Author: Ruth Hamilton

Colorado sent pictures, Iowa sent results

We’ve heard from two tournaments conducted over the weekend.                       David Goldberg sent these scenes from Loveland, Colorado, November 8. Wisconsin won the Minnesota-Wisconsin Border Battle, waged in Decorah, Iowa, November…

Dells Spell – 31st Edition

Oct 10 – 12, 2014.  Wisconsin Dells, 31 years and counting.  First under Scrabble® Players, then under NSA, then under NASPA and now under WGPO auspices.  Some things change, but it’s still Scrabble®, still a great group of players, great fall…

Phoenix Players Undaunted by Storm

  Photo by Barbara Van Alen Report from Larry Rand: The Phoenix One Day tournament was held at the Chris Ridge Village Retirement Center.  Everything started out just fine!  Newlywed, Evan Fishman, won the “early entry award,” a $25 gift…

Surfers Cruise Alaska

Barbara VanAlen and Larry Rand conducted another outstanding cruise for Word Game Players, then followed it up with the 25th annual Portland tournament – Surf and Turf.  Here are the intrepid Surfers as they returned from Alaska.   Here’s a…

Winners of the 25th Annual Portland, Oregon Tournament

Third division winners Phil Seitzer, Orhan Orgun, Heidi Hugli, and Leesa Bergeron.  Second division Kolton Koehler, Marc Levesque, Gunther Jacobi, Chris Tallman, and Paula Catanese.  Not pictured, Alan Meyer.  First division Conrad Bassett-Bouchard, Noah Walton, Jon Shreve. High loss Noah,…

Party Time in Portland

Even though this was the Turf portion of Surf and Turf, we enjoyed dinner and companionship at the Newport Seafood Grill, a restaurant that is anchored on the Willamette River.     

We’re One Thousand Strong!

WGPO has reached a milestone.  Our one-thousandth member joined last month.  Tom Campbell added his name to our roster in preparation for the Portland Labor Day Weekend tournament.  Executive Committee members Larry Rand (left) and Keith Hagel (right) presented Tom…

Author! Author!

WGPO members and ardent word enthusiasts Maliha Mahmood and Norman Wei have recently published books that are entertaining study guides.  Both are available at Amazon.com. The Plant Kingdom Word List is an alphabetical listing of plants and plant-associated words, accompanied…

Go Mallards!

  It rained, then it didn’t.  Word Cup participants enjoyed a great evening at the ball park as the Madison Mallards trounced the Alexandria Blue Anchors.  Thank you, Bennett Jacobstein, for taking us.  Thank you, Gary Smart, for the great…