Dear WGPO Members,
In light of Merriam-Webster’s most recent update to the OSPD in 2018, the WGPO BPR/EC has approved the use of the new word list for use in all WGPO tournaments effective February 1st. Many clubs will start using the new word list starting January 1st. There might yet be some minor corrections addressed in near future, however, we expect that the new word list is basically in its final form. This change does not affect any tournaments using the international Collins lexicon.
The Board of Player Representatives of WGPO
The Executive Committee of WGPO
Players in Englewood, New Jersey, and Lake Oswego, Oregon, celebrated with tournaments today. Tempe, Arizona, gets into the holiday spirit this weekend.
Division 2 second place finisher Kathy Sutrov next to winner Alan Meyer. She’s playing Betty Cornelison, who finished third.
In Lake Oswego, 12 of us participated in a 5-game tournament held at the local adult community center. We had two divisions of 6 players each. The number 4 seed won in each division. That was Alan Meyer in division 2. I was exceedingly lucky and won division 1, Gunther Jacobi was second, and our versatile director Rich Moyer was third.
Congratulations to Howard Baldwin, who in his first tournament earned a rating of 1107.
Alice Van Leunen and Gunther Jacobi.