Category: Announcements

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…

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…

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…

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…

Nominations are in – We have six candidates

The election of the WGPO Board of Directors will take place from December 11 at 2 PM through just before midnight on December 15 Central Time. The WGPO board will consist of current Executive Committee and Board of Player Representatives Steve Pellinen, Keith…

Word Cup 10 New Dates: Main Event July 9-13, 2022

Due to the continued uncertainty regarding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Directors of Word Cup 10 and the WGPO Executive Committee have decided to once again postpone Word Cup until next year. The new dates for the Word Cup Main…

WGPO Election 2020

It is time for our annual election. Your vote matters. This year there is a referendum concerning the creation of an independent WGPO lexicon, as well as elections for an Executive Committee seat and 3 candidates for the two open…

Seeking Nominations

Greetings WGPO members, Nominations for the WGPO Executive Committee and Board of Player Representatives are now open. There is 1 seat open on the Executive Committee and 2 seats open on the Board of Player Representatives. Each leadership position has…

WGPO Lexicon Survey and December Referendum

WGPO Lexicon Survey Results In July 2020, WGPO sent out a survey to its membership to ask for their opinions on whether words deemed slurs and/or offensive should be removed from the lexicon. The purpose of the survey was to…

Word Cup Cancelled for July 2020

Dear Friends, With sadness, the WGPO Executive Committee and Board of Player Representatives have voted to cancel this year’s Word Cup event in Naperville, IL due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our intention is to reschedule in Naperville, IL for Summer…