Author: Ruth Hamilton

May Play in Lake Oswego, Oregon

This month, we went back to Lake Oswego for a 5-game tournament.  It was a sunshiny day and we were in a room with windows overlooking a garden, so we got to enjoy it while playing.  The winners are pictured…

Four Corners Plus in Durango

Some of us came from Maine and Oregon, but most drove to Durango from homes in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado.  It was a beautiful Spring weekend, and what better way to celebrate than with a tournament atop a pseudo-mesa with…

Cruising, Cruising

From Larry Rand: What could be better than visiting seven countries in 15 days and not having to do any driving, or making your bed!  Barbara and I led a group of 30 on the Celebrity Constellation.   On the…

New friends at Friendsview

By venturing to Newberg, Oregon, we enticed three new players to join us in a 5-game tournament.  They couldn’t get the better of us, but they appeared to be enjoying themselves.  The division 2 winners were seasoned players Gary Waltuch (5-0)…

WGPO Letter to Members

From Word Cup 9 Committee: In case you haven’t yet heard or are just procrastinating, the yearly WGPO Word Cup 9 Tournament in Coral Gables, Florida (July 20-24) is just three months away! Coming up in under a month is…

Ronnie Thomas

From David Goldberg: David Brown informed me yesterday (April 5) that our good friend, Ronnie Thomas, has passed away. David found Ronnie yesterday unresponsive. The cause of death is unknown at this point but David says that Ronnie complained of…

Spring Break in Mill Valley, CA.

    From Deborah Baggett: After weeks of nearly constant rain, the California sunshine returned just in time for this single-day tournament.  Hosted by Betty Alexandra Toole, sixteen players enjoyed potluck lunch, a view of The City and excellent competition.…

It’s Spring in Oregon

On March 22, we celebrated the arrival of spring with a tournament at Mitch Bayersdorfer’s home.  Rich Moyer directed.  Joanne Manson and Keith Valentine took off from work to join us retired folks.  Both played well.  Results:  Oregon spring

WGPO Tournament Expectations

The attached document, WGPO Tournament Expectations March 19, has undergone extensive review and revision. It incorporates numerous members’ suggestions for making WGPO events welcoming and congenial. Thanks to all for your contributions to the document. Club and tournament directors, please…

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…