Category: General

New Words – March 30, 2015

The Word Game Players’ Organization (WGPO) is pleased to announce that the long-awaited new words will go into effect for WGPO tournaments as of March 30, 2015. After putting in years of work on Word Judge USA and the upcoming Word Judge 2 for…

Dr. Gregg Wood October 22, 1918 – January 8, 2015

Gregg’s club and tournament career stretched from 1987 thru 2009.  During that time, he played 3835 club games and participated in about 200 tournaments.  His peak rating, according to Cross-tables, was 1439.  We in Oregon treasure the many times we…

Madison Celebrates Black Friday with a Tile-Off

Eight players squared off for 7 games.  Lynda Finn directed.  Complete results are at http://director.victoriascrabble.org/index.php?c=rm&a=rs&t=301&d=1&r=7 <-Brian Benwitz won the performance prize. Charles Reinke beat out Thomas Reinke for first place by 29 spread points. ->

Good Za In West Linn, Oregon

Sixteen players enjoyed the ambience of Round Table Pizza while playing six games November 15.  Rich Moyer was our able director.  Winners were Carl Johnson, Betty Cornelison, and Joanne Manson.  We contributed $80 to the 2015 Word Cup fund.

Good news for East Coast players

The word game scene has become livelier with the addition of several WGPO tournaments this Fall.  Winter ran Collins tournaments in Cambridge, Maryland, on October 25 and 26 and November 8 and 9.  Shown here are players at the November…

Colorado sent pictures, Iowa sent results

We’ve heard from two tournaments conducted over the weekend.                       David Goldberg sent these scenes from Loveland, Colorado, November 8. Wisconsin won the Minnesota-Wisconsin Border Battle, waged in Decorah, Iowa, November…

Dells Spell – 31st Edition

Oct 10 – 12, 2014.  Wisconsin Dells, 31 years and counting.  First under Scrabble® Players, then under NSA, then under NASPA and now under WGPO auspices.  Some things change, but it’s still Scrabble®, still a great group of players, great fall…

Phoenix Players Undaunted by Storm

  Photo by Barbara Van Alen Report from Larry Rand: The Phoenix One Day tournament was held at the Chris Ridge Village Retirement Center.  Everything started out just fine!  Newlywed, Evan Fishman, won the “early entry award,” a $25 gift…