Author: Ruth Hamilton

Word Cup VIII – a record

From Susi Tiekert: For the first time EVER in history, there were zero requests for the director to make the room cooler/warmer! [in 1902 Willis Carrier was granted a patent for his invention of a/c]

See you at Word Cup VIII

Burbank, California, is the place to be July 6 as we gather for the 5-day, 31-game, Word Cup tournament. We’ll greet old friends, meet some new ones, and play lots of competitive Scrabble®. Extra activities include a tour of the…

Castine, Maine

WGPO tournament goers last weekend could choose between California wine (see next item) or Maine lobster.  Wow!  Peggy Grant shared these photos of the Maine experience.

Words in Wine Country

From Deborah Baggett: Santa Rosa, CA With two small TWL and a Collins division, the inaugural WIWC tournament had plenty of excitement.  Irene Averell dominated Division 1, proving that last seed has plenty of game!  She was Gibsonized, leaving Jon…

Carol Walker

Carol Walker, ardent Portland, Oregon, player, died June 10 after a long and active life.  We last saw her at our local club a week or two earlier.  Elizabeth Wood constructed this tableau in her memory.  We viewed it while…

Madison, Wisconsin, Summer 2018

From Lynda Finn: Congrats to Charles Reinke, the Gibsonized winner of the Madison Summer Tourney. Second place came down to the last game where Ian Weinstein and Thomas Reinke battled for the prize, with Ian emerging victoriously. Mary Aline Stevens…

Word Cup VIII – Let’s play Collins

From Director Bennett Jacobstein:  We are pleased to announced that a player has agreed to donate $1000 to the Collins prize pool for our upcoming 8th Word Cup in Burbank, CA, on the condition that ten players participate in the…

See the birthplace

Jack Eichenbaum is conducting a tour. Jackson Heights:  Garden Apartments, Ethnic Commerce and the Birthplace of Scrabble®   Saturday,  July 21   5:30-7:30 PM Early in the twentieth century, in conjunction with the building of the #7 train, Jackson Heights was…