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=== November 16, 2020 NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.3 Available ===
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[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/Zyzzyva NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.3] is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. It includes [[NWL2020]] and [[NSWL2020]].
  
=== October 30, 2017 [[Community Advocate |NASPA Community Advocate]] ===
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=== October 15, 2020 NASPA Word List 2020 Effective Date ===
[http://www.icontact-archive.com/-eBE1BTTRFaArP3qIeNvGCO0aziAKivB?w=3 NASPA has created the role of Community Advocate to look into cases of sexual harassment within the organization.]
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The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] decided that the NASPA Word List 2020 Edition ([[NWL2020]]) and the NASPA School Word List 2020 Edition ([[NSWL2020]])will take effect at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on January 6, 2021.
  
=== August 13, 2017 Mobile version of NASPAWiki in testing ===
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=== August 30, 2020 Austin Shin Wins Tournament of Champions ===
A lighter-weight, mobile-friendly look to NASPAWiki has begun testing.
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Congratulations to [[Austin Shin]], winner of the [[NASPA Tournament of Champions]] presented by Scrabble® GO.
If you are looking at our website from a smartphone, you should automatically
 
be seeing the new look. For more information, see [[Mobile issues]].
 
  
=== July 26, 2017 [[Will Anderson]] wins [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
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=== August 6, 2020 NASPA Tournament of Champions ===
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The [[NASPA Tournament of Champions]] presented by Scrabble® GO will be held August 24 to 30, 2020, as a virtual online tournament.
  
Congratulations to the 2017 North American SCRABBLE Champion, Will Anderson!
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=== July 31, 2020 Recent Committee Changes ===
[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2017/nasc/build Revisit event coverage].
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* [[Tournament Committee]] - [[Heather McCall]] became chair, and [[Margo Kuno]] joined. [[Mad Palazzo]] resigned from this committee as well as the [[Rules Committee]] and [[Membership Committee]]. NASPA thanks Mad for her many years of service.
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* [[Dictionary Committee]] - [[Linda Iannetti]] replaced [[Timothy Bottorff]].
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* [[International Committee]] - [[ Mina Le]] replaced [[Puneet Sharma]] as cochair.
  
=== July 1, 2017 [[Advisory Board]] Election Results===
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=== July 27, 2020 NASPA [[IDEA Committee]] Initial Meeting ===
[http://www.icontact-archive.com/-eBE1BTTRFaArP3qIeNvGFEtBtQtSG8v?w=3/ Advisory Board Election results are now available.]
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The NASPA IDEA Committee met for the first time. This committee has been formed to address issues of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility within our community.  
  
=== June 7, 2017 New [[Forward Energy Committee]] members ===
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=== July 8, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Slurs in NASPA Word List ===
We welcome [[Darrell Day]], [[Diane Firstman]], and [[Joey Krafchick]] to the Forward Energy Committee!
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NASPA CEO [[John Chew]] issues a [[Community Values | statement]] on removing slurs from the [[NASPA Word List]].
  
=== June 2, 2017 [[2017 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
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=== July 2, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Results available ===
Voting for the 2 contested seats - At Large and US South - runs from June 3rd through June 30th. [[Bruce D Ambrosio |Bruce D'Ambrosio]] wins the US West district by acclamation.
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Results for the [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] are available.
  
=== May 24, 2017 Form 990 is now Available ===
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=== June 25, 2020 NASPA released updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) information ===
NASPA's [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/a/ae/2016_Form_990.pdf 2016 Form 990] is now available online for review.
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NASPA released updated[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for members and directors]].
  
=== May 10, 2017 [[Jason Broersma]] appointed [[WESPA]] Treasurer ===
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=== June 20, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Community Values ===
Congratulations to Jason Broersma on his recent appointment as Treasurer of the World English-language Scrabble Players Association.
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NASPA CEO [[John Chew]] issues a [[Community Values | statement]] on important community values and discusses the issue of removing slurs from the [[NASPA Word List]].  
  
=== May 4, 2017 [[2017 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
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=== June 1, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
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Voting for the 2 contested seats - US Midwest and US Northeast - runs from June 1st through June 30th. [[Heidi Robertson]] wins the Canada district by acclamation. [[John Ortman]] wins the US West district by acclamation.
  
Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
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=== May 28, 2020 2020 NASC Canceled ===
* At Large
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The [[2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] has been been canceled because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.  
* US South
 
* US West
 
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Nominations are open through May 31, 2017. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact the Advisory Board at [mailto:naspa-advisoryboard@yahoogroups.com naspa-advisoryboard@yahoogroups.com].
 
  
=== May 4, 2017 [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] Early Registration extended===
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=== May 14, 2020 [[NWL2018]] is now available in SCRABBLE GO ===
The Early Registration deadline for the 2017 NASC has been extended to May 31st. After May 31st, the registration fee increases by $50.
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The [[NWL2018 | NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018)]] is now available in [https://www.facebook.com/ScrabbleGO SCRABBLE GO], the new SCRABBLE mobile game.  
  
This extension also applies to the $2000 incentive to be shared by the 1st 20 players with a rating below 1300 to register for the Collins division and to complete the tournament.
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=== April 30, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations  are open ===
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Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year four elective seats need to be filled:
  
=== April 30, 2017 New [[Social Media Committee]] members ===
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* Canada
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* US Midwest
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* US Northeast
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* US West
  
We welcome [[Shan Abbasi]], [[Jackson Smylie]], [[Heather McCall]] and [[Heidi Robertson]] to the Forward Energy Committee!
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Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2020. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org].
  
=== March 27, 2017 [[MSA Agreement]] ratified ===
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=== March 18, 2020 NASPA suspended club and tournament activity because of COVID-19 ===
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[http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=14937&m=286005&t=42bfeecf990f5ae04e8a9ea793c9a29e79393ee2e6b4b72ecef1a231ef1a0fa9 NASPA has suspended all club and tournament activity because of the COVID-19 pandemic.]
  
Our reciprocal membership agreement with the [[Malaysian Scrabble Association]] has been ratified.
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=== March 10, 2020 NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information ===
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NASPA released[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for members and directors]].
  
=== March 16, 2017 [[Social Media Committee]] shuffle ===
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=== January 30, 2020 Registration is open for the 2020 NASC in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020 ===
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Registration is now open for the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship. [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/2020_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship Click here to find out more.]
  
We thank [[Jesse Matthews]] for his service as Social Media Committee chair, and [[Judy Cole]] and [[Josh Greenway]] for jointly replacing him; thank you too to [[Marcia Richards]] for her contributions to the committee.
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== Archived news ==
 
 
=== February 27, 2017 Rules Errata Published ===
 
An errata sheet for the [[Rules]], to take effect immediately, has been published.
 
 
 
=== January 25, 2017 NASC 2017 Registration Open ===
 
[{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/register.pl Registration] is now open for the [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]].
 
  
== Archived news ==
 
  
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* [[2019 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2018 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2016 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2016 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2015 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2015 Breaking news archive]]

Latest revision as of 13:30, 16 November 2020

This page contains current and recent breaking news about NASPA.

See also:

  • IContact: an online archive of NASPA News (originally called Tournament Talk), a weekly newsletter, and other emails sent to the membership.
  • NASPA Bulletin: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
  • Club news: news about activities at our sanctioned clubs
  • Member news: news about our members outside of their Scrabble lives
  • SCRABBLE in the news : Links to articles about SCRABBLE players, clubs, and tournaments.
  • Tournament calendar: upcoming tournaments
  • Tournament results: past tournaments
  • ... and our home page, which will always list the top stories.


Current news

November 16, 2020 NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.3 Available

NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.3 is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. It includes NWL2020 and NSWL2020.

October 15, 2020 NASPA Word List 2020 Effective Date

The NASPA Advisory Board decided that the NASPA Word List 2020 Edition (NWL2020) and the NASPA School Word List 2020 Edition (NSWL2020)will take effect at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on January 6, 2021.

August 30, 2020 Austin Shin Wins Tournament of Champions

Congratulations to Austin Shin, winner of the NASPA Tournament of Champions presented by Scrabble® GO.

August 6, 2020 NASPA Tournament of Champions

The NASPA Tournament of Champions presented by Scrabble® GO will be held August 24 to 30, 2020, as a virtual online tournament.

July 31, 2020 Recent Committee Changes

July 27, 2020 NASPA IDEA Committee Initial Meeting

The NASPA IDEA Committee met for the first time. This committee has been formed to address issues of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility within our community.

July 8, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Slurs in NASPA Word List

NASPA CEO John Chew issues a statement on removing slurs from the NASPA Word List.

July 2, 2020 2020 Advisory Board Elections - Results available

Results for the 2020 Advisory Board Elections are available.

June 25, 2020 NASPA released updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

NASPA released updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for members and directors.

June 20, 2020 NASPA CEO Statement on Community Values

NASPA CEO John Chew issues a statement on important community values and discusses the issue of removing slurs from the NASPA Word List.

June 1, 2020 2020 Advisory Board Elections - Voting open

Voting for the 2 contested seats - US Midwest and US Northeast - runs from June 1st through June 30th. Heidi Robertson wins the Canada district by acclamation. John Ortman wins the US West district by acclamation.

May 28, 2020 2020 NASC Canceled

The 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship has been been canceled because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

May 14, 2020 NWL2018 is now available in SCRABBLE GO

The NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018) is now available in SCRABBLE GO, the new SCRABBLE mobile game.

April 30, 2020 2020 Advisory Board Elections - Nominations are open

Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year four elective seats need to be filled:

  • Canada
  • US Midwest
  • US Northeast
  • US West

Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2020. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at info@scrabbleplayers.org.

March 18, 2020 NASPA suspended club and tournament activity because of COVID-19

NASPA has suspended all club and tournament activity because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 10, 2020 NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for members and directors.

January 30, 2020 Registration is open for the 2020 NASC in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020

Registration is now open for the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship. Click here to find out more.

Archived news