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* [[NASPA Bulletin]]: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
 
* [[NASPA Bulletin]]: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
 
* [[Club news]]: news about activities at our sanctioned clubs
 
* [[Club news]]: news about activities at our sanctioned clubs
* [[Member news]]: news about our members outside of their Scrabble lives
 
* [[SCRABBLE in the news]] : Links to articles about SCRABBLE players, clubs, and tournaments.
 
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/tourneys/calendar.html Tournament calendar]: upcoming tournaments
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/tourneys/calendar.html Tournament calendar]: upcoming tournaments
 
* [[Tournament results]]: past tournaments
 
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== Current news ==
 
== Current news ==
=== November 27, 2020 NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.4 Available ===
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=== March 18, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections ===
[[NASPA_Zyzzyva:_The_Last_Word_in_Word_Study | NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.4]] is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. It includes [[NWL2020]] and [[NSWL2020]].
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The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] has asked members to [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/vote.pl vote] on whether [[2021 Advisory Board Elections |elections]] should be held as scheduled or postponed for a year.
  
=== October 15, 2020 NASPA Word List 2020 Effective Date ===
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=== March 18, 2021 Printed NASPA Word List 2020 Edition ===
The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] decided that the NASPA Word List 2020 Edition ([[NWL2020]]) and the NASPA School Word List 2020 Edition ([[NSWL2020]])will take effect at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on January 6, 2021.
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Printed versions of the [[NWL2020 | NASPA Word List 2020]] and [[NSWL2020 | NASPA School Word List 2020]] are now available to order from the [https://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/shop.pl NASPA Store].  
  
=== August 30, 2020 Austin Shin Wins Tournament of Champions ===
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=== March 4, 2021 2021 NASC Canceled ===
Congratulations to [[Austin Shin]], winner of the [[NASPA Tournament of Champions]] presented by Scrabble® GO.
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The [[2021_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship|2021 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] is canceled because of ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
 
=== August 6, 2020 NASPA Tournament of Champions ===
 
The [[NASPA Tournament of Champions]] presented by Scrabble® GO will be held August 24 to 30, 2020, as a virtual online tournament.
 
 
 
=== July 31, 2020 Recent Committee Changes ===
 
* [[Tournament Committee]] - [[Heather McCall]] became chair, and [[Margo Kuno]] joined. [[Mad Palazzo]] resigned from this committee as well as the [[Rules Committee]] and [[Membership Committee]]. NASPA thanks Mad for her many years of service.
 
* [[Dictionary Committee]] - [[Linda Iannetti]] replaced [[Timothy Bottorff]].
 
* [[International Committee]] - [[ Mina Le]] replaced [[Puneet Sharma]] as cochair.
 
 
 
=== July 27, 2020 NASPA [[IDEA Committee]] Initial Meeting ===
 
The NASPA IDEA Committee met for the first time. This committee has been formed to address issues of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility within our community.
 
 
 
=== July 8, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Slurs in NASPA Word List ===
 
NASPA CEO [[John Chew]] issues a [[Community Values | statement]] on removing slurs from the [[NASPA Word List]].
 
 
 
=== July 2, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Results available ===
 
Results for the [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] are available.
 
 
 
=== June 25, 2020 NASPA released updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) information ===
 
NASPA released updated[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for members and directors]].
 
 
 
=== June 20, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Community Values ===
 
NASPA CEO [[John Chew]] issues a [[Community Values | statement]] on important community values and discusses the issue of removing slurs from the [[NASPA Word List]].
 
 
 
=== June 1, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
 
Voting for the 2 contested seats - US Midwest and US Northeast - runs from June 1st through June 30th. [[Heidi Robertson]] wins the Canada district by acclamation. [[John Ortman]] wins the US West district by acclamation.
 
 
 
=== May 28, 2020 2020 NASC Canceled ===
 
The [[2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] has been been canceled because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
 
 
 
=== May 14, 2020 [[NWL2018]] is now available in SCRABBLE GO ===
 
The [[NWL2018 | NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018)]] is now available in [https://www.facebook.com/ScrabbleGO SCRABBLE GO], the new SCRABBLE mobile game.
 
 
 
=== April 30, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations  are open ===
 
Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year four elective seats need to be filled:
 
 
 
* Canada
 
* US Midwest
 
* US Northeast
 
* US West
 
 
 
Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2020. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org].
 
 
 
=== March 18, 2020 NASPA suspended club and tournament activity because of COVID-19 ===
 
[http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=14937&m=286005&t=42bfeecf990f5ae04e8a9ea793c9a29e79393ee2e6b4b72ecef1a231ef1a0fa9 NASPA has suspended all club and tournament activity because of the COVID-19 pandemic.]
 
 
 
=== March 10, 2020 NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information ===
 
NASPA released[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for members and directors]].
 
 
 
=== January 30, 2020 Registration is open for the 2020 NASC in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020 ===
 
Registration is now open for the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship. [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/2020_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship Click here to find out more.]
 
  
 
== Archived news ==
 
== Archived news ==

Latest revision as of 12:29, 18 March 2021

This page contains current and recent breaking news about NASPA.

See also:

  • IContact: an online archive of NASPA News (originally called Tournament Talk), a weekly newsletter, and other emails sent to the membership.
  • NASPA Bulletin: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
  • Club news: news about activities at our sanctioned clubs
  • Tournament calendar: upcoming tournaments
  • Tournament results: past tournaments
  • ... and our home page, which will always list the top stories.


Current news

March 18, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections

The NASPA Advisory Board has asked members to vote on whether elections should be held as scheduled or postponed for a year.

March 18, 2021 Printed NASPA Word List 2020 Edition

Printed versions of the NASPA Word List 2020 and NASPA School Word List 2020 are now available to order from the NASPA Store.

March 4, 2021 2021 NASC Canceled

The 2021 North American SCRABBLE Championship is canceled because of ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Archived news