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== Current news ==
 
== Current news ==
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=== May 28, 2020 2020 NASC Canceled ===
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The [[2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] has been been canceled because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
  
=== January 3, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] implementation delayed ===
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=== May 14, 2020 [[NWL2018]] is now available in SCRABBLE GO ===
The [[Advisory Board]] has determined that implementation of OTCWL2018 will be delayed from February 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019.
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The [[NWL2018 | NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018)]] is now available in [https://www.facebook.com/ScrabbleGO SCRABBLE GO], the new SCRABBLE mobile game.  
  
=== January 1, 2019 [[Joshua Sokol]] and [[Colin Viebrock]] acclaimed to [[Canadian Committee]] ===
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=== April 30, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations are open ===
We thank Joshua Sokol for continuing on in his role at the NASPA Canadian Committee, and welcome first-time member Colin Viebrock, who replaces the outgoing [[Mad Palazzo]].
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Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year four elective seats need to be filled:
 
 
=== December 5, 2018 [[OTCWL2018]] released ===
 
The electronic text of the Official Tournament and Club Word List, 2018 Edition is now available for download from Member Services. It will take effect on February 1, 2019.
 
 
 
=== October 3, 2018 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship Announced ===
 
The 2019 [[North American SCRABBLE Championship]] will be held in Reno, Nevada, on July 20 to 24, 2019.
 
 
 
=== August 8, 2018 [[Joel Sherman]] wins [[2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
 
Congratulations to [[Joel Sherman]], winner of the [[2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship]]. View the [http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2018/nsc/build/nasc-winner-release.pdf press release].
 
 
 
=== August 2, 2018 [[Advisory Board]] Appointments ===
 
[[Lila Crotty]], [[Jennifer M Lee | Jennifer Lee]], and [[Ezekiel Markwei]] have been appointed to 2-year terms on the NASPA [[Advisory Board]].
 
 
 
=== July 2, 2018 [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] ===
 
[[Cornelia Guest]] and [[Troy Thompson]] were reelected to the US Northeast and US Midwest districts.
 
 
 
=== June 2, 2018 [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
 
Voting for the 2 contested seats - US Northeast and US Midwest - runs from June 3rd through June 30th. [[Jackson Smylie]] wins the Canada district by acclamation.
 
 
 
=== May 18, 2018 Form 990 is now Available ===
 
NASPA's [[Financial Reports |2017 Form 990]] is now available online for review.
 
 
=== April 26, 2018 [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
 
 
 
Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
 
  
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* Canada
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* US Midwest
 
* US Northeast
 
* US Northeast
* US Midwest
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* US West
* Canada
 
  
Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2018. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org].  
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Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2020. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org].
  
=== March 1, 2018 New [[Club/Director Committee]] member ===
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=== March 18, 2020 NASPA suspended club and tournament activity because of COVID-19 ===
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[http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=14937&m=286005&t=42bfeecf990f5ae04e8a9ea793c9a29e79393ee2e6b4b72ecef1a231ef1a0fa9 NASPA has suspended all club and tournament activity because of the COVID-19 pandemic.]
  
We thank [[Ted Gest]] for joining the Club/Director committee.
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=== March 10, 2020 NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information ===
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NASPA released[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for members and directors]].
  
=== January 31, 2018 [[Mina Le]] named [[International Committee]] cochair ===
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=== January 30, 2020 Registration is open for the 2020 NASC in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020 ===
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Registration is now open for the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship. [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/2020_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship Click here to find out more.]
  
We thank Mina Le for stepping in to replace the late [[Steve Polatnick]] as our International Committee cochair, and representative on WESPA's Executive Committee.
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== Archived news ==
 
 
=== January 29, 2018 [[Joshua Sokol]] named [[Canadian Committee]] chair ===
 
 
 
We thank Joshua Sokol for accepting the unanimous nomination of his committee
 
to be their new chair.
 
 
 
=== January 17, 2018 Canadian payment method update ===
 
  
As of this week, we no longer accept payment by cheque or money order in Canadian funds, but have begun experimentally accepting Canadian-denominated Interac e-Transfers.
 
 
=== January 9, 2018 [[Will Anderson]] at CES ===
 
 
NASPA goes to [[CES 2018]]! See what happens when Will Anderson plays a Taiwanese robot.
 
 
== Archived news ==
 
  
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* [[2019 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2018 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2016 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2016 Breaking news archive]]

Latest revision as of 16:41, 28 May 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

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