Inaugural WGPO Word Cup 2011

The WGPO is proud to announce its inaugural championship, the WGPO Word Cup, which will be held July 1-6, 2011, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.  The tournaments are being organized by Jeff Widergren and the WGPO, and will be directed by Rick Wong and Larry Rand.  An 8 game Open Early Bird, “The Preamble,” will take place Friday, July 1st.  The Premier Event will feature three divisions, each playing 35 games, July 2nd-6th.

The Grand Sierra has attractive room rates for our group, starting at only $66/night. You must register with the group code (SCS11) or using the WGPO Reservation link to receive a $40 refund at registration.  Maximum two refunds per room.  A $25 refund will also be given to players who postmark their payment by Saturday, April 2nd.

The entry fee for the Preamble is $45.   The entry fee for all three divisions in the Premier Event is $140.  Unlimited play ups are permitted.  Your current recognized rating on 6/30/11 will be used for qualification into restricted divisions.  WGPO ratings take precedence.

Premier Event:

Red Division:  No rating restrictions
White Division:  1650 and below
Blue Division: 1200 and below

A flier and entry form are currently available at this link. A list of entrants, under “upcoming tournaments” is being maintained at the website for all events.  If you plan on attending, please reply to larryrand@cox.net and let me know if you plan to play in the “Preamble” and/or the Premier Event.

As everyone is paying the same Premier Event entry fee,  players WILL have the option of changing divisions anytime without penalty until 10PM, Friday, July, 1st.

The Reno 2011 Martin Luther King tournament, held in January, returned 117% of all entry fees to the players in rebates and prizes thanks to the Grand Sierra’s contribution to the prize fund.  The 2011 WGPO Word Cup will not disappoint you!  Come celebrate the Fourth of July weekend and the Red, White and Blue!

Please forward all questions to larryrand@cox.net

Rick Wong and Larry Rand
co-directors

Jeff Widergren and the WGPO
organizers