New Words – They love them in Wisconsin and Iowa

From Mike Johnson:

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Here we are playing at our home in Decorah

Thanks to everyone for making the New Words Tournaments this weekend such a great success.  Here are the results.

La Crosse:
Div A  1st: Joe Gaspard, 2nd: Jason Vaysberg, 1st Performance Prize: Lynda Finn, 2nd Performance Prize: Mike Johnson, Best Upset: Carol Dustin
Div B: 1st: Paul Kyllonen, 2nd: Carol Gibbs, Best Upset: Barbara Besadny
Also congrats to our new player Lynn Wolter who earned her first WGPO tournament win this weekend.
We were able to raise $100 for The Center: Seven Rivers LGBTQ Connection as part of our event. Thanks to Ron Malzer and the UU Fellowship for kindly hosting us on Saturday.
Decorah:  1st: Jason Vaysberg, 2nd: Mike Johnson, 1st Performance Prize: Barbara Besadny, 2nd Performance Prize: Carol Gibbs, Best Upset Prize: Brad Williams (Barbara did upset Jason in the #10 over #1 game)
It was wonderful having everyone over to our new home with the great snowy view.
Here is a list of some of the new words we played this weekend:
DA, GI, PO, TE          OOF, FOO, TIZ, OIK, VIN, VOG, OMA, YER, TUM, EEW, POH, CAL, CUZ, LOR, POS  JIRD, GRIZ, BISH, ZEDA, SOMA    JAKER, CUZES, ZEDAS, SIXER  LUVING      AERADIOS, RIOTINGS, ROAMINGS   SLANTIEST
Thanks to everyone who came, to those that donated special prizes (Mary Krizan and Lynda Finn) and especially to Jarret for all his help with lunch and logistics while we were playing! I will make sure to let everyone know when I plan another event.
Best,
Mike Johnson