Author: Mike Johnson

Word Cup 10 New Dates: Main Event July 9-13, 2022

Due to the continued uncertainty regarding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Directors of Word Cup 10 and the WGPO Executive Committee have decided to once again postpone Word Cup until next year. The new dates for the Word Cup Main…

WGPO Election Results – 2020

The 2020 WGPO General Election and Referendum has concluded, and here are the results. Congratulations to Keith Hagel for being elected to the Executive Committee, and to Kirsten Gwilliam and Susi Tiekert for being elected to the Board of Player…

From the Executive Committee

We want to personally thank the Elections Committee for their dedicated work in running this election, and our general membership for voting in this important referendum and leadership election. The choice of word list is a fundamental part of our…

WGPO Election 2020

It is time for our annual election. Your vote matters. This year there is a referendum concerning the creation of an independent WGPO lexicon, as well as elections for an Executive Committee seat and 3 candidates for the two open…

Seeking Nominations

Greetings WGPO members, Nominations for the WGPO Executive Committee and Board of Player Representatives are now open. There is 1 seat open on the Executive Committee and 2 seats open on the Board of Player Representatives. Each leadership position has…

WGPO Lexicon Survey and December Referendum

WGPO Lexicon Survey Results In July 2020, WGPO sent out a survey to its membership to ask for their opinions on whether words deemed slurs and/or offensive should be removed from the lexicon. The purpose of the survey was to…

WGPO Survey on Tournament Wordlist

WGPO has created a short survey to solicit member feedback regarding whether WGPO should remove certain slurs from their wordlist. This survey will be open until August 14th, and will be used to narrow down options leading to a binding…

Tournament Word List

The WGPO Board of Player Representatives (BPR) and Executive Committee (EC) met this afternoon to discuss the recent decision by NASPA and Hasbro to remove slurs from their North American tournament wordlist. Here is a short summary of our discussion.…

Solidarity Statement – Black Lives Matter

Dear WGPO Members, Black Lives Matter! This phrase calls on our communities to acknowledge the reality of pervasive structural and individual racism and to combat it in all its forms. These turbulent times demand that we reflect on our biases,…

Word Cup 10 Rescheduled – August 7-11, 2021

We are excited to announce the rescheduled dates for Word Cup 10 in Naperville, IL for August 7-11th, 2021! We will be updating our flyer in the coming days, but you can expect most of the details to remain the…