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== Current Editions ==
 
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=== Effective June 27, 2012 ===
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Extensive changes were made to the rules, with the new edition
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published to this website on June 19, 2012.
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The rules are available in PDF format for online viewing and printing:
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* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/9/95/Rules-20120616.pdf Official Tournament Rules, June 27, 2012]
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The list of changes can be found at the beginning of the index to the
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rules, but will be available separately soon.
  
 
=== Effective June 16, 2011 ===
 
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# Disconnected Tiles
 
# Disconnected Tiles
 
# Ending the game
 
# Ending the game
 
  
 
The rules are available in PDF format for online viewing and printing:
 
The rules are available in PDF format for online viewing and printing:
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* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/a/af/Rules-20110605.pdf Official Tournament Rules, June 16, 2011]
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/a/af/Rules-20110605.pdf Official Tournament Rules, June 16, 2011]
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/1/10/NASPA_Rules_Changes_June2011.pdf  List of Changes, June 16, 2011]
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/1/10/NASPA_Rules_Changes_June2011.pdf  List of Changes, June 16, 2011]
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== Past editions ==
  
 
=== Effective February 2, 2010 ===
 
=== Effective February 2, 2010 ===
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# Clarification of what should be done if one exchanges with less than 7 tiles in the bag.
 
# Clarification of what should be done if one exchanges with less than 7 tiles in the bag.
 
# When the clock is restarted after a challenge
 
# When the clock is restarted after a challenge
 
  
 
The rules are available in PDF format for online viewing and printing:
 
The rules are available in PDF format for online viewing and printing:
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* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/a/a6/Naspa_rules_feb2010_printFinal.pdf Official Tournament Rules, February 2, 2010]
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/a/a6/Naspa_rules_feb2010_printFinal.pdf Official Tournament Rules, February 2, 2010]
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/e/eb/NASPA_Rules_Changes_feb2010.pdf List of Changes, February 2, 2010]
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/e/eb/NASPA_Rules_Changes_feb2010.pdf List of Changes, February 2, 2010]
 
== Past editions ==
 
 
Information about past editions of the rules here
 
is given for archival interest.
 
 
  
 
=== Effective August 1, 2009 ===
 
=== Effective August 1, 2009 ===

Revision as of 00:51, 19 June 2012

Officially sanctioned SCRABBLE® play in Canada and the United States must obey the Official Tournament Rules, edited by the Rules Committee.

See also: the NASPA Code of Conduct, which originally took effect on July 1, 2009, and was revised effective June 7, 2011.

Current Editions

Effective June 27, 2012

Extensive changes were made to the rules, with the new edition published to this website on June 19, 2012.

The rules are available in PDF format for online viewing and printing:

The list of changes can be found at the beginning of the index to the rules, but will be available separately soon.

Effective June 16, 2011

Several rules changes were published in the May 2011 issue of the NASPA Bulletin and will take effect on June 16, 2011. Some of the significant changes include:

  1. How to Draw Tiles
  2. Disconnected Tiles
  3. Ending the game

The rules are available in PDF format for online viewing and printing:

Past editions

Effective February 2, 2010

Several clarifications of our existing rules went into effect February 2, 2010. There were also several significant improvements, some of which include:

  1. Blank Designations
  2. Clarification of what should be done if one exchanges with less than 7 tiles in the bag.
  3. When the clock is restarted after a challenge

The rules are available in PDF format for online viewing and printing:

Effective August 1, 2009

Several rule changes came into effect on August 1, 2009. Please read the list of changes carefully.

IMPORTANT: This is a clarification from the Rules Committee regarding rules that refer to “reporting error” when submitting result slips.

A result slip CAN ONLY be amended if the two players’ scores have been reversed; or if the score written on the result slip is a mistake. (i.e. The score on the result slip differs from what both players agreed upon at the end of the game.)

A result slip CANNOT be amended if an overtime penalty was not accounted for; or if tiles left on a player’s rack (or both players’ racks) were not accounted for; or if any sort of recount or mathematical adjustment takes place after the result slip has been signed and submitted.

The rules are available in PDF format for online viewing and printing:

Effective February 9, 2009

A rewritten version of rule III.A.2 took effect on February 9, 2009. Complete version of rules:

Effective February 1, 2009

A major rewrite of the tournament rules became effective February 1, 2009.