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John Chew

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[photo of John Chew] John Chew is a Certified Tournament Director from Toronto, ON, CAN.

He has received the following awards:
Year Award
2006 Michael R. Wise Memorial Person of the Year

He has had the following most recent tournament wins:
  • 2019-10-25 09:00~2019-10-25 18:00: Toronto, ON, CAN (7.0–0.0 +1048)
  • 2018-08-03 09:00~2018-08-03 18:00: NASC Early Bird (4.0–0.0 +408)
  • 2014-08-08 09:00~2014-08-08 18:00: National SCRABBLE Championship EB (4.0–0.0 +461)

He is a current member of the following committee(s):

He has served past terms on the following committee(s):

He is also:

  • chief executive officer of NASPA (since 2019-07-22)
  • past copresident of NASPA (until 2019-07-22)
  • director of the oldest sanctioned SCRABBLE club in North America, NASPA Club #3 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • director of the Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship
  • director and webmaster of the World SCRABBLE Championship
  • a software developer, best known in the SCRABBLE community for his tsh tournament management program
  • coholder of the North American record for highest-scoring tied tournament game (502–502)
  • past webmaster for the NSA

He lives with his family in Toronto, ON, where he develops electoral data distribution and visualisation software, and occasionally still performs research in discrete mathematics. He can be reached by email at info@scrabbleplayers.org or by phone between 9:30 A.M and 8:30 P.M. ET (or at any hour during major championships) at +1 214 810 2439 (U.S.) or +1 416 876 7675 (Canada). You can also send him chat messages on Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, LINE, Skype or WhatsApp; email him for account information.