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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.
  
=== June 14, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.1 Available for Linux ===
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=== July 1, 2021 Resumption of Normal Operations ===
NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Linux platform in addition to Windows and macOS platforms.  
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NASPA will end the [[COVID-19 | COVID-19 moratorium]] and resume normal operations on September 1, 2021.
  
=== July 6, 2019 [[Kevin Gauthier]] and [[John Karris]] join Tournament Committee ===
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=== July 1, 2021 NASPA Management Restructuring ===
We thank Kevin Gauthier and John Karris for joining the NASPA Tournament 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].
  
=== June 26, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.1 Available for [[CSW2019]] ===
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=== June 17, 2021 Removal of Participant Cap for Vaccinated Players ===
NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.  
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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 6, 2019 [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] - Results ===
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=== May 20, 2021 Resumption of Play for Vaccinated Players ===
There were no contested seats after the nomination process so an election was not needed.  
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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 2, 2019 Collins 2019 to Take Effect on July 1, 2019 ===
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=== April 28, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections Cancelled ===
The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] decided that the [https://www.collinsdictionary.com/scrabble/ Collins Official SCRABBLE Words 2019] will take effect for Collins play at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on July 1, 2019.  
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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.
  
=== April 29, 2019 [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
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=== March 18, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections ===
Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
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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.
  
* US South
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=== March 18, 2021 Printed NASPA Word List 2020 Edition ===
* US West
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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].
* At Large
 
  
Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2019. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org].
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=== March 4, 2021 2021 NASC Canceled ===
 
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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.
=== March 3, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.0 Available for [[NWL2018]] ===
 
NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.0 is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.
 
 
 
=== February 1, 2019 [[Ted Gest]] chairs [[Club/Director Committee]] ===
 
We thank Ted Gest for succeeding Alan Stern as chair of
 
the NASPA Club/Director Committee; and thank Alan for his past service.
 
 
 
=== January 8, 2019 [[Sue Tremblay]] joins [[Club/Director Committee]] ===
 
We thank Sue Tremblay for joining the NASPA Club/Director Committee.
 
 
 
=== January 8, 2019 [[John Bulten]] joins [[Dictionary Committee]] ===
 
We thank John Bulten for joining the NASPA Dictionary Committee;
 
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] ===
 
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.
 
 
 
=== January 3, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] implementation delayed ===
 
The [[Advisory Board]] has determined that implementation of OTCWL2018 will be delayed from February 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019.
 
 
 
=== January 1, 2019 [[Joshua Sokol]] and [[Colin Viebrock]] acclaimed to [[Canadian Committee]] ===
 
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]].
 
  
 
== Archived news ==
 
== Archived news ==
  
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* [[2020 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2019 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2018 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2018 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2017 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