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== Recent Mention ==
 
== Recent Mention ==
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* The inclusion of slurs in the lexicon
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** June 29, 2020: [https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-5-calgary-eyeopener Calgary Eyeopener] host Rob Brown interviewed [[John Chew]] about removing slurs from the NWL.
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** June 25, 2020: Article about [https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/the-n-word-has-no-place-in-our-game-competitive-scrabble-player-wants-slurs-removed-from-play-1.5626891 CBC As It Happens] interview includes additional comments from NASPA member [[Frank Tangredi]].
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** June 24, 2020: [[John Chew]] appears on [https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.5625419 As It Happens] on CBC. Interview begins at about the 28-minute mark.
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** June 24, 2020: [https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-terrible-word-play-should-slurs-swearing-and-offensive-terms-be/ The Globe and Mail] interviews NASPA CEO [[John Chew]].
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** June 18, 2020: [[Stefan Fatsis]] discusses the debate on the inclusion of slurs in the lexicon in [https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/06/scrabble-players-debate-slurs.html Slate].
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* June 2, 2020: The [https://www.gazettenet.com/Scrabble-HG-060320-34576562 Daily Hampshire Gazette] interviews NASPA Member and Youth Player Jack Carpenter who placed 2nd in last weekend's online School SCRABBLE Championship (OQuaSSA).
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* May 11, 2020: [https://themontclarion.org/entertainment/montclair-surgeon-mina-le-takes-a-stab-at-jeopardy/ The Montclarion] recaps the appearance of NASA member [[Mina Le]] on Jeopardy!
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* April 26, 2020: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouZTO4tUrnM The Saige Jones podcast] interviews [[Joe Edley]] about his life (and SCRABBLE career) and the impact of meditation.
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* COVID-19 Coronavirus
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** March 18, 2020: The [https://calgarysun.com/news/local-news/on-a-cruise-to-nowhere-during-covid-19-scrabble-skills-and-humour-go-a-long-way/wcm/9f6788ec-1b9a-4514-a2b3-fc954c5559f2 Calgary Sun] reports that [[Siri Tillekeratne]] and [[Albert Hahn]] continue to play SCRABBLE while on a cruise ship unable to dock anywhere because of COVID-19.
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** March 14, 2020: [[Stefan Fatsis]] discusses the impact of COVID-19 on organized SCRABBLE activity in [https://slate.com/culture/2020/03/playing-scrabble-coronavirus-pandemic.html?fbclid=IwAR09AKSKilIm7el46-a4QCB8bceiiLawGGRd-5Pzr2B7d9iFkFLmvX1oDv4 Slate].
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* March 7, 2020: [https://getpocket.com/explore/item/does-scrabble-need-to-be-fixed?utm_source=pocket-newtab&fbclid=IwAR0U2Nv-xOuMBSKslYAukBXcigzRWCNu7wTeI_lyCe9fqaRaDLWvniqE3kU Nautilus] reports on the role of tile values and luck in SCRABBLE - including quotes from [[John Chew]], [[Stefan Fatsis]], and Lynda Woods Cleary.
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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.
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* 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.
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* December 11, 2019: [https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/winnipeg-scrabble-club-a-community-of-competitive-word-lovers-seeking-their-next-highest-score-1.4725115 CTV News] visits Winnipeg (MB) NASPA Club #498.
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== Older Mention ==
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* Ricky Rodriguez attended the WESPA Youth Cup.
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** November 28, 2019: The [https://www.expressnews.com/news/education/amp/San-Antonio-boy-10-to-compete-in-Scrabble-world-14867781.php?fbclid=IwAR1sn-4aYr5u7CO_c6UMVv9u2XuUWwGzFzXcF2ccDJgGneK-jZDxqGS9y74 San Antonio Express-News] profiles Ricky Rodriguez before the WESPA Youth Cup.
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** December 2, 2019: San Antonio Express-News published a [https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/V-I-C-T-O-R-Y-seven-times-for-young-San-Antonio-14874426.php follow-up article] after the tournament.
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** December 31, 2019: [https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2019/12/31/whats-up-south-texas-boy-on-autism-spectrum-dominates-the-game-of-scrabble/ KSAT] profiles Ricky.
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* [[Dean Saldanha]] and Dielle Pinto will be on Team Canada at the [[2019 WESPA Championship |WESPA Championships]] in Goa, India, in mid-October.
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** October 12, 2019: [https://www.princegeorgematters.com/local-news/scrabble-challenge-takes-these-bc-siblings-to-india-1731707 Prince George Matters] article.
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** October 6, 2019: [https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-scrabble-champions-to-represent-canada-at-goa-championships-oct-16-20 Vancouver Sun] article.
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** September 30, 2019: [https://www.richmond-news.com/news/scrabble-challenge-takes-siblings-to-india-1.23962165 Richmond (BC) News] article.
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* September 11, 2019: [https://smile.amazon.com/Your-Move-Board-Games-Teach/dp/1999439546/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_g3905707922?_encoding=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0&ie=UTF8 Your Move: What Board Games Teach Us About Life], a book written by Jonathan Kay and Joan Moriarity, features [[John Chew]] in its chapter on SCRABBLE.
 
* August 14, 2019: [https://www.barrietoday.com/whats-up-wednesday/whats-in-a-word-could-be-lots-of-points-at-the-barrie-scrabble-club-1639985 Barrie Today] spotlights the recently formed recreational club in Barrie (ON).   
 
* August 14, 2019: [https://www.barrietoday.com/whats-up-wednesday/whats-in-a-word-could-be-lots-of-points-at-the-barrie-scrabble-club-1639985 Barrie Today] spotlights the recently formed recreational club in Barrie (ON).   
 
* August 13, 2019: [https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2019/08/13/orlando-scrabble-club-art-moore?fbclid=IwAR3u7Yg_i2BHhwyboN9GmIzR5EVhvq5bN01I1VTjnLl5JCJwefgxtdceHSE# Spectrum News 13] visits Casselberry-Orlando NASPA Club #438 and talks to director [[Arthur Moore |Art Moore]].
 
* August 13, 2019: [https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2019/08/13/orlando-scrabble-club-art-moore?fbclid=IwAR3u7Yg_i2BHhwyboN9GmIzR5EVhvq5bN01I1VTjnLl5JCJwefgxtdceHSE# Spectrum News 13] visits Casselberry-Orlando NASPA Club #438 and talks to director [[Arthur Moore |Art Moore]].
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* May 8, 2019: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJuLtETpzms&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2KvBEaWrcHDabwapCNRYvsiME9rL6ld83s5Dbj56IJVlRAr5w-Fbnr9ho WGBY] profiles Northampton (MA) NASPA Club #667 - including interviews with director Brett Constantine, NASC 2018 Div 4 champion Evan Yurko, and 2019 North American School SCRABBLE Championship director Ben Greenwood.
 
* May 8, 2019: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJuLtETpzms&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2KvBEaWrcHDabwapCNRYvsiME9rL6ld83s5Dbj56IJVlRAr5w-Fbnr9ho WGBY] profiles Northampton (MA) NASPA Club #667 - including interviews with director Brett Constantine, NASC 2018 Div 4 champion Evan Yurko, and 2019 North American School SCRABBLE Championship director Ben Greenwood.
 
* May 2, 2019: The [https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/02/arts/scrabble-new-words.html New York Times] interviews NASPA co-president [[John Chew]] about the release of the Collins 2019 lexicon.
 
* May 2, 2019: The [https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/02/arts/scrabble-new-words.html New York Times] interviews NASPA co-president [[John Chew]] about the release of the Collins 2019 lexicon.
 
== Older Mention ==
 
 
* Youth player Ricky Rodriguez is interviewed by local San Antonio (TX) media.
 
* Youth player Ricky Rodriguez is interviewed by local San Antonio (TX) media.
 
** May 7, 2019: [https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/kid-scrabble-champ-gains-national-attention Fox29] in San Antonio interviews Ricky after his return from the North American School SCRABBLE Championship where his team placed 3rd in the Challenge Division.
 
** May 7, 2019: [https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/kid-scrabble-champ-gains-national-attention Fox29] in San Antonio interviews Ricky after his return from the North American School SCRABBLE Championship where his team placed 3rd in the Challenge Division.

Latest revision as of 14:53, 30 June 2020

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