Category: General

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…

Four Corners Plus in Durango

Some of us came from Maine and Oregon, but most drove to Durango from homes in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado.  It was a beautiful Spring weekend, and what better way to celebrate than with a tournament atop a pseudo-mesa with…

Cruising, Cruising

From Larry Rand: What could be better than visiting seven countries in 15 days and not having to do any driving, or making your bed!  Barbara and I led a group of 30 on the Celebrity Constellation.   On the…

Call for Proposals – Word Cup 2020

Dear WGPO Directors and Members, It’s that time of year again, and the Board of Player Representatives (BPR) and Executive Committee (EC) is starting the process of selecting the venue for Word Cup 2020! To make this great event accessible…

New friends at Friendsview

By venturing to Newberg, Oregon, we enticed three new players to join us in a 5-game tournament.  They couldn’t get the better of us, but they appeared to be enjoying themselves.  The division 2 winners were seasoned players Gary Waltuch (5-0)…