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* [[NASPA Bulletin]]: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
 
* [[NASPA Bulletin]]: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
 
* [[Club news]]: news about activities at our sanctioned clubs
 
* [[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.
 
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/tourneys/calendar.html Tournament calendar]: upcoming tournaments
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/tourneys/calendar.html Tournament calendar]: upcoming tournaments
 
* [[Tournament results]]: past tournaments
 
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== Current news ==
 
== Current news ==
=== December 6, 2017 [[Code of Conduct]] Update===
 
On November 28, 2017, the NASPA Advisory Board unanimously approved an update to the [[Code of Conduct]] to include  specific descriptions of what constitutes sexual and gender-based harassment.
 
  
=== October 30, 2017 [[Community Advocate |NASPA Community Advocate]] ===
 
[http://www.icontact-archive.com/-eBE1BTTRFaArP3qIeNvGPCseREhLE0g?w=3 NASPA has created the role of Community Advocate to look into cases of sexual harassment within the organization.]
 
  
=== August 13, 2017 Mobile version of NASPAWiki in testing ===
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=== September 30, 2021 NASPA Zyzzyva 3.3.0 and CSW21 ===
A lighter-weight, mobile-friendly look to NASPAWiki has begun testing.
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[[NASPA Zyzzyva 3.3.0]] is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. This version adds support for [[SOWPODS |CSW21]], which will become effective for Collins play at NASPA clubs and tournaments on December 1, 2021.  
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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=== July 22, 2021 Relationship with Hasbro ===
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NASPA CEO [[John Chew]] announced a [http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=10116&m=302035&t=650b9db00f5228ee57432048f1967e4ef1b454e708354ae751c2b95d07c97caf change] in NASPA's relationship with Hasbro as of August 1, 2021.
  
Congratulations to the 2017 North American SCRABBLE Champion, Will Anderson!
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=== July 1, 2021 Resumption of Normal Operations ===
[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2017/nasc/build Revisit event coverage].
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NASPA will end the [[COVID-19 | COVID-19 moratorium]] and resume normal operations on September 1, 2021.
  
=== July 1, 2017 [[Advisory Board]] Election Results===
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=== July 1, 2021 NASPA Management Restructuring ===
[http://www.icontact-archive.com/-eBE1BTTRFaArP3qIeNvGFEtBtQtSG8v?w=3/ Advisory Board Election results are now available.]
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The NASPA [[Executive Committee]] announced a [http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=10116&m=301502&t=650b9db00f5228ee57432048f1967e4ef1b454e708354ae751c2b95d07c97caf restructuring of the NASPA management team].
  
=== June 7, 2017 New [[Forward Energy Committee]] members ===
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=== June 17, 2021 Removal of Participant Cap for Vaccinated Players ===
We welcome [[Darrell Day]], [[Diane Firstman]], and [[Joey Krafchick]] to the Forward Energy Committee!
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As of June 21st, 2021, there is no cap on the number of [[Vaccinated Play |fully vaccinated players]] who can participate in sanctioned tournaments and club sessions.
  
=== June 2, 2017 [[2017 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
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=== May 20, 2021 Resumption of Play for Vaccinated Players ===
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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As of June 1st, 2021, small groups of [[Vaccinated Play |fully vaccinated players]] can participate in sanctioned tournaments and club sessions.
  
=== May 24, 2017 Form 990 is now Available ===
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=== April 28, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections Cancelled ===
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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Members voted to postpone [[2021 Advisory Board Elections |Advisory Board elections]] for a year. Terms of current members will be extended for a year.
  
=== May 10, 2017 [[Jason Broersma]] appointed [[WESPA]] Treasurer ===
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=== March 18, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections ===
Congratulations to Jason Broersma on his recent appointment as Treasurer of the World English-language Scrabble Players Association.
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The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] has asked members to [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/vote.pl vote] on whether [[2021 Advisory Board Elections |elections]] should be held as scheduled or postponed for a year.
  
=== May 4, 2017 [[2017 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
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=== March 18, 2021 Printed NASPA Word List 2020 Edition ===
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Printed versions of the [[NWL2020 | NASPA Word List 2020]] and [[NSWL2020 | NASPA School Word List 2020]] are now available to order from the [https://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/shop.pl NASPA Store].
  
Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
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=== March 4, 2021 2021 NASC Canceled ===
* At Large
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The [[2021_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship|2021 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] is canceled because of ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 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===
 
The Early Registration deadline for the 2017 NASC has been extended to May 31st. After May 31st, the registration fee increases by $50.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
=== April 30, 2017 New [[Social Media Committee]] members ===
 
 
 
We welcome [[Shan Abbasi]], [[Jackson Smylie]], [[Heather McCall]] and [[Heidi Robertson]] to the Forward Energy Committee!
 
 
 
=== March 27, 2017 [[MSA Agreement]] ratified ===
 
 
 
Our reciprocal membership agreement with the [[Malaysian Scrabble Association]] has been ratified.
 
 
 
=== March 16, 2017 [[Social Media Committee]] shuffle ===
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
=== 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 ==
 
== Archived news ==
  
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* [[2020 Breaking news archive]]
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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 21:40, 30 September 2021

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
  • Tournament calendar: upcoming tournaments
  • Tournament results: past tournaments
  • ... and our home page, which will always list the top stories.


Current news

September 30, 2021 NASPA Zyzzyva 3.3.0 and CSW21

NASPA Zyzzyva 3.3.0 is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. This version adds support for CSW21, which will become effective for Collins play at NASPA clubs and tournaments on December 1, 2021.

July 22, 2021 Relationship with Hasbro

NASPA CEO John Chew announced a change in NASPA's relationship with Hasbro as of August 1, 2021.

July 1, 2021 Resumption of Normal Operations

NASPA will end the COVID-19 moratorium and resume normal operations on September 1, 2021.

July 1, 2021 NASPA Management Restructuring

The NASPA Executive Committee announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team.

June 17, 2021 Removal of Participant Cap for Vaccinated Players

As of June 21st, 2021, there is no cap on the number of fully vaccinated players who can participate in sanctioned tournaments and club sessions.

May 20, 2021 Resumption of Play for Vaccinated Players

As of June 1st, 2021, small groups of fully vaccinated players can participate in sanctioned tournaments and club sessions.

April 28, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections Cancelled

Members voted to postpone Advisory Board elections for a year. Terms of current members will be extended for a year.

March 18, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections

The NASPA Advisory Board has asked members to vote on whether elections should be held as scheduled or postponed for a year.

March 18, 2021 Printed NASPA Word List 2020 Edition

Printed versions of the NASPA Word List 2020 and NASPA School Word List 2020 are now available to order from the NASPA Store.

March 4, 2021 2021 NASC Canceled

The 2021 North American SCRABBLE Championship is canceled because of ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Archived news