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=== October 15, 2020 NASPA Word List 2020 Effective Date ===
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The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] decided that the NASPA Word List 2020 Edition ([[NWL2020]]) and the NASPA School Word List 2020 Edition ([[NSWL2020]])will take effect at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on January 6, 2021.
  
=== July 24, 2019 [[Alec Sjoholm]] wins [[2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
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=== August 30, 2020 Austin Shin Wins Tournament of Champions ===
Congratulations to [[Alec Sjoholm]], winner of the [[2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship]]. View the [[Media:Nasc_winner_release_2019.pdf |press release]].
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Congratulations to [[Austin Shin]], winner of the [[NASPA Tournament of Champions]] presented by Scrabble® GO.
  
=== July 22, 2019 The NASPA [[Executive Committee]] announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team. ===  
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=== August 6, 2020 NASPA Tournament of Champions ===
The Executive Committee announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team at the annual Town Meeting. Read about the restructuring [http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=10116&m=277480&t=650b9db00f5228ee57432048f1967e4ef1b454e708354ae751c2b95d07c97caf here].
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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.
  
=== July 14, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.1 Available for Linux ===
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=== July 31, 2020 Recent Committee Changes ===
NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Linux platform in addition to Windows and macOS platforms.  
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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.
  
=== July 6, 2019 [[Kevin Gauthier]] and [[John Karris]] join Tournament Committee ===
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=== July 27, 2020 NASPA [[IDEA Committee]] Initial Meeting ===
We thank Kevin Gauthier and John Karris for joining the NASPA Tournament Committee.
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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.  
  
=== June 26, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.1 Available for [[CSW2019]] ===
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=== July 8, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Slurs in NASPA Word List ===
NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.  
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NASPA CEO [[John Chew]] issues a [[Community Values | statement]] on removing slurs from the [[NASPA Word List]].  
  
=== June 6, 2019 [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] - Results ===
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=== July 2, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Results available ===
There were no contested seats after the nomination process so an election was not needed.  
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Results for the [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] are available.
  
=== May 2, 2019 Collins 2019 to Take Effect on July 1, 2019 ===
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=== June 25, 2020 NASPA released updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) information ===
The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] decided that the [https://www.collinsdictionary.com/scrabble/ Collins Official SCRABBLE Words 2019] will take effect for Collins play at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on July 1, 2019.  
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NASPA released updated[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for members and directors]].
  
=== April 29, 2019 [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
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=== June 20, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Community Values ===
Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
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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]].  
  
* US South
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=== June 1, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
* US West
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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.
* At Large
 
  
Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2019. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org].
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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.  
  
=== March 3, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.0 Available for [[NWL2018]] ===
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=== May 14, 2020 [[NWL2018]] is now available in SCRABBLE GO ===
NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.0 is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.  
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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.  
  
=== February 1, 2019 [[Ted Gest]] chairs [[Club/Director Committee]] ===
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=== April 30, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations  are open ===
We thank Ted Gest for succeeding Alan Stern as chair of
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Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year four elective seats need to be filled:
the NASPA Club/Director Committee; and thank Alan for his past service.
 
  
=== January 8, 2019 [[Sue Tremblay]] joins [[Club/Director Committee]] ===
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* Canada
We thank Sue Tremblay for joining the NASPA Club/Director Committee.
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* US Midwest
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* US Northeast
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* US West
  
=== January 8, 2019 [[John Bulten]] joins [[Dictionary Committee]] ===
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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].
We thank John Bulten for joining the NASPA Dictionary Committee;
 
John had previously been a valued member of the NSA Dictionary Committee.
 
  
=== January 7, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] PDFs posted to [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/services.pl Member Services] ===
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=== March 18, 2020 NASPA suspended club and tournament activity because of COVID-19 ===
The new words found in the Official Tournament and Club Word List, 2018 Edition have been posted on NASPA Member Services as easily printable PDFs.  
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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.]
  
=== January 3, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] implementation delayed ===
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=== March 10, 2020 NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information ===
The [[Advisory Board]] has determined that implementation of OTCWL2018 will be delayed from February 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019.
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NASPA released[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for members and directors]].
  
=== January 1, 2019 [[Joshua Sokol]] and [[Colin Viebrock]] acclaimed to [[Canadian Committee]] ===
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=== January 30, 2020 Registration is open for the 2020 NASC in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020 ===
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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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.]
  
 
== Archived news ==
 
== Archived news ==
  
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* [[2019 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2018 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2018 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]

Latest revision as of 12:12, 22 October 2020

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Current news

October 15, 2020 NASPA Word List 2020 Effective Date

The NASPA Advisory Board decided that the NASPA Word List 2020 Edition (NWL2020) and the NASPA School Word List 2020 Edition (NSWL2020)will take effect at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on January 6, 2021.

August 30, 2020 Austin Shin Wins Tournament of Champions

Congratulations to Austin Shin, winner of the NASPA Tournament of Champions presented by Scrabble® GO.

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