Author: Ruth Hamilton

WGPO News

What’s happening in WGPO governance, lexicon, and return to live play. The main focus lately has been on the incorporation process, and I’m glad to report that WGPO is now incorporated as a nonprofit corporation. We have functioned as an…

WGPO Lexicon Committee has been appointed

Our Lexicon Committee is up and running. Committee members are Steven Alexander, Christine Economos, Fran Galt, Jim Sherrill, Samuel Smith, and Carl Voss.   They are charged with developing an official WGPO tournament word list.  We thank them for rising to…

Lexicon Committee Update

We (the EC) are in the process of defining the charge to the committee as well as determining the committee makeup (no more than seven members). We ask for your patience as we try to get this right. Thank you, WGPO…

B.P.R. Appoints Nancee Mancel to the E.C.

The WGPO Board of Player Representatives (BPR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancee Mancel to the WGPO Executive Committee (EC).  Nancee fills the position previously held by Mike Johnson who recently announced his resignation from the EC. Nancee…

Wisconsin Dells – The tradition continues

It’s the continuation of a tradition, but with a new twist. Dates are November 14 – 15, 2020. Lynda Finn says:  This tourney is exciting for many reasons Wisconsin Dells is the longest consecutively running tourney in North America (perhaps?) This…

WGPO Needs YOU!

A message from Helen Flores, WGPO BPR: Dear Everybody who “Just wants to play Scrabble®”: So far, 2020 is definitely NOT our favorite year. WGPO members surely need no help recounting the social, medical and natural disasters we are still…

Johnny Nevarez

Word is that Scrabble® great Johnny Nevarez has died from complications of Covid.  Although we haven’t seen him for almost a quarter century, those of us who were active players in the ’80’s and ’90’s have fond memories of him…

No news

Apparently, there’s not much happening in our world.  We’ve had a couple of “virtual” tournaments.  Since they aren’t rated, you can’t find the results on the WGPO site.  If you’re interested, find them at http://director.victoriascrabble.org.  

WGPO Inclusive Survey Results

From Laurie Cohen: WGPO conducted a survey in late June to get feedback on ways that we can be a more inclusive and welcoming organization. We also wanted to know if individuals had experienced any harassment or discrimination with respect…

Covid can’t stop us

From Bennett Jacobstein: The Portland Labor Day Weekend Scrabble® tradition continues. The 31st annual tournament will be virtual on ISC and we will all meet in person for the 32nd version in 2021. Entry is free. Win Portland and Oregon…