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Current news

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 live coverage for details.

May 27, 2016 Form 990 is now Available

NASPA's 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 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 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 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 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 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 North American SCRABBLE Championship registration is open

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 program document.

January 22, 2015 Canadian 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.

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