Author: Ruth Hamilton

It’s February – We have new words

Our Lake Oswego group was honored to be the first to try out the new word list in tournament play.  It was a calm beginning, with an occasional EW,  Scott Smith hosted us and shared the performance prize with Joanne…

Cruising on the Caribbean

In a recent post, Larry Rand said, “we welcomed in the 2019 New Year with a seven night sailing on Celebrity’s newest ship, Edge.  Technologically, it is the best cruise ship in the world.  You may wish to google it…

Joan Mocine Memorial

From Joan’s sister Mary via Mike Baron: From: Mary Mocine <mmocine@sbcglobal.net>Dear friends and family,Joan’s Memorial will be on Sunday afternoon, February 24 at 3:30 p.m. at her apartment, 488 Merritt Avenue in Oakland. If you know of folks who would like to come, please go…

Jim Fischer

From Mike Stevens: I’m saddened to report the passing of my long time friend, Jim Fischer, from Parkinson’s disease, on January 19, 2019.  Jim was the co-founder, along with Mike Howlett, of the Utah Scrabble® Club in 1982. The club is…

Long Beach 2019

From Dave Postal: With co-director Paul Rickhoff, twenty four Scrabblers forewent New Orleans, the Rams football playoff game, local illness and seasonably cool weather to play in our first Long Beach tournament of 2019.  The winners of div A were…

Joan Mocine

From: Mary Mocine <mmocine@sbcglobal.net> Subject: My sister Joan Date: January 20, 2019 Dear friends, My sister died this evening at 6. It was peaceful. We will have a Memorial later, probably February. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and memories. Those…

Holiday Specials

Players in Englewood, New Jersey, and Lake Oswego, Oregon, celebrated with tournaments today.  Tempe, Arizona, gets into the holiday spirit this weekend.

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Division 2 second place finisher Kathy Sutrov next to winner Alan Meyer.  She’s playing Betty Cornelison, who finished third.

In Lake Oswego, 12 of us participated in a 5-game tournament held at the local adult community center.  We had two divisions of 6 players each.  The number 4 seed won in each division.  That was Alan Meyer in division 2.  I was exceedingly lucky and won division 1, Gunther Jacobi was second, and our versatile director Rich Moyer was third.

Congratulations to Howard Baldwin, who in his first tournament earned a rating of 1107.

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Alice Van Leunen and Gunther Jacobi.

December One Day Fun Day Results

From Lynda Finn: 8 players came to play on this short notice tournament. No prizes were awarded, but players brought pot-luck lunch items and gifts to exchange for various fun prize categories. Bryan Benwitz went undefeated in the 7-game Round…

WGPO Annual Election is Completed

All candidates were unopposed.  Out of 143 registered voters, 102 ballots were cast.  No candidate received more than 87 votes, however. Elected to the Executive Committee:  Deborah Baggett.  Deborah is new to the board. For the Board of Player Representatives: …