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We welcome inquiries from the '''media''' concerning our association, its [[clubs]] and [[tournaments]]
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== Recent Mention ==
and its [[players]].  
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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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** 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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== Older Mention ==
[[Chris Cree]] in Dallas, TX
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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!
[[John Chew]] in Toronto, ON.
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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
== Recent Mention ==
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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.
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* December 11, 2019: [https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/winnipeg-scrabble-club-a-community-of-competitive-word-lovers-seeking-their-next-highest-score-1.4725115 CTV News] visits Winnipeg (MB) NASPA Club #498.
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* Ricky Rodriguez attended the WESPA Youth Cup.
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** November 28, 2019: The [https://www.expressnews.com/news/education/amp/San-Antonio-boy-10-to-compete-in-Scrabble-world-14867781.php?fbclid=IwAR1sn-4aYr5u7CO_c6UMVv9u2XuUWwGzFzXcF2ccDJgGneK-jZDxqGS9y74 San Antonio Express-News] profiles Ricky Rodriguez before the WESPA Youth Cup.
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** December 2, 2019: San Antonio Express-News published a [https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/V-I-C-T-O-R-Y-seven-times-for-young-San-Antonio-14874426.php follow-up article] after the tournament.
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** December 31, 2019: [https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2019/12/31/whats-up-south-texas-boy-on-autism-spectrum-dominates-the-game-of-scrabble/ KSAT] profiles Ricky.
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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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* 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).
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* 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]].
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* 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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* April 12, 2018: [http://www.rhodes.edu/stories/can-scrabble-help-teach-writing-one-rhodes-professor-thinks-so Rhodes College] professor (and SCRABBLE Expert) Scott Garner works SCRABBLE into the curriculum.
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* February 17, 2018: [http://shep.ca/waffles/audio/Josh-and-Shan-Interview.mp3 CFRC-FM] interviews [[Shan Abbasi]] and [[Josh Greenway]] about the Kingston (ON) Open.
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* Northampton (MA) NASPA Club #667 organized a charity tournament to benefit 3 local charities.
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** February 19, 2018: The [http://www.gazettenet.com/Editorial-Monday-mix-on-dyslexia-podcast-Scrabble-for-charity-Jewish-Book-Award-15596411 Daily Hampshire Gazette] commends the club for its efforts.
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** February 11, 2018: The [http://www.gazettenet.com/Charity-Scrabble-event-benefits-three-local-charities-15469507 Daily Hampshire Gazette] reports that over 50 people attended the event, which raised over $1700.
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** February 7, 2018: [http://www.masslive.com/living/index.ssf/2018/02/northampton_scrabble_club_plans_charity_tournament.html MassLive] previews the event.
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* January 14, 2018: The [http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article194659899.html Herald-Sun] covers the 8th annual SCRABBLE tournament to benefit the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center took place this weekend in Durham (NC).
 
* [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] winner [[Will Anderson]] played SCRABBLE with ITRI's IVS robot at CES 2018 on January 9, 2018.
 
* [[2017 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] winner [[Will Anderson]] played SCRABBLE with ITRI's IVS robot at CES 2018 on January 9, 2018.
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** April 7, 2018: Paul Gallen of [https://www.thetimes.co.uk/ The Times]  analyzes Will's games with the robot in his weekly SCRABBLE column.
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** January 12, 2018: NASPA co-president [[John Chew]] offers his account of [[CES 2018]].
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** January 12, 2018: [http://www.wdtv.com/content/news/Robots-walking-talking-and-barking-at-CES-469038173.html WDTV] covers the robots at CES 2018 with a quote from Will.
 
** 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.
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* 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]].
 
* December 6, 2017: [http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/December-2017/Wordplay/ Honolulu Magazine] profiles NASPA's recreational club organized by Darren Seu and Claire Dunham.  
 
* December 6, 2017: [http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/December-2017/Wordplay/ Honolulu Magazine] profiles NASPA's recreational club organized by Darren Seu and Claire Dunham.  
* November 27, 2017: [http://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/46310-pequot-library-has-scored-a-specialist-for-its-new-scrabble-sessions Fairfield's Hamlet Hub] reports that Dustin Brown will be coaching the Pequot (CT) Library's SCRABBLE Club for children.
 
 
* [[Marty Gabriel]] and Scott Garner set a Guiness record for the highest SCRABBLE score in 24 hours.
 
* [[Marty Gabriel]] and Scott Garner set a Guiness record for the highest SCRABBLE score in 24 hours.
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** January 15, 2018: The [http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/charleston-scrabble-enthusiasts-spell-way-to-a-guinness-world-record/917393513 Illinois Home Page] interviews Marty and Scott about their achievement.
 
** January 8, 2018: The [http://www.purplepawn.com/2018/01/scoreboard-51/ Purple Pawn] includes the record in its list of monthly gaming news.
 
** January 8, 2018: The [http://www.purplepawn.com/2018/01/scoreboard-51/ Purple Pawn] includes the record in its list of monthly gaming news.
 
** 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 achievement.
 
** 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 achievement.
 
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* November 27, 2017: [http://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/46310-pequot-library-has-scored-a-specialist-for-its-new-scrabble-sessions Fairfield's Hamlet Hub] reports that Dustin Brown will be coaching the Pequot (CT) Library's SCRABBLE Club for children.
== Older Mention ==
 
 
* November 17, 2017: The [http://www.vnews.com/Vermont-Scrabble-Catamount-Cup-tournament-at-Norwich-Public-Library-13733092 Valley News] covers the annual Catamount Cup where players from Northern Vermont face off against a team from Southern Vermont.
 
* November 17, 2017: The [http://www.vnews.com/Vermont-Scrabble-Catamount-Cup-tournament-at-Norwich-Public-Library-13733092 Valley News] covers the annual Catamount Cup where players from Northern Vermont face off against a team from Southern Vermont.
 
* November 16, 2017: The [http://video.newyorker.com/watch/professional-scrabble-champions-replay-their-greatest-moves New Yorker] 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.
 
* November 16, 2017: The [http://video.newyorker.com/watch/professional-scrabble-champions-replay-their-greatest-moves New Yorker] 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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* 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.
 
* 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 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.
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* June 9, 2016: [[John Chew]] interviewed in the Moncton Times & Transcript in an article by James Foster entitled “Shediac stakes its claim as Canada’s Scrabble capital” about the history of the Scrabble game and the first tournament to be held in Atlantic Canada in the fall.
 
* 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 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.
 
* June 2, 2016: [http://omahamagazine.com/2016/06/thats-a-word-bingo/ Omaha Magazine] coverage of Omaha NASPA Club #582.
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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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** 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].
 
** 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]]
 
* 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].
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** August 27, 2014: [[Robin Pollock Daniel]] quoted 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: [[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: [[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]
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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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