Maddy and Roy Kamen have invited us to join them March 12 and 13 for a tournament in Monrovia, California. Bennett Jacobstein will be directing. Details: Monrovia in March.
February 27 and 28 are the dates for Collins and TWL tournaments in Durham, directed by Winter. With an 8-game tournament on Saturday, followed by a 7-game one on Sunday, you can get in a full weekend of play. Go for it! Details: Durham in February.
Twenty-six players competed in the inaugural Laguna Woods, California, six-game tournament held January 16-17, 2016. Amnon Meyers finished first, with a 5-1, +1291 record. Yukiko Loritz was second with 5-1, +833, Roy Kamen was third at 5-1, +738. Details: SuperS.
As reported by Rick Wong:
Even though he was Gibsonized for the last round, Rich Moyer didn’t let up, plopping down TRICKLES for 221 points in the last game.
JD Rosensweig played a triple-triple PO(T)ATOES for 149 points and followed it with (P)ERVADES for 104 points, on the way to his highest game of the tournament, 409 points, AND he lost by 239 points. His opponent, Jack Norman, played QUIZZERS on his first play for 115 and continued with URANIDE, FEMALES, TWOTONE, and ALLEGING and with 648 points, the two players combined for a 1057-point game.
Rick Wong made two nine-letter words in the same game (HUM)ANIZER and REDREAM(ED).
Details: Reno Results
It was 10 below outdoors, but the Minnesotans thought the balmy 60+ in the playing room was cold. Coming from a warmer clime, I marveled at the construction that made it possible to have a 70-degree contrast between outdoors and in. Helen Flores did a brisk business in hand-made woolen mittens, contributing the proceeds to WGPO.
Stephanie Steele did her usual terrific job of organizing, directing, and making sure everyone had enough to eat and drink. It’s not easy to keep players on track to complete 32 games in two days.
Our first WGPO tournament of 2016 took place January 10 in Monrovia, California.