Excitement is building – Don’t miss out

Word Cup VII is six weeks away, July 29 – August 2.  If you haven’t done so, now’s the time to make arrangements to be in Springfield, Massachusetts, for the occasion.  We’ll have lots of fun while playing some serious games.

Peggys quiltPeggy Grant and her sister Sue have made this stunning quilt for the occasion.  Buy a raffle ticket, and it could be yours.

Tournament details:  Word Cup VII

Springfield Coming Up

Word Cup VII is two months away, and it’s shaping up to be our biggest yet.  There will be plenty of good competition if you prefer to play using the North American word list, but this time, we’ll also have a viable Collins division.  So far, there are 91 in the North American dictionary group, and thirteen people have indicated they’ll play Collins.

Socks for the silent auction

Socks for the silent auction

Not only will there be the excitement of good, competitive play, but there will be after-hours activities:  A catered reception, a trivia contest hosted by Bennett Jacobstein, a town-hall meeting, and a game night.  Helen Flores is organizing a silent auction with many unique items.

For details click here:  Word Cup VII

Springfield, Massachusetts, is a handy location for Easterners.  We hope to see a lot of you there.

Merry May in West Linn

The calendar said May, but the showers felt more like April.  Twelve of us spent the afternoon in a windowless room, so we didn’t care.  Results:  Merry May Standings

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Division 1 winners: Ruth (3rd), Mitch (2nd), Dave (1st)

Division 2 winners

Division 2 winners:  Lou (3rd), Jesse (2nd), Leesa (1st)

A Memorable Tournament

Bennett

Our Esteemed Director

For several years, there’s been a tournament at the Pruneyard in Campbell, California, over Memorial Weekend.  This year, the 4th annual Lester Schonbrun Memorial Tournament occurred May 6 and 7.  The change in schedule did not lessen its memorability.  Bennett Jacobstein did his usual fine job of organizing and directing.

We had our usual dinner at Buca Di Beppo (sorry, no photos).

We also had our share of happy winners.  Details:  Schonbrun IV results.

Division 1 prize winners

Division 1 prize winners     Photo by N. Vesdapunt

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Division 2 prize winners

Prize winners for Division 3

Prize winners for Division 3

Picture of Note

From Gary Moss:
If you ever have the experience of making a phenomenal play . . .
take a picture and share it with the scrabble world.  
 
Last Wednesday at Scrabble Club #350 I was playing against my
friend Maliha Mahmood.  I had a fast start with bingos (cottoned,
*dankiest (a phoney), and huffing).  I was leading by almost 200
points when I played HUFFING.  THEN . . . Maliha sent chills down
my spine when after careful thought she played PHARISEE for a
triple/triple and for 177 points.  That one word that I would never
have found and I wasn’t sure that it was good.  However, if I had
challenged and lost I would have put myself in danger of losing.
 
After the game we looked up PHARISEE and it is GOOD.
AMAZING !  !  !    Such a BIG word from such a PETITE lady.