Author: Ruth Hamilton

Dorothy Baker 1928 – 2022

Dorothy Baker was a founding member of NSA club 308 back in 1987.   She attended regularly for 30 years, graciously hosting us at her house a number of times.  We will remember her fondly.  Here’s a link to her obituary:  https://obits.oregonlive.com/us/obituaries/oregon/name/dorothy-baker-obituary?id=32247555…

Charley Kaplan 1945 – 2022

We lost an avid player to cancer this week.  Charley was a regular at our local (Portland, Oregon) club and tournaments.  She didn’t attend many out-of-town events, but spent many, many hours playing on ISC. Charley was devoted to her…

WGPO Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – January 2, 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, Will Anderson, Laurie Cohen, Bennett Jacobstein, Mike Johnson, Lynda Finn 1. Word Cup Report and Discussion: Mike Johnson and Lynda…

WGPO New Financial Aid Policy

WGPO will provide financial aid to clubs, directors and organizers who are facing losses due to cancellations, venue commitments, refund issues and the like. We trust our directors and organizers to do their best to avoid such situations but recognize…

Updated WGPO Tournament Rules

Updated WGPO Sanctioned Tournament Requirements Effective: January 2, 2022 – until amended These requirements amend and supersede Updated Tournament Rules issued by the Board of Player Representatives (BPR), effective  September 1 – December 31, 2021. Rules apply to sanctioned in person tournament play…

Sextuple in the Desert

From David Postal: Inspired by the winter season quintuple NASPA events held over the last few years in Wilmington, Delaware during the holiday break, twenty-three players participated in six individual one day tournaments over December 25 – 30 in Palm Springs…

WGPO Officers: 2022

The Board of Directors selected WGPO Officers for 2022. President – Steve Pellinen Vice-President – Keith Hagel Treasurer – Jan Cardia Secretary – Helen Flores Directors met on December 19. Minutes of that meeting are an addition to Annual Meeting Minutes. …

Jacobstein, Anderson, Cardia elected to WGPO board

The results are in.  It was a tight race.  Bennett Jacobstein, Will Anderson, and Jan Cardia were the top three vote-getters and will serve two-year terms on the board. The changes to the bylaws were overwhelmingly approved. View the election…

Annual Meeting Minutes 2021

Helen Flores has submitted the minutes for the annual meeting.  Read them here: 2021 Annual meeting. As a follow-up to the annual meeting, the new board met and elected officers.  Here are the minutes for that meeting:  Election of officers.

Big Day for Bottom Seeds

From Bennett Jacobstein: The Mill Valley (CA) tournament on December 12 had two TWL divisions.  Each division had 6 players and in both divisions the 6th seed finished first.  Congratulations to Jon Demeter and Deborah Baggett.  There was also one Collins…