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August 11, 2010: Nigel Richards wins National SCRABBLE Championship
Clinching the win with three games to go, 2008 NSC winner Nigel Richards does it again! Congratulations!
August 7, 2010: Dallas Johnson joins Advisory Board
NASPA’s Advisory Board has invited Dallas Johnson to join the board. Johnson replaces Greg Edwards, who quit in May.
July 22, 2010: William Giblin wins gift card
William Giblin is the 400th registrant for the 2010 NSC. He wins a restaurant gift card worth USD 50.00 donated by Judy Newhouse. Congratulations Bill!
July 15, 2010: New Requirements for Sanctioning Tournaments
The Tournament Committe announces new sanctioning requirements for LCT and TCC Tournaments.
July 14, 2010: NASPA Financials Posted
NASPA's 2009 Form 990 has been posted on the Financial Reports page.
July 12, 2010: Advisory Board rulings
Advisory Board has published new rulings concerning delays in submitting tournament results and overdue member accounts.
July 3, 2010: Marlon Hill and Ben Schoenbrun score −22 total
Marlon Hill and Ben Shoenbrun set a new OTCWL tournament record for the lowest combined game score with a total of negative 22 points. The previous record was −20.
The game ended after six consecutive zero scores from challenged phonies and exchanges and both players got negative points from the tiles left on their racks. Marlon drew a blank and won with −6 points, while Ben got stuck with the Q and lost with −16 points. Congratulations to both!
July 2, 2010: Nigel Peltier makes record seven bingos
More OTCWL tournament records were broken in Reno today. On the third round of the main event, Nigel Peltier played seven bingos (PINTOES, ACONITE, RAPIDLY, INFOLDED, EMIRATE, SHEARING, DAtABLE), setting a new record for the most bingos by one player in a game. The previous record was six bingos. Congratulations Nigel!
Nigel's opponent Jeff Martin also made a bingo (CORNIEsT) for a combined total of eight, which tied the record for the most bingos by both players in a game. Congratulations to both!
July 1, 2010: Edward De Guzman scores record 771 points
A new OTCWL tournament record for the highest winning game score was set today in the second early bird event of the 2010 West Coast Championship in Reno, NV. Edward De Guzman scored a whopping 771 points, besting the previous record by one point. Congratulations Ed!
May 31, 2010: bulletin published
Volume 2, Number 2 of the NASPA Bulletin
is now available for
May 20, 2010: Updated Incident Report Form
Incident Report Form has been updated.
February 9, 2010: Stanton, CA rated
The tournament held in Stanton, CA on January 31 has finally
been rated today. Consequently, the monthly rating list and tournaments results (text pic) for February were revised.
February 4, 2010: Matt Hopkins honored
Advisory Board announced that it has named Matt Hopkins its first Member Emeritus.
February 1, 2010: NSC staff announcement
The division leaders for 2010 NSC have been named: John Robertson, Bryan Pepper, Dallas Johnson, Judy Newhouse and Dan Stock.
January 24, 2010: new Advisory Board decisions
Advisory Board published a number of new decisions in the new bulletin, including:
- 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
Volume 2, Number 1 of the NASPA Bulletin
is now available for
January 21, 2010: Bryan Pepper joins Advisory Board
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.
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 membership database surpassed 2500 today. Directors can download a listing of all valid members.