Word Cup VIII in pictures

We all had a great time. Peggy Grant provided these photos:

We took a tour of Hollywood and environs.   Peggy and Sue Grant graciously accepted an Oscar.

We took a tour of Hollywood and environs.
Peggy and Sue Grant graciously accepted an Oscar.

It was HOT

It was HOT

After-hours fun.  Tiles double as poker chips.

After-hours fun. Tiles double as poker chips.

Mike Stevens and Gene Tyszka donated boards for a raffle.  Winners were Chani Katz, Julia Swaney, and David Baran.  Left to right:  Chani, Mike, Julia, Gene, David.

Mike Stevens and Gene Tyszka donated boards for a raffle. Winners were Chani Katz, Julia Swaney, and David Baran. Left to right: Chani, Mike, Julia, Gene, David. Not pictured: Via proxy Keith Hagel, Andrea Hatch won the afghan raffle.

 

Collins division winners flanked by directors Bennett Jacobstein and Dave Postal.  Steve Pellinen had high game, Mary Stevens had high loss, Rasheed Balogun won the cup, Gene Tyszka won best performance, Winter came in second.

Collins division winners flanked by directors Bennett Jacobstein and Dave Postal. Steve Pellinen had high game, Mary Stevens had high loss, Rasheed Balogun won the cup, Gene Tyszka won best performance, Winter came in second.

Naurlene Canterman won the Stu Goldman Geezer prize

Naurlene Canterman won the Stu Goldman Geezer prize

Division 3 winners with Bennett and Dave.   Tony Melucci won the cup, Betty Collins placed second, Whitney Gould was fifth, Aron Smith was fourth, Janice Konkol won the top performance prize, Deborah Baggett had second-best performance.  Not shown:  Leo McKenna finished third.

Division 3 winners with Bennett and Dave. Tony Melucci won the cup, Betty Collins placed second, Whitney Gould was fifth, Aron Smith was fourth, Janice Konkol won the top performance prize, Deborah Baggett had second-best performance. Not shown: Leo McKenna finished third.

Bennett and Dave with the Divsion 2 winners:  Jem Burch first, Cooper Komatsu second, Stefan Kac sixth, Naurlene Canterman third, Benjamin Ansell best performance, Cynthia Seales fourth, and Gary Smart fifth.  Not pictured:  Marilyn Pomeroy second-best performance.

Bennett and Dave with the Divsion 2 winners: Jem Burch first, Cooper Komatsu second, Stefan Kac sixth, Naurlene Canterman third, Benjamin Ansell best performance, Cynthia Seales fourth, and Gary Smart fifth. Not pictured: Marilyn Pomeroy second-best performance.

Gene Tyszka donated a board to the player with the greatest ratings gain.  Cooper Komatsu won it, gaining 160 ratings points.

Gene Tyszka donated a board to the player with the greatest ratings gain. Cooper Komatsu won it, gaining 160 ratings points.

Division 1 winners posed with Bennett and Dave.   Kevin Fraley won 23 games and the cup (was Gibsonized in the last round), Joe Gaspard was second, Jon Shreve third (and had high game with a 707), Yukiko Loritz had high loss, David Goldberg was fourth, Maddy Kamen sixth, James Davis won second-place performance prize, Keith Hagel had the best ratings performance, Ron Tiekert finished fifth.

Division 1 winners posed with Bennett and Dave. Kevin Fraley won 23 games and the cup (was Gibsonized in the last round), Joe Gaspard was second, Jon Shreve third (and had high game with a 707), Yukiko Loritz had high loss, David Goldberg was fourth, Maddy Kamen sixth, James Davis won second-place performance prize, Keith Hagel had the best ratings performance, Ron Tiekert finished fifth.