The third annual Baseball/WGPO road trip has just concluded. We lucked out with the weather this year – viewing four games in a gorgeous Kentucky/Indiana/Ohio Springtime. Unfortunately, only one of the home teams won.
Between games, we played an 18-round tournament and enjoyed a visit to the Buffalo Trace Distillery, a drive along the Old Frankfort Pike Scenic Highway, a geocaching adventure, and a tour of the Louisville Slugger factory and museum. Kudos to Bennett Jacobstein for organizing another great experience. Tournament results: 3rd Baseball
Pictures from Peggy Grant.
This month, we went back to Lake Oswego for a 5-game tournament. It was a sunshiny day and we were in a room with windows overlooking a garden, so we got to enjoy it while playing. The winners are pictured here. Gunther Jacobi finished 5-0, +673. P. K. Gott and Mitch Bayersdorfer went 4-1, but P. K. bested Mitch on spread – 466 vs 453. Rich Moyer was our director and finished in 4th place. Photo by Scott Smith.
The updated international wordlist (aka Collins™ or CSW19) is now available, and we at WPGO are excited to start using the newly added words like EW, OK, and ZE. To match other organizations around the globe, WGPO will start using CSW19 at all WGPO tournaments and clubs using the international lexicon effective July 1st, 2019. This means that CSW19 will be used for the Collins™ division at Word Cup 2019 in Coral Gables, FL. Of course, this update will have no effect for the majority of our players that solely use the North American lexicon (TWL).
Freely downloadable copies of programs using CSW19, including Collins Zyzzyva, are available at
Happy studying to all, and see you with the new words in Coral Gables!
*Collins™ and its wordlists are owned by HarperCollins.
Some of us came from Maine and Oregon, but most drove to Durango from homes in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado. It was a beautiful Spring weekend, and what better way to celebrate than with a tournament atop a pseudo-mesa with a playing room open to the view. I hope Mike Johnson’s Iowa tournament was equally celebratory. Maybe he’ll share with us.
Photos from Zana Anderson and Gary Smart. Thanks to both. And a big thank you to Ann McCarthy for organizing and directing. Superbly done!
Detailed results at: Durango19
What could be better than visiting seven countries in 15 days and not having to do any driving, or making your bed! Barbara and I led a group of 30 on the Celebrity Constellation. On the six days we were at sea, twenty players competed in our 24 game Scrabble tournament. [Roy Kamen won 20 games in Division 1, while Betty Schulman and Barbara Van Alen topped Division 2 with 18 games, Betty edging Barbara on spread. Results at BestofIndia.]