Author: Ruth Hamilton

Johnny Nevarez

Word is that Scrabble® great Johnny Nevarez has died from complications of Covid.  Although we haven’t seen him for almost a quarter century, those of us who were active players in the late ’80’s through mid ’90’s have fond memories…

No news

Apparently, there’s not much happening in our world.  We’ve had a couple of “virtual” tournaments.  Since they aren’t rated, you can’t find the results on the WGPO site.  If you’re interested, find them at http://director.victoriascrabble.org.  

WGPO Inclusive Survey Results

From Laurie Cohen: WGPO conducted a survey in late June to get feedback on ways that we can be a more inclusive and welcoming organization. We also wanted to know if individuals had experienced any harassment or discrimination with respect…

Covid can’t stop us

From Bennett Jacobstein: The Portland Labor Day Weekend Scrabble® tradition continues. The 31st annual tournament will be virtual on ISC and we will all meet in person for the 32nd version in 2021. Entry is free. Win Portland and Oregon…

Jim Lamerand 9/18/46 – 6/18/20

Our Scrabble® community lost a pillar last month.  Jim’s tournament career began in 1980.  Although he played few games outside of Arizona, he left a real legacy.  I was privileged to play a number of games against him, and can…

Remember Tournaments? Try one online

From Bennett Jacobstein: Until the time when we can once again have in-person Scrabble(r) tournaments, we will be hosting a “Last Saturday of the Month” virtual tournament on ISC.  The tournaments will serve as a fundraiser for Feeding America.  A donation of…

Palmetto Upstate Scrabble® Classic 2020

From Peggy Grant: Thirty-two Scrabble® enthusiasts, from coast to coast and 18 different US states and Canadian provinces, converged in the beautiful upstate of South Carolina over President’s Day weekend. We were greeted by warm temperatures (relative to the rest of…

Phoenix – More fun

We had some sunny days and some that were not as sunny, but the tournament room was well-lit and comfortable every day.  Saturday’s delicious Italian buffet lunch added to the ambiance.  Several of us staying at the hotel enjoyed an…