Springfield, Massachusetts, is where the action is this week. Mike Johnson and Anne McCarthy are leading our lively group in fun and games. Saturday we played 7 rounds, then enjoyed a sumptuous array of hors d’oeuvres. Sunday, we played 7 rounds, then enjoyed a trivia contest hosted by Bennett Jacobstein. David Weiss won handily. Bennett noted that all of the trivia contests he’s conducted have been won either by Peter Dolgenos or David Weiss, but they’ve never competed head to head.
Play concludes Wednesday. I’ll post pictures as I get them. You can keep up with the games at Director!Springfield and Springfield Collins.
Susi Tiekert reports that in Round 3, it was the Tiekerts vs. the VanRands. Ron Tiekert played Larry Rand while Susi played Barbara VanAlen. Use the Director! link above to read the outcome.
Sunday noon, WGPO directors and organizers gathered for lunch. Julia Swaney captured these images:
Four cities, four baseball games, a 16-round tournament plus a four-game late bird – all this with congenial companions. What could be better? The countryside was beautiful, the weather cooperated. Players in Car 2 learned some new word games while some players in Car 1 napped. Tournament results: Atlanta to Durham
Photos from Peggy Grant.
Lunch time – waiting for a table
Watching the Atlanta Braves
Watching the Asheville Tourists
At the home of the Charlotte Knights
Fourteen players plus spouses and friends saw the sights of Northern Europe. Tournament details here: Baltic results
Photos from VanRand. For more, see: https://vanrandtravel1.smugmug.com
Winners: Peter, Rich, Larry
Performance prizes: Zana, Terry
From Maddy Kamen:
We had 36 players at our recent Long Beach CA tournament. Lots of prizes were won, and fun was had by all. Complete results are here: Long Beach results. Winners are pictured below.
Division 1 Winners
Division 2 Winners
Division 3 winners
Division 4 winners
Zachary and Lynn
From Mike Johnson:
Five of us gathered today for the first Scrabble® in the Barn Tourney in Benzonia, Michigan. After spending the day at theSleeping Bear Dunes National Park, tonight we will have a bonfire to celebrate tomorrow’s games. We’ll be playing a triple round robin over the weekend. Thanks to Jeff Clark for hosting this great destination event. Standing reports can be found online at director.victoriascrabble.org for those who are interested.