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See also:
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/ NASPA home]: contains the most recent tweets.
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* [[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.
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* [[NASPA Bulletin]]: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
* [[Club news]]
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* [[Club news]]: news about activities at our sanctioned clubs
* [[Member news]]
 
* [[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]]
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* [[Tournament results]]: past tournaments
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* ... and our home page, which will always list the top stories.
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== Current news ==
 
== Current news ==
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=== May 20, 2021 Resumption of Play for Vaccinated Players ===
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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 5, 2011: 2010 Form 990 released ===
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=== April 28, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections Cancelled ===
 
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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.
On the [[financial reports]] page, NASPA has released
 
its [[Media:NASPAForm9902010001.pdf|2010 Form 990]] (Return
 
of Organization Exempt From Income Tax) filed with the
 
Internal Revenue Service.
 
 
 
== April 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== April 7, 2011: Juraj Pivovarov joins Web Committee ===
 
 
 
[[Juraj Pivovarov]] has joined [[Web Committee]] as a NASPAWiki editor.
 
 
 
== March 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== March 31, 2011: NSC registration open ===
 
 
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/register.pl?event_id=NSC2011 Online registration] for [[2011 National SCRABBLE Championship]] is now open.
 
 
 
=== March 31, 2011: Bulletin published  ===
 
 
 
Volume 3, Number 3 of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is now available for
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
 
 
=== March 16, 2011: CNSC QT hosts named ===
 
 
 
[[Canadian Committee]] determines the host clubs for the two regional qualifying tournaments for the 2011 CNSC:  Cambridge, ON and Calgary, AB.  These events will be held sometime in May.  Details will follow.
 
 
 
== February 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== February 19, 2011: CNSC and WSC qualification ===
 
 
 
[[Canadian Committee]] establishes March 27, 2011 as the deadline for CNSC qualification and June 13, 2011 as the deadline for Canadian qualification for the 2011 World Scrabble Championship.
 
 
 
== January 2011 ==
 
 
 
=== January 27, 2011: Bulletin published ===
 
 
 
Volume 3, Number 1 of the [[NASPA Bulletin]]
 
is now available for  
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/bulletin.pl member download].
 
 
 
== December 2010 ==
 
 
 
=== December 31, 2011: Committee changes ===
 
 
 
There have been a number of changes in committee rosters
 
during December and at the end of the year. [[Andy Saunders]] has joined [[History Committee]].  [[Tournament Committee]] welcomed two new members, [[Ryan Fischer]] and [[Jason Keller]] to replace two resigning members.  Governance Committee and Marketing Committee have become inactive due to lack of active members.
 
 
 
=== December 1, 2010: John Robertson and Jeff Parsons reelected to Canadian Committee ===
 
 
 
Congratulations to incumbents [[John Robertson]] and [[Jeff Parsons]], who were
 
reelected to their seats on NASPA’s [[Canadian Committee]]. Canadian NASPA members
 
in good standing were eligible to vote between November 1 and 30, 2010, and 70
 
exercised this right.
 
 
 
The candidates each received the following number of votes:
 
* John Robertson: 64
 
* Jeff Parsons: 27
 
* Carl Madden: 25
 
 
 
== November 2010 ==
 
 
 
=== November 19, 2010: Shan Abbasi joins Ratings and Recognition Committee ===
 
 
 
[[Shan Abbasi]] has joined [[Ratings and Recognition Committee]].  He will be maintaining the list of official NASPA [[records]].
 
 
 
== August 2010 ==
 
 
 
=== August 27, 2010: Member list application updated ===
 
 
 
Certified [[directors]] have access to a concise list of current members eligible to play in tournaments, including new nonrated members. The new version of this list automatically excludes [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/list-suspensions.pl players under suspension] in addition to expired members.
 
 
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/list-members.pl Member list application]
 
 
 
=== August 16, 2010: Nigel Richards wins World Players Championship ===
 
 
 
The new [[2010 National SCRABBLE Championship|National Champion]] [[Nigel Richards]] makes it a double and wins the [[2010 World Players Championship]] too. His record was 24.5-7.5 +3191.  The runner-up was the reigning [[2009 World SCRABBLE Championship|World Champion]] [[Pakorn Nemitrmansuk]] with a 24-8 +1985 record.  Congratulations!
 
 
 
* [http://www.poslfit.com/games/wpc/2010/32/ deciding game]
 
* [http://www.worldplayerschampionship.com/2010/build/standing/1/32.html final standings]
 
 
 
=== August 11, 2010: Nigel Richards wins National SCRABBLE Championship ===
 
 
 
Clinching the win with three games to go, 2008 NSC winner [[Nigel Richards]] does it again! Congratulations!
 
  
* [http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/tourneys/2010/nsc/build/standing/1/31.html final standings, division 1]
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=== March 18, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections ===
* [http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/tourneys/2010/nsc/build/standing/1/prizes.html prizewinners, division 1]
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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.
  
=== August 7, 2010: Dallas Johnson joins Advisory Board ===
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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].
  
NASPA’s [[Advisory Board]] has invited [[Dallas Johnson]] to join the board.  Johnson replaces Greg Edwards, who resigned in May.
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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.
  
 
== Archived news ==
 
== Archived news ==
  
* [[2010 breaking news archive]]
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* [[2020 Breaking news archive]]
* [[2009 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]]
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* [[2016 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2015 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2014 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2013 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2012 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2011 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2010 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2009 Breaking news archive]]

Latest revision as of 14:42, 20 May 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

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