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See also:
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/ NASPA home]: contains the most recent tweets.
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* [[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.
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* [[NASPA Bulletin]]: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
* [[Club news]]
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* [[Club news]]: news about activities at our sanctioned clubs
* [[Member news]]
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* [[Member news]]: news about our members outside of their Scrabble lives
 
* [[SCRABBLE in the news]] : Links to articles about SCRABBLE players, clubs, and tournaments.
 
* [[SCRABBLE in the news]] : Links to articles about SCRABBLE players, clubs, and tournaments.
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/tourneys/calendar.html Tournament calendar]: upcoming tournaments
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/tourneys/calendar.html Tournament calendar]: upcoming tournaments
* [[Tournament results]]
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* [[Tournament results]]: past tournaments
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* ... and our home page, which will always list the top stories.
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== Current news ==
 
== Current news ==
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=== June 1, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
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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.
  
=== February 1, 2010: NSC staff announcement ===
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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.
  
The division leaders for [[2010_National_SCRABBLE_Championship#Staff|2010 NSC]] have been named: [[Bryan Pepper]], [[John Robertson]], [[Dallas Johnson]], [[Judy Newhouse]] and [[Dan Stock]].
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=== May 14, 2020 [[NWL2018]] is now available in SCRABBLE GO ===
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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 2010 ==
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=== April 30, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations  are open ===
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Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year four elective seats need to be filled:
  
=== January 24, 2010: new Advisory Board decisions ===
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* Canada
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* US Midwest
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* US Northeast
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* US West
  
[[Advisory Board]] published a number of new decisions in the new [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl bulletin], including:
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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].
* The AB okayed a new, separate rating system for sanctioned games played using the [[Collins]] (SOWPODS) lexicon. Details will be announced on the website soon.
 
* The AB enacted as NASPA policy an agreement made among tour/cruise tournament directors that their events be separated by 90 days and not the usual two weeks.
 
  
=== January 24, 2010: bulletin published ===
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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.]
  
Volume 2, Number 1 of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
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=== March 10, 2020 NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information ===
is now available for
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NASPA released[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for members and directors]].
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
  
=== January 21, 2010: Bryan Pepper joins Advisory Board ===
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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.]
  
NASPA is pleased to announce the addition of [[Bryan Pepper]] to the [[Advisory Board]] effective January 1. Bryan is a longtime player and director, including many years as a divisional director at [[Nationals]]. Bryan was appointed by [[Mary Rhoades]], whose tenure just ended. Outgoing Advisory Board members are given the opportunity to appoint a replacement, a policy that NASPA adopted from the NSA.
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== Archived news ==
 
 
We are grateful to Mary for her five years of service on the Advisory Board, as well as her continued service on many other important NASPA committees, and we look forward to Bryan's contributions to the Advisory Board.
 
 
 
=== January 6, 2010: rules revision announced ===
 
 
 
New rules changes go into effect February 2, 2010.  The updated [[Official Tournament Rules]] (along with a summary of the changes) are available now.
 
 
 
=== January 4, 2010: 2500 members ===
 
 
 
The number of paid NASPA members in the [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/members.pl membership database] surpassed 2500 today.  Directors can download a [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/list-members.pl listing] of all valid members.
 
  
== Archived news ==
 
  
* [[2010 breaking news archive]]
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* [[2019 Breaking news archive]]
* [[2009 breaking news archive]]
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* [[2018 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2015 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2014 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2011 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2010 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2009 Breaking news archive]]

Latest revision as of 11:35, 1 June 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

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