Category: General

Exciting News!

Dear Players, We have exciting and quite possibly game-changing news we want to share with the Scrabble® community, beginning with the following slightly edited email that WGPO Executive Committee member Keith Hagel received from long time expert player Jon Shreve…

We Have New Bylaws

The election results are in.  164 members voted to change the bylaws.  3 members voted against.  Thank you to all who participated.  View the results: https://vote.electionrunner.com/election/wHm8q/results

WGPO – Special Election is Here

From the Elections Committee: Dear WGPO Members We are holding this election to ask for your vote on an important issue affecting our organization, changing the WGPO bylaws to allow its incorporation as a nonprofit organization. Your vote matters.  WGPO…

WGPO BANK ACCOUNT HACKED

From Steve Pellinen: Short Version A little over a month ago I was notified that our bank account was overdrawn. Turns out someone had made a PayPal link to our account and was able to use that link to transfer…

Updated Tournament Rules – Effective September 1

Updated WGPO sanctioned tournament play rules: The Board of Player Representatives (BPR) has been monitoring current Covid-19 CDC guidelines that affect WGPO sanctioned tournament rules previously established by the BPR to get back to in-person play. Those rules will expire…

Return to the Pruneyard

We have a twenty-some year history of Pruneyard tournaments.  Most have happened on Memorial weekend, but our return this year was mid-August.  Twenty-two of us followed Covid protocols (for the most part) and enjoyed the comradeship of fellow Scrabble® addicts. …

Mask Mandate

As of July 27, 2021 the CDC has recommended that all individuals should wear masks in all indoor public settings in counties with “substantial” or “high” levels of COVID-19 transmission. This applies regardless of vaccination status. With this recommendation, the…

Elizabeth Wood 1931 – 2021

We’re saddened by the loss of Elizabeth Wood, who died July 9. Back in 1987, she was instrumental in bringing a group in and around Portland, Oregon, together as a Scrabble® community.  Karen Merrill was the founding director of Club 308,…

Silicon Valley Classic is Back! Come join us.

From Bennett Jacobstein: The 29th Annual Silicon Valley Classic will be held at the Pruneyard Plaza in Campbell CA from August 13 – 15.  The tournament has been given a waiver and will be allowed a maximum of 60 players.  It has previously…

Tournament Time!!!

The Board of Player Representatives is excited to announce it has established the following minimum standards for directors to resume holding sanctioned tournaments beginning this summer. WGPO Summer Tournament Rules June 1-August 31, 2021 The Board of Player Representatives has…