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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 ==
  
=== December 9, 2011: Joel Sherman scores record 803 points ===
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=== October 1, 2019 The 2020 NASC will be in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020 ===
 
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Save the date - the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship (NASC) will be in Baltimore (MD) from Aug 1 to 5, 2020! [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8krCU_9YrU0 Watch the announcement on NASPA Tonight.]
[[Joel Sherman]], the 1997 [[World SCRABBLE Championship|world]] and 2002 [[National SCRABBLE Championship|national]] champion, set the new
 
NASPA and world [[Records#Tournament.2C_OTCWL|record]] for
 
highest score in a tournament game using OTCWL, 803 points.
 
His opponent Bradley Robbins, a member of 2010 School SCRABBLE championship winning team, scored 285 points.
 
 
 
Joel made seven bingos, CRUMPlED, OUTRATED, COTHURNI, TRAVOISE, SHAKING, aVENGED and AIRLINE, which ties the record for most bingos by one player.  Bradley made one bingo, ISOLATES, bringing the total to eight which ties the record for most bingos by both players.
 
 
 
Congratulations!
 
 
 
=== December 1, 2011: Lisa Kessler wins CC election ===
 
 
 
Lisa Kessler wins the 2011 Canadian Committee election, garnering 23 votes to Carl Madden's 21.  Lisa's three-year term will begin on January 1.
 
 
 
=== September 1, 2011: Bulletin published ===
 
 
 
A 2011 issue (Volume 3, Number 8) of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
 
 
The previous issue (Volume 3, Number 7) is available to the [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/bulletin/201107.pdf general public].
 
 
 
== August 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== August 10, 2011: Nigel Richards wins National SCRABBLE Championship  ===
 
 
 
[[Nigel Richards]] from Malaysia wins the [[2011 National SCRABBLE Championship]] with a 22-9 +1532 record.  Congratulations!
 
 
 
See the [http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/tourneys/2011/nsc/build/standing/1/31.html final standings].
 
 
 
=== August 9, 2011: Club Sanctioning Fee goes away in 2012 ===
 
 
 
It was announced at the Town Hall meeting at the 2011 National SCRABBLE Championship that the annual $30 club sanctioning fee will no longer be charged starting in 2012.
 
More information about sanctioned clubs on the [[Clubs]] page.
 
 
 
=== August 8, 2011: Chris Lipe and Leesa Berahovich score −25 total ===
 
 
 
Chris Lipe and Leesa Berahovich set a new [[OTCWL]] tournament record for the [[Records#Lowest_combined_game_score|lowest combined game score]] with a total of negative 25 points.  The previous record was −22.
 
 
 
See [http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/tourneys/2011/nsc/build/notes/15.html NSC live commentary] for details.  Congratulations to both!
 
 
 
=== August 6, 2011: Live coverage of NSC ===
 
 
 
Links to live coverage of the 2011 National Scrabble Championship (including player lists, standings, and annotated games) can be found at
 
[http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/tourneys/2011/nsc/build/tsh/  NSC Live Coverage].
 
 
 
=== August 2, 2011: Advisory Board election results ===
 
 
 
Two new members for the [[Advisory Board]] have
 
been [[AB Elections|elected]]:
 
* Eastern district: [[Jan Cardia]] (31% of votes)
 
* Western district: [[Siri Tillekeratne]] (unopposed)
 
 
 
== July 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== July 31, 2011: Bulletin published  ===
 
 
 
July 2011 issue (Volume 3, Number 7) of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
 
 
The previous issue (Volume 3, Number 6) is available to the [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/bulletin/201106.pdf general public].
 
 
 
=== July 15, 2011: Advisory Board voting started ===
 
 
 
The voting period for [[Advisory Board]] [[AB Elections|elections]] has started. There are four nominees in the eastern district and one nominee in the western district. Members may vote [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/vote.pl here] through July 31, 2011.
 
 
 
== June 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== June 27, 2011: Bulletin published  ===
 
 
 
June 2011 issue (Volume 3, Number 6) of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
 
 
The previous issue (Volume 3, Number 5) is available to the [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/bulletin/201105.pdf general public].
 
 
 
=== June 23, 2011: New Rules Committee members ===
 
 
 
[[Rules Committee]] welcomes two new members,
 
[[Diane Firstman]] and [[Mark Milan]].
 
 
 
=== June 19, 2011: Advisory Board elections ===
 
 
 
NASPA has published details on the
 
upcoming [[AB Elections|elections]] to fill
 
two positions on the [[Advisory Board]].
 
The nomination period is already open.
 
 
 
=== June 8, 2011: New Code of Conduct published ===
 
 
 
The [[Advisory Board]] has published
 
an [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/6/6c/Code_of_Conduct_-_effective_June_7_2011.pdf updated version]
 
of the [[Code of Conduct]].
 
The new Code of Conduct takes effect immediately.
 
 
 
=== June 5, 2011: New rules published ===
 
 
 
The [[Rules Committee]] has published
 
an [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/a/af/Rules-20110605.pdf updated version]
 
of the [[Official Tournament Rules]].
 
The new rules will take effect on June 16, 2011.
 
The [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/1/10/NASPA_Rules_Changes_June2011.pdf  summary of changes] was published in
 
the May 2011 issue of the [[NASPA Bulletin]].
 
 
 
== May 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== May 31, 2011: Bulletin published  ===
 
 
 
May 2011 issue (Volume 3, Number 5) of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].  This issue contains a summary of rule changes effective June 16, 2011.
 
 
 
The previous issue (Volume 3, Number 4) is available to the [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/bulletin/201104.pdf general public].
 
 
 
=== May 5, 2011: 2010 Form 990 released ===
 
  
On the [[financial reports]] page, NASPA has released
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=== July 24, 2019 [[Alec Sjoholm]] wins [[2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
its [[Media:NASPAForm9902010001.pdf|2010 Form 990]] (Return
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Congratulations to [[Alec Sjoholm]], winner of the [[2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship]]. View the [[Media:Nasc_winner_release_2019.pdf |press release]].
of Organization Exempt From Income Tax) filed with the
 
Internal Revenue Service. Please direct questions concerning the Form 990 return to CPA Kristina Simon, ksimon@hmlpc.com
 
  
== April 2011 ==
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=== July 22, 2019 The NASPA [[Executive Committee]] announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team. ===
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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].
  
=== April 7, 2011: Juraj Pivovarov joins Web Committee ===
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=== July 14, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.1 Available for Linux ===
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NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Linux platform in addition to Windows and macOS platforms.
  
[[Juraj Pivovarov]] has joined [[Web Committee]] as a NASPAWiki editor.
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=== July 6, 2019 [[Kevin Gauthier]] and [[John Karris]] join Tournament Committee ===
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We thank Kevin Gauthier and John Karris for joining the NASPA Tournament Committee.
  
== March 2011 ==
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=== June 26, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.1 Available for [[CSW2019]] ===
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NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.
  
=== March 31, 2011: NSC registration open ===
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=== June 6, 2019 [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] - Results ===
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There were no contested seats after the nomination process so an election was not needed.
  
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/register.pl?event_id=NSC2011 Online registration] for [[2011 National SCRABBLE Championship]] is now open.
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=== May 2, 2019 Collins 2019 to Take Effect on July 1, 2019 ===
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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.  
  
=== March 31, 2011: Bulletin published  ===
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=== April 29, 2019 [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
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Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
  
Volume 3, Number 3 of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
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* US South
is now available for
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* US West
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
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* At Large
  
=== March 16, 2011: CNSC QT hosts named ===
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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].
  
[[Canadian Committee]] determines the host clubs for the two regional qualifying tournaments for the 2011 CNSC:  Cambridge, ON and Calgary, AB.  These events will be held sometime in May.  Details will follow.
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=== March 3, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.0 Available for [[NWL2018]] ===
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NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.0 is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.  
  
== February 2011 ==
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=== February 1, 2019 [[Ted Gest]] chairs [[Club/Director Committee]] ===
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We thank Ted Gest for succeeding Alan Stern as chair of
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the NASPA Club/Director Committee; and thank Alan for his past service.
  
=== February 19, 2011: CNSC and WSC qualification ===
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=== January 8, 2019 [[Sue Tremblay]] joins [[Club/Director Committee]] ===
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We thank Sue Tremblay for joining the NASPA Club/Director Committee.
  
[[Canadian Committee]] establishes March 27, 2011 as the deadline for CNSC qualification and June 13, 2011 as the deadline for Canadian qualification for the 2011 World Scrabble Championship.
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=== January 8, 2019 [[John Bulten]] joins [[Dictionary Committee]] ===
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We thank John Bulten for joining the NASPA Dictionary Committee;
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John had previously been a valued member of the NSA Dictionary Committee.
  
== January 2011 ==
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=== January 7, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] PDFs posted to [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/services.pl Member Services] ===
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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.
  
=== January 27, 2011: Bulletin published ===
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=== January 3, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] implementation delayed ===
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The [[Advisory Board]] has determined that implementation of OTCWL2018 will be delayed from February 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019.
  
Volume 3, Number 1 of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
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=== January 1, 2019 [[Joshua Sokol]] and [[Colin Viebrock]] acclaimed to [[Canadian Committee]] ===
is now available for  
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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]].
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
  
 
== Archived news ==
 
== Archived news ==
  
* [[2010 breaking news archive]]
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* [[2018 Breaking news archive]]
* [[2009 breaking news archive]]
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* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2016 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2015 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2014 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2013 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2012 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 10:55, 2 October 2019

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

October 1, 2019 The 2020 NASC will be in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020

Save the date - the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship (NASC) will be in Baltimore (MD) from Aug 1 to 5, 2020! Watch the announcement on NASPA Tonight.

July 24, 2019 Alec Sjoholm wins 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship

Congratulations to Alec Sjoholm, winner of the 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship. View the press release.

July 22, 2019 The NASPA Executive Committee announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team.

The Executive Committee announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team at the annual Town Meeting. Read about the restructuring here.

July 14, 2019 Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 Available for Linux

NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Linux platform in addition to Windows and macOS platforms.

July 6, 2019 Kevin Gauthier and John Karris join Tournament Committee

We thank Kevin Gauthier and John Karris for joining the NASPA Tournament Committee.

June 26, 2019 Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 Available for CSW2019

NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.

June 6, 2019 2019 Advisory Board Elections - Results

There were no contested seats after the nomination process so an election was not needed.

May 2, 2019 Collins 2019 to Take Effect on July 1, 2019

The NASPA Advisory Board decided that the Collins Official SCRABBLE Words 2019 will take effect for Collins play at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on July 1, 2019.

April 29, 2019 2019 Advisory Board Elections - Nominations open

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

  • US South
  • US West
  • At Large

Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2019. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at info@scrabbleplayers.org.

March 3, 2019 Zyzzyva Release 3.2.0 Available for NWL2018

NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.0 is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.

February 1, 2019 Ted Gest chairs Club/Director Committee

We thank Ted Gest for succeeding Alan Stern as chair of the NASPA Club/Director Committee; and thank Alan for his past service.

January 8, 2019 Sue Tremblay joins Club/Director Committee

We thank Sue Tremblay for joining the NASPA Club/Director Committee.

January 8, 2019 John Bulten joins Dictionary Committee

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 Member Services

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.

January 3, 2019 OTCWL2018 implementation delayed

The Advisory Board has determined that implementation of OTCWL2018 will be delayed from February 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019.

January 1, 2019 Joshua Sokol and Colin Viebrock acclaimed to Canadian Committee

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.

Archived news