Author: Ruth Hamilton

Word Cup 10 Recap

Thanks to Mike Johnson, Lynda Finn, Steve Pellinen, Bennett Jacobstein for organizing and directing a successful tournament.  And thank you Jennifer and Evans Clinchy and the CoCo team for running a superb Collins division. WGPO tournament results may be found here:  http://wordgameplayers.org/ratings/index.php?c=pu&a=pt…

WGPO Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 7/3/2022

From Helen Flores: WGPO Board of Directors Meeting Minutes  Sunday July 3, 2022 Call to Order: President Steve Pellinen called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm CST. Attending: Will Anderson, Steve Pellinen, Jan Cardia, Laurie Cohen, Helen Flores, Keith Hagel, Bennett…

WGPO Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 6/5/22

  From Helen Flores: Call to Order: President Steve Pellinen called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm CST. Attending: Will Anderson, Steve Pellinen, Jan Cardia, Laurie Cohen, Helen Flores, Keith Hagel. Absent: Bennett Jacobstein. Approve April 2022 Minutes: No…

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…