Author: Ruth Hamilton

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,…

News from Calgary

From Juraj Pivovarov: Calgary recently hosted an open 14-round Scrabble Tournament, and it featured two octogenarian finishers in the top 3! Siri Tillekeratne beat George Macaulay of Saskatoon in their final round to win clear first.  He made a nice…

WGPO Board of Directors Meeting Minutes March 27, 2022

Call to Order: President Steve Pellinen called the meeting to order at 6:35 pm CST. Attending: Steve Pellinen, Keith Hagel, Jan Cardia, Helen Flores, Will Anderson, Laurie Cohen, Bennett Jacobstein. 1.    March 6, 2022 Minutes – Approval  There were no changes to…

Minnesota turns green

After a two-year delay, we convened in Bloomington for Greeneye III.  It was well worth the wait.  When you think of March in Minnesota, balmy spring weather doesn’t usually come to mind, but it was certainly springlike last weekend.  Nonetheless,…

Updated WGPO Tournament Rules

Updated WGPO Sanctioned Tournament Requirements Effective: January 2, 2022 Requirement #3 Amended effective:  April 1, 2022 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…