Rich Moyer wins in Reno

As reported by Rick Wong:

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Rich Moyer

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

 

RedEye Plus PinkEye – We all survived

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.

If you want to put names to the faces of the winners below, go to the Redeye Results and the Pinkeye Results.

RedEye winners - Tim wears the crown for first in Division 1

RedEye winners – Tim wears the crown for first in Division 1

Pinkeye Division 1 winners

Pinkeye Division 1 winners

pinkeye div 2

Pinkeye Division 2 Winners

Pinkeye Division 3 winners

Pinkeye Division 3 winners

Our Director

Our Director (photo by Carl Voss)

pinkeye players

Intense! (photo by Carl Voss)

Pizza keeps us going

Pizza keeps us going

A new year in Monrovia

Division 1 pictures: Rachel Knapp (2nd), Judy Levitt (3rd), Gary Smart (HP), David Pearl (3rd) with Maddy Kamen, tournament organizer.

Division 1 pictures: Rachel Knapp (2nd), Judy Levitt (1st), Gary Smart (HP), David Pearl (3rd) with Maddy Kamen, tournament organizer.

Our first WGPO tournament of 2016 took place January 10 in Monrovia, California.

Maliha Mahmood and Zach Ansell (11 y.o.) - winners of the early entry drawing.

Maliha Mahmood and Zach Ansell (11 y.o.) – winners of the early entry drawing.