Word Cup Survey Results

The WGPO board emailed a survey link to 91 players who participated in Word Cup 8 in Burbank, CA, approximately one week after the event concluded.  61 players completed the survey.  Here are the results:  WGPO Word Cup Survey Results.

Thank you to everyone who participated.  Your responses are very helpful in planning for the future of the organization, including future Word Cups.

The Board of Player Representatives welcomes any additional comments pertaining to the survey topics.  You can email them at bpr@wordgameplayers.org,

Portland Early Bird – Happy Winners

The precursor to the Labor Day Weekend tournament was held Friday, August 31.  There were 34 players in four divisions.

Photos by Gary Smart.

Division 1 winners

Division 1 winners – Nigel Peltier (2nd), Norases Vesdapunt (1st), Winter (3rd)

Division 2 winners

Division 2 winners – Keith Valentine (1st), Siri Tillekeratne (3rd).  (Gary Moss was 2nd) 

 

Division 3 winners

Division 3 winners – Mary Logullo (3rd), Jesse Wornum (1st), Andrea Hatch (2nd)

Division 4 winners

Division 4 winners – Inae Bloom (1st), Dani Roter (2nd), B A Toole (3rd)

Portland, Oregon – Our 29th Annual Tournament

We’ve concluded yet another Labor Day Weekend tournament.  55 players from the U. S. and Canada spent a pleasant, sunny weekend indoors playing our favorite game.  Scott Smith and Larry Rand teamed up to make running a tournament seem like a piece of cake (some of us know better).  We had two delicious luncheons together and played twenty games.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the late Dr. Gregg Wood’s birth, Elizabeth donated a prize of $100 to be awarded for the word with the most letters in CENTURY.  DEACONRY won the prize for Jon Shreve.

Photos by Jeannie Wilson.

Games are starting

Games are starting

Division 3 winners Nathan Frank (best performance), Lou Parrett (high win), Patricia Yovonovich (first0 and Gary Waltuch (third)

Division 3 winners Nathan Frank (best performance), Lou Parrett (high win), Patricia Yovonovich (first0 and Gary Waltuch (third)

Division 2 winners Kene Mezue (second), Elizabeth Berman (high game, high loss), Gary Moss (first), Jesse Wornum (third)

Division 2 winners Kene Mezue (second), Elizabeth Berman (high game, high loss), Gary Moss (first), Jesse Wornum (third)

Collins Division winners Paula Catanese (2nd) and Winter (1st)

Collins Division winners Paula Catanese (2nd) and Winter (1st)

Division 1 winniers Patricia Barrett (2nd), Jon Shreve (1st), Rich Moyer (high loss), Cynthia Seales (best performance), Noah Walton (third)

Division 1 winners Patricia Barrett (second), Jon Shreve (first), Rich Moyer (high loss), Cynthia Seales (best performance), Noah Walton (third)

Word Cup VIII in pictures

We all had a great time. Peggy Grant provided these photos:

We took a tour of Hollywood and environs.   Peggy and Sue Grant graciously accepted an Oscar.

We took a tour of Hollywood and environs.
Peggy and Sue Grant graciously accepted an Oscar.

It was HOT

It was HOT

After-hours fun.  Tiles double as poker chips.

After-hours fun. Tiles double as poker chips.

Mike Stevens and Gene Tyszka donated boards for a raffle.  Winners were Chani Katz, Julia Swaney, and David Baran.  Left to right:  Chani, Mike, Julia, Gene, David.

Mike Stevens and Gene Tyszka donated boards for a raffle. Winners were Chani Katz, Julia Swaney, and David Baran. Left to right: Chani, Mike, Julia, Gene, David. Not pictured: Via proxy Keith Hagel, Andrea Hatch won the afghan raffle.

 

Collins division winners flanked by directors Bennett Jacobstein and Dave Postal.  Steve Pellinen had high game, Mary Stevens had high loss, Rasheed Balogun won the cup, Gene Tyszka won best performance, Winter came in second.

Collins division winners flanked by directors Bennett Jacobstein and Dave Postal. Steve Pellinen had high game, Mary Stevens had high loss, Rasheed Balogun won the cup, Gene Tyszka won best performance, Winter came in second.

Naurlene Canterman won the Stu Goldman Geezer prize

Naurlene Canterman won the Stu Goldman Geezer prize

Division 3 winners with Bennett and Dave.   Tony Melucci won the cup, Betty Collins placed second, Whitney Gould was fifth, Aron Smith was fourth, Janice Konkol won the top performance prize, Deborah Baggett had second-best performance.  Not shown:  Leo McKenna finished third.

Division 3 winners with Bennett and Dave. Tony Melucci won the cup, Betty Collins placed second, Whitney Gould was fifth, Aron Smith was fourth, Janice Konkol won the top performance prize, Deborah Baggett had second-best performance. Not shown: Leo McKenna finished third.

Bennett and Dave with the Divsion 2 winners:  Jem Burch first, Cooper Komatsu second, Stefan Kac sixth, Naurlene Canterman third, Benjamin Ansell best performance, Cynthia Seales fourth, and Gary Smart fifth.  Not pictured:  Marilyn Pomeroy second-best performance.

Bennett and Dave with the Divsion 2 winners: Jem Burch first, Cooper Komatsu second, Stefan Kac sixth, Naurlene Canterman third, Benjamin Ansell best performance, Cynthia Seales fourth, and Gary Smart fifth. Not pictured: Marilyn Pomeroy second-best performance.

Gene Tyszka donated a board to the player with the greatest ratings gain.  Cooper Komatsu won it, gaining 160 ratings points.

Gene Tyszka donated a board to the player with the greatest ratings gain. Cooper Komatsu won it, gaining 160 ratings points.

Division 1 winners posed with Bennett and Dave.   Kevin Fraley won 23 games and the cup (was Gibsonized in the last round), Joe Gaspard was second, Jon Shreve third (and had high game with a 707), Yukiko Loritz had high loss, David Goldberg was fourth, Maddy Kamen sixth, James Davis won second-place performance prize, Keith Hagel had the best ratings performance, Ron Tiekert finished fifth.

Division 1 winners posed with Bennett and Dave. Kevin Fraley won 23 games and the cup (was Gibsonized in the last round), Joe Gaspard was second, Jon Shreve third (and had high game with a 707), Yukiko Loritz had high loss, David Goldberg was fourth, Maddy Kamen sixth, James Davis won second-place performance prize, Keith Hagel had the best ratings performance, Ron Tiekert finished fifth.