Author: Ruth Hamilton

Outdoors in spite of the rain

Lake Oswego had its first measurable rain in weeks, but Elizabeth Wood played outdoors anyway.  Here she is (back to camera) with host and Division B second-place finisher Scott Smith and with first-place finisher Joanne Manson.  Elizabeth finished third.  …

We love Wisconsin

Lynda Finn organized a delightful tournament, providing a great excuse to spend time in the Upper Midwest.  Summer is beautiful there this year – not too hot, and the cornfields look fantastic.  Sorry, I neglected to take a picture of…

Good friends, good times in Reno

The summer tournament was shorter this year, but we packed a lot of good games into it.  Rick Wong kept it all running smoothly, while winning .95 games over his expected rating.  Kevin Fraley was the big winner in Division…

Tempe Players unfazed by haboob

Director Laurie Cohen reports: A few highlights…we welcomed three players who were either new to tournament play or hadn’t played in a decade or two.  Welcome to Joann Friedman, Kathleen Kelly, and Jun Escota who was visiting from Las Vegas.  In…

Always ready for a game

The Kamens take their board everywhere, it appears.  Here are Barbara Van Alen and Maddy Kamen atop the Great Wall of China. Photo from VanRand Travel.

California has no drought when it comes to tournament fun

It was bright and sunny but a bit cool, both inside and outside.  But the games at the Lester Schonbrun Memorial Tournament were hot and so was the San Jose Giants baseball team. Photos by Marcia Wade, Steve Pellinen, Ruth Hamilton  …

Yet another Lake Oswego tournament

We met at the local Adult Community Center this time for a quick five-game tournament.  Gunther Jacobi was the Division 1 winner, Kathy Sutrov was second, Keith Valentine third, Joanne Manson took the honors in Division 2, with Elizabeth Wood…

Plan Ahead – Enjoy Summer in the Midwest

What could be a better summer experience than Wisconsin in July and Iowa in August?  The sunshine, the lush fields, the cattle and hogs!  You’re too late for Madison, Wisconsin,  but you can still sign up for a great time in…

Super Scrabble® – More can be better

Super Scrabble®, manufactured by Winning Moves Games, is a big hit in Tustin, California.  The game is played with 200 tiles on a 21 by 21 grid.  There are premium squares aplenty, and 800+ scores in a two-person game are…

Albuquerque Scores a First

Little did Nancee Mancel know when she agreed to direct last weekend’s tournament in Alburquerque that she’d be the first to submit results using the new WGPO rating system.  This presented some unexpected challenges, but with help from Marc Levesque and…