Author: Ruth Hamilton

Emil Rem And Betty Bergeron shine in Calgary

From Juraj Pivovarov: Fourteen players competed in as many rounds in Calgary on June 18 and 19th 2022.  As it was Father’s Day weekend, and getting close to July and summer holidays, there were many who weren’t able to make it.…

Word Cup Extra: Spelling Bee!

WGPO players Cooper and Deborah Komatsu will be putting on a spelling bee for your lexical enjoyment on Saturday, July 9th, from 8-10PM in the Tournament Room. The MOSHERBUTTS (Momentous Occasion for Scrabblers of the Highest Echelon to Raise the Bar and Uncover Their Talents…

Al Fresco II

Playing amongst the beautiful trees, the mighty (Jem) Burch stood tallest! From Deborah Komatsu: On June 12th, 16 players met up at Rancho Park in West Los Angeles to play Scrabble under a giant fig tree on a glorious Los…

Word Cup X – Fundraising Preview

We’ll be having our usual Word Cup fundraising activities:  Raffle, silent auction, items for sale.  All proceeds will help fund WGPO Inc. annual administrative costs including insurance, legal fees, and overhead.  Click on this link to see what’s ready so far:  Word…

Maliha Mendoza Mahmood remembered

From Yuki Loritz: This past Sunday, June 4, Maliha Mendoza Mahmood’s husband Arshud and their daughter Alia hosted a memorial/celebration for the late Maliha’s birthday at their home. There were 15 Super Scrabble players who gathered to celebrate.  We all lit…

Joe Edley wins 66th Scrabble Tournament; Billy Nakamura Slays Giants

From Bennett Jacobstein: Former National Scrabble champion Joe Edley won his 66th overall Scrabble Tournament and has a perfect 2-0 record in WGPO tournaments.  Billy Nakamura (rated 1448) finished second and had victories over two 1900+ rated players. Eight players…

High Times in June at the Saloon

From David Pearl: Twenty players met for a one day, 8 game event  in Laguna Woods on Saturday, June 4. We played in a quiet side room of the restaurant, overlooking a golf course, and with clear views of the…

Updated WGPO Sanctioned Tournament Requirements

The Board updated the WGPO Sanctioned Tournament Requirements again on May 21, 2022, adding vaccination requirements for players from countries outside of North America. The document linked to here supersedes the policy previously posted on the website in its entirety. Tournament Req. Amended May…

WGPO Board Meeting May 1, 2022

WGPO Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Sunday May 1 , 2022 Call to Order: President Steve Pellinen called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm CST. Attending: Steve Pellinen, Keith Hagel, Jan Cardia, Helen Flores, Laurie Cohen, Bennett Jacobstein. Approve March 27,…