Author: Ruth Hamilton

Hot Times In Tempe

From Laurie Cohen: The Annual Tempe One-Day Tournament is always a great reunion of Scrabble players across Arizona.  This year, we were excited to have players from New Mexico, California, and Nevada, as well.  Paula Catanese drove to Tempe from…

Bennett the Brave

After attending a cliffhanger of a football game (Stanford at Oregon, Stanford won) on Saturday, Bennett Jacobstein courageously wore his Stanford sweatshirt while participating in and directing a Sunday afternoon tournament in Lake Oswego, Oregon.  He emerged unscathed.  We Oregonians are…

Boca Raton

From Maddy Kamen: Players arrived from west and central Florida as well as our locals in south Florida- we had 6 Collins, 6 Division One, and 10 Division Two participants. Larry Gradus was our fantastic director. Because of the free…

Word Cup Survey Results

The WGPO board emailed a survey link to 91 players who participated in Word Cup 8 in Burbank, CA, approximately one week after the event concluded.  61 players completed the survey.  Here are the results:  WGPO Word Cup Survey Results. Thank you to everyone…

Portland, Oregon – Our 29th Annual Tournament

We’ve concluded yet another Labor Day Weekend tournament.  55 players from the U. S. and Canada spent a pleasant, sunny weekend indoors playing our favorite game.  Scott Smith and Larry Rand teamed up to make running a tournament seem like a piece…

Word Cup VIII – a record

From Susi Tiekert: For the first time EVER in history, there were zero requests for the director to make the room cooler/warmer! [in 1902 Willis Carrier was granted a patent for his invention of a/c]