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=== August 6, 2020 NASPA Tournament of Champions ===
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The [[NASPA Tournament of Champions]] presented by Scrabble® GO will be held August 24 to 30, 2020, as a virtual online tournament.
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=== July 31, 2020 Recent Committee Changes ===
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* [[Tournament Committee]] - [[Heather McCall]] became chair, and [[Margo Kuno]] joined. [[Mad Palazzo]] resigned from this committee as well as the [[Rules Committee]] and [[Membership Committee]]. NASPA thanks Mad for her many years of service.
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* [[Dictionary Committee]] - [[Linda Iannetti]] replaced [[Timothy Bottorff]].
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* [[International Committee]] - [[ Mina Le]] replaced [[Puneet Sharma]] as cochair.
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=== July 27, 2020 NASPA [[IDEA Committee]] Initial Meeting ===
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The NASPA IDEA Committee met for the first time. This committee has been formed to address issues of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility within our community.
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=== July 8, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Slurs in NASPA Word List ===
 
=== July 8, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Slurs in NASPA Word List ===
NASPA CEO [https://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/John_Chew John Chew] issues a [http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=14937&m=289955&t=42bfeecf990f5ae04e8a9ea793c9a29e79393ee2e6b4b72ecef1a231ef1a0fa9 statement] on removing slurs from the [[NASPA Word List]].  
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NASPA CEO [[John Chew]] issues a [[Community Values | statement]] on removing slurs from the [[NASPA Word List]].  
  
 
=== July 2, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Results available ===
 
=== July 2, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Results available ===
 
Results for the [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] are available.
 
Results for the [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] are available.
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=== June 25, 2020 NASPA released updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) information ===
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NASPA released updated[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for members and directors]].
  
 
=== June 20, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Community Values ===
 
=== June 20, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Community Values ===
NASPA CEO [https://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/John_Chew John Chew] issues a [[Community Values | statement]] on important community values and discusses the issue of removing slurs from the [[NASPA Word List]].  
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NASPA CEO [[John Chew]] issues a [[Community Values | statement]] on important community values and discusses the issue of removing slurs from the [[NASPA Word List]].  
  
 
=== June 1, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
 
=== June 1, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===

Latest revision as of 11:09, 7 August 2020

This page contains current and recent breaking news about NASPA.

See also:

  • IContact: an online archive of NASPA News (originally called Tournament Talk), a weekly newsletter, and other emails sent to the membership.
  • NASPA Bulletin: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
  • Club news: news about activities at our sanctioned clubs
  • Member news: news about our members outside of their Scrabble lives
  • SCRABBLE in the news : Links to articles about SCRABBLE players, clubs, and tournaments.
  • Tournament calendar: upcoming tournaments
  • Tournament results: past tournaments
  • ... and our home page, which will always list the top stories.


Current news

August 6, 2020 NASPA Tournament of Champions

The NASPA Tournament of Champions presented by Scrabble® GO will be held August 24 to 30, 2020, as a virtual online tournament.

July 31, 2020 Recent Committee Changes

July 27, 2020 NASPA IDEA Committee Initial Meeting

The NASPA IDEA Committee met for the first time. This committee has been formed to address issues of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility within our community.

July 8, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Slurs in NASPA Word List

NASPA CEO John Chew issues a statement on removing slurs from the NASPA Word List.

July 2, 2020 2020 Advisory Board Elections - Results available

Results for the 2020 Advisory Board Elections are available.

June 25, 2020 NASPA released updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

NASPA released updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for members and directors.

June 20, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Community Values

NASPA CEO John Chew issues a statement on important community values and discusses the issue of removing slurs from the NASPA Word List.

June 1, 2020 2020 Advisory Board Elections - Voting open

Voting for the 2 contested seats - US Midwest and US Northeast - runs from June 1st through June 30th. Heidi Robertson wins the Canada district by acclamation. John Ortman wins the US West district by acclamation.

May 28, 2020 2020 NASC Canceled

The 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship has been been canceled because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

May 14, 2020 NWL2018 is now available in SCRABBLE GO

The NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018) is now available in SCRABBLE GO, the new SCRABBLE mobile game.

April 30, 2020 2020 Advisory Board Elections - Nominations are open

Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year four elective seats need to be filled:

  • Canada
  • US Midwest
  • US Northeast
  • US West

Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2020. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at info@scrabbleplayers.org.

March 18, 2020 NASPA suspended club and tournament activity because of COVID-19

NASPA has suspended all club and tournament activity because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 10, 2020 NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for members and directors.

January 30, 2020 Registration is open for the 2020 NASC in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020

Registration is now open for the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship. Click here to find out more.

Archived news