Phoenix – it rained, but so what?

We played indoors, so we could ignore Saturday’s rain.  It cleared up Sunday afternoon and Monday was lovely.  Larry and Barbara hosted another great tournament.  The hotel was pleasant and the staff was friendly and accommodating.  All in all, a great weekend.

James Davis, Fran Galt, Sue Hoehn, and Scott Smith won Divisions 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively.  Complete results are at PHX XXXIII Results.  Photos from VanRand:  vanrandtravel1.smugmug.com

Trivia contest winner David Weiss with trivia host Bennett Jacobstein

Trivia contest winner David Weiss with trivia host Bennett Jacobstein

 

Division 1 winners

Division 1 winners

 

Division 2 winners

Division 2 winners

Div 3 winners

Division 3 winners

 

Division 4 winners

Division 4 winners

Minnesota Marathon

Ian Weinstein left Florida to brave the Minnesota winter.

Director Steph and winner Ian

Director Steph and winner Ian  –  Photo by Zana Anderson

It worked well for him.  He won 23 of 32 games, topping former Redeye king Tim Adamson, who came in second with 20 wins.  Iowan Mike Johnson, more accustomed to the climate, crushed Division 2 opponents, winning 27 games.

Steph and Mike

Steph and Mike    – Photo by Zana Anderson

 

Redeye players

Redeye players

Redeye winners

Redeye winners

Details at Redeye 2017

 

 

Jeff Clark of Michigan won the Pinkeye. Details:  Pinkeye 2017

Pinkeye players

Pinkeye players

Pinkeye winners

Pinkeye winners

 

 

 

 

Monrovia

From Maddy Kamen:Monrovia 4 Monrovia 3

Lots of fun and prizes were in store for the 40 scrabblers at the Courtyard Marriott in Monrovia, CA on January 8th. Richard Stein won a brand new scrabble board for gaining the most rating points (79). Ken Louie won a set of protiles for defeating his opponent by the largest margin (264). Monetary prizes were given for high game, high loss, and high play in all five divisions. Rachel Knapp won $20 for playing a word containing the most letters in “MaddyRoy”-amorally. The top two players in each division earned higher monetary prizes for their success.
Division winners were David Pearl, Richard Stein, Ken Louie, Najat Reikes, and Laurie Holz. All results are posted on The WGPO website.Monrovia 2  Monrovia 1