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Canadian Committee

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The Canadian Committee is a NASPA committee established in February 2009 to manage matters pertaining solely to Canadian and not American players.

To contact the Canadian Committee send an email to naspa-canada@yahoogroups.com.

Members

The following members currently belong to the committee:

[photo of Rich Baker]
ex officio
2016-11-29~
[photo of John Chew]
ex officio
2009-02-22~
[photo of Chris Cree (SM)]
ex officio
2009-02-22~
[photo of Joshua Sokol (EX)]
chair
2019-01-01~2020-12-31
[photo of Jason Broersma]
2018-01-01~2020-12-31
[photo of Bernard Gotlieb (EX)]
2017-01-01~2019-12-31
[photo of Andy Saunders]
2018-01-26~2019-12-31
[photo of Siri Tillekeratne]
2018-01-01~2020-12-31
[photo of Colin Viebrock]
2019-01-01~2020-12-31

The following members have served past terms on the committee:

[photo of John Robertson] John Robertson
chair
2009-02-22~2010-07-16
[photo of Albert Hahn] Albert Hahn
2009-02-25~2009-03-23
[photo of Tony Leah (EX)] Tony Leah (EX)
2009-02-25~2009-12-31
[photo of David Boys (GM)] David Boys (GM)
2009-02-25~2011-12-31
[photo of Siri Tillekeratne] Siri Tillekeratne
2009-02-25~2011-12-31
[photo of John Aitken] John Aitken
2009-03-27~2009-12-31
[photo of Jeff Parsons] Jeff Parsons
2009-06-11~2010-12-31
[photo of Randall Thomas (EX)] Randall Thomas (EX)
2010-01-01~2012-12-31
[photo of Tony Leah (EX)] Tony Leah (EX)
2010-01-01~2012-12-31
[photo of John Robertson] John Robertson
chair
2010-07-17~2010-12-31
[photo of Jeff Parsons] Jeff Parsons
2011-01-01~2013-12-31
[photo of John Robertson] John Robertson
chair
2011-01-01~2013-12-31
[photo of Siri Tillekeratne] Siri Tillekeratne
2012-01-01~2014-12-31
[photo of Lisa Kessler] Lisa Kessler
2012-01-01~2014-12-31
[photo of Dallas Johnson] Dallas Johnson
ex officio
2013-01-01~2015-08-15
[photo of Mad Palazzo] Mad Palazzo
2013-01-01~2015-12-31
[photo of Sary Karanofsky] Sary Karanofsky
2013-01-01~2015-12-31
[photo of John Robertson] John Robertson
chair
2014-01-01~2016-03-07
[photo of Bernard Gotlieb (EX)] Bernard Gotlieb (EX)
2014-01-01~2016-12-31
[photo of Andy Saunders] Andy Saunders
2015-01-01~2017-12-31
[photo of Siri Tillekeratne] Siri Tillekeratne
2015-01-01~2017-12-31
[photo of Joshua Sokol (EX)] Joshua Sokol (EX)
2016-01-01~2018-01-29
[photo of Mad Palazzo] Mad Palazzo
2016-01-01~2018-12-31
[photo of John Robertson] John Robertson
chair
2016-03-12~2016-12-31
[photo of John Robertson] John Robertson
chair
2017-01-01~2018-01-15
[photo of Joshua Sokol (EX)] Joshua Sokol (EX)
chair
2018-01-29~2018-12-31


Rules Governing Canadian Committee Elections

Each year two CC positions will expire on December 31. Prior to that date, there will be a nomination period for new candidates (lasting from September 1 to October 15). During that time, all Canadian NASPA members in good standing may nominate themselves or have others nominate them to run for election to the CC. The incumbents may also seek re-election.

Each year the CC election period will run from November 1 to November 30. All Canadian NASPA members in good standing may vote in this election. An online voting system will be instituted. (The CC will appoint a returning officer responsible for handling and counting ballots cast by voters who prefer to vote by paper ballot.) All votes must be received by 11:59 p.m. on November 30.

Each voter may vote for as many as two candidates on the ballot, but may only submit one ballot (either online or paper).

There is no limit to the number of candidates allowed to seek election each year. In most cases the two candidates with the highest vote totals shall be elected to three-year terms that begin on the following January 1. (Note: Because there are maximum and minimum regional requirements for the CC, a scenario might exist where candidates finishing worse than second in the election could win a spot ahead of candidates who finished with a greater total of votes. Similarly, it is also possible for a candidate to win a CC spot by acclamation in a year when other candidates need to be elected. See Structure of Canadian Committee for further details.)

If an election ends in a tie that must be broken, a runoff election will be held. Deadlines to submit votes will be announced as necessary. If the runoff election ends in a tie, a lottery or coin toss will be used to break the tie.

Any disputes about the elections process will be decided by the CC members (excluding those running for re-election).

2011 Canadian Committee Election Nominees

The nomination period for the 2011 CC election began on September 1 and ran until October 15. Any Canadian NASPA member in good standing could have nominated himself/herself as a candidate or could have been nominated by another Canadian NASPA member in good standing.

The following three Canadian NASPA members have asked that their names appear on the ballot for the 2011 CC election. They are listed below alphabetically:

  • Lisa Kessler
  • Carl Madden
  • Siri Tillekeratne (incumbent) wins a seat by acclamation; see note #2

Notes:

1. Incumbent David Boys, whose term expires at the end of 2011, did not seek reelection.

2. Because Ontario already has two of the six CC members and, by rule, cannot have more than three members, Siri Tillekeratne (Western Canada) wins another term by acclamation because the other two nominees are both Ontarians. The other two candidates will vie for the one remaining vacant seat.

3. Mad Palazzo had originally accepted a nomination to run in the 2011 CC election, but formally withdrew from the process on October 22.

Agenda

The Committee has the following items on its agenda:

  • Organize and administer the 2011 CC election, begininng with the nomination process.
  • Examine the 2011 CNSC qualification process and consider making revisions to that process for future CNSCs.
  • Consider a ratings fee surcharge on Canadian tournaments to help fund Canadian WSC players.
  • Establish a mechanism for communicating with Canadian Scrabble players.

Recent activity

  • June 13, 2011 was established as the qualification deadline for the 2011 Canadian WSC team.
  • Established a permanent tie-breaking rule for all future CC elections.
  • Amended the qualification rules for Canadians wishing to compete at the 2011 World SCRABBLE Championship to account for NASPA's new SOWPODS rating list.
  • Prepared a qualification system for the Canadian team at the 2011 World SCRABBLE Championship.
  • Prepared a qualification system for the 2011 Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship.

WSC 2013 Qualification System

The qualification system for the 2013 World Scrabble Championship will be finalised shortly. It will not be significantly different from that of 2011. Specifically there will continue to be berths awarded by the following criteria:

  • WSC 2011 top 1/4 finishers (Max of three or four depending on Canada's 2013 allotment) - Adam Logan and David Boys have qualified under this criterion.
  • Canadian Champion (undecided which lexicon's champion will be used)
  • Peak Rating - Qualifying period begins November 1, 2011.
  • Qualification Tournament (one or two spots)

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