Category: General

WGPO Board Nominations are in: Here are the Candidates

The terms of four board members; Steve Pellinen, Keith Hegel, Laurie Cohen, and Helen Flores, expire at the end of the year.  Steve and Laurie are running for re-election, Helen and Keith are not.  We have four additional candidates for…

We love tournaments

Here’s a belated report on the Madison one.  Lynda Finn and Mike Johnson really know how to organize and run fun-filled events.  Even those of us who lost most of our games had fun.  Noah Walton won the big money…

WGPO Needs You

This has been an amazing year for WGPO!  The generous financial support from the Carter Chapman Shreve Family Foundation has enabled us to expand our footprint greatly in the Scrabble community, both in North America and overseas. We’ve sweetened prize…

We won in Las Vegas

Paul Terry has written a detailed recap of tournament events, including an unusual intrusion from the room next door:  Paul’s Recap Co-director Bennett Jacobstein summarized and took pictures: Sixty-six players met at the Palace Station Hotel in Las Vegas.  Paul Terry organized…

Autumn – A great time for tournaments

Bennett Jacobstein gathered 15 of us at a pizza place in Vancouver, Washington, on Sunday, September 25.  We enjoyed good pizza and great company.  Three of us showed up in Calgary, Alberta, five days later to begin three days of Scrabble®…

A sunny day in Moraga

From Bennett Jacobstein: Ten players enjoyed Scrabble in the Park on an ideal day in Moraga with perfect weather.  Billy Nakamura and Saint battled for first place with Billy winning on spread.  Alan Whitman won the performance prize finishing 4th…

WGPO – More good times ahead

Have you looked at the list of upcoming tournaments lately?   It’s growing, with more to be added soon. After two years off, Calgary is again hosting its three-day autumn event from September 30 through October 2.  This has always been fun. …

WGPO Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – August

From Helen Flores: Sunday, August 7, 2022 Call to Order: President Steve Pellinen called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm CST.   Attending: Will Anderson, Steve Pellinen, Jan Cardia, Laurie Cohen, Helen Flores, Keith Hagel, Bennett Jacobstein. Approve July 3, 2022…

Word Cup 10 Recap

Thanks to Mike Johnson, Lynda Finn, Steve Pellinen, Bennett Jacobstein for organizing and directing a successful tournament.  And thank you Jennifer and Evans Clinchy and the CoCo team for running a superb Collins division. WGPO tournament results may be found here:  http://wordgameplayers.org/ratings/index.php?c=pu&a=pt…

Word Cup 10 is here!

Today marks the start of Word Cup Main Event. After 7 games, Jackson Smylie, Joey Krafchick, and Jared Cappel lead TWL division 1 with 6-1 records. On the Collins side, Dave Wiegand, Thomas Reinke, and Geoff Thevenot lead CSW division…