Author: Ruth Hamilton

Wisconsin Dells – Cold Outside, Hot (and Cold) Inside

From Steve Pellinen: Wisconsin Dells is hone to no Scrabble® clubs or tournament players, yet every year it is home to one of the longest running tournaments in North America.  Some great players have made their debuts at the Dells…

October in Phoenix – What better time and place for a one-day tournament?

Director Larry Rand posted these comments: The Phoenix One Day results, prizes and ratings are now available at the Word Game Player’s website, http://wordgameplayers.org/ratings/index.php?c=pu&a=tr&tournamentID=394&ratingType=Standard Congrats to all players who attended.  Daniel Ahrens, Norine Ahrens and David Weiss, from Albuquerque, played in their…

GRITS – Great times and, incidentally, a tournament

Just to prove they actually do get down to business, here’s a peek at a tournament session.  Lynda Finn won with a 13 – 3 record, followed by Nola Hembrook at 12 – 4. Notes from Peggy Grant:  “Another year of…

WGPO’s Official Word List

Here’s the printed word list – all words with 2 – 21 letters allowable in WGPO tournament play as well as Super-S.  The printed list is available from Amazon.com.  Author Maliha Mendoza Mahmood has pledged to give all royalties received…

WGPO Membership Meeting Notes – September 8, 2015

Clackamas, Oregon  A Questionnaire was distributed to those attending (40 attendees). Keith invited attendees to voice their concerns and comments about WGPO, and responded. Brief notes are below. Concerns: How to get more WGPO tournaments on the East Coast? (Willie)…

Minutes from the WGPO Executive Committee – Board of Player Representatives Meeting September 8, 2015

Clackamas, Oregon Attendees: Executive Committee: Keith Hagel. Larry Rand Stephanie Steele (unable to attend) Board of Player Representatives: Ruth Hamilton, Bennett Jacobstein, Steve Pellinen, Susi Tiekert, Rick Wong Treasurer: Janice Kaye (unable to attend) Member Liaison: Melissa Brown Guests: Maliha Mahmood, Mike Johnson, Winter ————– The Meeting…

A history lesson

The Word Cup Talent Show included a variety of acts, including a Scrabble® history lesson from Jack Eichenbaum.  He subsequently sent this note: If anyone is coming to NYC, I am happy to suggest tourism beyond the obvious and how to…

Word Cup V – one big happy family

September 9 saw the conclusion of another successful Word Cup.  The players were terrific:  pleasant and easy-going, ready to enjoy the tournament and absorb the local culture.  Local player Carl Johnson took home the first place trophy in Division 1,…

Early Birds get the prizes

Word Cup V kicked off today with a coast excursion and an Early Bird tournament.  23 people rode saw the sights on a day that was about perfect for such an excursion.  28 players stayed behind and played eight games.…

A good day in Mill Valley

From Director Rick Wong: Irene Averell won her first five games, including a victory over top-seeded Cesar Del Solar, and nearly pulled off a huge tournament win, but succumbed to Bruce Ward in the final game and finished in Second…