Author: Ruth Hamilton

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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…

Word Cup IV Souvenirs

Everyone got a handsome document bag, a tile rack and rack sleeve.  The baseball fans got Madison Mallards hats.  I purchased Godiva chocolate truffles in the silent auction.  The truffles are almost gone, but I’ll enjoy the other mementos for…

We Love Madison

This year’s Word Cup exceeded our high expectations.  It was competitive, well organized, well run, and most of all, lots of fun.  Lynda Finn has sent a complete report, with pictures, to the WGPO Yahoo Group list (if you’re not…

Reno Was Great!

Some of us even won money.   We all had a good time.  Here we are posing after the awards ceremony. Photo by Patricia Wong.     Rick and Patricia Wong selecting the Friend of the Director winner.    …

Summer In Oregon – How Wonderful!

 And Oregonians know how to enjoy it.  Only a trace of rain fell during the afternoon.  Several games were played in the sunshine on Scott’s patio.  I was too busy enjoying the ambience to take many pictures, but did manage…

Tempe Has Its Tenth!

We celebrated the 10th anniversary of our Scrabble® Club in Tempe, AZ with a tournament on Saturday, June 14. Some highlights:  In Division 1, Jim Lamerand, probably the club’s most loyal member, was Gibsonized for the final round and took first…

Lester Schonbrun Memorial Tournament – Winners

This was another fun-filled tournament ably organized and directed by Bennett Jacobstein.  The weather was ideal and the companionship was terrific.  In addition to the division prizes, there was a special prize for the word best describing Lester Schonbrun.  Dominick…

Revelry In Campbell, California

What happens at the Pruneyard doesn’t stay at the Pruneyard.  Here we are taking a night off from our serious pursuits.   You’ll see the tournament winners later this week.  Photos by Scott Smith.

Australia to Hawaii – 40 Games

Here are the sailors:  Jack Eichenbaum, Laura Scheimberg, Hilda Ben-Nun, Jill Turney, Barbara Van Alen, Mark Pistolese, Pat Morfesis, Larry Rand, Cheryl Melvin, Teresa Schaeffer, Denise Mahnken, and Siri Tillekeratne.  Mark went 31-9 to win Division 1, while Denise topped…