Author: Ruth Hamilton

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…

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…