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* October 26, 2020: [https://www.si.com/more-sports/2020/10/26/how-scrabble-blew-its-big-moment Sports Illustrated] looks at the tournament scene.
 
* September 5, 2020: [https://www.decorahnews.com/news-stories/2020/09/26320.html Decorah News] reports on Iowan [[Mike Johnson]] being named a [[Player Titles | SCRABBLE Expert]].
 
* September 5, 2020: [https://www.decorahnews.com/news-stories/2020/09/26320.html Decorah News] reports on Iowan [[Mike Johnson]] being named a [[Player Titles | SCRABBLE Expert]].
 
* August 6, 2020: [https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/scrabble-records-highest-scoring-words-170015056.html Yahoo! Life] discovers some high-scoring words on the NASPA [[Records]] page.
 
* August 6, 2020: [https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/scrabble-records-highest-scoring-words-170015056.html Yahoo! Life] discovers some high-scoring words on the NASPA [[Records]] page.
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* February 5, 2020: The [https://www.standard-freeholder.com/news/local-news/cornwall-hosts-the-annual-ottawa-montreal-scrabble-challenge Cornwall Standard-Freeholder] reports on the Montreal vs. Ottawa tournament held on February 1.
 
* February 5, 2020: The [https://www.standard-freeholder.com/news/local-news/cornwall-hosts-the-annual-ottawa-montreal-scrabble-challenge Cornwall Standard-Freeholder] reports on the Montreal vs. Ottawa tournament held on February 1.
 
* January 29, 2020: [https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/seattles-scrabble-club-is-definitely-not-words-with-friends-but-there-are-words-and-friends-and-some-supersmart-competitions/ Pacific NW Magazine] visits Seattle (WA) NASPA Club #253.
 
* January 29, 2020: [https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/seattles-scrabble-club-is-definitely-not-words-with-friends-but-there-are-words-and-friends-and-some-supersmart-competitions/ Pacific NW Magazine] visits Seattle (WA) NASPA Club #253.
 
 
== Older Mention ==
 
 
 
 
* September 30, 2016: [http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/serious-scrabble-weekend-1.3785783/ CBC] covers Shediac (NB) tournament.
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/2016_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship 2016 North American SCRABBLE Championship]
 
** August 12, 2016: [http://www.goupstate.com/article/20160812/ARTICLES/160819902/ Spartanburg Herald Journal] interviews [[David Gibson]].
 
** August 11, 2016: Spartanburg (SC) CBS affiliate [http://wspa.com/2016/08/11/spartanburg-man-wins-2nd-north-american-scrabble-championship-title/ WSPA] and Myrtle Beach (SC) CBS affiliate [http://wbtw.com/2016/08/11/sc-math-professor-wins-second-north-american-scrabble-championship-title/ WBTW] cover the victory of local resident [[David Gibson]].
 
** August 11, 2016: Local NPR affiliate [http://wboi.org/post/fort-wayne-hosts-scrabble-fans-around-world#stream/0 WBOI] interviews [[David Gibson]], Mack Meller, and Heather McCall at the NASC.
 
** August 10, 2016: Hasbro [http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160810006218/en/Gibson-Spells-V-I-C-T-O-R-Y-Board-2016-North-American/ press release] wraps up the event.
 
** August 10, 2016: [http://nepr.net/news/2016/08/10/western-massachusetts-teacher-wins-in-national-scrabble-tournament/ New England Public Radio] interviews Division 3 winner Ben Greenwood.
 
** August 8, 2016: Fort Wayne Fox affiliate [http://www.fortwaynehomepage.net/news/local-news/scrabble-championship-comes-to-the-fort/ WFFT] interviews [[Jesse Matthews]].
 
** August 7, 2016: Fort Wayne ABC affiliate [http://www.21alive.com/news/local/North-American-SCRABBLE-Championship-makes-moves-to-Fort-Wayne-for-first-time-389425661.html/ 21Alive] and [http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/Scrabble-tourney-participants--Playing--chess-with-tiles--14524804/ The Journal Gazette] interview [[Dallas Johnson]] and [[Robin Pollock Daniel]] who describes SCRABBLE as "chess with tiles."
 
** August 6, 2016: [https://vimeo.com/177828426/ The Journal Gazette] interviews NASC director [[Dallas Johnson]] amid play on Day 1.
 
** August 6, 2016: Local news channel [http://wane.com/2016/08/06/north-american-scrabble-championship-held-in-fort-wayne/ WANE-TV] covers the NASC on Day 1.
 
** August 5, 2016: [http://www.news-sentinel.com/news/local/Local-Scrabble-players-look-forward-to-taking-part-in-national-championship-in-Fort-Wayne News-Sentinel] profiles local players Kathleen Long, Timothy Long, and Dan Wenger.
 
** August 5, 2016: [http://www.tribstar.com/news/indiana_news/north-american-scrabble-championship-comes-to-fort-wayne/article_9c0bd463-3e84-5e5f-8898-f184cc7dd450.html Terre Haute Tribune Star] previews NASC in Fort Wayne.
 
* July 24, 2016: [https://www.google.com/amp/www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/amp/Scrabble-players-compete-in-Stamford-8406032.php# Stamford Advocate] covered weekend tournament held in Stamford (CT).
 
* July 21, 2016: [http://www.vicnews.com/news/387813641.html Victoria News] interviews Victoria (BC) NASPA members Tim Thielmann and Rhonda Reece.
 
* July 17, 2016: [http://www.wral.com/love-scrabble-all-ages-experiences-invited-to-durham-tournament/15850988/ KRAL] interviewed tournament director David Klionsky about the Robb Griffith Memorial tournament scheduled for July 23rd in Durham (NC).
 
* July 1, 2016: [http://jg-tc.com/two-seek-to-break-scrabble-guinness-world-record/article_f4fc6abf-5931-57b6-a392-93d085bb1689.html/ JG-TC] reports on attempt of [[Marty Gabriel]] and Scott Garner to break Guiness SCRABBLE record.
 
* June 8, 2016: [http://globalnews.ca/news/2749684/shediac-to-host-1st-atlantic-international-scrabble-tournament/ Global News] reports on Shediac (NB) tournament scheduled to celebrate 90th anniversary of 1st crossword game invented by local resident Edward MacDonald.
 
* June 9, 2016: [[John Chew]] interviewed in the Moncton Times & Transcript in an article by James Foster entitled “Shediac stakes its claim as Canada’s Scrabble capital” about the history of the Scrabble game and the first tournament to be held in Atlantic Canada in the fall.
 
* June 6, 2016: [[John Robertson]] and [[Andy Saunders]], authors of ''A's Bad As It Gets'', cited in [http://www.si.com/ Sports Illustrated] article on 1916 Philadelphia Athletics.
 
* June 2, 2016: [http://omahamagazine.com/2016/06/thats-a-word-bingo/ Omaha Magazine] coverage of Omaha NASPA Club #582.
 
* May 21, 2016: [http://www.news-sentinel.com/news/local/Scrabble-players-compete-for-the-last-word-in-Fort-Wayne-regional/ News-Sentinel] and [http://www.wowo.com/fort-wayne-hosts-north-american-scrabble-qualifying-tournament/ WOWO] coverage of Fort Wayne (IN) tournament.
 
* May 19, 2016: [http://www.wsj.com/articles/for-nigerian-scrabble-stars-short-tops-shorter-1463669734/ Wall Street Journal] interviews 2015 world champion Wellington Jighere. Features photos of [[2015 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] and [[Chris Lipe]] who is quoted along with [[Stefan Fatsis]].
 
** May 23, 2016: [[Stefan Fatsis]] and Oliver Roeder respond to the article in [http://www.slate.com/articles/life/gaming/2016/05/have_nigerian_players_developed_an_amazing_new_scrabble_strategy_don_t_believe.html/ Slate]. [[Chris Lipe]], [[Jesse Day]], and [[Evans Clinchy]] are quoted.
 
* [[2016 Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
** May 27, 2016: [[Adam Logan]] interviewed by [http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=877769&binId=1.1164511&playlistPageNum=1/ CTV Morning Live]
 
** May 22, 2016: [[Adam Logan]] interviewed by [http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/adam-logan-canadian-scrabble-champ-1.3587427/ CBC News]
 
** May 16, 2016: Oklahoma's [http://www.newson6.com/story/31992630/adam-logan-racks-up-high-score-to-become-2016-canadian-national-scrabble-champion NewsOn6] and other sources quote from the event final press release.
 
** May 16, 2016: [[Adam Logan]] interviewed on [http://www.1310news.com/ 1310 News] talk radio.
 
** May 16, 2016: Lengthy interview with [[John Chew]] at [http://torontoist.com/2016/05/players-go-word-for-word-at-the-2016-canadian-national-scrabble-championship/ Torontoist].
 
** May 15, 2016: News segment on CityNews evening programme.
 
** May 13, 2016: Two-minute segment on [http://globalnews.ca/video/2700941/a-scrabble-master-takes-on-the-beat-middle-school-players-in-the-gta-ten-teams-at-once Global News] evening programme, featuring [[Matthew Tunnicliffe]] and several School SCRABBLE participants.
 
* [[2016 North American School SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
** June 21, 2016: [http://www.hbo.com/real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel/episodes/0/231-episode/video/ep-231-trailer-head-games.html?autoplay=true/ HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (Episode 231)] profiles champions and shows NASSC in feature on youth mental athletes.
 
** May 23, 2016: [http://www.abc15.com/news/spelling-bee/scrabble-champ-seeks-national-spelling-bee-win ABC15 Arizona] interviewed [http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2016/nassc/build/ 2016 North American School SCRABBLE] champion Cooper Komatsu who tied for 7th place in 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
 
** April 24, 2016: [http://wavenewspapers.com/culver-city-student-adds-scrabble-title-to-trophy-shelf/ Los Angeles Wave] reports on final results
 
** April 13, 2016: [http://patch.com/new-york/westhampton-hamptonbays/hampton-bays-students-take-talent-next-level-scrabble-tournament Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch] reports on local students participating in the NASSC.
 
** April 10, 2016: [http://www.thesunchronicle.com/devices/news/local_news/gillette-hosts-north-american-school-scrabble-championship/article_17718cdc-ff72-11e5-9ec7-2beebad523ad.html The Sun Chronicle] reports on the NASSC as a local news item.
 
* February 3, 2016: [http://newsok.com/article/5476306 The Oklahoman] interviews members of the Oklahoma City club for a lengthy feature article.
 
* January 21, 2016: [http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/view-finders/90234-funs-the-word-at-kids-scrabble-tournament-photos Newsworks] interview John Green about the ASAP School SCRABBLE Program in Philadelphia.
 
* January 14, 2016: [http://www.omaha.com/living/nebraska-s-top-scrabble-player-works-to-be-one-of/article_10727ec7-76b7-5bf7-a8a5-372226b554ce.html Omaha.com] reports on [[George Asaka]] and the Omaha Scrabble Club.
 
* November 22, 2015: [http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article45955330.html The Lexington Herald Leader] reports on the Bluegrass Scrabble Fall Classic, interviewing [[Lindsey Dimmick]], [[Steve Bush]], [[Jeff Clark]], [[Joey Krafchick]] and others.
 
* September 30, 2015: [http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/scrabble-brain-university-of-calgary-1.3249149 CBC] reports on research led by [[Peter Sargious]] into the brains of SCRABBLE players.
 
* [[2015 North American SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
** August 6, 2015: [http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/08/06/ottawa-man-wins-north-american-scrabble-championship Ottawa Sun] interviews Matthew Tunnicliffe.
 
** August 6, 2015: [http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/kanatas-scrabble-champ-knows-his-querns-and-bantengs Ottawa Citizen] interviews Matthew Tunnicliffe, mentions [[Adam Logan]], quotes [[John Chew]].
 
** August 5, 2015: [http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Scrabble-Champion-Crowned-in-Reno-320843221.html KOLO-TV] reports on [[Matthew Tunnicliffe]] beating [[Jesse Day]] for the win.
 
** August 4, 2015: [http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2015/08/04/world-scrabble-champs-competing-now-reno/31117563/ Reno Gazette-Journal] interviews [[John Chew]] and [[Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]]
 
* July 23, 2015: [[Chris Cree]] talks about [[Nigel Richards]] winning the French WSC on [http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/23/how-a-kiwi-beat-the-french-at-their-own-game-of-scrabble.html The Daily Beast].
 
* May 25, 2015: [[John Chew]] interviewed by CTV News Channel about the new words in the [[Collins]] word list.
 
* May 21, 2015: [[John Chew]] interviewed by NPR and Reuters about the new words in the [[Collins]] word list.
 
* May 17, 2015: [[Noah Kalus]] and [[Zach Ansel]]'s win at the [[2015 North American School SCRABBLE Championship]] and subsequent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel reported on by the Times Herald-Record (of Middletown, NY), the Poughkeepsie Journal, Oneida Dispatch, Ridgefield Press, Toy News, and others.
 
* April 21, 2015: 2014 National SCRABBLE Champion [[Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]] and others mentioned in an article entitled “Winning SCRABBLE and the Nature of Expertise” in [http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/winning-scrabble-and-the-nature-of-expertise/?print=true Scientific American].
 
* [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
** December 9, 2014: [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]] runner-up [[Chris Lipe]] interviewed in [http://romesentinel.com/county/local-scrabble-player-places-second-in-world/QBqnlh!8bJmTlrrvCgSyy7qVVVG3Q/ Rome Sentinel].
 
** November 24, 2014: [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]] runner-up [[Chris Lipe]] mentioned in [http://www.businessinsider.com/these-are-the-words-that-just-won-this-years-scrabble-world-championship-2014-11?IR=T Business Insider].
 
** November 23, 2014: [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]] runner-up [[Chris Lipe]] mentioned in [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11248965/Craig-Beevers-becomes-second-ever-English-world-Scrabble-champion.html The Telegraph].
 
** November 23, 2014: [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]] runner-up [[Chris Lipe]] mentioned in [http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/britain-gets-its-first-scrabble-world-champion-for-21-years-9878661.html# The Independent].
 
** November 22, 2014: [[John Chew]] leads off a [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30157695 BBC News story] about the [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]].
 
** November 21, 2014: [[Jesse Matthews]], [[John Chew]], [[Adam Logan]] and others featured in a [http://www.aljazeera.com/video/europe/2014/11/war-words-at-scrabble-contest-20141121202349147100.html story about the 2014 World SCRABBLE Championship] on AlJazeera.com.
 
** November 21, 2014: [[John Chew]] quotes briefly in a [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-30139374 BBC News story] about the [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]].
 
** November 20, 2014: [[Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]] gives SCRABBLE tips to [http://www.opb.org/news/article/national-scrabble-champ-gives-tips-for-winning/ OPB] leading up to the [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]].
 
** November 10, 2014: [[Evan Berofsky]] featured in an article in the [http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20141110/scrabble-brought-more-than-expected-to-oxford-based-competitive-player-headed-to-london-tournament Oakland Press].
 
* [[2014 National SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
** August 10, 2014: Several players interviewed in a feature article about the [[2014 National SCRABBLE Championship]] in the [http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo/hundreds-of-word-enthusiasts-gather-in-buffalo-for-the-25th-national-scrabble-championships-20140809 Buffalo news].
 
** August 8, 2014: [[Oliver Roeder]] reports on the [[Nigel Richards]] phenomenon on [http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-makes-nigel-richards-the-best-scrabble-player-on-earth/ fivethirtyeight.com].
 
* 2015 Changes to [[OSPD]] and [[OTCWL]]
 
** August 27, 2014: [[Robin Pollock Daniel]] quoted about the new words on the [http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/8ye61k/scrabble-s-updated-dictionary Colbert Report].
 
** August 5, 2014: [[Chris Cree]] and [[John Chew]] help [http://mentalfloss.com/article/58236/14-fun-scrabble-facts MentalFloss] with some fun facts about our game.
 
** August 5, 2014: [[John Chew]] gives the Canadian perspective on the new words in the [http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/08/05/canadian-sourced-words-such-as-qajaq-and-quinzhee-some-of-powerhouse-game-changers-added-to-scrabble-dictionary National Post]
 
** August 5, 2014: [[Robin Pollock Daniel]] quoted at length in an article about the new words in the [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/scrabble-players-rejoice-5000-new-words-added-to-official-dictionary/article19912902/?cmpid=rss1 Globe and Mail]
 
** August 5, 2014: [[John Chew]] quoted in an article about the new words at [http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremygreenfield/2014/08/05/trying-to-chillax-about-my-bromance-with-scrabble-and-5000-other-new-words/ Forbes].
 
** August 5, 2014: [[Chris Cree]] quoted in a [http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/05/us-usa-games-scrabble-idUSKBN0G51ML20140805 Reuters article] about the new words.
 
** August 5, 2014: 18-minute interview with Simi Sara on [http://www.cknw.com/the-simi-sara-show/ CKNW 980] with [[John Chew]] about the new words.
 
** August 5, 2014: [http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/scrabble-dictionary-5000-words-24846936 ABC News] talks about our new words.
 
** August 4, 2014: [[John Chew]] quoted briefly in the [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/selfie-frenemy-playable-scrabble-article-1.1891614 New York Daily News] on the new edition of [[OSPD]].
 
** August 4, 2014: [[Robin Pollock Daniel]] quoted in an [http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_26273635/scrabblers-rejoice-5-000-new-words-are-way AP story] about new words coming into [[OSPD]].
 
** August 4, 2014: [[Chris Cree]] and [[John Chew]] quoted by [http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/04/news/scrabble-dictionary/ CNN] ([http://mexico.cnn.com/entretenimiento/2014/08/05/diccionario-scrabble-suma-5000-palabras-incluyendo-selfie-y-hashtag Spanish translation]) on the new words.
 
* March 16, 2014: [[John Chew]] mentioned in the Wall Street Journal article “[http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304914204579392930054227164 This Scrabble-Playing Robot Is a Sore Loser]”
 
* [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown]]
 
** April 22, 2014: [[John Chew]] on [http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=328738 CTV National News] with members of the [http://torontoscrabbleclub.com Toronto SCRABBLE Club] talking about GEOCACHE.
 
** April 10, 2014: [[Stefan Fatsis]] quotes [[John Chew]] and [[Chris Cree]] at Slate in [http://www.slate.com/articles/life/gaming/2014/04/geocache_in_scrabble_the_word_that_won_hasbro_s_new_word_contest_is_useless.html The Word That Won Scrabble’s New-Word Contest Is Totally Useless in Scrabble]
 
** March 14, 2014: [[Stefan Fatsis]] writes on [http://www.slate.com/articles/life/gaming/2014/03/new_scrabble_word_should_it_be_bestie_ew_slumdog_inside_the_contest_to_add.single.html Slate.com] about the [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown]]
 
** March 14, 2014: [[John Chew]] on [http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=307524 CTV News Channel] talking about the [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown]]
 
** March 13, 2014: [[John Chew]] on NPR’s [http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/03/13/scrabble-new-dictionary Here and Now] to talk about the [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown]]
 
* [[2010 National SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
** [http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2010/08/06/1560104/top-scrabble-players-gather-for.html Bellingham Herald]
 
** [http://www.sacbee.com/2010/08/06/2942767/top-scrabble-players-gather-for.html Sacramento Bee]
 
** [http://topics.dallasnews.com/article/073m0ck0i8bkw?q=ESPN Dallas News]
 
** [http://www.dfw.com/2010/08/04/315091/ladies-and-gentlemen-of-the-board.html DFW.com]
 
** [http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-payne-national-scrabble-20100805,0,6621539.story Sun-Sentinel]
 
** [http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/aug/04/mount-pleasant-scrabble-ace-to-vie-for-3000/ Post and Courier]
 
** [http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/080710dnmetscrabble.26c27d4.html Dallas News]
 
  
 
== Previous Years ==
 
== Previous Years ==
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* [[2018 Press Archive]]
 
* [[2018 Press Archive]]
 
* [[2017 Press Archive]]
 
* [[2017 Press Archive]]
 
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* [[2016 Press Archive]]
== Older Press Releases ==
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* [[2015 Press Archive]]
 
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* [[2014 Press Archive]]
* [http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2018/nsc/build/nasc-winner-release.pdf 2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship Results]
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* [[2010 Press Archive]]
* [http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150805006883/en/Matthew-Tunnicliffe-Racks-High-Score-2015-North#.VcfJZTBViko 2015 NASC Results]
 
* [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown Announcement]]
 
* [[2014 NSSC Hasbro Press Release‎]]
 
* [[Media:20100727-nsc.pdf|2010 NSC Master Press Release (revised)]]
 
* [[Media:20100714-nsc.pdf|2010 NSC Master Press Release (preliminary)]]
 
* [[Media:20100702-guzman.pdf|San Francisco Man's 771-Point SCRABBLE Game a New Official Record]]
 

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