International agreements

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From time to time, the NASPA International Committee negotiates international agreements with our partner organizations around the world, to further fraternity with these organizations and to benefit our members who like to play in SCRABBLE tournaments when they travel overseas. We think of it as like being able to use your local museum membership to gain admission to a foreign museum, or being granted entry to a foreign social club on the basis of your local club membership.

Each agreement reciprocally confers certain benefits of association membership. Our overseas visitors typically may play in NASPA tournaments without having to pay for a separate NASPA membership, while NASPA members can typically play in overseas tournaments under whatever the terms to which are local members are subject.

Each agreement describes how tournament directors may verify the membership status of members applying for reciprocal benefits.

A NASPA tournament directors who wish to activate a reciprocal membership for an overseas visitor should use the regular membership application process to charge the visitor's membership to themselves, then contact info@scrabbleplayers.org to have the charge waived.

Date Association Summary
July 2011 ABSP Under the terms of the ABSP Agreement, Association of British Scrabble Players members may play in NASPA events without paying for NASPA membership; NASPA members are entitled to ABSP member discounts at ABSP events.
September 2011 ASPA Under the terms of the ASPA Agreement, Australian Scrabble Players Association members may play in NASPA events without paying for NASPA membership; NASPA members are not subject to non-ASPA levy at ASPA events.
July 2013 NSF Under the terms of the NSF Agreement, Nigerian Scrabble Federation members may play in NASPA events without paying for NASPA membership; NASPA members are entitled to a discount of USD 30 per year in entry fees at NSF events.
August 2015 NZASP Under the terms of the NZASP Agreement, New Zealand Association of Scrabble Players members may play in NASPA events without paying for NASPA membership; NASPA members may likewise pay in NZASP events without paying for NZASP membership.
August 2015 SDeV Under the terms of the SDeV Agreement, Scrabble in Deutschland e.V. Association members (encompassing all German speaking countries) may play in NASPA events without paying for NASPA membership; NASPA members are entitled to SDeV member rates at SDeV events.
March 2017 MSA Under the terms of the MSA Agreement, Malaysian Scrabble Association members may play in NASPA events without paying for NASPA membership; NASPA members are entitled to MSA member rates at MSA events.
Under negotiation SAI Under the terms of the SAI Agreement, Scrabble Association of India members may play in NASPA events without paying for NASPA membership; NASPA members are entitled to SAI member rates at SAI events.