Author: Ruth Hamilton

We had FUN and games in Portland

We celebrated our 30th annual tournament with a cake. There were three of us present who were at the first tournament. Polly Moyer and Ruth Hamilton did not play that weekend, but assisted director Karen Merrill.  Keith Valentine did play…

Portland’s 30th annual off to a good start

Twenty players participated in an 8-game warm-up today. The big tournament starts tomorrow. In Division A, 3 players won 6 games, but “Saint” Vesdapunt had the best spread.  Steven Alexander was second, barely ahead of the seemingly ubiquitous Gunther Jacobi.…

Gunther does it again

Fresh from his first-place finish at the 100 games tournament in Santa Fe, Gunther Jacobi beat out Dave Johnson for the win in Happy Valley, Oregon. Dave and Howard hosted, providing plenty of delicious sustenance to see us through the…

100 games in 9 days – we did it!

And we all survived.  Congratulations to Gunther Jacobi for the win:  67-33, +4490.  Winter was second, with 65-35 +4381, and David Brown was third with 63.5 wins, raising his rating by 104 points.  Emily Brodeur, seeded 18th, had an impressive…

Hallelujah! A parody

This was sung at the Word Cup by a chorus of talented players WGPO Anthem: Hallelujah! Scrabble®   with apologies to Leonard Cohen                      1 They added some 5,000 words To challenge…

WGPO Member Meeting Summary – July 22, 2019

Player Room Hyatt Regency Hotel, Coral Gables FL Laurie Cohen called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. She welcomed players and introduced members of the Executive Committee (EC): Deborah Baggett, Mike Johnson, Steve Pellinen and the Board of Player…

WGPO Board Meeting Minutes – July 22, 2019

The meeting was held at the Hyatt Regency. Coral Gables FL.   Attendees were:  Executive Committee: Deborah Baggett, Mike Johnson, Steve Pellinen; and BPR members: Laurie Cohen, Helen Flores, Bennett Jacobstein, Maurice Ross, Susi Tiekert. Committee Reports/Accomplishments: Membership Liaison Position: Deborah served…

We’re Word Cup Early Birds

34 of us made it to Coral Gables, Florida, in time to participate in a 7-round Early Bird tournament.  David Gibson won in Division 1, Sue Hoehn in Division 2, and Susan Blanchard in Division 3.  Director Steve Pellinen was…

They came to play

Twelve WGPO members showed up at my doorstep yesterday.  What could I do but let them in?  They left peacefully after 5 rounds.  Dave Johnson won Division 1, with Rich Moyer second, Gunther Jacobi third.  Joanna Manson won Division 2,…