Author: Ruth Hamilton

Van Rand hosts Phoenix players

From Larry Rand: We moved the tournament to our home and had 10 players attend with a wonderful selection of pot luck dishes.  Thanks to everyone for their participation.  Special thanks to Barbara for the data entry and kitchen organization.…

Happy Winners in Monrovia

From Maddy Kamen: We had 44 players – payouts were 112% of entry fees due to a generous donation. Dave Postal debuted as director. First place winners were Maddy Kamen, Brian Nelson, Cooper Komatsu, Dave Baran, and Ben Ansell. Prizes…

Labor Day Weekend in Portland, Oregon – the usual

The tournament was abbreviated – only 16 games over 2 days.  We all had a good time and look forward to resting from our labors on Labor Day.  Nigel Peltier had 13 wins, overpowering Division 1.  6th-seeded Gary Waltuch led…

Helaine Garren March 22, 1944 – August 24, 2016

Helaine played her first tournament game January 17, 1987, under the auspices of NSA, and her last one September 9, 2015 at the WGPO Word Cup.  She played a total of 1,353 tournament games with a peak rating of 1868…

Minutes for WGPO Board and Membership Meetings

Submitted by Melissa Brown Meeting of the WGPO Executive Committee and Board of Player Representatives Tempe, Arizona, August 1, 2016 Attendees: Executive Committee Keith Hagel, Larry Rand, Ruth Hamilton Board of Player Representatives Helen Flores, WI Mike Johnson, IA Bennet…

Word Cup VI – a happy memory

It was another joyous reunion of longtime players, but there was plenty of time to get acquainted with and welcome new attendees to the family.  Veteran directors Larry Rand and Barbara Van Alen organized and ran a flawless tournament (well,…

Farewell to Reno?

Twenty two of us gathered in Reno, as usual, for the Fourth of July tournament.  As per tradition, it was well-organized and superbly directed by Rick Wong.  Also per tradition, Kenji Matsumoto finished in first place.  The players were all…

Maine at its finest

From Andrea Hatch: Maine bills itself as Vacationland, but in mid-June in the tiny coastal town of Castine, it became Scrabble Vacationland during Andrea Hatch’s 16-round, all-women’s tournament, impeccably directed by Steve Pellinen. Coming from as far west as New Mexico and Colorado,…

Ah, Wisconsin

As expected, the drive from St. Paul to Madison was a lovely one.  The countryside was beautiful.  The tournament was fun, too. Here are some snaps: Complete results:  Madison Divisions 1 – 3 Madison Collins