Author: Ruth Hamilton

Ronnie Thomas

From David Goldberg: David Brown informed me yesterday (April 5) that our good friend, Ronnie Thomas, has passed away. David found Ronnie yesterday unresponsive. The cause of death is unknown at this point but David says that Ronnie complained of…

Spring Break in Mill Valley, CA.

    From Deborah Baggett: After weeks of nearly constant rain, the California sunshine returned just in time for this single-day tournament.  Hosted by Betty Alexandra Toole, sixteen players enjoyed potluck lunch, a view of The City and excellent competition.…

It’s Spring in Oregon

On March 22, we celebrated the arrival of spring with a tournament at Mitch Bayersdorfer’s home.  Rich Moyer directed.  Joanne Manson and Keith Valentine took off from work to join us retired folks.  Both played well.  Results:  Oregon spring

WGPO Tournament Expectations

The attached document, WGPO Tournament Expectations March 19, has undergone extensive review and revision. It incorporates numerous members’ suggestions for making WGPO events welcoming and congenial. Thanks to all for your contributions to the document. Club and tournament directors, please…

St. Patrick’s Day is Greeneye Day

36 of us spent the weekend in Bloomington, Minnesota, competing in a 23-game tournament.  Outside, there was still considerable evidence of a major snowstorm, but inside it was green all over.  Director Mike Johnson did a superb job of setting…

Another Sunny Day in Fort Lauderdale

From Maddy Kamen: A fun time was had by 18 scrabblers at the Ft Lauderdale tournament on March 2, 2019. Seventh seed Larry Gradus gained 115 rating points with his first place 6-1 record for division one. Coming in second…

Meeting Minutes: February 17, 2019

The Word Game Players’ Organization boards met Sunday, February 17, at 1 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn in Tempe, Arizona. Present: Executive Committee – Deborah Baggett, Mike Johnson, Steve Pellinen Board of Player Representatives – Laurie Cohen, Helen Flores, Bennett…

Thirty-five Years in Phoenix

Barbara Van Alen, Larry Rand, and the Phoenix club hosted their 35th annual tournament.  Held over Presidents’ weekend, it was the usual gathering of old friends and some new ones.  We remembered two of our recently-deceased;  Joan Mocine and Jim…

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…