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=== January 25, 2017 NASC 2017 Registration Open ===
=== January 25, 2017 NASC 2017 Registration Open ===
[{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/register.pl Registration] is now open for the [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]].
[{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/register.pl Registration] is now open for the [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]].
=== December 1, 2016 New Rules Published ===
A new edition of the [[Rules]], to take effect on January 4, 2017, has been published.
=== October 16, 2016 Canadian Committee Election Result ===
With the October 15 deadline for candidates passing and only two candidates registered, incumbents Bernard Gotlieb and John Robertson won new three-year terms on the Canadian Committee by acclamation.  Their new terms begin on January 1, 2017.
=== September 6, 2016 Committee Updates ===
The [[Forward Energy Committee]] was recently formed to examine NASPA opportunities for improvement and to make recommendations to the appropriate governing bodies,  including the Executive Committee.
We welcome [[Betsey Wood]] to the [[Tournament Committee]] and [[Michael Willis]] to the [[Ratings and Recognition Committee]].
=== August 23, 2016 [[Zyzzyva]] 3.1.0 (Windows) released ===
This new release includes the OTCWL2016, SSWL2016 and CSW2015 word lists.
=== August 10, 2016 [[David Gibson]] wins [[2016 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
See [http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2016/nasc live coverage] for details.
=== May 27, 2016 Form 990 is now Available ===
NASPA's [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/d/dc/2015_Form_990.pdf 2015 Form 990] is now available online for review.
=== May 16, 2016 [[Adam Logan]] wins CNSC 2016 ===
Congratulations to Adam Logan, who defeated James Leong in three straight games to win
the [[2016 Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship]]. Logan is the only player to have won the event five times.
===April 7, 2016 [[Technology Committee]] Changes ===
We welcome [[Arthur Moore|Art Moore]] to the Technology Committee.
===February 29, 2016 [[2016 Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship]]===
Registration is now open for the [[2016 Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship]], and closes on April 13th.
===January 21, 2016 [[2016 North American SCRABBLE Championship]]===
Registration is now open for the [[2016 North American SCRABBLE Championship]].  All paid registrants on or before February 29, 2016 will receive a free NASC t-shirt.
===June 24, 2015 [[Rules Committee]] Changes===
We welcome [[Paul Avrin]], who replaces [[Chris Lipe]] on the Rules Committee, and thank Chris for his six years of service.
===May 25, 2015 Form 990 Uploaded===
The [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/wiki/images/6/62/2014_Form_990.pdf 2014 Form 990] for NASPA has been uploaded to the [[Financial reports]] page.
===May 1, 2015 [[Jason Keller]] chairs [[Tournament Committee]]===
Jason Keller succeeds Dallas Johnson as chair of the NASPA [[Tournament Committee]], effective May 1, 2015.
===April 28, 2015 [[Zyzzyva]]===
NASPA Zyzzyva version 3.0.4 has been released for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.  The iPhone app continues in development; no release date for that program is available at this time.
===April 15, 2015 [[2015_Grants|NASPA IDEA Grants announced]]===
NASPA [[Advisory Board]] seeking members with ideas to contribute to and enhance the NASPA community -- support in the form of grants of up to $1500.
===March 14, 2015 [[Naspa-pro]] listserv guidelines created. ===
Moderation assumed by [[Social Media Committee]]
===March 12, 2015 New NASPA [[Social Media Committee]] Formed===
Welcome to our newest committee and its seven members: Conrad Bassett-Bouchard, Judy Cole, Iliana Filby, Kate Fukawa-Connelly, Roger Cullman, Terry Kang Rau, and Marsh Richards.
=== March 11, 2015 New [[School SCRABBLE]] study word lists added to [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/services.pl Member Services] ===
We have added three new School SCRABBLE study word lists to Member Services: 2s and 3s, 3-to-make-4s, and short JQXZ words.
=== March 10, 2015 2016 NASC Location Announcement ===
The [[2016 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] will be held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on August 6-10, 2016.
=== March 9, 2015 [[Tina Totten King]] joins the [[Dictionary Committee]] ===
We welcome our newest committee volunteer!
=== February 17, 2015 [[NASPA Zyzzyva]] released for OS X ===
NASPA Zyzzyva 3.0.3 is now available for the OS X platform.
=== February 7, 2015 [[OTCWL2014]] to take effect 2015-04-10 ===
The [[Advisory Board]] has ruled that the new edition of the Official Tournament and Club Word List will take effect on April 10.
=== February 6, 2015 [[NASPA Zyzzyva]] released ===
The first version of NASPA Zyzzyva, 3.0.3 (for consistency with pre-NASPA Zyzzyva) has been released for Windows. It includes access to [[OTCWL2014]].
=== February 5, 2015 Delay to [[Official Tournament and Club Word List|OTCWL2014]] effective date ===
The effective date of the OTCWL2014 has been delayed, due to difficulty in making the program available for download from the NASPA website.  Once the program is available for download, that information will be communicated to the SCRABBLE community, and the Advisory Board will then determine the effective date.
=== January 29, 2015 [[2015 National SCRABBLE Championship|2015 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] registration is open ===
[{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/register.pl Online registration] is now open for the 2015 North American SCRABBLE Championship.
=== January 28, 2015 MSI 2016 World Championship Qualifier Program announced ===
Players interested in winning places to this event through NASPA tournaments should
consult the newly announced [[Media:Naspa-msiwcqs.pdf|program document]].
=== January 22, 2015 Canadian [[2015 WESPA Invitational Masters|WESPAC 2015]] Qualification System posted ===
Players interested in representing Canada at the 2015 WESPA Championship
should follow the procedure given in the newly posted
[[2015 WESPA Championship Canadian Qualification System]].
=== January 14, 2015 Venue Announced for [[2015 National School SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
Hasbro has issued a brief announcement naming its corporate headquarters as the venue for the next [[National School SCRABBLE Championship]]
=== January 7, 2015 Date Announced for [[2015 National School SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
Hasbro has issued a brief announcement naming May 16-17, 2015 as the dates for the next [[National School SCRABBLE Championship]]
=== January 6, 2015 Dates announced for Official Tournament and Club Word List 2014, aka [[OTCWL3]] ===
The new lexicon will be released 60 days after a version of Zyzzyva that supports permitted use of the lexicon has been published.  The release date will not be before April 1, 2015.
Until the new lexicon is released, the [[Official_Tournament_and_Club_Word_List]] for all non-Collins club and tournament events is OTCWL2.1, which adds GEOCACHE, -ES, -ED, -ING to the OTCWL2 issued in 2006.
== Archived news ==
== Archived news ==

Revision as of 22:46, 27 March 2017

This page contains current and recent breaking news about NASPA.

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Current news

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

Registration is now open for the 2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship.

Archived news