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2020 NASC Late Bird

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The 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship will include for the first time a Late Bird tournament, which will be a NASPA-rated event. The event will take place in the main tournament playing room and will be directed by John Chew.


Results will be posted online on our event coverage server.


Registration is open to all NASPA members in good standing. If you’re interested in playing, please email John Chew to be added to the player roster.

To be included in the pairings, you must check in at the event at the designated time. If your plans change, you may request a refund during the main event.


All events will take place on Thursday, August 6, in the main tournament playing room.

9:15–9:25 A.M.
Round 1
9:30–10:15 A.M.
Round 2
10:15–11:00 A.M.
Round 3
11:00–11:45 A.M.
Round 4
11:45 A.M.–12:30 P.M.

Entry Fee

The Entry Fee for the Late Bird, paid at the door, is $20. Paying your LB entry fee in advance with your main event fee saves you 50% ($10 instead of $20); event staff and volunteers, and certified directors are entitled to a further 50% off ($5 and $10).


This event will be played according to NASPA Rules using the NASPA Word List lexicon currently in force for tournament play (NWL2018). (If four or more players prefer Collins, they will play in a separate Collins division, which will be NASPA-rated only.) Chew pairings will be in effect (with no fixed initial schedule), with Gibsonization. No division will have more than 16 players.


Average entry fees per player calculated across the whole event, less participation fees of $2/player, will be returned in each division prorated by number of players in each division, subject to rounding errors in units of $5. At least one class prize will be awarded in each division of at least eight players.