Category: General

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®.…

Lester Schonbrun Memorial Tournament – lots of memories

Mary Stevens brought pictures, t-shirts, and a decades-old custom board given to her by Joan Mocine’s sister.  The mementos were dispersed among several of us and will be further dispersed over time.  We played a 19-game tournament while enjoying good…

A Great Day in Loveland

From James Davis: Last Saturday, May 19, Dave Goldberg directed another successful one-day tournament in Loveland, Colorado. Among three divisions, 26 wordies played eight games. In Division A, everyone in the top three finished with a 5-3 record. James Davis took…

Word Games and Baseball – What a Combo!

The third annual Baseball/WGPO road trip has just concluded.  We lucked out with the weather this year – viewing four games in a gorgeous Kentucky/Indiana/Ohio Springtime.  Unfortunately, only one of the home teams won. Between games, we played an 18-round…

May Play in Lake Oswego, Oregon

This month, we went back to Lake Oswego for a 5-game tournament.  It was a sunshiny day and we were in a room with windows overlooking a garden, so we got to enjoy it while playing.  The winners are pictured…

New Words for Collins™ Too!

Dear Friends, The updated international wordlist (aka Collins™ or CSW19) is now available, and we at WPGO are excited to start using the newly added words like EW, OK, and ZE. To match other organizations around the globe, WGPO will…