Author: Ruth Hamilton

It’s Springtime In Tigard

It was warm and sunny outdoors, but a bit chilly inside.  Nonetheless, we toughed it out.  Einstein looked on as a dozen of us faced off for six games.  Dave Johnson won Division A, Chris Mazucca won Division B.  Players…

Bingos aplenty, and a lovely beach, but few blankets

Mid-March was sunny and warm in Indiatlantic, Florida.  This was much appreciated by those from Northern climes.  While not sunning or beach walking, twenty-five of us competed in the 16-round Great-Grandson of a Beach Blanket Bingo tournament directed by Susi Tiekert.  Ian…

Minutes – Executive Committee and Board of Player Representatives Meeting February 15, 2015

WGPO Meeting Sunday, February 15, 2015, 1 pm, Raintree Room @ Doubletree by Hilton, Tempe, Arizona  Attending: Executive Committee – Stephanie Steele, Keith Hagel, Larry Rand Board of Player Representatives – Ruth Hamilton, Steve Pellinen Committee members − Dominick Mancine (via Google Hangouts) Guests − Maliha Mahmood,…

We had fun – and some of us won – at Phoenix 31

The sun shone outdoors and some of us shone indoors.  Some of us didn’t, but we enjoyed the good company.  After 19 rounds, Maddy Kamen and Lisa Odom had 14 wins each and faced each other in the final game.…

Word Cup 2016 – We’ll be in Phoenix

Today, at the conclusion of the 31st annual Phoenix tournament, director and Executive Committee member Larry Rand announced that the WGPO Word Cup for 2016 will be held in Tempe, Arizona, at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel that hosted the tournament that…

Oregonians Recycle

We brought items we didn’t want and traded them for items we may or may not want.  In the process, we played four games and donated $140 to Word Cup V.  Alice Van Leunen was the big winner, entitling her…

Reno, WGPO, and Rick – A Winning Combination

Congratulations to Kevin Fraley of San Jose, who won both the Early Bird and the Division A Main Event this weekend. The lead changed hands repeatedly during the tournament, most of the field had a chance going into the final…

Red Eye 2015 – Even the Sad Sacks enjoyed it

Despite the grimaces, Angela, Peggy, Julia, and Ruth really did enjoy the tournament.  What’s not to like about 31 games in two days, played against friendly opponents?  The Minnesota weather even smiled on us. Mary Krizan made the appropriately striped…

New Words – March 30, 2015

The Word Game Players’ Organization (WGPO) is pleased to announce that the long-awaited new words will go into effect for WGPO tournaments as of March 30, 2015. After putting in years of work on Word Judge USA and the upcoming Word Judge 2 for…

Dr. Gregg Wood October 22, 1918 – January 8, 2015

Gregg’s club and tournament career stretched from 1987 thru 2009.  During that time, he played 3835 club games and participated in about 200 tournaments.  His peak rating, according to Cross-tables, was 1439.  We in Oregon treasure the many times we…