Category: General

Winter Wonderland of Words

From Dave Postal: 36 brave souls weathered through the chilly 65 degree partly cloudy Southern California December afternoon to toss the tiles at our Winter Wonderland of Words Tournament in Long Beach on Sunday, December 8.   No frostbite was recorded…

Proposed Bylaws Revision

This year’s election will include a referendum to approve/reject a proposed revision to Article IX, Section 3 of our bylaws. If approved, this revision will simply require WGPO membership for players in all future WGPO tournaments. Voting yes will greatly…

WGPO Elections and Bylaws Revision Referendum

Dear WGPO Members, It is time for our annual election. Your vote matters. This year there is an important bylaw change that requires approval by two-thirds of those members voting on the revision, as well as 2 candidates for the…

David Gibson

From Steve Pellinen: David Gibson passed away on November 22, 2019 after a fight with pancreatic cancer. It’s hard to say he lost that fight, because he and wife Nancy are devout Christians who see this as just another step…

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…