Grand Canyon – As Grand as Ever

From Larry Rand:

Barbara and Larry

Barbara and Larry

Grand Canyon 36 attracted 75 players, including two players from Israel, and one from Canada.  This was the largest group since 2002, 82 players, when Joel Sherman was the expert division winner. For the 36th anniversary, Nathan Benedict was the winner in Division A.  Nathan also won the 2003 event.

95% of all entry fees were returned as cash prizes.  In addition, $905 was donated by the players to WGPO ($490) and Word Cup 18 ($415).
The completed tournament results and prizes can be viewed at GCXXXVI results.
Division 1 Winners

Division 1 Winners

Division 2 winners

Division 2 winners

Division 3 Winners

Division 3 Winners

Division 4 Winners

Division 4 Winners

Mike Stevens donated a special board

We raffled a board made by Mike Stevens

Carolyn Easter (at right) won the afghan raffle

Carolyn Easter (at right) won the afghan raffle

Pictures of the event, the Grand Canyon and Sedona are available at vanrandtravel1.smugmug.com   Click on a picture to have a full screen view.  In the upper right hand menu, click on the arrow for a slideshow.