Author: Ruth Hamilton

WGPO Tournament Expectations Draft Document ready for review

From Helen Flores: WGPO Members, Happy 2019! Your Board of Player Representatives requests review and comment on the draft document at this link:  http://wordgameplayers.org/tournaments/word-cup-2018/wgpo-tournament-expectations. We hope that it will provide useful advice to those who are unfamiliar with the strict…

Holiday Specials

Players in Englewood, New Jersey, and Lake Oswego, Oregon, celebrated with tournaments today.  Tempe, Arizona, gets into the holiday spirit this weekend.

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Division 2 second place finisher Kathy Sutrov next to winner Alan Meyer.  She’s playing Betty Cornelison, who finished third.

In Lake Oswego, 12 of us participated in a 5-game tournament held at the local adult community center.  We had two divisions of 6 players each.  The number 4 seed won in each division.  That was Alan Meyer in division 2.  I was exceedingly lucky and won division 1, Gunther Jacobi was second, and our versatile director Rich Moyer was third.

Congratulations to Howard Baldwin, who in his first tournament earned a rating of 1107.

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Alice Van Leunen and Gunther Jacobi.

December One Day Fun Day Results

From Lynda Finn: 8 players came to play on this short notice tournament. No prizes were awarded, but players brought pot-luck lunch items and gifts to exchange for various fun prize categories. Bryan Benwitz went undefeated in the 7-game Round…

WGPO Annual Election is Completed

All candidates were unopposed.  Out of 143 registered voters, 102 ballots were cast.  No candidate received more than 87 votes, however. Elected to the Executive Committee:  Deborah Baggett.  Deborah is new to the board. For the Board of Player Representatives: …

Vote Now For WGPO Boards

WGPO annual elections have begun. You should have already received your WGPO ballot from Electionrunner.com if you registered to vote last year. If you did not receive an email with a ballot please contact elections@wordgameplayers.org with your email address.  If you…

Friday Games in West Linn, Oregon

Fourteen players took part in a five-game tournament at our favorite West Linn pizza place.  On a normal Friday afternoon, our gathering here consists of two to eight players.  We were delighted to have a number of friends join us…

Long Beach Turkey Shoot Netted No Turkeys

From Dave Postal: We had 30 players for our post Thanksgiving tournament.  We were pressed for time and our photographer went home so I have attached the pictures Paul Rickhoff took and the one picture we took of David Pearl’s…

Mill Valley Players celebrate an early Thanksgiving

From Deborah Baggett:     The Mill Valley home of Betty Toole was the setting for a “Thanksgiving Bash” with non-traditional food offerings and (eventually) a lovely view of the Bay.  Oh, and lots of Scrabble® fun!  Over the course…

Monumental Weekend

From Mary Parrish: Despite the predicted icy weather, twenty-four Scrabble® players traveled to Monument, Colorado about an hour south of Denver, for the Third Annual MONUMENTAL SCRABBLE® Tournament and Thanksgiving Luncheon. Out of state players Maurice Ross, Kirsten Gwilliam, Wally…