Madison, Wisconsin, Summer 2018

From Lynda Finn:

Congrats to Charles Reinke, the Gibsonized winner of the Madison Summer Tourney. Second place came down to the last game where Ian Weinstein and Thomas Reinke battled for the prize, with Ian emerging victoriously. Mary Aline Stevens won the performance prize. Division two was decided by the last game where David John Carlson needed to defeat Linda Stratton to catch her to finish on top. He did that just that, taking first place. Linda Stratton finished second, and Vicki Zimny third. Performance prizes went to James Nalepka and Diana Ittner.
Charles Reinke

Charles Reinke

Ian Weinstein

Ian Weinstein

Mary Stevens

Mary Stevens

David Carlson

David Carlson

Linda Stratton

Linda Stratton

Vicki Zimny

Vicki Zimny

Fun prizes were a mix of wonderful hand crafted items donated by Helen Flores and Mary Becker, and scrabble related goods donated by Lynda Finn. Fun prizes were as follows: Ian Weinstein, Division 1 high game; Jason Vaysberg, Division 1 high loss; Mary Stevens, Division 1, high play; Sam Smith, Division 1, most letters in June Second; Vicki Zimny, Division 2, high game; Diana Ostrander, Division 2, high loss; Patricia Yovonovitz, Division 2, most letters in June Second; Diana Ittner, Overall most letters in Word Cup Eight
Special thanks to Helen Flores and Mary Becker for donating the fun prizes. Special thanks to Jason Vaysberg for help with directing and Emily Jones for data entry and much additional assistance. The weather was wonderful, the hotel was luxurious, the company was outstanding and Middleton provided many wonderful nearby dining options.