Category: General

Word Cup 8 TShirt Design Contest

From Dave Postal: To help us promote Word Cup 8 (and release your inner Don Draper), we are holding a T-shirt logo design contest. The winner will receive FREE ENTRY to Word Cup 8 (a $120 value) and, obviously, a…

Phoenix XXXIV – Minimal Sunbathing but Great Games

There was some sun, but also clouds and wind.  It felt better to be indoors.  Good thing there was an opportunity for serious competition! The tournament ran smoothly, as we’ve come to expect from Larry and Barbara.  Here are Larry’s…

United We Scrabbled!

WGPO’s first hybrid tournament was a resounding success.  There were twenty players, several of whom had never played in a Collins tournament.  We all had a good time and made new friends.  The tournament format dictated that the player going…

United We Scrabble!

CSW and TWL players are reunited this weekend for an experimental WGPO tournament event in Orlando, FL. In a single open division, players will do battle in both lexicons with the player going second choosing which dictionary will rule for…

A Sunny Day in L. A.

From Dave Postal: Our Los Angeles Winter Games Tournament is in the books, although it was not without its complications  (mudslides, road closures, flu, computer malfunctions) 38 players managed to have a competition filled day at the Westside Pavilion in…

2018 Spells WGPO Excitement!

From Mike Johnson: 2018 is here, and 17 players braved the frigid cold in La Crosse, Wisconsin for 6 exciting games. Over lunch, we shared a tasty potluck which included cake to celebrate two birthdays from that week. In one…

An Amazing Ship

Larry and Barbara have posted photos from their latest cruise / tournament.  The players managed to work in twenty games and tour Puerto Rico, Barbados, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Kitts, and Martinique while traveling on the Royal Caribbean Anthem of the…

WGPO Election: Does the format work?

The elections committee is interested in how you liked the new format for the election this year. In past years you logged in and voted at wordgameplayers.org. This year you registered to vote and a secret ballot was sent to registered voters…

Election Results are in – All candidates won!

Congratulations to our new Executive Committee members Steve Pellinen and Mike Johnson, to our new Board of Player Representatives Laurie Cohen and Maurice Ross, and to our returning BPR member Helen Flores.  Thank you for agreeing to serve in these…

Grand Canyon – As Grand as Ever

From Larry Rand: Grand Canyon 36 attracted 75 players, including two players from Israel, and one from Canada.  This was the largest group since 2002, 82 players, when Joel Sherman was the expert division winner. For the 36th anniversary, Nathan…