We met at the local Adult Community Center this time for a quick five-game tournament. Gunther Jacobi was the Division 1 winner, Kathy Sutrov was second, Keith Valentine third, Joanne Manson took the honors in Division 2, with Elizabeth Wood capturing second place.
What could be a better summer experience than Wisconsin in July and Iowa in August? The sunshine, the lush fields, the cattle and hogs! And if you like water features, Madison, Wisconsin, has those lovely lakes and Decorah, Iowa, has the Upper Iowa River, Best of all, there are tournaments promising friendly rivalry across the board.
The Madison tournament is July 10 thru 12. Here are the details.
Decorah is hosting us August 14 thru 16. See here.
Super Scrabble®, manufactured by Winning Moves Games, is a big hit in Tustin, California. The game is played with 200 tiles on a 21 by 21 grid. There are premium squares aplenty, and 800+ scores in a two-person game are not uncommon.
Maliha Mahmood, author of Word Judge, directs the Tustin club and welcomes visitors. For more information, visit her web site, https://superscrabble.wordpress.com/.
Little did Nancee Mancel know when she agreed to direct last weekend’s tournament in Alburquerque that she’d be the first to submit results using the new WGPO rating system. This presented some unexpected challenges, but with help from Marc Levesque and Larry Rand, she was successful at getting the tournament rated in a timely fashion. The system worked as expected, and Marc and Larry, as well as Nancee, learned a few things in the process.
It appears that I”ll be the next to submit results here (for the May 16 Lake Oswego, Oregon, tournament). I especially appreciate the pioneering effort. Thank you, Nancee, Marc, and Larry.
By the way, in the tournament Wally Schultz was first with 11 wins, Keith Hagel second with 10, and Nancee came in third. See complete results under “Past Tournaments”.
Since early March, Marc Levesque has been designing this new system in conjunction with Dominick Mancine, ratings chairman; Henry Yeung, technology chairman; Dave Wood, tournament director; and Winter, a member of the ratings committee. Ruth Hamilton, a member of the Board of Player Representatives, and I have been a part of the process and provided feedback as the program was being developed and tested. A new member of the ratings committee, Mike Johnson, provided additional feedback during the testing period.