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- 1 Current news
- 1.1 September 30, 2021 NASPA Zyzzyva 3.3.0 and CSW21
- 1.2 July 22, 2021 Relationship with Hasbro
- 1.3 July 1, 2021 Resumption of Normal Operations
- 1.4 July 1, 2021 NASPA Management Restructuring
- 1.5 June 17, 2021 Removal of Participant Cap for Vaccinated Players
- 1.6 May 20, 2021 Resumption of Play for Vaccinated Players
- 1.7 April 28, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections Cancelled
- 1.8 March 18, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections
- 1.9 March 18, 2021 Printed NASPA Word List 2020 Edition
- 1.10 March 4, 2021 2021 NASC Canceled
- 2 Archived news
September 30, 2021 NASPA Zyzzyva 3.3.0 and CSW21
NASPA Zyzzyva 3.3.0 is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. This version adds support for CSW21, which will become effective for Collins play at NASPA clubs and tournaments on December 1, 2021.
July 22, 2021 Relationship with Hasbro
NASPA CEO John Chew announced a change in NASPA's relationship with Hasbro as of August 1, 2021.
July 1, 2021 Resumption of Normal Operations
NASPA will end the COVID-19 moratorium and resume normal operations on September 1, 2021.
July 1, 2021 NASPA Management Restructuring
The NASPA Executive Committee announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team.
June 17, 2021 Removal of Participant Cap for Vaccinated Players
As of June 21st, 2021, there is no cap on the number of fully vaccinated players who can participate in sanctioned tournaments and club sessions.
May 20, 2021 Resumption of Play for Vaccinated Players
As of June 1st, 2021, small groups of fully vaccinated players can participate in sanctioned tournaments and club sessions.
April 28, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections Cancelled
Members voted to postpone Advisory Board elections for a year. Terms of current members will be extended for a year.
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.