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** Overseeing the mentor/apprentice system when it is implemented
** Overseeing the mentor/apprentice system when it is implemented
== Sanctioning Tournaments ==
NASPA maintains its [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/tourneys/calendar.html calendar] of
sanctioned tournaments as an information resource for its members.  Registered directors
may apply to the Committee to add fully rated tournaments to the calendar, provided the following conditions
are met:
* the director’s membership expires after the end of the planned event
* For a multi-day event, no other events are already sanctioned within two weekends and 200 miles of the planned event. For a one-day event, no other one-day events are already sanctioned on the same day within 200 miles of the planned event, and no other multi-day events are already sanctioned on the same weekend within 200 miles of the planned event.
* the application is submitted eight weeks before the planned event
Furthermore, unless there are exceptional circumstances and permission is obtained in advance,
an event cannot be rated unless:
* each division has at least four players
* each division has at least two rated players
Local Club Tournaments (LCT), which are 1/3-rated, do not require advance sanctioning and are not listed in the calendar.  LCT's have the same Player Participation fee as sanctioned Open Rated Tournaments.
== Tools ==
== Tools ==

Revision as of 15:22, 18 June 2009

The Tournament Committee is a NASPA committee established to supervise sanctioned North American SCRABBLE tournaments.

To contact the Tournament Committee send an email to naspa-tourney@yahoogroups.com.

Current Members

It currently consists of the following:

New members are welcome.


The committee has the following items on its agenda:

  • Decide on a certification process for tournament directors in coordination with a similar process for club directors being developed by the Club Committee
  • Debate whether certification can be suspended for directors who take longer than a week to submit ratings data
  • Liaise with the WESPA Tournament Committee
  • Review the existing criteria for sanctioning tournaments, consider in particular whether there should be limits on the number of events a director can list or how far in advance an event may be listed; prepare options for the Advisory Board to choose from
  • On an ongoing basis, supervise tournament directors, including
    • Maintaining the tournament calendar
    • Receiving and processing incident reports, passing them up to the Advisory Board as necessary
    • Making sure that tournament directors receive the news and information they need to perform their function
    • Overseeing the mentor/apprentice system when it is implemented


The committee has access to the following web tools: