Author: Mike Johnson

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…

Word Cup Cancelled for July 2020

Dear Friends, With sadness, the WGPO Executive Committee and Board of Player Representatives have voted to cancel this year’s Word Cup event in Naperville, IL due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our intention is to reschedule in Naperville, IL for Summer…

Word Cup – 2020: COVID-19 Update

Dear Friends, The organizers of Word Cup want you to know we are continuing to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19. Your safety and welfare are our top concerns. Working with the elected leadership of WGPO, we expect to have a…

WGPO Club Suspensions for Covid-19

Dear WGPO Directors and Players, To help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many local clubs have decided to cancel upcoming meetings. These actions are part of a nationwide effort to “flatten the curve” and save lives. The Executive…