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| class="left"|<h3>2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship</h3>August 1-5, 2020, Baltimore, MD<br><br>
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Congratulations to Austin Shin, winner of the '''NASPA Tournament of Champions presented by Scrabble&reg; GO'''.
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[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH44AjFtBIqRRLv-Yr6jRBg WATCH]
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Registration is now open for the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship (NASC)!
 
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[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/reglist.pl?event=NSC2020 SEE WHO'S COMING]
 
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| class="left"|<h3>2016 North American School SCRABBLE Championship</h3>April 9–10, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA.<br><br>
 
| class="left"|<h3>2016 North American School SCRABBLE Championship</h3>April 9–10, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA.<br><br>
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[[File:NASPA_Open.jpg|176px|link=COVID-19]]
 
<h3>COVID-19</h3>
 
<h3>COVID-19</h3>
[[COVID-19 | NASPA Club and tournament activity is suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. ]]
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[[COVID-19 | NASPA will end the COVID-19 moratorium and resume normal operations on September 1, 2021. ]]
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[[File:COVID_Shot.jpg|176px|link=Vaccinated Play]]
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[[Vaccinated Play | As of June 21st, fully vaccinated players can participate in sanctioned tournaments and club sessions. ]]
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[[File:NWL_Books.png|176px|link=https://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/shop.pl]]
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<h3>NWL2020 Book</h3>
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[https://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/shop.pl The NASPA Word List is available to order from the NASPA Store.]
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[[File:NASPA_News.jpg|176px|link=COVID-19]]
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<h3>NASPA News</h3>
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<h3>2021 NASC</h3>
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[[2021_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship|The 2021 North American SCRABBLE Championship is canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.]]
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[[IContact | NASPA sends out a weekly newsletter with the latest info on tournament and club play.]]
 
 
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<h3>Advisory Board Elections</h3>
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<h3>NASPA Community Values</h3>
[[2020_Advisory_Board_Elections|Nominations for the 2020 Advisory Board Elections are open from May 1 to May 31.]]
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[[Community Values | NASPA CEO John Chew issues a statement on important community values and discusses the issue of removing slurs from the NASPA Word List.]]  
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[[IContact | NASPA sends out a weekly newsletter with the latest info on tournament and club play.]]
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[[File:SCRABBLE Tile.png|176px|link=http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=10116&m=288131&t=650b9db00f5228ee57432048f1967e4ef1b454e708354ae751c2b95d07c97caf]]
 
<h3>SCRABBLE GO</h3>
 
<h3>SCRABBLE GO</h3>
[http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=10116&m=288131&t=650b9db00f5228ee57432048f1967e4ef1b454e708354ae751c2b95d07c97caf The NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018) is now available in SCRABBLE GO, the new SCRABBLE mobile game.]
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[http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=10116&m=288131&t=650b9db00f5228ee57432048f1967e4ef1b454e708354ae751c2b95d07c97caf The NASPA Word List 2020 (NWL2020) is now available in Scrabble GO, the new Scrabble mobile game.]
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<h3>NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.1</h3>
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<h3>NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.4</h3>
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/Zyzzyva NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.1 is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.]
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[[NASPA_Zyzzyva:_The_Last_Word_in_Word_Study | NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.4 is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.]]
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<h3>NWL2018 Apps</h3>
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[[Software | Check out the apps and software licensed to include the NASPA Word List (2018 Edition).]]
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[[Software | Check out the apps and software licensed to include the NASPA Word List.]]
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[[File:Trophy-award-icon.jpg|176px|link=Awards]]
 
<h3>Awards</h3>
 
[[Awards | NASPA recognizes player achievements with awards, including Person of the Year and Player Titles. Updated!]]
 
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[[File:Wotd.gif|176px|link=http://scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/wotd.pl]]
 
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[[File:Saam logo-tealribbon.jpg|176px|link=Community Advocate]]
 
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<h3>NASPA Community Advocate</h3>
 
<h3>NASPA Community Advocate</h3>
[[Community Advocate | The Community Advocate looks into cases of sexual harassment within the organization.]]
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[[Community Advocate | The Community Advocate looks into cases of harassment within the organization.]]
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[[File:Suggestion.png|126px|link=https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CvfjnaoSFnJmT3p9AzEoesV9YyicDqXJSarQzN4cyNk]]
 
[[File:Suggestion.png|126px|link=https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CvfjnaoSFnJmT3p9AzEoesV9YyicDqXJSarQzN4cyNk]]
 
<h3>NASPA Suggestion Box</h3>
 
<h3>NASPA Suggestion Box</h3>
[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CvfjnaoSFnJmT3p9AzEoesV9YyicDqXJSarQzN4cyNk Send us your suggestions for tournament and club SCRABBLE.]
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[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CvfjnaoSFnJmT3p9AzEoesV9YyicDqXJSarQzN4cyNk Send us your suggestions for tournament and club Scrabble.]
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[[Awards | NASPA recognizes player achievements with awards, including Person of the Year and Player Titles. Updated Player Titles!]]
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[[NASPA Youth SCRABBLE | The NASPA Youth Scrabble program promotes and recognizes youth Scrabble talent. ]]
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<h3 class="date">July 22, 2021</h3> NASPA CEO [[John Chew]] announced a [http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=10116&m=302035&t=650b9db00f5228ee57432048f1967e4ef1b454e708354ae751c2b95d07c97caf change] in NASPA's relationship with Hasbro as of August 1, 2021.
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<h3 class="date">July 1, 2021</h3> NASPA will end the [[COVID-19 | COVID-19 moratorium]] and resume normal operations on September 1, 2021.
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<h3 class="date">July 1, 2021</h3> The NASPA [[Executive Committee]] announced a [http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=10116&m=301502&t=650b9db00f5228ee57432048f1967e4ef1b454e708354ae751c2b95d07c97caf restructuring of the NASPA management team].
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<h3 class="date">June 17, 2021</h3> As of June 21st, 2021, we are removing the cap on the number of [[Vaccinated Play |fully vaccinated players]] who can participate in sanctioned tournaments and club sessions.
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<h3 class="date">May 20, 2021</h3> As of June 1st, 2021, small groups of [[Vaccinated Play |fully vaccinated players]] can participate in sanctioned tournaments and club sessions.
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<h3 class="date">April 28, 2021</h3> Members voted to postpone [[2021 Advisory Board Elections |Advisory Board elections]] for a year. Terms of current members will be extended for a year.
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<h3 class="date">March 18, 2021</h3> The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] has asked members to [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/vote.pl vote] on whether [[2021 Advisory Board Elections |elections]] should be held as scheduled or postponed for a year.
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<h3 class="date">March 18, 2021</h3> Printed versions of the [[NWL2020 | NASPA Word List 2020]] and [[NSWL2020 | NASPA School Word List 2020]] are now available to order from the [https://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/shop.pl NASPA Store].
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<h3 class="date">March 4, 2021</h3> The [[2021_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship|2021 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] is canceled because of ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.
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<h3 class="date">November 27, 2020</h3> [[NASPA_Zyzzyva:_The_Last_Word_in_Word_Study | NASPA Zyzzyva 3.2.4]] is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. It includes [[NWL2020]] and [[NSWL2020]].
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<h3 class="date">October 15, 2020</h3> The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] decided that the NASPA Word List 2020 Edition ([[NWL2020]]) and the NASPA School Word List 2020 Edition ([[NSWL2020]])will take effect at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on January 6, 2021.
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<h3 class="date">August 30, 2020</h3> Congratulations to [[Austin Shin]], winner of the [[NASPA Tournament of Champions]] presented by Scrabble® GO.
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<h3 class="date">August 6, 2020</h3> The [[NASPA Tournament of Champions]] presented by Scrabble® GO will be held August 24 to 30, 2020, as a virtual online tournament.
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<h3 class="date">July 27, 2020</h3> The NASPA [[IDEA Committee]] met for the first time. This committee has been formed to address issues of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility within our community.
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<h3 class="date">July 8, 2020</h3> NASPA CEO [[John Chew]] issues a [[Community Values | statement]] on removing slurs from the [[NASPA Word List]].
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<h3 class="date">July 2, 2020</h3> Results for the [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] are available.
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NASPA released updated [[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for members and directors]].
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<h3 class="date">June 20, 2020</h3> NASPA CEO [[John Chew]] issues a [[Community Values | statement]] on important community values and discusses the issue of removing slurs from the [[NASPA Word List]].
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<h3 class="date">June 1, 2020</h3> Elections for the [[2020 Advisory Board Elections |Advisory Board]] run from June 1 to June 30.
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<h3 class="date">May 28, 2020</h3>The [[2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] has been been canceled because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
 
<h3 class="date">May 14, 2020</h3>The [[NWL2018 |NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018)]] is now available in [https://www.facebook.com/ScrabbleGO SCRABBLE GO], the new SCRABBLE mobile game.
 
<h3 class="date">May 14, 2020</h3>The [[NWL2018 |NASPA Word List 2018 (NWL2018)]] is now available in [https://www.facebook.com/ScrabbleGO SCRABBLE GO], the new SCRABBLE mobile game.
 
<h3 class="date">April 30, 2020</h3>Nominations for the [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] will be open from May 1 to May 31, 2020.
 
<h3 class="date">April 30, 2020</h3>Nominations for the [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] will be open from May 1 to May 31, 2020.
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<h3 class="date">July 24, 2019</h3>
 
[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2019/nasc/build Congratulations to 2019 North American SCRABBLE Champion Alec Sjoholm!]
 
[http://event.scrabbleplayers.org/2019/nasc/build Congratulations to 2019 North American SCRABBLE Champion Alec Sjoholm!]
 
 
 
 
 
 
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NASPA Tournament of Champions

August 24-30, 2020,

Congratulations to Austin Shin, winner of the NASPA Tournament of Champions presented by Scrabble® GO.

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Top News

July 22, 2021

NASPA CEO John Chew announced a change in NASPA's relationship with Hasbro as of August 1, 2021.

July 1, 2021

NASPA will end the COVID-19 moratorium and resume normal operations on September 1, 2021.

July 1, 2021

The NASPA Executive Committee announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team.

June 17, 2021

As of June 21st, 2021, we are removing the cap on the number of fully vaccinated players who can participate in sanctioned tournaments and club sessions.

May 20, 2021

As of June 1st, 2021, small groups of fully vaccinated players can participate in sanctioned tournaments and club sessions.

April 28, 2021

Members voted to postpone Advisory Board elections for a year. Terms of current members will be extended for a year.