Calendar listing||Listed on NASPA calendar||Not listed on NASPA calendar||Not listed on NASPA calendar|
|Rating Method||fully rated||1/3 rated||fully rated|
|How Often?||No other multi day SCRABBLE game tournaments occurring within two weekends and 200 miles of your proposed tournament. No other one-day tournament on same day within 200 miles.||At most, once per month||[TBA]|
|How Many games?||At least 4 games||At least 3 games||At least 4 games|
|How Many players?||At least 4 players in each division, at least 2 rated players in each division||At least 4 players in each division, at least 2 rated players in each division||At least 4 players in each division, at least 2 rated players in each division|
|Membership Requirement||All players must be current NASPA members||All players must be current NASPA members||All players must be current NASPA members|
|Participation Fee||$.50 per player per game||$.50 per player per game||$.50 per player per game|
Major events, such as national championships, are webcast on this web site, and web coverage is archived in perpetuity.
Web coverage typically consists of standings updates continuously throughout an event, commentary about the event’s highlights, photos and interactive games where you can follow along at the top board in real time.