Author: Ruth Hamilton

Minnesota Marathon

Ian Weinstein left Florida to brave the Minnesota winter. It worked well for him.  He won 23 of 32 games, topping former Redeye king Tim Adamson, who came in second with 20 wins.  Iowan Mike Johnson, more accustomed to the climate,…

Monrovia

From Maddy Kamen: Lots of fun and prizes were in store for the 40 scrabblers at the Courtyard Marriott in Monrovia, CA on January 8th. Richard Stein won a brand new scrabble board for gaining the most rating points (79).…

Think SPRINGfield

It feels like winter in most of the country, but let’s think about warmer weather . . .  And our big tournament this summer:  Word Cup VII in Springfield, Massachusetts! Melissa and Ann and Mike are planning an exciting event,…

2017 Diversions

Escape from the real world – come play in a tournament! If you want to be thankful for indoor fun, come to the Minnesota Redeye/Pinkeye January 14 and 15.  It may be cold outside, but we’ll have some hot games…

WGPO 2016 Election Results

The 2016 election results have been reviewed and certified by the Nominations and Elections Committee. We thank all of the candidates for their willingness to serve. One position was open for the Executive Committee, and two positions were open on…

The room was cold, the tiles were hot

West Linn, OR, 12/11/16.  We ate pizza and wore our coats while playing six games in under 5 hours.  None of us wanted to linger.  But I heard that Max Erskine played “winterer” for 154 points.  Do you suppose the…

WGPO 2016 Election

The election was open between December 1 and 14.  Here are the nominees: For Executive Committee (unopposed):  Keith Hagel.   For Board of Player Representatives (2 positions, 3 candidates):  Bennett Jacobstein, Susi Tiekert, Winter. Susi’s candidate statement: Once again I would…

Laguna Woods Commemorates Veterans’ Day

From Gary Moss: Twenty scrabble enthusiasts,rated 000 – 1700+  gathered on Veterans Day in Laguna Woods Village, CA for a full day Competition & Pot Luck.  How lucky we are to live in a country where we are free to…

Madison Marvels

 From Lynda Finn: On November 12, 14 players gathered for a small tournament in Madison WI. The tournament had a small fee for room rental and a few fun prizes, but all the place prizes were opt in. The A…

Ah, Albuquerque!

It may look like the usual tournament playing area, but this was in Albuquerque, New Mexico, last weekend.  Lovely setting, great weather.  We didn’t spend all of our time indoors.  Nancee Mancel and David Weiss organized and ran a tournament…