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We welcome inquiries from the '''media''' concerning our association, its [[clubs]] and [[tournaments]]
== Current Year ==
and its [[players]].
For further information, please contact [[NASPA]] copresidents
[[Chris Cree]] in Dallas, TX
[[John Chew]] in Toronto, ON.
== Recent Mention ==
* May 13, 2021: [https://bookriot.com/history-of-scrabble-dictionary/ Book Riot] provides an overview of Scrabble dictionaries - including the NASPA Word List.
* 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.
* May 6, 2021: [https://www.pressherald.com/2021/05/06/augusta-woman-fulfills-dream-of-appearing-on-jeopardy-and-wins-big-too/ The Portland Press Herald] interviews Maine player [[Jamie Logan]] about tournament Scrabble and her appearance on Jeopardy!
* 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.
* May 4, 2021: San Antonio (TX) player [[Ricky Rodriguez]] was featured on the [https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/san-antonio-proud-5th-grader-starts-petition-for-jackson-mohr-day local Fox News affiliate] for his petition to honor a young boy who died unexpectedly.
* Youth player Ricky Rodriguez is interviewed by local San Antonio (TX) media.
* April 26, 2021: [https://www.mymcmedia.org/maryland-sen-kagan-honored-for-advocacy-social-justice-work Montgomery County Media] reports on Maryland State Senator [[Cheryl Kagan]] being honored with the 2021 Hyman Bookbinder Award. Among those offering tributes was NASPA CEO [[ John Chew]] who recounted how Cheryl led us to Baltimore for the [[North American SCRABBLE Championship | NASC]].
** 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.
* April 20, 2021: [https://globalnews.ca/toronto/program/the-john-oakley-show The John Oakley Show] interviewed [[John Chew]] from 15:48 to 15:58 about Mattel’s plans to remove offensive slurs from the Collins lexicon.
** 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.
* April 18, 2021: [https://www.ocregister.com/2021/04/18/more-than-a-survivor-at-100-shes-still-making-art The Orange County Register] profiles NASPA Lifetime Member [[Desiree Engel]] who turned 100 the day after she competed in the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXZs_hE8MQM Tossup] spelling bee for competitive Scrabble players.  
** 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.
* April 14, 2021: [https://7news.com.au/entertainment/games/scrabble-bans-long-list-of-words-players-are-no-longer-allowed-to-use--c-2593627 7NEWS] in Australia covers the ongoing debate about the removal of offensive slurs and recaps [[John Chew]]'s interview with [https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/09/us/scrabble-slurs-ban-trnd/index.html CNN] last year.
** 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.
* April 12, 2021: [https://www.cc.com/video/09ontf/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-scrabble-players-want-slurs-banned-from-the-word-list The Daily Show with Trevor Noah] featured a segment where Dulce Sloan talked to [[Lisa Odom]] and [[Will Anderson]] about the decision to remove offensive slurs from the NASPA Word List.
* 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.
* March 17,2021: [https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/03/17/2194469/0/en/Having-words-with-friends-will-benefit-people-struggling-with-literacy.html Frontier College's annual Scrabble for Literacy fundraiser] will take place online on March 18 with the participation of NASPA members [[Jackson Smylie]], [[Joshua Sokol]], [[John Chew]], and [[Will Anderson]]. An edited version of the online event can be viewed on [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3J1_7vcpng&t=3402s YouTube].
* Business Insider reporter and NASPA member Mark Abadi offers SCRABBLE tips to readers:
* February 27, 2021: [http://media.wgvc.com/w/DC_Scrabble_Club_171 Washington NASPA Club #711] director [[Ted Gest]] writes a [https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/letters-to-the-editor/readers-critique-the-post-a-caveat-to-condolences/2021/02/26/55ec3e58-7849-11eb-948d-19472e683521_story.html Letter to the Editor] about a recent Washington Post essay on playing Scrabble with a robot.
** February 10, 2019: [https://www.businessinsider.com/scrabble-vs-words-with-friends-differences-2019-2 Play SCRABBLE rather than Words With Friends]
* January 6, 2021: [https://7news.com.au/business/aboriginal-activist-takes-on-scrabble-over-racist-slurs-in-popular-board-game-c-1904696 7News] mentions NASPA's decision to remove slurs in article on campaign to remove slurs in Australia.
** February 2, 2019: [https://www.businessinsider.com/scrabble-tips-biggest-mistakes-2019-2 Avoid these mistakes]
** January 27, 2019: [https://www.businessinsider.com/scrabble-strategy-tips-hotspots-2019-1 Look out for hotspots]
** December 29, 2018: [https://www.businessinsider.com/scrabble-improve-skills-anagrams-bingos-2018-12 Learn the 2-letter words]
== Older Mention ==
== Previous Years ==
* 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.
* [[2020 Press Archive]]
* 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.
* [[2019 Press Archive]]
* 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.
* [[2018 Press Archive]]
* 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.
* [[2017 Press Archive]]
* 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]].
* [[2016 Press Archive]]
* 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.
* [[2015 Press Archive]]
* Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary 6th Edition (OSPD6)
* [[2014 Press Archive]]
** 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]].
* [[2010 Press Archive]]
** 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].
* [[2009 Press Archive]]
** 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.
** 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.
** 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.
* 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.
* Nigerian asylum seeker Olakunle Azeez Omopariola joins Cote St Luc (QC) NASPA Club #83.
** September 11, 2018: [https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/nigerian-asylum-seeker-finding-solace-through-scrabble-1.4089963 CTV News]
**August 29, 2018: [https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/nigerian-scrabble-champion-seeks-asylum-in-montreal Montreal Gazette]
* 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.
* 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.
* 4th Niagara Falls International Open
** July 29, 2018: [https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news-story/8768788-niagara-to-host-international-scrabble-tourney/ The Niagara Falls Review]
* 2018 North American SCRABBLE Championship
** 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.
** 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.
** 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.
** August 10, 2018: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-scrabble-champions-spellbinding-comeback-1533898800 Wall Street Journal]
** August 10, 2018: [https://buffalonews.com/2018/08/10/wordsmiths-of-the-gaming-world-unite-in-buffalo/ Buffalo News]
** August 8, 2018: [http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2018/nsc/build/nasc-winner-release.pdf NASPA Press Release]
** 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]].
** 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]]
** 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]].
* 2017 NASC champion [[Will Anderson]] throws out first pitch as part of Jacksonville (FL) Jumbo Shrimp team's celebration of SCRABBLE's 70th anniversary.
** July 19, 2018: [https://www.milb.com/milb/news/jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-stage-a-scrabble-celebration/c-286300622 MiLB.com]
** July 19, 2018:  [https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/sports/back-to-the-minors-exploring-america-through-minor-league-baseball/77-575569218 First Coast News]
** July 11, 2018: [http://news.sportslogos.net/2018/07/11/jumbo-shrimp-target-world-record-on-words-with-fans-day/ SportsLogos.net]
** July 11, 2018: [http://arizonasports.com/story/1594715/double-a-baseball-team-wear-scrabble-inspired-jerseys/ Arizona Sports 98.7 FM]
** March 20, 2018: [https://frntofficesport.com/why-the-jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-are-celebrating-the-anniversary-of-a-board-game/ Front Office Sports]
* 2018 [[Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship]]
** 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
** 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]].
* 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].
* May 23, 2018: [https://www.ozy.com/provocateurs/could-he-be-the-youngest-scrabble-champ-ever/86265 OZY] profiles SCRABBLE Grandmaster [[Mack Meller]].
* 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 [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.
* 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.
* 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.
* Northampton (MA) NASPA Club #667 organized a charity tournament to benefit 3 local charities.
** 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.
** 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.
** February 7, 2018: [http://www.masslive.com/living/index.ssf/2018/02/northampton_scrabble_club_plans_charity_tournament.html MassLive] previews the event.
* 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.
** 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.
** January 12, 2018: NASPA co-president [[John Chew]] offers his account of [[CES 2018]].
** 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 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.
* 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]].
* 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.
* [[Marty Gabriel]] and Scott Garner set a Guiness record for the highest SCRABBLE score in 24 hours.
** 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.
** 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 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.
* 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 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]
* 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.
* 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]]
** 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]] 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: [[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://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]
* [[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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