Category: General

Wisconsin Dells South 36th Year

From Steve Pellinen: For several years now the long-running Wisconsin Dells tournament has been finding more affordable space in the suburbs, away from all the water park madness and traps for unsuspecting tourists. This year’s suburban Dells events found a…

Remembering Maliha (1946 – 2019)

Maliha Mahmood left us August 21, 2019.  She was a warm, kind, generous soul and is greatly missed by all who knew her. Maliha was a vital force in the early days of WGPO.  She was an enthusiastic participant in…

Reno Champions

Results are posted at http://wordgameplayers.org/ratings/index.php?c=pu&a=tr&tournamentID=656&ratingType=Standard Here are pictures of the winners.  In each photo, Director Bennett is to the right, with the top player next, and the others in order right to left.  Zana provided the photos.

Party time in Reno

We made our traditional trek to Louis’ Basque Corner on Saturday night.  Despite contending with crowds gathering for an appearance by Seinfeld at the Event Center, we had a good time with friends accompanied by the usual hearty dinner.  Zana…

Hurray for Reno

Thanks to director Bennett Jacobstein, WGPO returned to Reno on October 18, beginning with a 4-game Early Bird.  Results are here:  http://wordgameplayers.org/ratings/index.php?c=pu&a=tr&tournamentID=655&ratingType=Standard Division 3 winners did not stay to receive their prizes.  Thanks to Zana Anderson, we have pictures of the…

We bid farewell to September

It was cool and somewhat rainy, but that didn’t stop Steven Alexander from bicycling to the tournament at Betty Cornelison’s house in Portland.  The rest of us drove there. Betty treated us to a generous array of sandwich fixings.  No…

Long Beach in Late Summer – A Classic

From Dave Postal: It is a testament to the universal popularity of Scrabble® when, at the Long Beach Late Summer Classic held yesterday, September 8, 10-year old Jude “Camden” Sermona squared off against 98-year old Desiree Engel (pictured here).  They…

It Helps to Draw Blanks!!!

From Bennett Jacobstein: A study was done at the 2019 Word Cup to determine what percentage of games were won by a player who drew both blanks. Contestants were asked when filling out their tally slips to indicate which player…

We had FUN and games in Portland

We celebrated our 30th annual tournament with a cake. There were three of us present who were at the first tournament. Polly Moyer and Ruth Hamilton did not play that weekend, but assisted director Karen Merrill.  Keith Valentine did play…

Portland’s 30th annual off to a good start

Twenty players participated in an 8-game warm-up today. The big tournament starts tomorrow. In Division A, 3 players won 6 games, but “Saint” Vesdapunt had the best spread.  Steven Alexander was second, barely ahead of the seemingly ubiquitous Gunther Jacobi.…