Category: General

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…

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…

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 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…

WGPO Election Results – 2020

The 2020 WGPO General Election and Referendum has concluded, and here are the results. Congratulations to Keith Hagel for being elected to the Executive Committee, and to Kirsten Gwilliam and Susi Tiekert for being elected to the Board of Player…