Author: Ruth Hamilton

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…

WGPO Election Results

The annual WGPO election closed at midnight December 14. The bylaws revision passed overwhelmingly.  Henceforward, players in WGPO tournaments will be required to be members of WGPO. All incumbents won reelection to their seats.  Mike Johnson and Steve Pellinen had…

Winter Wonderland of Words

From Dave Postal: 36 brave souls weathered through the chilly 65 degree partly cloudy Southern California December afternoon to toss the tiles at our Winter Wonderland of Words Tournament in Long Beach on Sunday, December 8.   No frostbite was recorded…

David Gibson

From Steve Pellinen: David Gibson passed away on November 22, 2019 after a fight with pancreatic cancer. It’s hard to say he lost that fight, because he and wife Nancy are devout Christians who see this as just another step…

Wisconsin Dells South 36th Year

From Steve Pellinen: For several years now the long-running Wisconsin Dells tournament has been finding more affordable space in the suburbs, away from all the water park madness and traps for unsuspecting tourists. This year’s suburban Dells events found a…