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and its [[players]].  
 
and its [[players]].  
  
For further information, please contact [[NASPA]] copresidents
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For further information, please contact the [[NASPA]] Chief Executive Officer
[[Chris Cree]] in Dallas, TX
 
or
 
 
[[John Chew]] in Toronto, ON.
 
[[John Chew]] in Toronto, ON.
  
 
== Recent Mention ==
 
== Recent Mention ==
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* [[Dean Saldanha]] and Dielle Pinto will be on Team Canada at the [[2019 WESPA Championship |WESPA Championships]] in Goa, India, in mid-October.
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** October 12, 2019: [https://www.princegeorgematters.com/local-news/scrabble-challenge-takes-these-bc-siblings-to-india-1731707 Prince George Matters] article.
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** October 6, 2019: [https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-scrabble-champions-to-represent-canada-at-goa-championships-oct-16-20 Vancouver Sun] article.
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** September 30, 2019: [https://www.richmond-news.com/news/scrabble-challenge-takes-siblings-to-india-1.23962165 Richmond (BC) News] article.
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* September 11, 2019: [https://smile.amazon.com/Your-Move-Board-Games-Teach/dp/1999439546/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_g3905707922?_encoding=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0&ie=UTF8 Your Move: What Board Games Teach Us About Life], a book written by Jonathan Kay and Joan Moriarity, features [[John Chew]] in its chapter on SCRABBLE.
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* August 14, 2019: [https://www.barrietoday.com/whats-up-wednesday/whats-in-a-word-could-be-lots-of-points-at-the-barrie-scrabble-club-1639985 Barrie Today] spotlights the recently formed recreational club in Barrie (ON). 
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* August 13, 2019: [https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2019/08/13/orlando-scrabble-club-art-moore?fbclid=IwAR3u7Yg_i2BHhwyboN9GmIzR5EVhvq5bN01I1VTjnLl5JCJwefgxtdceHSE# Spectrum News 13] visits Casselberry-Orlando NASPA Club #438 and talks to director [[Arthur Moore |Art Moore]].
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* 2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship in Reno (NV)
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** July 26, 2019: [https://lynnwoodtoday.com/lynnwood-man-becomes-youngest-north-american-scrabble-champion Lynnwood Today] reports on Lynnwood resident and North American SCRABBLE Champion [[Alec Sjoholm]].
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** July 24, 2019: [https://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Top-scrabble-players-compete-for-national-title--513135661.html KOLO 8 ABC] interviews [[Joshua Sokol]] and [[John Chew]].
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** July 24, 2019: [https://www.ktvn.com/story/40833013/intense-wordplay-in-reno-the-north-american-scrabble-championships KTVN 2] interviews Deborah Komatsu, Cheryl Kagan, [[Andy Hoang]], and [[John Chew]].
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* July 24, 2019: The Angry Grammarian at the [https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/scrabble-dictionary-tournament-words-language-20190724.html Philadelphia Inquirer] interviews 2017 North American SCRABBLE Champion [[Will Anderson]] and [[John Chew]] about why slurs are allowed in tournament and club play.
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* [[Cornelia Guest]] ran a SCRABBLE tournament in conjunction with the Newtown (CT) Bridge Club's 3rd annual Longest Day fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association on June 19th.
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** July 1, 2019: The [https://www.newtownbee.com/bridge-fans-scrabblers-converge-%E2%80%98longest-day%E2%80%99-fundraiser/07012019 Newtown Bee] covers the event.
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** May 24, 2019: The [https://www.newtownbee.com/longest-day-fundraiser-support-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-association/05242019 Newtown Bee] announces the event.
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* May 8, 2019: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJuLtETpzms&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2KvBEaWrcHDabwapCNRYvsiME9rL6ld83s5Dbj56IJVlRAr5w-Fbnr9ho WGBY] profiles Northampton (MA) NASPA Club #667 - including interviews with director Brett Constantine, NASC 2018 Div 4 champion Evan Yurko, and 2019 North American School SCRABBLE Championship director Ben Greenwood.
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* May 2, 2019: The [https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/02/arts/scrabble-new-words.html New York Times] interviews NASPA co-president [[John Chew]] about the release of the Collins 2019 lexicon.
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== Older Mention ==
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* Youth player Ricky Rodriguez is interviewed by local San Antonio (TX) media.
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** May 7, 2019: [https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/kid-scrabble-champ-gains-national-attention Fox29] in San Antonio interviews Ricky after his return from the North American School SCRABBLE Championship where his team placed 3rd in the Challenge Division.
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** April 26, 2019: The [https://therivardreport.com/after-finding-success-in-scrabble-san-antonio-kid-heads-to-national-championships/?fbclid=IwAR1ZGlsm2q2PvQW2qZ5Rx3PEQHqXQogwHV2UXLK2zVp6_MxKwXlGlkMh5ZU Rivard Report] profiles Ricky as he heads to the North American School SCRABBLE Championship.
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** February 1, 2019: [https://www.kens5.com/video/news/young-scrabble-genius-from-sa-competes-all-over-the-country/273-61b7870f-bbe7-46f7-9a4c-eb24f40e11a5?fbclid=IwAR3829p0wxdmbMnAQqrtoUK7XO4eTFzrQ040Sq5bb3v8SlfLLK6PEk8z9MA CBS KENS-TV] interviews Ricky and his mother, Erin, at Austin (TX) NASPA Club #234.
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** December 30, 2018: [https://www.ksat.com/news/whats-up-south-texas-boy-on-autism-spectrum-dominates-the-game-of-scrabble?fbclid=IwAR0Poo0aBIddRkuNAdGbYqy9EwIRvflym7vWd_mI-3BEWLLOv2AY4LnaeB0 ABC KSAT12] interviewed Ricky on the "What's Up South Texas" segment.
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** November 22, 2018: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IysIy-jqpqc Fox 29's Daytime at 9 with Kimberly and Esteban] invited Ricky to share some SCRABBLE tips and tricks.
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* April 1, 2019: [https://www.pressreader.com/usa/readers-digest/20190401/textview Reader's Digest] profiles [[2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship | 2018 NASC]] champion [[Joel Sherman]] in its I Won! series.
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* Business Insider reporter and NASPA member Mark Abadi offers SCRABBLE tips to readers:
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** February 10, 2019: [https://www.businessinsider.com/scrabble-vs-words-with-friends-differences-2019-2 Play SCRABBLE rather than Words With Friends]
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** February 2, 2019: [https://www.businessinsider.com/scrabble-tips-biggest-mistakes-2019-2 Avoid these mistakes]
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** January 27, 2019: [https://www.businessinsider.com/scrabble-strategy-tips-hotspots-2019-1 Look out for hotspots]
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** December 29, 2018: [https://www.businessinsider.com/scrabble-improve-skills-anagrams-bingos-2018-12 Learn the 2-letter words]
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* March 21, 2019: [http://www.connecticutmag.com/the-connecticut-story/scrabble-queen-cornelia-guest-is-training-child-champions-of-the/article_9793643e-4697-11e9-9f6f-0ffbdd3ea6d2.html?fbclid=IwAR28fPWeRR9_Ozy1Mn7rc9FRPCtLmfJKWVB0lRNuGg_Qg1KVu7nQWJQNqKk Connecticut Magazine] profiles NASPA Person of the Year [[Cornelia Guest]] with a focus on her Youth SCRABBLE coaching.
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* March 8, 2019: An [https://www.eastoregonian.com/news/local/words-words-words-a-reporter-challenges-a-scrabble-fanatic/article_e4458f70-3fba-11e9-83bc-53fc38b6d282.html East Oregonian] reporter takes on NASPA member John Lauck.
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* January 7, 2019: [[Stefan Fatsis]] discusses ties in tournament SCRABBLE on the [https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hang-up-and-listen/id327595087?mt=2 Hang Up and Listen] podcast. Jeffrey Jacobson had 3 ties in a 7-game tournament in [https://www.cross-tables.com/tourney.php?tourneyid=10546 Levittown (PA)] on January 5, 2019.
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* December 22, 2018: The [https://nypost.com/2018/12/22/scrabble-savant-campaigning-against-adding-ok-to-official-list/ New York Post] reports on [[Joel Sherman]]'s campaign against the inclusion of OK.
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* December 13, 2018: [http://nautil.us/issue/67/reboot/does-scrabble-need-to-be-fixed?fbclid=IwAR3atsOQ10cM0Thl2jBsM_G3M6oHHQUx9FOR876tsnqCdTB2Wak5Ju_A4BY Nautilus] article on SCRABBLE tile distribution includes interviews with NASPA members Lynda Woods Cleary and [[Stefan Fatsis]].
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* November 1, 2018: [https://www.awslife.com/filerepository/archives/11-18awsl/index.html Altamonte-Wekiva Springs Life] puts Casselberry/Orlando NASPA Club #438 on the cover.
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* Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary 6th Edition (OSPD6)
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** October 4, 2018: The [https://www.wsj.com/articles/scrabble-is-a-lousy-game-1538667637 Wall Street Journal] comments on the release of OSPD6 and SCRABBLE as a game. Author Jonathan Kay mentions NASC champions [[Adam Logan]], [[Nigel Richards]], and [[James Leong]] and recalls tournaments he attended with [[John Chew]].
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** September 27, 2018: [[John Chew]] and [[Robin Pollock Daniel]] conducted 22 interviews with Canadian media, including the [https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1330770499966 Calgary Eyeopener].
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** September 24, 2018: The [https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/arts/new-scrabble-words.html New York Times] interviews [[John Chew]] about the release of the OSPD6.
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** September 24, 2018: [https://www.businessinsider.com/ok-added-to-scrabble-dictionary-2018-9 Business Insider] reporter and NASPA player Mark Abadi discusses the addition of OK with [[Jackson Smylie]], [[Judy Cole]], and Ben Schoenbrun.
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** September 24, 2018: Associated Press release, as seen in the [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-news-scrabble-adds-300-new-words-ok-20180924-story.html?outputType=amp New York Daily News] and other publications, mentions Merriam-Webster's consultation with NASPA on new words.
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* August 31, 2018: The [http://www.centraljersey.com/news/the_princeton_packet/stories/local-club-celebrates-two-decades-of-scrabble-games-tournaments/article_5941ad7b-5ebd-5875-9c4a-153d524f4016.html Princeton Packet] reports on the 20th anniversary of Princeton (NJ) NASPA Club #513.
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* Nigerian asylum seeker Olakunle Azeez Omopariola joins Cote St Luc (QC) NASPA Club #83.
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** September 11, 2018: [https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/nigerian-asylum-seeker-finding-solace-through-scrabble-1.4089963 CTV News]
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**August 29, 2018: [https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/nigerian-scrabble-champion-seeks-asylum-in-montreal Montreal Gazette]
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* August 25, 2018: [https://www.businessinsider.com/scrabble-improve-score-two-letter-words-2018-8 Business Insider] reporter and NASPA member Mark Abadi advises readers to learn the 2-letter words.
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* August 16, 2018: The [https://www.theridgefieldpress.com/2018/08/16/scrabble-coach-named-person-of-the-year/ Ridgefield Press] reports on [[Cornelia Guest]] being named NASPA Person of the Year.
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* 4th Niagara Falls International Open
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** July 29, 2018: [https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news-story/8768788-niagara-to-host-international-scrabble-tourney/ The Niagara Falls Review]
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* 2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship
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** August 22, 2018: [http://dailytimes.com/promotions/article_f0908c22-a60d-11e8-beba-e73f90798560.html Kerrville Daily Times] - Interviews [[Deborah Gaudier]] on the NASC and Niagara Open.
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** August 19, 2018: [https://www.gazettenet.com/Editorial-Monday-mix-on-potato-kings-Scrabble-champ-young-bakers-19538057 Daily Hampshire Gazette] - Congratulates Evan Yurko on his Division 4 win.
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** August 14, 2018: [https://www.gazettenet.com/Evan-Yurko-Scrabble-champ-19400455 Daily Hampshire Gazette] - Includes interviews with NASC Division 4 winner Evan Yurko, Brett Constantine, and Ben Greenwood.
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** August 10, 2018: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-scrabble-champions-spellbinding-comeback-1533898800 Wall Street Journal]
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** August 10, 2018: [https://buffalonews.com/2018/08/10/wordsmiths-of-the-gaming-world-unite-in-buffalo/ Buffalo News]
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** August 8, 2018: [http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2018/nsc/build/nasc-winner-release.pdf NASPA Press Release]
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** August 8, 2018: [http://news.wbfo.org/post/scrabble-lovers-buffalo-north-american-tournament WBFO NPR 88.7] - Includes interviews with Evan Berofsky, NASPA co-president [[John Chew]], and NASC division leader [[ Jason Idalski]].
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** August 7, 2018: [https://www.wkbw.com/news/2018-north-american-scrabble-championship-spells-its-way-into-buffalo WKBW ABC 7] - Includes interviews with Brett Constantine, Karen Richards, [[Sue Tremblay]], and [[Jason Broersma]]
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** August 7, 2018: [https://www.wgrz.com/article/news/local/scrabble-players-compete-for-title-in-buffalo/71-581463622 WGRZ NBC 2] - Includes interview with NASC director [[Arthur Moore]].
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* 2017 NASC champion [[Will Anderson]] throws out first pitch as part of Jacksonville (FL) Jumbo Shrimp team's celebration of SCRABBLE's 70th anniversary.
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** July 19, 2018: [https://www.milb.com/milb/news/jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-stage-a-scrabble-celebration/c-286300622 MiLB.com]
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** July 19, 2018:  [https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/sports/back-to-the-minors-exploring-america-through-minor-league-baseball/77-575569218 First Coast News]
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** July 11, 2018: [http://news.sportslogos.net/2018/07/11/jumbo-shrimp-target-world-record-on-words-with-fans-day/ SportsLogos.net]
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** July 11, 2018: [http://arizonasports.com/story/1594715/double-a-baseball-team-wear-scrabble-inspired-jerseys/ Arizona Sports 98.7 FM]
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** March 20, 2018: [https://frntofficesport.com/why-the-jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-are-celebrating-the-anniversary-of-a-board-game/ Front Office Sports]
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* 2018 [[Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship]]
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** June 19, 2018: [https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/canadian-national-scrabble-championship-eric-tran-winner-1.4712256 CBC News] reports about [[Eric Tran]] winning the CNSC, based on an earlier interview on CBC Radio's Calgary Eyeopener program
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** June 18, 2018: [https://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/the-10th-annual-canadian-scrabble-championship/ Breakfast Television] interviews NASPA co-president [[John Chew]] about the 2018 [[Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship]].
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* June 19, 2018: [https://www.wdel.com/features/wordless-wilmington-scrabble-club-gets-a-visit-from-national-scrabble/article_36da33aa-7426-11e8-b9cf-f76e9e04eba2.html WDEL 101.7 FM] reports on a visit by 2017 NASC champion [[Will Anderson]] to [https://sites.google.com/site/delawarescrabble/home Wilmington (DE) NASPA Club #599].
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* May 23, 2018: [https://www.ozy.com/provocateurs/could-he-be-the-youngest-scrabble-champ-ever/86265 OZY] profiles SCRABBLE Grandmaster [[Mack Meller]].
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* May 22, 2018: [http://newton.wickedlocal.com/news/20180522/newton-scrabble-champion-has-game-plan-for-success Newton Wicked Local] interviews Lexington (MA) NASPA Club #108 member Marvin Kraus about his division win at the annual BAT (Boston Area Tournament).
 
* May 13, 2018: The [http://www.philly.com/philly/news/scrabble-champ-will-anderson-lancaster-strategy-20180513.html Philadelphia Inquirer] interviews NASC champion [[Will Anderson]].
 
* May 13, 2018: The [http://www.philly.com/philly/news/scrabble-champ-will-anderson-lancaster-strategy-20180513.html Philadelphia Inquirer] interviews NASC champion [[Will Anderson]].
 
* May 13, 2018: The [https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/2018/05/13/scrabble-with-the-stars-spells-success-for-pal-toronto-charity.html Toronto Star] profiles jazz artist/composer and NASPA member [[Fern Lindzon]] who will serve as one of the experts at this year's SCRABBLE With the Stars fundraiser.
 
* May 13, 2018: The [https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/2018/05/13/scrabble-with-the-stars-spells-success-for-pal-toronto-charity.html Toronto Star] profiles jazz artist/composer and NASPA member [[Fern Lindzon]] who will serve as one of the experts at this year's SCRABBLE With the Stars fundraiser.
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** January 9, 2018: [https://www.cnet.com/au/videos/scrabble-playing-robot-at-ces-2018/ CNET] interviews Will about the experience.
 
** January 9, 2018: [https://www.cnet.com/au/videos/scrabble-playing-robot-at-ces-2018/ CNET] interviews Will about the experience.
 
** January 3, 2018: The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)of Taiwan [https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180103005456/en/ITRI%E2%80%99s-Intelligent-Vision-Based-Robot-Play-SCRABBLE%C2%AE-North announces] the match.
 
** January 3, 2018: The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)of Taiwan [https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180103005456/en/ITRI%E2%80%99s-Intelligent-Vision-Based-Robot-Play-SCRABBLE%C2%AE-North announces] the match.
 
== Older Mention ==
 
 
* December 12, 2017: The [http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/hip-hop-grandpop-matt-hopkins-holiday-dance-moves-we-the-people-20171213.html?mobi=true Philadelphia Inquirer] profiles 2004 [[Person of the Year]] [[Matt Hopkins]].
 
* December 12, 2017: The [http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/hip-hop-grandpop-matt-hopkins-holiday-dance-moves-we-the-people-20171213.html?mobi=true Philadelphia Inquirer] profiles 2004 [[Person of the Year]] [[Matt Hopkins]].
 
* Winter, 2017: [http://magazine.columbia.edu/features/winter-2017/letter-head?page=0%2C0#undefined.gbpl Columbia Magazine] profiles freshman [[Mack Meller]] who placed 2nd in this year's [[North American SCRABBLE Championship]].
 
* Winter, 2017: [http://magazine.columbia.edu/features/winter-2017/letter-head?page=0%2C0#undefined.gbpl Columbia Magazine] profiles freshman [[Mack Meller]] who placed 2nd in this year's [[North American SCRABBLE Championship]].
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* January 14, 2016: [http://www.omaha.com/living/nebraska-s-top-scrabble-player-works-to-be-one-of/article_10727ec7-76b7-5bf7-a8a5-372226b554ce.html Omaha.com] reports on [[George Asaka]] and the Omaha Scrabble Club.
 
* January 14, 2016: [http://www.omaha.com/living/nebraska-s-top-scrabble-player-works-to-be-one-of/article_10727ec7-76b7-5bf7-a8a5-372226b554ce.html Omaha.com] reports on [[George Asaka]] and the Omaha Scrabble Club.
 
* November 22, 2015: [http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article45955330.html The Lexington Herald Leader] reports on the Bluegrass Scrabble Fall Classic, interviewing [[Lindsey Dimmick]], [[Steve Bush]], [[Jeff Clark]], [[Joey Krafchick]] and others.
 
* November 22, 2015: [http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article45955330.html The Lexington Herald Leader] reports on the Bluegrass Scrabble Fall Classic, interviewing [[Lindsey Dimmick]], [[Steve Bush]], [[Jeff Clark]], [[Joey Krafchick]] and others.
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* September 30, 2015: [http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/scrabble-brain-university-of-calgary-1.3249149 CBC] reports on research led by [[Peter Sargious]] into the brains of SCRABBLE players.
 
* [[2015 North American SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
* [[2015 North American SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
** August 6, 2015: [http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/08/06/ottawa-man-wins-north-american-scrabble-championship Ottawa Sun] interviews Matthew Tunnicliffe.
 
** August 6, 2015: [http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/08/06/ottawa-man-wins-north-american-scrabble-championship Ottawa Sun] interviews Matthew Tunnicliffe.
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== Older Press Releases ==
 
== Older Press Releases ==
  
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* [http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2018/nsc/build/nasc-winner-release.pdf 2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship Results]
 
* [http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150805006883/en/Matthew-Tunnicliffe-Racks-High-Score-2015-North#.VcfJZTBViko 2015 NASC Results]
 
* [http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150805006883/en/Matthew-Tunnicliffe-Racks-High-Score-2015-North#.VcfJZTBViko 2015 NASC Results]
 
* [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown Announcement]]
 
* [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown Announcement]]

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