Category: General

Jim Lamerand 9/18/46 – 6/18/20

Our Scrabble® community lost a pillar last month.  Jim’s tournament career began in 1980.  Although he played few games outside of Arizona, he left a real legacy.  I was privileged to play a number of games against him, and can…

Solidarity Statement – Black Lives Matter

Dear WGPO Members, Black Lives Matter! This phrase calls on our communities to acknowledge the reality of pervasive structural and individual racism and to combat it in all its forms. These turbulent times demand that we reflect on our biases,…

Remember Tournaments? Try one online

From Bennett Jacobstein: Until the time when we can once again have in-person Scrabble(r) tournaments, we will be hosting a “Last Saturday of the Month” virtual tournament on ISC.  The tournaments will serve as a fundraiser for Feeding America.  A donation of…

Word Cup 10 Rescheduled – August 7-11, 2021

We are excited to announce the rescheduled dates for Word Cup 10 in Naperville, IL for August 7-11th, 2021! We will be updating our flyer in the coming days, but you can expect most of the details to remain the…

Word Cup Cancelled for July 2020

Dear Friends, With sadness, the WGPO Executive Committee and Board of Player Representatives have voted to cancel this year’s Word Cup event in Naperville, IL due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our intention is to reschedule in Naperville, IL for Summer…

Word Cup – 2020: COVID-19 Update

Dear Friends, The organizers of Word Cup want you to know we are continuing to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19. Your safety and welfare are our top concerns. Working with the elected leadership of WGPO, we expect to have a…

WGPO Club Suspensions for Covid-19

Dear WGPO Directors and Players, To help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many local clubs have decided to cancel upcoming meetings. These actions are part of a nationwide effort to “flatten the curve” and save lives. The Executive…

WGPO Tournament Response to Covid – 19

After careful reflection and discussion with Tournament Directors and the Board of Player Representatives, the Executive Committee is announcing a suspension of all WGPO tournaments until at least April 30th. There will be ongoing review to assess whether tournaments in…