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See also:
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/ NASPA home]: contains the most recent tweets.
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* [[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.
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* [[NASPA Bulletin]]: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
* [[Club news]]
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* [[Club news]]: news about activities at our sanctioned clubs
* [[Member news]]
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* [[Member news]]: news about our members outside of their Scrabble lives
 
* [[SCRABBLE in the news]] : Links to articles about SCRABBLE players, clubs, and tournaments.
 
* [[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]]
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* [[Tournament results]]: past tournaments
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* ... and our home page, which will always list the top stories.
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== Current news ==
 
== Current news ==
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=== August 6, 2020 NASPA Tournament of Champions ===
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The [[NASPA Tournament of Champions]] presented by Scrabble® GO will be held August 24 to 30, 2020, as a virtual online tournament.
  
=== August 15, 2012: Nigel Richards wins 2012 NSC ===
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=== July 31, 2020 Recent Committee Changes ===
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* [[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.
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* [[Dictionary Committee]] - [[Linda Iannetti]] replaced [[Timothy Bottorff]].
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* [[International Committee]] - [[ Mina Le]] replaced [[Puneet Sharma]] as cochair.
  
[[Nigel Richards]] has won the [[2012 National SCRABBLE Championship]] in Orlando, Florida. This is his third consecutive title and fourth overall, both unprecedented achievements.  He is also the reigning [[World SCRABBLE Championship|World Champion]].
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=== July 27, 2020 NASPA [[IDEA Committee]] Initial Meeting ===
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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.  
  
Both Richards and the runner-up, 1994 champion [[David Gibson]], won 22 games (out of 31) but Richards had accumulated a better spread (+1579 vs. +1563, a difference of only 16 points) after winning the final game against Gibson by 177 points (475 to 298).  Jesse Day finisher third.
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=== July 8, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Slurs in NASPA Word List ===
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NASPA CEO [[John Chew]] issues a [[Community Values | statement]] on removing slurs from the [[NASPA Word List]].  
  
[[Sam Kantimathi]] won the [[Collins]] division with a 24-7 +481 record.  Brian Bowman was second and the 1999 World Champion [[Joel Wapnick]] third.
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=== July 2, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Results available ===
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Results for the [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] are available.
  
Adam Ginzberg won the second division, Chris Canik the third division and Amalan Iyengar the fourth division.
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=== June 25, 2020 NASPA released updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) information ===
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NASPA released updated[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for members and directors]].
  
[http://www.scrabbleassociation.com/tourneys/2012/nsc/build2/standing/index.html Complete results]
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=== June 20, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Community Values ===
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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]].  
  
== July 2012 ==
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=== June 1, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
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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.
  
=== July 28, 2012: Director's Exam Expanded ===
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=== May 28, 2020 2020 NASC Canceled ===
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The [[2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] has been been canceled because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
  
Club/Director Committee expands the NASPA director's exam from 75 to 80 questions.  A passing grade is now 72 out of 80 instead of 68 out of 75.
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=== May 14, 2020 [[NWL2018]] is now available in SCRABBLE GO ===
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The [[NWL2018 | NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018)]] is now available in [https://www.facebook.com/ScrabbleGO SCRABBLE GO], the new SCRABBLE mobile game.  
  
=== April 2, 2012: Michael Thelen joins Rules Committee ===
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=== April 30, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations  are open ===
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Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year four elective seats need to be filled:
  
We welcome [[Michael Thelen]] to the [[Rules Committee]].
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* Canada
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* US Midwest
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* US Northeast
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* US West
  
=== March 18, 2012: Paul Mulik joins Dictionary Committee ===
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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].
  
We welcome [[Paul Mulik]] to the [[Dictionary Committee]].
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=== March 18, 2020 NASPA suspended club and tournament activity because of COVID-19 ===
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[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.]
  
=== February 7, 2012: Adam Henderson joins Dictionary Committee ===
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=== March 10, 2020 NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information ===
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NASPA released[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for members and directors]].
  
We welcome [[Adam Henderson]] to the [[Dictionary Committee]], which is recruiting new members to help prepare the next edition of the [[OWL]].
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=== January 30, 2020 Registration is open for the 2020 NASC in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020 ===
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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.]
  
=== December 9, 2011: Joel Sherman scores record 803 points ===
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== Archived news ==
 
 
At the Northeast SCRABBLE® Championship tournament
 
in Stamford, CT,
 
[[Joel Sherman]], the 1997 [[World SCRABBLE Championship|world]] and 2002 [[National SCRABBLE Championship|national]] champion, set the new
 
NASPA and world [[Records#Tournament.2C_OTCWL|record]] for
 
highest score in a tournament game using OTCWL, 803 points.
 
His opponent Bradley Robbins, a member of the 2010 School SCRABBLE championship winning team, scored 285 points.
 
 
 
Joel made seven bingos, CRUMPLED, OUTRATED, COTHURNI, TRAVOISE, SHAKING, AVENGED and AIRLINE, which ties the record for most bingos by one player.  Bradley made one bingo, ISOLATES, bringing the total to eight which ties the record for most bingos by both players.  The game can be reviewed at [http://www.cross-tables.com/annotated.php?u=9979#0# cross-tables.com].
 
 
 
Congratulations!
 
 
 
=== December 1, 2011: Lisa Kessler wins CC election ===
 
 
 
Lisa Kessler wins the 2011 Canadian Committee election, garnering 23 votes to Carl Madden's 21.  Lisa's three-year term will begin on January 1.
 
 
 
=== September 1, 2011: Bulletin published ===
 
 
 
A 2011 issue (Volume 3, Number 8) of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
 
 
The previous issue (Volume 3, Number 7) is available to the [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/bulletin/201107.pdf general public].
 
 
 
== August 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== August 10, 2011: Nigel Richards wins National SCRABBLE Championship  ===
 
 
 
[[Nigel Richards]] from Malaysia wins the [[2011 National SCRABBLE Championship]] with a 22-9 +1532 record.  Congratulations!
 
 
 
See the [http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/tourneys/2011/nsc/build/standing/1/31.html final standings].
 
 
 
=== August 9, 2011: Club Sanctioning Fee goes away in 2012 ===
 
 
 
It was announced at the Town Hall meeting at the 2011 National SCRABBLE Championship that the annual $30 club sanctioning fee will no longer be charged starting in 2012.
 
More information about sanctioned clubs on the [[Clubs]] page.
 
 
 
=== August 8, 2011: Chris Lipe and Leesa Berahovich score −25 total ===
 
 
 
Chris Lipe and Leesa Berahovich set a new [[OTCWL]] tournament record for the [[Records#Lowest_combined_game_score|lowest combined game score]] with a total of negative 25 points.  The previous record was −22.
 
 
 
See [http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/tourneys/2011/nsc/build/notes/15.html NSC live commentary] for details.  Congratulations to both!
 
 
 
=== August 6, 2011: Live coverage of NSC ===
 
 
 
Links to live coverage of the 2011 National Scrabble Championship (including player lists, standings, and annotated games) can be found at
 
[http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/tourneys/2011/nsc/build/tsh/  NSC Live Coverage].
 
 
 
=== August 2, 2011: Advisory Board election results ===
 
 
 
Two new members for the [[Advisory Board]] have
 
been [[AB Elections|elected]]:
 
* Eastern district: [[Jan Cardia]] (31% of votes)
 
* Western district: [[Siri Tillekeratne]] (unopposed)
 
 
 
== July 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== July 31, 2011: Bulletin published  ===
 
 
 
July 2011 issue (Volume 3, Number 7) of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
 
 
The previous issue (Volume 3, Number 6) is available to the [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/bulletin/201106.pdf general public].
 
 
 
=== July 15, 2011: Advisory Board voting started ===
 
 
 
The voting period for [[Advisory Board]] [[AB Elections|elections]] has started. There are four nominees in the eastern district and one nominee in the western district. Members may vote [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/vote.pl here] through July 31, 2011.
 
 
 
== June 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== June 27, 2011: Bulletin published  ===
 
 
 
June 2011 issue (Volume 3, Number 6) of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
 
 
The previous issue (Volume 3, Number 5) is available to the [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/bulletin/201105.pdf general public].
 
 
 
=== June 23, 2011: New Rules Committee members ===
 
 
 
[[Rules Committee]] welcomes two new members,
 
[[Diane Firstman]] and [[Mark Milan]].
 
 
 
=== June 19, 2011: Advisory Board elections ===
 
 
 
NASPA has published details on the
 
upcoming [[AB Elections|elections]] to fill
 
two positions on the [[Advisory Board]].
 
The nomination period is already open.
 
 
 
=== June 8, 2011: New Code of Conduct published ===
 
 
 
The [[Advisory Board]] has published
 
an [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/6/6c/Code_of_Conduct_-_effective_June_7_2011.pdf updated version]
 
of the [[Code of Conduct]].
 
The new Code of Conduct takes effect immediately.
 
 
 
=== June 5, 2011: New rules published ===
 
 
 
The [[Rules Committee]] has published
 
an [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/a/af/Rules-20110605.pdf updated version]
 
of the [[Official Tournament Rules]].
 
The new rules will take effect on June 16, 2011.
 
The [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/1/10/NASPA_Rules_Changes_June2011.pdf  summary of changes] was published in
 
the May 2011 issue of the [[NASPA Bulletin]].
 
 
 
== May 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== May 31, 2011: Bulletin published  ===
 
 
 
May 2011 issue (Volume 3, Number 5) of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].  This issue contains a summary of rule changes effective June 16, 2011.
 
 
 
The previous issue (Volume 3, Number 4) is available to the [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/bulletin/201104.pdf general public].
 
 
 
=== May 5, 2011: 2010 Form 990 released ===
 
 
 
On the [[financial reports]] page, NASPA has released
 
its [[Media:NASPAForm9902010001.pdf|2010 Form 990]] (Return
 
of Organization Exempt From Income Tax) filed with the
 
Internal Revenue Service. Please direct questions concerning the Form 990 return to CPA Kristina Simon, ksimon@hmlpc.com
 
 
 
== April 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== April 7, 2011: Juraj Pivovarov joins Web Committee ===
 
 
 
[[Juraj Pivovarov]] has joined [[Web Committee]] as a NASPAWiki editor.
 
 
 
== March 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== March 31, 2011: NSC registration open ===
 
 
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/register.pl?event_id=NSC2011 Online registration] for [[2011 National SCRABBLE Championship]] is now open.
 
 
 
=== March 31, 2011: Bulletin published  ===
 
 
 
Volume 3, Number 3 of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is now available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
 
 
=== March 16, 2011: CNSC QT hosts named ===
 
 
 
[[Canadian Committee]] determines the host clubs for the two regional qualifying tournaments for the 2011 CNSC:  Cambridge, ON and Calgary, AB.  These events will be held sometime in May.  Details will follow.
 
 
 
== February 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== February 19, 2011: CNSC and WSC qualification ===
 
 
 
[[Canadian Committee]] establishes March 27, 2011 as the deadline for CNSC qualification and June 13, 2011 as the deadline for Canadian qualification for the 2011 World Scrabble Championship.
 
 
 
== January 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== January 27, 2011: Bulletin published ===
 
 
 
Volume 3, Number 1 of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is now available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
  
== Archived news ==
 
  
* [[2010 breaking news archive]]
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* [[2019 Breaking news archive]]
* [[2009 breaking news archive]]
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* [[2018 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2016 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2015 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2014 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2013 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2012 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2011 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2010 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2009 Breaking news archive]]

Latest revision as of 11:09, 7 August 2020

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
  • Member news: news about our members outside of their Scrabble lives
  • SCRABBLE in the news : Links to articles about SCRABBLE players, clubs, and tournaments.
  • Tournament calendar: upcoming tournaments
  • Tournament results: past tournaments
  • ... and our home page, which will always list the top stories.


Current news

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

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 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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for members and directors.

June 20, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Community Values

NASPA CEO John Chew issues a 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 NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018) is now available in 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 info@scrabbleplayers.org.

March 18, 2020 NASPA suspended club and tournament activity because of COVID-19

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 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. Click here to find out more.

Archived news