Twelve WGPO members showed up at my doorstep yesterday. What could I do but let them in? They left peacefully after 5 rounds. Dave Johnson won Division 1, with Rich Moyer second, Gunther Jacobi third. Joanna Manson won Division 2, followed by Alan Meyer and Scott Smith.
From Helen Flores:
In addition to Scrabble®, Word Cup 9 will include opportunities to shop in air-conditioned comfort. These and more beach/tote bags will be available for sale, with proceeds helping to defray expenses.
Raffle items in Coral Gables at Word Cup 9 will include this one-off-kind quilt. All cotton fabrics include recycled scraps from Hawaiian shirts, lightweight cotton batting, and tropical print batik fabric on the back.
Many other great items will be featured in our silent auction.
Twelve of us enjoyed a mostly-sunny day while playing our favorite game. Some of us even played outdoors on or near Scott’s newly-refinished deck. There was a nice array of food to keep us going. What could be better?
Photo by Scott Smith.
From Dave Postal:
Although June gloom has descended upon Southern California, the mood was anything but gloomy during Sunday’s Word Cup Warm Up tournament at the Long Beach Bridge Club. Thirty-nine competitors lined up in five divisions with Jem Burch, Brian Nelson, Leo McKenna, Paul Rickhoff and Maxine Marcus taking home the top prizes in Divisions A through E respectively.
It was especially spiriting to have five players under the age of sixteen competing in our tournament including first time tournament competitor Camden Sermona of San Diego, who walked away with “high word” in his division, tossing down WINTERS for 85 points. And although the match wasn’t captured on camera, the ten-year old Sermona, facing off against the 98 year old Desiree Engel was an epic battle of youth versus experience, with youth prevailing (this time) 342-317 for the youngsters’ very first tournament victory!
Paul Rickhoff once against assisted us as our co-director, and during the awards ceremony, Joanie Scafuto snapped some great pictures of the winners including:
From Jason Vaysberg: