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New rules changes go into effect February 2, 2010. The updated Official Tournament Rules (along with a summary of the changes) are available now.
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.
The Incident Report Form has been updated.
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!
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!
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!
NASPA's 2009 Form 990 has been posted on the Financial Reports page.
The Tournament Committe announces new sanctioning requirements for LCT and TCC Tournaments.
Clinching the win with three games to go, 2008 NSC winner Nigel Richards does it again! Congratulations!
The new National Champion Nigel Richards makes it a double and wins the 2010 World Players Championship too. His record was 24.5-7.5 +3191. The runner-up was the reigning World Champion Pakorn Nemitrmansuk with a 24-8 +1985 record. Congratulations!
Certified directors have access to a concise list of current members eligible to play in tournaments, including new nonrated members. The new version of this list automatically excludes players under suspension in addition to expired members.
Congratulations to incumbents John Robertson and Jeff Parsons, who were reelected to their seats on NASPA’s Canadian Committee. Canadian NASPA members in good standing were eligible to vote between November 1 and 30, 2010, and 70 exercised this right.
The candidates each received the following number of votes:
There have been a number of changes in committee rosters during December and at the end of the year. Andy Saunders has joined History Committee. Tournament Committee welcomed two new members, Ryan Fischer and Jason Keller to replace two resigning members. Governance Committee and Marketing Committee have become inactive due to lack of active members.