Author: Ruth Hamilton

Tournament Listings and Ratings have a new look

Announcement from Larry Rand of the WGPO Executive Committee: WGPO is delighted to announce its new, improved system for rating tournaments. The method of calculating ratings has not changed since Brian Galebach (thank you, Brian) first designed the system.  But…

Portlanders enjoy za with the new lexicon

Sunday, April 12, we loaded the “Custom” lexicon into the challenge machine and enjoyed six games along with our pizza.  Gary Waltuch won all six of his games to take first place in Division B.  Charley Kaplan was first in…

New Words – They love them in Wisconsin and Iowa

From Mike Johnson: Thanks to everyone for making the New Words Tournaments this weekend such a great success.  Here are the results. La Crosse: Div A  1st: Joe Gaspard, 2nd: Jason Vaysberg, 1st Performance Prize: Lynda Finn, 2nd Performance Prize: Mike Johnson, Best Upset:…

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…