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We welcome inquiries from the '''media''' concerning our association, its [[clubs]] and [[tournaments]]
== Current Year ==
and its [[players]].
For further information, please contact [[NASPA]] copresidents
== Current Year ==
[[Chris Cree]] in Dallas, TX
[[John Chew]] in Toronto, ON.
== Recent Mention ==
* October 15, 2021: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/10/15/merriam-webster-typeshift-offensive-word-game/?fbclid=IwAR1yin0OUXF1Jcsnu2RkP-znE6YBS1x7C0p95JF4tEHApudvcc0SmGBaNE4 The Washington Post] discusses the [[NASPA Word List]] and quotes [[John Chew]] in an article on offensive language in games.
* July 21, 2016: [http://www.vicnews.com/news/387813641.html Victoria News] interviews Victoria (BC) NASPA members Tim Thielmann and Rhonda Reece.
* May 13, 2021: [https://bookriot.com/history-of-scrabble-dictionary/ Book Riot] provides an overview of Scrabble dictionaries - including the NASPA Word List.
* 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).
* May 6, 2021: [https://www.pressherald.com/2021/05/06/augusta-woman-fulfills-dream-of-appearing-on-jeopardy-and-wins-big-too/ The Portland Press Herald] interviews Maine player [[Jamie Logan]] about tournament Scrabble and her appearance on Jeopardy!
* 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.
* May 4, 2021: San Antonio (TX) player [[Ricky Rodriguez]] was featured on the [https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/san-antonio-proud-5th-grader-starts-petition-for-jackson-mohr-day local Fox News affiliate] for his petition to honor a young boy who died unexpectedly.
* 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.
* April 26, 2021: [https://www.mymcmedia.org/maryland-sen-kagan-honored-for-advocacy-social-justice-work Montgomery County Media] reports on Maryland State Senator [[Cheryl Kagan]] being honored with the 2021 Hyman Bookbinder Award. Among those offering tributes was NASPA CEO [[ John Chew]] who recounted how Cheryl led us to Baltimore for the [[North American SCRABBLE Championship | NASC]].
* 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.
* April 20, 2021: [https://globalnews.ca/toronto/program/the-john-oakley-show The John Oakley Show] interviewed [[John Chew]] from 15:48 to 15:58 about Mattel’s plans to remove offensive slurs from the Collins lexicon.
* April 18, 2021: [https://www.ocregister.com/2021/04/18/more-than-a-survivor-at-100-shes-still-making-art The Orange County Register] profiles NASPA Lifetime Member [[Desiree Engel]] who turned 100 the day after she competed in the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXZs_hE8MQM Tossup] spelling bee for competitive Scrabble players.
* April 14, 2021: [https://7news.com.au/entertainment/games/scrabble-bans-long-list-of-words-players-are-no-longer-allowed-to-use--c-2593627 7NEWS] in Australia covers the ongoing debate about the removal of offensive slurs and recaps [[John Chew]]'s interview with [https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/09/us/scrabble-slurs-ban-trnd/index.html CNN] last year.
* April 12, 2021: [https://www.cc.com/video/09ontf/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-scrabble-players-want-slurs-banned-from-the-word-list The Daily Show with Trevor Noah] featured a segment where Dulce Sloan talked to [[Lisa Odom]] and [[Will Anderson]] about the decision to remove offensive slurs from the NASPA Word List.
* March 17,2021: [https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/03/17/2194469/0/en/Having-words-with-friends-will-benefit-people-struggling-with-literacy.html Frontier College's annual Scrabble for Literacy fundraiser] will take place online on March 18 with the participation of NASPA members [[Jackson Smylie]], [[Joshua Sokol]], [[John Chew]], and [[Will Anderson]]. An edited version of the online event can be viewed on [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3J1_7vcpng&t=3402s YouTube].
* February 27, 2021: [http://media.wgvc.com/w/DC_Scrabble_Club_171 Washington NASPA Club #711] director [[Ted Gest]] writes a [https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/letters-to-the-editor/readers-critique-the-post-a-caveat-to-condolences/2021/02/26/55ec3e58-7849-11eb-948d-19472e683521_story.html Letter to the Editor] about a recent Washington Post essay on playing Scrabble with a robot.
* January 6, 2021: [https://7news.com.au/business/aboriginal-activist-takes-on-scrabble-over-racist-slurs-in-popular-board-game-c-1904696 7News] mentions NASPA's decision to remove slurs in article on campaign to remove slurs in Australia.
== Older Mention ==
== Previous Years ==
* June 2, 2016: [http://omahamagazine.com/2016/06/thats-a-word-bingo/ Omaha Magazine] coverage of Omaha NASPA Club #582.
* [[2020 Press Archive]]
* 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.
* [[2019 Press Archive]]
* 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]].
* [[2018 Press Archive]]
** 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.
* [[2017 Press Archive]]
* [[2016 Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship]]
* [[2016 Press Archive]]
** May 27, 2016: [[Adam Logan]] interviewed by [http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=877769&binId=1.1164511&playlistPageNum=1/ CTV Morning Live]
* [[2015 Press Archive]]
** May 22, 2016: [[Adam Logan]] interviewed by [http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/adam-logan-canadian-scrabble-champ-1.3587427/ CBC News]
* [[2014 Press Archive]]
** 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.
* [[2010 Press Archive]]
** May 16, 2016: [[Adam Logan]] interviewed on [http://www.1310news.com/ 1310 News] talk radio.
* [[2009 Press Archive]]
** 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.
* [[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]] quotes 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]
== Older Press Releases ==
* [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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