SCRABBLE in Canada
Officially sanctioned club play began in North America with the founding of the Toronto SCRABBLE® Club in 1975. There are two partner organizations that now govern SCRABBLE play in Canada and the United States. The National SCRABBLE Association (NSA) is in charge of recreational and school play, and organizes the annual National School SCRABBLE Championship, won in 2011 by a team from Toronto. The North American SCRABBLE Players Association (NASPA) is in charge of competitive club and tournament play, and organizes the annual National SCRABBLE Championship. NASPA certifies official club and tournament directors throughout Canada and the United States, and maintains a roster of hundreds of official clubs across the continent. Clubs vary in formality and level of play, but are all good training grounds for tournament players, as well as social venues for a more relaxed game.
Most SCRABBLE® tournaments are played according to NASPA tournament rules, using the Official Tournament and Club Word List, and 25-minute time controls. NASPA certifies a few tournaments each month across Canada, and maintains a calendar of upcoming tournaments. Tournaments can be local (restricted to members of a particular SCRABBLE club), open (organized by a SCRABBLE club but typically attracting players from within a radius of several hundred kilometres), or major (nationwide, Hasbro-sponsored, and often invitational).
The most recent major tournament was the 2008 Canadian SCRABBLE Championship. The next major tournament will be the 2011 Canadian SCRABBLE Championship. Please watch this web site for full championship web coverage.
For more general information about SCRABBLE in Canada, contact Canadian Championship Director John Chew at firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 876-7675. To find out more about clubs or tournaments near you, please contact your nearest club director. For information about a specific Canadian player, see our player database.
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