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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
 
* [[Tournament results]]: past tournaments
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== Current news ==
 
== Current news ==
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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.
  
=== January 8, 2019 [[Sue Tremblay]] joins [[Club/Director Committee]] ===
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=== July 1, 2021 Resumption of Normal Operations ===
We thank Sue Tremblay for joining the NASPA Club/Director Committee;
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NASPA will end the [[COVID-19 | COVID-19 moratorium]] and resume normal operations on September 1, 2021.
  
=== January 8, 2019 [[John Bulten]] joins [[Dictionary Committee]] ===
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=== July 1, 2021 NASPA Management Restructuring ===
We thank John Bulten for joining the NASPA Dictionary Committee;
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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].
John had previously been a valued member of the NSA Dictionary Committee.
 
  
=== January 7, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] PDFs posted to [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/services.pl Member Services] ===
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=== June 17, 2021 Removal of Participant Cap for Vaccinated Players ===
The new words found in the Official Tournament and Club Word List, 2018 Edition have been posted on NASPA Member Services as easily printable PDFs.  
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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.
  
=== January 3, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] implementation delayed ===
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=== May 20, 2021 Resumption of Play for Vaccinated Players ===
The [[Advisory Board]] has determined that implementation of OTCWL2018 will be delayed from February 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019.
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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.
  
=== January 1, 2019 [[Joshua Sokol]] and [[Colin Viebrock]] acclaimed to [[Canadian Committee]] ===
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=== April 28, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections Cancelled ===
We thank Joshua Sokol for continuing on in his role at the NASPA Canadian Committee, and welcome first-time member Colin Viebrock, who replaces the outgoing [[Mad Palazzo]].
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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.
  
=== December 5, 2018 [[OTCWL2018]] released ===
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=== March 18, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections ===
The electronic text of the Official Tournament and Club Word List, 2018 Edition is now available for download from Member Services. It will take effect on February 1, 2019.
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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.
  
=== October 3, 2018 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship Announced ===
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=== March 18, 2021 Printed NASPA Word List 2020 Edition ===
The 2019 [[North American SCRABBLE Championship]] will be held in Reno, Nevada, on July 20 to 24, 2019.
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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].  
  
=== August 8, 2018 [[Joel Sherman]] wins [[2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
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=== March 4, 2021 2021 NASC Canceled ===
Congratulations to [[Joel Sherman]], winner of the [[2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship]]. View the [http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2018/nsc/build/nasc-winner-release.pdf press release].
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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.
 
 
=== August 2, 2018 [[Advisory Board]] Appointments ===
 
[[Lila Crotty]], [[Jennifer M Lee | Jennifer Lee]], and [[Ezekiel Markwei]] have been appointed to 2-year terms on the NASPA [[Advisory Board]].
 
 
 
=== July 2, 2018 [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] ===
 
[[Cornelia Guest]] and [[Troy Thompson]] were reelected to the US Northeast and US Midwest districts.
 
 
 
=== June 2, 2018 [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] - Voting open ===
 
Voting for the 2 contested seats - US Northeast and US Midwest - runs from June 3rd through June 30th. [[Jackson Smylie]] wins the Canada district by acclamation.
 
 
 
=== May 18, 2018 Form 990 is now Available ===
 
NASPA's [[Financial Reports |2017 Form 990]] is now available online for review.
 
 
=== April 26, 2018 [[2018 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
 
 
 
Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
 
 
 
* US Northeast
 
* US Midwest
 
* Canada
 
 
 
Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2018. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org].
 
 
 
=== March 1, 2018 New [[Club/Director Committee]] member ===
 
 
 
We thank [[Ted Gest]] for joining the Club/Director committee.
 
 
 
=== January 31, 2018 [[Mina Le]] named [[International Committee]] cochair ===
 
 
 
We thank Mina Le for stepping in to replace the late [[Steve Polatnick]] as our International Committee cochair, and representative on WESPA's Executive Committee.
 
 
 
=== January 29, 2018 [[Joshua Sokol]] named [[Canadian Committee]] chair ===
 
 
 
We thank Joshua Sokol for accepting the unanimous nomination of his committee
 
to be their new chair.
 
 
 
=== January 17, 2018 Canadian payment method update ===
 
 
 
As of this week, we no longer accept payment by cheque or money order in Canadian funds, but have begun experimentally accepting Canadian-denominated Interac e-Transfers.
 
 
 
=== January 9, 2018 [[Will Anderson]] at CES ===
 
 
 
NASPA goes to [[CES 2018]]! See what happens when Will Anderson plays a Taiwanese robot.
 
  
 
== 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]]
 
* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2016 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2016 Breaking news archive]]

Latest revision as of 22:55, 23 July 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

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