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This page contains current and recent breaking news about NASPA.

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  • ... and our home page, which will always list the top stories.

Current news

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 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.

December 5, 2018 OTCWL2018 released

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.

October 3, 2018 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship Announced

The 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship will be held in Reno, Nevada, on July 20 to 24, 2019.

August 8, 2018 Joel Sherman wins 2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship

Congratulations to Joel Sherman, winner of the 2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship. View the press release.

August 2, 2018 Advisory Board Appointments

Lila Crotty, 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 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 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