Author: Ruth Hamilton

St. Patrick’s Day is Greeneye Day

36 of us spent the weekend in Bloomington, Minnesota, competing in a 23-game tournament.  Outside, there was still considerable evidence of a major snowstorm, but inside it was green all over.  Director Mike Johnson did a superb job of setting…

Another Sunny Day in Fort Lauderdale

From Maddy Kamen: A fun time was had by 18 scrabblers at the Ft Lauderdale tournament on March 2, 2019. Seventh seed Larry Gradus gained 115 rating points with his first place 6-1 record for division one. Coming in second…

Meeting Minutes: February 17, 2019

The Word Game Players’ Organization boards met Sunday, February 17, at 1 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn in Tempe, Arizona. Present: Executive Committee – Deborah Baggett, Mike Johnson, Steve Pellinen Board of Player Representatives – Laurie Cohen, Helen Flores, Bennett…

Thirty-five Years in Phoenix

Barbara Van Alen, Larry Rand, and the Phoenix club hosted their 35th annual tournament.  Held over Presidents’ weekend, it was the usual gathering of old friends and some new ones.  We remembered two of our recently-deceased;  Joan Mocine and Jim…

It’s February – We have new words

Our Lake Oswego group was honored to be the first to try out the new word list in tournament play.  It was a calm beginning, with an occasional EW,  Scott Smith hosted us and shared the performance prize with Joanne…

Cruising on the Caribbean

In a recent post, Larry Rand said, “we welcomed in the 2019 New Year with a seven night sailing on Celebrity’s newest ship, Edge.  Technologically, it is the best cruise ship in the world.  You may wish to google it…

Joan Mocine Memorial

From Joan’s sister Mary via Mike Baron: From: Mary Mocine <mmocine@sbcglobal.net>Dear friends and family,Joan’s Memorial will be on Sunday afternoon, February 24 at 3:30 p.m. at her apartment, 488 Merritt Avenue in Oakland. If you know of folks who would like to come, please go…

Jim Fischer

From Mike Stevens: I’m saddened to report the passing of my long time friend, Jim Fischer, from Parkinson’s disease, on January 19, 2019.  Jim was the co-founder, along with Mike Howlett, of the Utah Scrabble® Club in 1982. The club is…

Long Beach 2019

From Dave Postal: With co-director Paul Rickhoff, twenty four Scrabblers forewent New Orleans, the Rams football playoff game, local illness and seasonably cool weather to play in our first Long Beach tournament of 2019.  The winners of div A were…

Joan Mocine

From: Mary Mocine <mmocine@sbcglobal.net> Subject: My sister Joan Date: January 20, 2019 Dear friends, My sister died this evening at 6. It was peaceful. We will have a Memorial later, probably February. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and memories. Those…