Category: General

Gunther does it again

Fresh from his first-place finish at the 100 games tournament in Santa Fe, Gunther Jacobi beat out Dave Johnson for the win in Happy Valley, Oregon. Dave and Howard hosted, providing plenty of delicious sustenance to see us through the…

100 games in 9 days – we did it!

And we all survived.  Congratulations to Gunther Jacobi for the win:  67-33, +4490.  Winter was second, with 65-35 +4381, and David Brown was third with 63.5 wins, raising his rating by 104 points.  Emily Brodeur, seeded 18th, had an impressive…

The insanity begins!

Players have started gathering in Sante Fe for the Hundred Games! You can follow along at Live Coverage To get all 100 games in, some games might be played out of order. You can find round-by-round standings posted after each…

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…

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,…