Author: Ruth Hamilton

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,…

Word Cup 9 – Shop while you play

From Helen Flores: In addition to Scrabble®, Word Cup 9 will include opportunities to shop in air-conditioned comfort. These and more beach/tote bags will be available for sale, with proceeds helping to defray expenses.     Raffle items in Coral…

A lovely day in Lake Oswego

Twelve of us enjoyed a mostly-sunny day while playing our favorite game.  Some of us even played outdoors on or near Scott’s newly-refinished deck.  There was a nice array of food to keep us going.  What could be better? Photo…

Word Cup is coming – California players are ready

From Dave Postal: Although June gloom has descended upon Southern California, the mood was anything but gloomy during Sunday’s Word Cup Warm Up tournament at the Long Beach Bridge Club.  Thirty-nine competitors lined up in five divisions with Jem Burch,…

WGPO thrives in Eagan, Minnesota

From Jason Vaysberg: Cal Cooper hosted us for two one day events in Eagan, Minnesota on June 1st and 2nd, which brought 25 of us together on Saturday, and 21 of us together on Sunday for some fun games of SCRABBLE®.…