Miami to Lisbon – Rough seas, but successful tournament

From Maureen Morris:

Wind up dinner and awards night

Wind up dinner and awards night

The crossing from Miami was a little rocky at times and because of the weather we bypassed the Azores and instead spent a fabulous day in Madeira . The weather took its toll on Cheryl one day where she had to forfeit 3 games in favour of her bed.
I think the biggest toll was taken in the restaurants and buffet though, truth be told.

Tournament results:  Lisbon results

White Night bbq with dining and dancing poolside

White Night bbq with dining and dancing poolside

Maureen and Lilia golfing in Lisbon

Maureen and Lilia golfing in Lisbon

Private champagne cocktail party hosted by the hotel director Phillip and cruise director Tony .

Private champagne cocktail party hosted by the hotel director Phillip and cruise director Tony .

Sintra Castle

Sintra Castle

Word Cup is coming – be ready

These socks, when completed, will be in the silent auction

These socks, when completed, will be in the silent auction

Word Cup 8 is scheduled for July 7-11, 2018, at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, California.

The fundraising committee has ambitious plans for a silent auction.  You can help now by pledging to donate an item.  See details here:  word-cup-2018/request-for-donations.  And be prepared to browse through some interesting and unique items at the tournament.

 

Baseball/Games

Bennett Jacobstein organized and conducted a memorable road trip.  We visited four ballparks, toured Amish country, enhanced friendships, and played a 17-round tournament.

Here are some pictures from Peggy Grant:

Note the appropriate 9-letter word

Note the appropriate 9-letter word

At Camden Yards, home of the Orioles

At Camden Yards, home of the Orioles

Tournament results at Baseball 2

Julia and Peggy in Amish country

Julia and Peggy in Amish country

In Amish country

In Amish country

Long Beach

From Dave Postal:

We had 48 players, ice cream and cookies, a 203 point play (Ken Louie playing JUNIPERS)….No ties in the first 3 rounds and then 3 ties in round 4, a first time winner (Maxine Marcus) and a whole lot of fun.

Division A Winners

Division A Winners

Division B winners

Division B winners

Division C winners

Division C winners

Division D winners

Division D winners

Division E winners

Division E winners

Division F winners

Division F winners

We have a winner!

word cup 8 logo black winner

From Dave Postal:

The winner of the Word Cup 8 T-shirt design contest is Deborah Komatsu from Los Angeles, California.

Here’s the design…she won a free entry to the tournament (courtesy of Dave Postal and Yuki Loritz).

 

T-shirts will be included in your entry fee!

Cruisers to Cuba

Larry Rand, Phyllis Gelb, Sarah King, Dave Engelhardt, Zarrine Banerji, Linda Oliva, Linda Wancel and Fran Reich.

Larry Rand, Phyllis Gelb, Sarah King, Dave Engelhardt, Zarrine Banerji, Linda Oliva, Linda Wancel and Fran Reich.

This intrepid group played 16 games while cruising the Caribbean.  Tournament results: Cuba results.

But it wasn’t all games.  Photos from vanrandtravel1.smugmug.com

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Our players find letters everywhere

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Our players get high