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We welcome inquiries from the '''media''' concerning our association, its [[clubs]] and [[tournaments]]
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== Current Year ==
and its [[players]].  
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* October 26, 2020: [https://www.si.com/more-sports/2020/10/26/how-scrabble-blew-its-big-moment Sports Illustrated] looks at the tournament scene.
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* September 5, 2020: [https://www.decorahnews.com/news-stories/2020/09/26320.html Decorah News] reports on Iowan [[Mike Johnson]] being named a [[Player Titles | SCRABBLE Expert]].
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* August 6, 2020: [https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/scrabble-records-highest-scoring-words-170015056.html Yahoo! Life] discovers some high-scoring words on the NASPA [[Records]] page.
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* July 29, 2020: The [https://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/coronavirus/pandemic-presses-pause-on-over-decade-of-scrabble-play-for-attleboro-competitor/article_af53c9e6-bf94-57ef-abc3-59f57e4fafc5.html Sun Chronicle] interviews expert player [[Bradley Whitmarsh]].
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* July 18, 2020: [https://www.sportsdestinations.com/sports/individual-sports/inside-events-north-american-scrabble-players-asso-18949 Sports Destination Management] interviews [[John Chew]] about NASPA and our championship.
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* July 6, 2020: [https://www.yorktonthisweek.com/opinion/columnists/association-promotes-scrabble-1.24165523 Yorkton (SK) This Week] interviews [[John Chew]] about the organization of tournament SCRABBLE.
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* The inclusion of slurs in the lexicon
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** October 5, 2020: [https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/games/122960034/scrabble-squabble-over-offensive-words Howard Warner], the president of the New Zealand Association of SCRABBLE Players, looks at the impact of the issue on international play.
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** October, 2020: SCRABBLE Grandmaster [[Scott Appel]] writes about the decision to remove slurs in his monthly column - Your Word Against Mine - in [https://gamesmagazine-online.com/ Games World of Puzzles].
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** July 16, 2020: [https://open.spotify.com/episode/03BjDHrNxQohxvIydtme4V?fbclid=IwAR0Y33amK8kFsgJXnqt5pgY5iVmQPRTIyMcx7H8NbrbV3ViN2008YB1Yspk Openly] interviewer Oscar Lopez speaks to [[John Chew]] about the decision to remove slurs. Interview begins at 23:50.
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** July 16, 2020: [http://www.mandatory.com/culture/1550975-scrabble-bans-racial-and-ethnic-slurs#1 Mandatory] discusses the decision to remove slurs.
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** July 16, 2020: [https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/examining-taboo-words-as-scrabble-tournaments-ban-racial-slurs/ The Great Courses Daily] examines what makes words taboo in light of the decision to remove offensive slurs.
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** July 16, 2020: [https://associationsnow.com/2020/07/scrabble-players-group-removes-racial-ethnic-slurs-from-tournament-word-list/ Associations Now] interviews [[John Chew]] about the decision to remove slurs.
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** July 16, 2020: Julie Rose interviews Arkansas player [[Josephine Flowers]] on [https://www.byuradio.org/episode/bc6f788a-43fc-4138-83a4-e8c3478d8184/top-of-mind-with-julie-rose-coronavirus-update-microaggressions-migration Top of Mind] on BYUradio. The interview occurs about 1 3/4 hours into the episode.
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** July 14, 2020: [https://www.kkoh.com/news/scrabble-players-are-taking-racial-and-ethnic-slurs-out-of-the-game/ News Talk 780 KOH] announces the decision.
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** July 14, 2020: [https://www.languagemagazine.com/2020/07/14/scrabble-removes-racial-ethnic-slurs-from-official-word-list/ Language] reports on the decision to remove slurs.
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** July 14, 2020: [https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2020/07/scrabble-removes-236-slurs-derogatory-language-from-official-word-list.html Mass Live] recaps the issue.
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** July 12, 2020: [https://clicklancashire.com/2020/07/12/scrabble-to-ban-slurs-other-offensive-words-from-official.html Click Lancashire] reports on the decision.
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** July 12, 2020: [https://www.thegamer.com/scrabble-racial-offensive-words-ban-competitive-play/ The Gamer] covers the issue.
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** July 12, 2020: [https://www.irishpost.com/news/irish-term-culchie-may-be-banned-from-scrabble-for-being-offensive-or-derogatory-188935 The Irish Post] discusses the possible removal of CULCHIE.
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** July 11, 2020: [https://kildare-nationalist.ie/2020/07/11/culchie-gives-way-to-gobshite/#.Xw4BUecpBPY Kildare Nationalist] comments on CULCHIE as one of the offensive words.
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** July 10, 2020: [https://slate.com/culture/2020/07/scrabble-offensive-words-ban-player-reaction.html Stefan Fatsis] reports on the drama following the decision in Slate.
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** July 10, 2020: [https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/scrabble-is-for-psychos Miles Klee] writes an essay about the decision in Mel.
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** July 10, 2020: [https://mix931fm.com/scrabble-has-banned-236-offensive-words-that-are-racially-insensitive/ Mix 93.1] covers the decision.
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** July 10, 2020: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-race-lgbt-trfn/war-over-words-us-scrabble-leader-overrules-panel-to-ban-slurs-idUSKBN24B1NT Reuters] reports on the decision.
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** July 10, 2020: [https://www.irishcentral.com/news/irish-word-culchie-banned-scrabble Irish Central] summarizes the NEWSTALK interview about CULCHIE.]
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** July 10, 2020: [https://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/highlights-from-moncrieff/scrabble-updates-rules Newstalk FM] host Sean Moncrieff talks with [[John Chew]] about the offensiveness of CULCHIE.
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** July 9, 2020: [https://unherd.com/2020/07/why-the-woke-are-coming-for-scrabble/?fbclid=IwAR2yu3oHSJqBYZj9j3lUyOjTarmaWoNtZEu0KYWUmMMg4Bgv1JgDfqNGDOQ Sam Leith] offers his opinion in Unherd.
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** July 9, 2020: [https://www.deseret.com/entertainment/2020/7/9/21318572/scrabble-official-word-list-ban-racial-ethnic-slurs Deseret News] outlines the issue.
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** July 9, 2020: [https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/scrabble-association-bans-racial-ethnic-slurs-official-word-list/MGSSH33PFBFXRNUPZCAGP5CPNE/ Cox Media Group] outlets report on the decision.
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** July 9, 2020: [https://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/virginia-blackburn/1307315/race-debate-scrabble-black-lives-matter-white-house Express] columnist Virginia Blackburn offers her opinion.
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** July 9, 2020: [https://www.nova.ie/pejorative-derogatory-term-culchie-facing-scrabble-ban-180704/ Nova] reports that CULCHIE might be removed.
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** July 9, 2020: [https://www.prdaily.com/hasbro-and-scrabble-association-ban-slurs-united-airlines-might-lay-off-up-to-36000-employees-and-51-of-pr-pros-are-burned-out/ PR Daily] wrapup quotes Hasbro press release and [[John Chew]]'s letter to members.
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** July 9, 2020: [https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/09/us/scrabble-slurs-ban-trnd/index.html CNN] interviews [[John Chew]] about the decision to remove slurs.
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** July 8, 2020: [https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07/08/baldie-jew-fatso-among-words-set-banned-us-scrabble-competitions/ The Telegraph] reports on the issue. An edited version of this article appeared in Canada the following day in the [https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/scrabble-association-prepared-to-remove-offensive-words-from-board-game National Post].
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** July 8, 2020: [https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2020/07/08/scrabble-tournaments-ban-racial-ethnic-slurs/5396727002/ USA Today] recaps the New York Times article.
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** July 8, 2020: [https://wild949.iheart.com/featured/crystal-rosas/content/2020-07-08-scrabble-is-getting-rid-of-racial-slurs-and-offensive-words/ WiLD 94.9] reports on the issue.
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** July 8, 2020: [http://abcnewsradioonline.com/national-news/scrabble-to-ban-slurs-other-offensive-words-from-official-to.html ABC News Radio] interviews [[John Chew]] about the issue.
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** July 8, 2020: [https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/07/08/889246690/scrabble-association-bans-racial-ethnic-slurs-from-its-official-word-list NPR] reports on the decision to eliminate slurs.
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** July 8, 2020: [https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53339659 BBC News] reports on the debate.
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** July 8, 2020: [https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8504117/Everyday-Ageism-FEMAIL-columnist-CHRISTA-DSOUZA.html Daily Mail] columnist Christa D'Souza frets that WRINKLIES may be removed.
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** July 8, 2020: [https://wingedexpress.com/scrabble-will-ban-racial-and-ethnic-slurs-from-tournaments-and-match-principles/ Winged Nation] summarizes the debate.
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** July 8, 2020: [https://gaynation.co/scrabble-looking-to-ban-lgbtphobic-words/ Gay Nation] looks at the issue from the LQBT perspective.
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** July 8, 2020: [https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/scrabble-players-association-considers-banning-slurs-from-official-tournaments-174248621.html Yahoo! Sports] reviews the issue.
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** July 8, 2020: [https://mashable.com/article/scrabble-slur-naspa-racism-hasbro/ Mashable] discusses the debate.
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** July 8, 2020: [https://www.kotaku.com.au/2020/07/scrabble-bans-hundreds-of-offensive-words-from-competitive-play Kotaku] reports on the decision to remove slurs.
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** July 8, 2020: [https://globalnews.ca/toronto/program/the-john-oakley-show The John Oakley Show] interviewed [[John Chew]] from 15:35 to 15:45.
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** July 7, 2020: [https://www.out.com/news/2020/7/07/scrabble-may-remove-racist-homophobic-slurs-dictionary Out] reports on the issue.
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** July 7, 2020: [https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/sports/scrabble-racial-slurs-tournaments.html The New York Times] interviews [[John Chew]] and NASPA members about the inclusion of slurs. Hasbro announces that NASPA has agreed to remove all slurs.
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** July 6, 2020: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-entertainment-lgbt-racism-trfn/no-more-n-word-scrabble-players-look-to-bar-racist-or-homophobic-slurs-idUSKBN2472D2 Reuters] reports on the debate.
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** July 6, 2020: [https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/scrabble-censorship-dispute-over-banning-offensive-terms-hj9jnr5ks The Times] interviews [[John Chew]] and WESPA Chair [[Chris Lipe]] about the removal of slurs.
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** July 5, 2020: The [https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8492639/Scrabble-community-discusses-banning-racial-slurs-game-amid-Black-Lives-Matter-protests.html Daily Mail] recaps the debate on removing slurs.
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** June 29, 2020: [https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-5-calgary-eyeopener Calgary Eyeopener] host Rob Brown interviewed [[John Chew]] about removing slurs from the NWL.
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** June 25, 2020: Article about [https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/the-n-word-has-no-place-in-our-game-competitive-scrabble-player-wants-slurs-removed-from-play-1.5626891 CBC As It Happens] interview includes additional comments from NASPA member [[Frank Tangredi]].
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** June 24, 2020: [[John Chew]] appears on [https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.5625419 As It Happens] on CBC. Interview begins at about the 28-minute mark.
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** June 24, 2020: [https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-terrible-word-play-should-slurs-swearing-and-offensive-terms-be/ The Globe and Mail] interviews NASPA CEO [[John Chew]].
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** June 18, 2020: [[Stefan Fatsis]] discusses the debate on the inclusion of slurs in the lexicon in [https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/06/scrabble-players-debate-slurs.html Slate].
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* June 2, 2020: The [https://www.gazettenet.com/Scrabble-HG-060320-34576562 Daily Hampshire Gazette] interviews NASPA Member and Youth Player Jack Carpenter who placed 2nd in last weekend's online School SCRABBLE Championship (OQuaSSA).
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* May 11, 2020: [https://themontclarion.org/entertainment/montclair-surgeon-mina-le-takes-a-stab-at-jeopardy/ The Montclarion] recaps the appearance of NASA member [[Mina Le]] on Jeopardy!
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* April 26, 2020: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouZTO4tUrnM The Saige Jones podcast] interviews [[Joe Edley]] about his life (and SCRABBLE career) and the impact of meditation.
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* COVID-19 Coronavirus
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** March 18, 2020: The [https://calgarysun.com/news/local-news/on-a-cruise-to-nowhere-during-covid-19-scrabble-skills-and-humour-go-a-long-way/wcm/9f6788ec-1b9a-4514-a2b3-fc954c5559f2 Calgary Sun] reports that [[Siri Tillekeratne]] and [[Albert Hahn]] continue to play SCRABBLE while on a cruise ship unable to dock anywhere because of COVID-19.
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** March 14, 2020: [[Stefan Fatsis]] discusses the impact of COVID-19 on organized SCRABBLE activity in [https://slate.com/culture/2020/03/playing-scrabble-coronavirus-pandemic.html?fbclid=IwAR09AKSKilIm7el46-a4QCB8bceiiLawGGRd-5Pzr2B7d9iFkFLmvX1oDv4 Slate].
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* March 7, 2020: [https://getpocket.com/explore/item/does-scrabble-need-to-be-fixed?utm_source=pocket-newtab&fbclid=IwAR0U2Nv-xOuMBSKslYAukBXcigzRWCNu7wTeI_lyCe9fqaRaDLWvniqE3kU Nautilus] reports on the role of tile values and luck in SCRABBLE - including quotes from [[John Chew]], [[Stefan Fatsis]], and Lynda Woods Cleary.
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* February 5, 2020: The [https://www.standard-freeholder.com/news/local-news/cornwall-hosts-the-annual-ottawa-montreal-scrabble-challenge Cornwall Standard-Freeholder] reports on the Montreal vs. Ottawa tournament held on February 1.
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* January 29, 2020: [https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/seattles-scrabble-club-is-definitely-not-words-with-friends-but-there-are-words-and-friends-and-some-supersmart-competitions/ Pacific NW Magazine] visits Seattle (WA) NASPA Club #253.
  
For further information, please contact [[NASPA]] copresidents
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== Previous Years ==
[[Chris Cree]] in Dallas, TX
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* [[2019 Press Archive]]
or
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* [[2018 Press Archive]]
[[John Chew]] in Toronto, ON.
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* [[2017 Press Archive]]
 
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* [[2016 Press Archive]]
== Recent Mention ==
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* [[2015 Press Archive]]
* November 17, 2017: The [http://jg-tc.com/news/local/local-man-gets-confirmation-of-setting-scrabble-world-record/article_69472800-b7f5-5704-98a6-a56fa3fb1f70.html/ Journal Gazette and Times-Courier] reports on the Guiness world record set by Marty Gabriel and Scott Garner for the highest SCRABBLE score in 24 hours.
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* [[2014 Press Archive]]
* November 16, 2017: The [http://video.newyorker.com/watch/professional-scrabble-champions-replay-their-greatest-moves New Yorker] interviews  interviews [[Will Anderson]], [[Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]], [[Kate Fukawa-Connelly]], [[Jesse Day]], [[Debbie Stegman]], and [[Joe Edley]] about their favorite, most improbable, worst, most patient, most regretful, and most humbling plays.
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* [[2010 Press Archive]]
* November 5, 2017: [http://wlos.com/news/local/annual-autumn-leaves-scrabble-tournament-is-full-contact-mind-sport/ WLOS] covers the Asheville (NC) tournament directed by Bill Snoddy.
 
* October 6, 2017: Per the [https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-baseball-manager-who-cant-get-enough-scrabble-1507293022/the Wall Street Journal], Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is an avid SCRABBLE player on his iPad. NASPA co-president [[Chris Cree]] issues a challenge to Terry.
 
* September 25, 2017: [http://www.skidmore.edu/news/2017/0925_oconnor_matthew.php/ Skidmore College] interviews Junior World SCRABBLE champion Matthew O'Connor '20.
 
*  [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/2017_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship 2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]
 
** September 2, 2017: Division 3 player Mark Abadi reports on the words played at the NASC in [http://www.businessinsider.com/crazy-scrabble-words-2017-8/#atemoya-1/ Business Insider].
 
** September 2, 2017: The [http://alumni.dailytarheel.com/qa-with-scrabble-king-mark-abadi/ Daily Tarheel] interviews Division 3 player and University of North Carolina alum Mark Abadi.
 
** August 25, 2017: The [http://concord.wickedlocal.com/news/20170825/concord-is-home-to-national-scrabble-champion Concord (MA) Journal] profiles NASC Division 3 winner Jack Peters.
 
** August 20, 2017: Division 3 player Mark Abadi provides an account of the NASC in [http://www.businessinsider.com/scrabble-tournament-championship-2017-8/ Business Insider].
 
** August 14, 2017: [http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2017/august/scrabble-peters-profile.html/ Brandeis Now] interviews Division 3 champion and Brandeis student Jack Peters.
 
** August 5, 2017: [http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/lititz-man-s-love-of-words-pays-off-with-top/article_15aa3b8a-795e-11e7-ac8d-5335315cf685.html Lancaster (PA) Online] reports on local resident [[Will Anderson]]'s win at NASC.
 
** August 1, 2017: Word Freak author [[Stefan Fatsis]] interviews 2017 NASC champion [[Will Anderson]] and runner-up [[Mack Meller]] about NASC and reviews one of their matches on [http://www.slate.com/articles/life/gaming/2017/08/a_breakdown_of_the_best_game_at_the_north_american_scrabble_championship.html Slate].
 
** July 31, 2017: Word Freak author [[Stefan Fatsis]] interviews 2017 NASC champion [[Will Anderson]] on the Slate podcast [http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/hang_up_and_listen/2017/07/girls_in_baseball_sneakers_and_scrabble_on_hang_up_and_listen.html Hang Up and Listen].
 
* Youth SCRABBLE - Coverage of Ian Whitehurst and Kevin Zeng being named as the top Elementary School team.
 
** August 28, 2017: [http://www.theridgefieldpress.com/93427/farmingville-student-becomes-scrabble-champion/ Ridgefield Press]
 
** August 12, 2017: [http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Ridgefield-10-year-old-is-North-America-s-top-11746165.php/ Danbury News Times]  
 
** August 7, 2017: [http://news.hamlethub.com/ridgefield/neighbors/57032-10-year-old-ridgefield-boy-wins-national-scrabble-championship/ Ridgefield Hamlet Hub]
 
** August 4, 2017: [http://www.theridgefieldpress.com/92531/ridgefield-student-named-nations-top-elementary-school-scrabble-player/ Ridgefield Press]
 
 
 
== Older Mention ==
 
* July 7, 2017: Joshua Zinn from the radio program [http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/houston-matters/2017/07/07/220425/inside-the-world-of-competitive-scrabble-playing-in-houston/ Houston Matters] interviews Robin Lewis of Houston (TX) NASPA Club #359.
 
* July 1, 2017: The [http://jg-tc.com/two-seek-to-break-scrabble-guinness-world-record/article_f4fc6abf-5931-57b6-a392-93d085bb1689.html Journal-Gazette & Times Courier] reports on the attempt by Scott Garner and [[Marty Gabriel]] to set a Guinness record for the highest SCRABBLE score in 24 hours.
 
* June 14, 2017: The [https://www.theet.com/westonnews/news/kaia-does-more-than-check-out-books-as-a-librarian/article_e74742c2-ebe9-562f-b480-25a1b70d798e.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share/ Weston (WV) News] profiles Kaia - Peace Corps volunteer, librarian, and SCRABBLE player.
 
* May 21, 2017: The [http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2017/05/21/a-war-of-words-at-niagara-tournament/ Welland Tribune] interviews [[Chris Lipe]], youth player Tyler Lee, and director [[Sue Tremblay]] at the 3rd Niagara Falls (ON) International Open.
 
* March 29, 2017: The [http://www.commercial-news.com/news/local_news/scrabble-event-to-benefit-dacc-program/article_dd7a60b0-d1ca-5b75-9f92-254cec39da40.html/ Commercial-News] previews the 12th annual SCRABBLE for Literacy tournament in Danville (IL).
 
* March 23, 2017: The [http://tinyurl.com/orlando20/ Orlando Sentinel] profiles [http://www.orlandoscrabble.com/ Casselberry/Orlando (FL) NASPA Club #438] on its 20th anniversary.
 
* Toronto (ON) School SCRABBLE Championship
 
**March 26, 2017: [http://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/how-a-canadian-crossword-game-may-have-inspired-the-invention-of-scrabble-1.3341636/ CTV News] covers the Toronto Championship as well as a School SCRABBLE competition in Edmonton (AB).
 
**March 23, 2017: [http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1085297/ CTV Toronto] covers the 9th annual Toronto (ON)School SCRABBLE Championship.
 
* January 30, 2017: The [http://www.philly.com/philly/living/412007105.html Philadelphia Inquirer] reveals the impact that a Marian Anderson concert had on  Philly SCRABBLE legend [[Matt Hopkins]] as a child.
 
* January 22, 2017: [http://www.standard-freeholder.com/2017/01/22/cornwall-scrabble-tourney-where-words-are-a-weapon/ Coverage of the 7th annual Ottawa-Montreal Scrabble Challenge]
 
* September 30, 2016: [http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/serious-scrabble-weekend-1.3785783/ CBC] covers Shediac (NB) tournament.
 
* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/2016_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship 2016 North American SCRABBLE Championship]
 
** August 12, 2016: [http://www.goupstate.com/article/20160812/ARTICLES/160819902/ Spartanburg Herald Journal] interviews [[David Gibson]].
 
** August 11, 2016: Spartanburg (SC) CBS affiliate [http://wspa.com/2016/08/11/spartanburg-man-wins-2nd-north-american-scrabble-championship-title/ WSPA] and Myrtle Beach (SC) CBS affiliate [http://wbtw.com/2016/08/11/sc-math-professor-wins-second-north-american-scrabble-championship-title/ WBTW] cover the victory of local resident [[David Gibson]].
 
** August 11, 2016: Local NPR affiliate [http://wboi.org/post/fort-wayne-hosts-scrabble-fans-around-world#stream/0 WBOI] interviews [[David Gibson]], Mack Meller, and Heather McCall at the NASC.
 
** August 10, 2016: Hasbro [http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160810006218/en/Gibson-Spells-V-I-C-T-O-R-Y-Board-2016-North-American/ press release] wraps up the event.
 
** August 10, 2016: [http://nepr.net/news/2016/08/10/western-massachusetts-teacher-wins-in-national-scrabble-tournament/ New England Public Radio] interviews Division 3 winner Ben Greenwood.
 
** August 8, 2016: Fort Wayne Fox affiliate [http://www.fortwaynehomepage.net/news/local-news/scrabble-championship-comes-to-the-fort/ WFFT] interviews [[Jesse Matthews]].
 
** August 7, 2016: Fort Wayne ABC affiliate [http://www.21alive.com/news/local/North-American-SCRABBLE-Championship-makes-moves-to-Fort-Wayne-for-first-time-389425661.html/ 21Alive] and [http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/Scrabble-tourney-participants--Playing--chess-with-tiles--14524804/ The Journal Gazette] interview [[Dallas Johnson]] and [[Robin Pollock Daniel]] who describes SCRABBLE as "chess with tiles."
 
** August 6, 2016: [https://vimeo.com/177828426/ The Journal Gazette] interviews NASC director [[Dallas Johnson]] amid play on Day 1.
 
** August 6, 2016: Local news channel [http://wane.com/2016/08/06/north-american-scrabble-championship-held-in-fort-wayne/ WANE-TV] covers the NASC on Day 1.
 
** August 5, 2016: [http://www.news-sentinel.com/news/local/Local-Scrabble-players-look-forward-to-taking-part-in-national-championship-in-Fort-Wayne News-Sentinel] profiles local players Kathleen Long, Timothy Long, and Dan Wenger.
 
** August 5, 2016: [http://www.tribstar.com/news/indiana_news/north-american-scrabble-championship-comes-to-fort-wayne/article_9c0bd463-3e84-5e5f-8898-f184cc7dd450.html Terre Haute Tribune Star] previews NASC in Fort Wayne.
 
* July 24, 2016: [https://www.google.com/amp/www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/amp/Scrabble-players-compete-in-Stamford-8406032.php# Stamford Advocate] covered weekend tournament held in Stamford (CT).
 
* July 21, 2016: [http://www.vicnews.com/news/387813641.html Victoria News] interviews Victoria (BC) NASPA members Tim Thielmann and Rhonda Reece.
 
* July 17, 2016: [http://www.wral.com/love-scrabble-all-ages-experiences-invited-to-durham-tournament/15850988/ KRAL] interviewed tournament director David Klionsky about the Robb Griffith Memorial tournament scheduled for July 23rd in Durham (NC).
 
* July 1, 2016: [http://jg-tc.com/two-seek-to-break-scrabble-guinness-world-record/article_f4fc6abf-5931-57b6-a392-93d085bb1689.html/ JG-TC] reports on attempt of [[Marty Gabriel]] and Scott Garner to break Guiness SCRABBLE record.
 
* June 8, 2016: [http://globalnews.ca/news/2749684/shediac-to-host-1st-atlantic-international-scrabble-tournament/ Global News] reports on Shediac (NB) tournament scheduled to celebrate 90th anniversary of 1st crossword game invented by local resident Edward MacDonald.
 
* June 6, 2016: [[John Robertson]] and [[Andy Saunders]], authors of ''A's Bad As It Gets'', cited in [http://www.si.com/ Sports Illustrated] article on 1916 Philadelphia Athletics.
 
* June 2, 2016: [http://omahamagazine.com/2016/06/thats-a-word-bingo/ Omaha Magazine] coverage of Omaha NASPA Club #582.
 
* May 21, 2016: [http://www.news-sentinel.com/news/local/Scrabble-players-compete-for-the-last-word-in-Fort-Wayne-regional/ News-Sentinel] and [http://www.wowo.com/fort-wayne-hosts-north-american-scrabble-qualifying-tournament/ WOWO] coverage of Fort Wayne (IN) tournament.
 
* May 19, 2016: [http://www.wsj.com/articles/for-nigerian-scrabble-stars-short-tops-shorter-1463669734/ Wall Street Journal] interviews 2015 world champion Wellington Jighere. Features photos of [[2015 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] and [[Chris Lipe]] who is quoted along with [[Stefan Fatsis]].
 
** May 23, 2016: [[Stefan Fatsis]] and Oliver Roeder respond to the article in [http://www.slate.com/articles/life/gaming/2016/05/have_nigerian_players_developed_an_amazing_new_scrabble_strategy_don_t_believe.html/ Slate]. [[Chris Lipe]], [[Jesse Day]], and [[Evans Clinchy]] are quoted.
 
* [[2016 Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
** May 27, 2016: [[Adam Logan]] interviewed by [http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=877769&binId=1.1164511&playlistPageNum=1/ CTV Morning Live]
 
** May 22, 2016: [[Adam Logan]] interviewed by [http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/adam-logan-canadian-scrabble-champ-1.3587427/ CBC News]
 
** May 16, 2016: Oklahoma's [http://www.newson6.com/story/31992630/adam-logan-racks-up-high-score-to-become-2016-canadian-national-scrabble-champion NewsOn6] and other sources quote from the event final press release.
 
** May 16, 2016: [[Adam Logan]] interviewed on [http://www.1310news.com/ 1310 News] talk radio.
 
** May 16, 2016: Lengthy interview with [[John Chew]] at [http://torontoist.com/2016/05/players-go-word-for-word-at-the-2016-canadian-national-scrabble-championship/ Torontoist].
 
** May 15, 2016: News segment on CityNews evening programme.
 
** May 13, 2016: Two-minute segment on [http://globalnews.ca/video/2700941/a-scrabble-master-takes-on-the-beat-middle-school-players-in-the-gta-ten-teams-at-once Global News] evening programme, featuring [[Matthew Tunnicliffe]] and several School SCRABBLE participants.
 
* [[2016 North American School SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
** June 21, 2016: [http://www.hbo.com/real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel/episodes/0/231-episode/video/ep-231-trailer-head-games.html?autoplay=true/ HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (Episode 231)] profiles champions and shows NASSC in feature on youth mental athletes.
 
** May 23, 2016: [http://www.abc15.com/news/spelling-bee/scrabble-champ-seeks-national-spelling-bee-win ABC15 Arizona] interviewed [http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2016/nassc/build/ 2016 North American School SCRABBLE] champion Cooper Komatsu who tied for 7th place in 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
 
** April 24, 2016: [http://wavenewspapers.com/culver-city-student-adds-scrabble-title-to-trophy-shelf/ Los Angeles Wave] reports on final results
 
** April 13, 2016: [http://patch.com/new-york/westhampton-hamptonbays/hampton-bays-students-take-talent-next-level-scrabble-tournament Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch] reports on local students participating in the NASSC.
 
** April 10, 2016: [http://www.thesunchronicle.com/devices/news/local_news/gillette-hosts-north-american-school-scrabble-championship/article_17718cdc-ff72-11e5-9ec7-2beebad523ad.html The Sun Chronicle] reports on the NASSC as a local news item.
 
* February 3, 2016: [http://newsok.com/article/5476306 The Oklahoman] interviews members of the Oklahoma City club for a lengthy feature article.
 
* January 21, 2016: [http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/view-finders/90234-funs-the-word-at-kids-scrabble-tournament-photos Newsworks] interview John Green about the ASAP School SCRABBLE Program in Philadelphia.
 
* 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.
 
* [[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://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/kanatas-scrabble-champ-knows-his-querns-and-bantengs Ottawa Citizen] interviews Matthew Tunnicliffe, mentions [[Adam Logan]], quotes [[John Chew]].
 
** August 5, 2015: [http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Scrabble-Champion-Crowned-in-Reno-320843221.html KOLO-TV] reports on [[Matthew Tunnicliffe]] beating [[Jesse Day]] for the win.
 
** August 4, 2015: [http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2015/08/04/world-scrabble-champs-competing-now-reno/31117563/ Reno Gazette-Journal] interviews [[John Chew]] and [[Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]]
 
* July 23, 2015: [[Chris Cree]] talks about [[Nigel Richards]] winning the French WSC on [http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/23/how-a-kiwi-beat-the-french-at-their-own-game-of-scrabble.html The Daily Beast].
 
* May 25, 2015: [[John Chew]] interviewed by CTV News Channel about the new words in the [[Collins]] word list.
 
* May 21, 2015: [[John Chew]] interviewed by NPR and Reuters about the new words in the [[Collins]] word list.
 
* May 17, 2015: [[Noah Kalus]] and [[Zach Ansel]]'s win at the [[2015 North American School SCRABBLE Championship]] and subsequent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel reported on by the Times Herald-Record (of Middletown, NY), the Poughkeepsie Journal, Oneida Dispatch, Ridgefield Press, Toy News, and others.
 
* April 21, 2015: 2014 National SCRABBLE Champion [[Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]] and others mentioned in an article entitled “Winning SCRABBLE and the Nature of Expertise” in [http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/winning-scrabble-and-the-nature-of-expertise/?print=true Scientific American].
 
* [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
** December 9, 2014: [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]] runner-up [[Chris Lipe]] interviewed in [http://romesentinel.com/county/local-scrabble-player-places-second-in-world/QBqnlh!8bJmTlrrvCgSyy7qVVVG3Q/ Rome Sentinel].
 
** November 24, 2014: [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]] runner-up [[Chris Lipe]] mentioned in [http://www.businessinsider.com/these-are-the-words-that-just-won-this-years-scrabble-world-championship-2014-11?IR=T Business Insider].
 
** November 23, 2014: [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]] runner-up [[Chris Lipe]] mentioned in [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11248965/Craig-Beevers-becomes-second-ever-English-world-Scrabble-champion.html The Telegraph].
 
** November 23, 2014: [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]] runner-up [[Chris Lipe]] mentioned in [http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/britain-gets-its-first-scrabble-world-champion-for-21-years-9878661.html# The Independent].
 
** November 22, 2014: [[John Chew]] leads off a [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30157695 BBC News story] about the [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]].
 
** November 21, 2014: [[Jesse Matthews]], [[John Chew]], [[Adam Logan]] and others featured in a [http://www.aljazeera.com/video/europe/2014/11/war-words-at-scrabble-contest-20141121202349147100.html story about the 2014 World SCRABBLE Championship] on AlJazeera.com.
 
** November 21, 2014: [[John Chew]] quotes briefly in a [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-30139374 BBC News story] about the [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]].
 
** November 20, 2014: [[Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]] gives SCRABBLE tips to [http://www.opb.org/news/article/national-scrabble-champ-gives-tips-for-winning/ OPB] leading up to the [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]].
 
** November 10, 2014: [[Evan Berofsky]] featured in an article in the [http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20141110/scrabble-brought-more-than-expected-to-oxford-based-competitive-player-headed-to-london-tournament Oakland Press].
 
* [[2014 National SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
** August 10, 2014: Several players interviewed in a feature article about the [[2014 National SCRABBLE Championship]] in the [http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo/hundreds-of-word-enthusiasts-gather-in-buffalo-for-the-25th-national-scrabble-championships-20140809 Buffalo news].
 
** August 8, 2014: [[Oliver Roeder]] reports on the [[Nigel Richards]] phenomenon on [http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-makes-nigel-richards-the-best-scrabble-player-on-earth/ fivethirtyeight.com].
 
* 2015 Changes to [[OSPD]] and [[OTCWL]]
 
** August 27, 2014: [[Robin Pollock Daniel]] quotes about the new words on the [http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/8ye61k/scrabble-s-updated-dictionary Colbert Report].
 
** August 5, 2014: [[Chris Cree]] and [[John Chew]] help [http://mentalfloss.com/article/58236/14-fun-scrabble-facts MentalFloss] with some fun facts about our game.
 
** August 5, 2014: [[John Chew]] gives the Canadian perspective on the new words in the [http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/08/05/canadian-sourced-words-such-as-qajaq-and-quinzhee-some-of-powerhouse-game-changers-added-to-scrabble-dictionary National Post]
 
** August 5, 2014: [[Robin Pollock Daniel]] quoted at length in an article about the new words in the [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/scrabble-players-rejoice-5000-new-words-added-to-official-dictionary/article19912902/?cmpid=rss1 Globe and Mail]
 
** August 5, 2014: [[John Chew]] quoted in an article about the new words at [http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremygreenfield/2014/08/05/trying-to-chillax-about-my-bromance-with-scrabble-and-5000-other-new-words/ Forbes].
 
** August 5, 2014: [[Chris Cree]] quoted in a [http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/05/us-usa-games-scrabble-idUSKBN0G51ML20140805 Reuters article] about the new words.
 
** August 5, 2014: 18-minute interview with Simi Sara on [http://www.cknw.com/the-simi-sara-show/ CKNW 980] with [[John Chew]] about the new words.
 
** August 5, 2014: [http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/scrabble-dictionary-5000-words-24846936 ABC News] talks about our new words.
 
** August 4, 2014: [[John Chew]] quoted briefly in the [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/selfie-frenemy-playable-scrabble-article-1.1891614 New York Daily News] on the new edition of [[OSPD]].
 
** August 4, 2014: [[Robin Pollock Daniel]] quoted in an [http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_26273635/scrabblers-rejoice-5-000-new-words-are-way AP story] about new words coming into [[OSPD]].
 
** August 4, 2014: [[Chris Cree]] and [[John Chew]] quoted by [http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/04/news/scrabble-dictionary/ CNN] ([http://mexico.cnn.com/entretenimiento/2014/08/05/diccionario-scrabble-suma-5000-palabras-incluyendo-selfie-y-hashtag Spanish translation]) on the new words.
 
* March 16, 2014: [[John Chew]] mentioned in the Wall Street Journal article “[http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304914204579392930054227164 This Scrabble-Playing Robot Is a Sore Loser]”
 
* [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown]]
 
** April 22, 2014: [[John Chew]] on [http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=328738 CTV National News] with members of the [http://torontoscrabbleclub.com Toronto SCRABBLE Club] talking about GEOCACHE.
 
** April 10, 2014: [[Stefan Fatsis]] quotes [[John Chew]] and [[Chris Cree]] at Slate in [http://www.slate.com/articles/life/gaming/2014/04/geocache_in_scrabble_the_word_that_won_hasbro_s_new_word_contest_is_useless.html The Word That Won Scrabble’s New-Word Contest Is Totally Useless in Scrabble]
 
** March 14, 2014: [[Stefan Fatsis]] writes on [http://www.slate.com/articles/life/gaming/2014/03/new_scrabble_word_should_it_be_bestie_ew_slumdog_inside_the_contest_to_add.single.html Slate.com] about the [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown]]
 
** March 14, 2014: [[John Chew]] on [http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=307524 CTV News Channel] talking about the [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown]]
 
** March 13, 2014: [[John Chew]] on NPR’s [http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/03/13/scrabble-new-dictionary Here and Now] to talk about the [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown]]
 
* [[2010 National SCRABBLE Championship]]
 
** [http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2010/08/06/1560104/top-scrabble-players-gather-for.html Bellingham Herald]
 
** [http://www.sacbee.com/2010/08/06/2942767/top-scrabble-players-gather-for.html Sacramento Bee]
 
** [http://topics.dallasnews.com/article/073m0ck0i8bkw?q=ESPN Dallas News]
 
** [http://www.dfw.com/2010/08/04/315091/ladies-and-gentlemen-of-the-board.html DFW.com]
 
** [http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-payne-national-scrabble-20100805,0,6621539.story Sun-Sentinel]
 
** [http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/aug/04/mount-pleasant-scrabble-ace-to-vie-for-3000/ Post and Courier]
 
** [http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/080710dnmetscrabble.26c27d4.html Dallas News]
 
 
 
== Older Press Releases ==
 
 
 
* [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 NSSC Hasbro Press Release‎]]
 
* [[Media:20100727-nsc.pdf|2010 NSC Master Press Release (revised)]]
 
* [[Media:20100714-nsc.pdf|2010 NSC Master Press Release (preliminary)]]
 
* [[Media:20100702-guzman.pdf|San Francisco Man's 771-Point SCRABBLE Game a New Official Record]]
 

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