With Hasbro abandoning its support of club and tournament Scrabble in search of even bigger profits (shame on it!), the North American Scrabble Players Association is being formed to take over these areas from the National Scrabble Association, an entity controlled and funded by Hasbro.
The NASPA website is now online at www.scrabbleplayers.org
NASPA will be conducting the 2009 National Scrabble Championship at Dayton, Ohio, from August 1 to 5. Registration for the 2009 NSC is now open at this page on the NASPA website.
As close as Dayton is to Lexington, we should be sending a lot of folks to this year's Nationals. Last year six of us participated in the 2008 NSC at Orlando.
Mark your calendars, folks!