The Official Scrabble Dictionary website makes a tribute to the North American Scrabble Players Association (NASPA).
Online PR News – 25-November-2010 – – Waterford, MI, USA - The Official Scrabble Dictionary website makes a tribute to the North American Scrabble Players Association (NASPA). To visit their new Dark Knight Kids Bikes page, visit http://www.OfficialScrabbleDictionary.com/p/north-american-scrabble-players.html.
The new page acknowledges the current group, NASPA, which is a community of tournament, club, and avid home players of the Scrabble board game. The group has many extremely talented and experiences Scrabble players, but they also usually are great about encouraging new people to visit and participate. Practice in the clubs allow people to play and improve their skill level. Most importantly, the players share a passion for playing Scrabble.
NASPA was formed in 2009 to coordinate competitive Scrabble tournaments and clubs in North America effective July 1, 2009. The National Scrabble Association (NSA) used to head these tournaments, but the NSA now focuses on finding new markets for the Scrabble game.
The group is best known amongst serious Scrabble players for housing the National Scrabble Championship, which gathers yearly. There are strict rules as to who is allowed to compete. The games are a one-on-one affair, and they are timed to keep the tournament play flowing.
Reports indicate that the NASPA has over 3,000 members, as of the end of October 2010, but, of course, there is only one (1) champion each year.
The Official Scrabble Dictionary was first published in 1978. This was a joint effort from each the NSA Dictionary Committee and Merriam-Webster. The OSPD (Official Scrabble Players Dictionary) was developed as the word authority for sanctioned club and tournament games.
This seems to constantly undergo revisions, and there have been several versions.
Even though it is called the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, there are not any countries that use it as its "official" dictionary. Many people consider the OSPD an ideal fit for school and family use.
You can buy an Official Scrabble Dictionary—standard or electronic—on the website. For more information about NASPA or how to buy a dictionary or even the actual game, you can visit the website at http://www.OfficialScrabbleDictionary.com. Check out the new page featuring the North America Scrabble Players Association (NASPA) group.