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Rulings are listed below in reverse chronological order, with original motion numbers.
Details of disciplinary issues are generally confidential. Members may view the list of current suspensions here.
The “Cruise Control” ruling (Motion 4) is withdrawn, and cruises will be subject henceforth only to the usual separation rules for tournaments.
The AB, after considering proposals to reduce its overall size, ruled that it would remain unchanged.
The Advisory Board will hold elections to replace two outgoing members; see details at this link.
Details to follow.
Details will be announced at the 2011 National SCRABBLE Championship.
Computer players should be permitted to obtain NASPA ratings under some circumstances.
That James Leong should rank immediately below Andy Saunders in the rating-based qualification list for the 2011 Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship.
As of August 1, 2010, any NASPA director who does not submit the results of their tournament for rating within two weeks of the end of the event will receive an email warning; if the results are not received within four weeks, their director certification will be downgraded one step, from full to apprentice, or from apprentice to uncertified. Directors who have pending data submissions as of August 1, 2010 will have those submissions deemed to have been due as of that date for the purpose of calculating warning and downgrading dates. Where a tournament has more than one codirector, the one designated as being responsible for data submission will be the only one to whom these sanctions will apply.
As of August 1, 2010, overdue NASPA member accounts will incur a 2% penalty compounded on unpaid balances every calendar month. Member accounts which remain overdue for three months will be suspended and not reinstated until payment is made in full, including penalties. Members who have unpaid balances as of August 1, 2010 will be deemed to have incurred those balances as of that date for the purpose of calculating future penalties and suspensions.
Directors who are unaware of the possibility of fraudulent claims by players as to their membership status may be forgiven responsibility for one fraudulent charge.
The 90-day rule on cruise/tour separation was enacted.
The SOWPODS rating system shall be created.
Nathan Benedict is granted a special exemption from the deadline for registering in the U.S. WSC qualification system, and replaces Brian Bowman in the last place determined by qualifying (peak) rating. (6 yea, 0 nay, 2 abstain, 7 absent)
If a director announces in a tournament flyer that games will be annotated, a player who refuses to comply with annotation is subject to forfeiting annotated games with a severe spread penalty (originally -200, but the exact amount to be debated by the Rules Committee). (13 yea, 0 nay, 2 absent)