Holiday Specials

Players in Englewood, New Jersey, and Lake Oswego, Oregon, celebrated with tournaments today.  Tempe, Arizona, gets into the holiday spirit this weekend.


Division 2 second place finisher Kathy Sutrov next to winner Alan Meyer.  She’s playing Betty Cornelison, who finished third.

In Lake Oswego, 12 of us participated in a 5-game tournament held at the local adult community center.  We had two divisions of 6 players each.  The number 4 seed won in each division.  That was Alan Meyer in division 2.  I was exceedingly lucky and won division 1, Gunther Jacobi was second, and our versatile director Rich Moyer was third.

Congratulations to Howard Baldwin, who in his first tournament earned a rating of 1107.


Alice Van Leunen and Gunther Jacobi.

December One Day Fun Day Results

From Lynda Finn:

image18 players came to play on this short notice tournament. No prizes were awarded, but players brought pot-luck lunch items and gifts to exchange for various fun prize categories. Bryan Benwitz went undefeated in the 7-game Round Robin, Steve Hartsman was second, winning 6 games. Full results on WGPO and Director! websites.

WGPO Annual Election is Completed

All candidates were unopposed.  Out of 143 registered voters, 102 ballots were cast.  No candidate received more than 87 votes, however.

Elected to the Executive Committee:  Deborah Baggett.  Deborah is new to the board.

For the Board of Player Representatives:  Susi Tiekert and Bennett Jacobstein.  Both are returning members.

All positions are 2-year terms, effective January 1, 2019.


Thank you to all new and existing board members for you willingness to serve.  And thank you to Election Committee members Lynda Finn and Winter for making the election happen.

Vote Now For WGPO Boards

WGPO annual elections have begun. You should have already received your
WGPO ballot from if you registered to vote last year. If
you did not receive an email with a ballot please contact with your email address.  If you would
like a paper ballot instead you can email
requesting such and providing your street address.

All ballots must be submitted by Dec 14.

Friday Games in West Linn, Oregon

IMG_0009Fourteen players took part in a five-game tournament at our favorite West Linn pizza place.  On a normal Friday afternoon, our gathering here consists of two to eight players.  We were delighted to have a number of friends join us for the tournament, including three who drove down from Washington.

Gunther Jacobi won in the first division, P. K. Gott dominated the second group.  Our official photographer left before the winners were announced (seems to be a pattern – it happened at last week’s Long Beach tournament, too).  Here’s what I captured earlier with my cheapo cell phone.  In the background, you can see Gunther Jacobi’s cap as he’s facing second-place finisher Rich Moyer.  Charley Kaplan and Betty Cornelison are playing in the foreground.

Long Beach Turkey Shoot Netted No Turkeys

From Dave Postal:

The Cake

The Cake

We had 30 players for our post Thanksgiving tournament.  We were pressed for time and our photographer went home so I have attached the pictures Paul Rickhoff took and the one picture we took of David Pearl’s birthday cake.  We didn’t take winner photos.

David Pearl vs Dave Postal

David Pearl vs Dave Postal

Great tournament, smoothly run again.  Elizabeth Ralston (seeded 6th of 8), Inae Bloom (seeded 9th of 12) and Marty Sturgeon (seeded 7th of 10) won their respective divisions, showing that the favorites don’t always win.  Great time had by all.

Busy players

Busy players