Category: General

Joe Edley wins 66th Scrabble Tournament; Billy Nakamura Slays Giants

From Bennett Jacobstein: Former National Scrabble champion Joe Edley won his 66th overall Scrabble Tournament and has a perfect 2-0 record in WGPO tournaments.  Billy Nakamura (rated 1448) finished second and had victories over two 1900+ rated players. Eight players…

High Times in June at the Saloon

From David Pearl: Twenty players met for a one day, 8 game event  in Laguna Woods on Saturday, June 4. We played in a quiet side room of the restaurant, overlooking a golf course, and with clear views of the…

News from Calgary

From Juraj Pivovarov: Calgary recently hosted an open 14-round Scrabble Tournament, and it featured two octogenarian finishers in the top 3! Siri Tillekeratne beat George Macaulay of Saskatoon in their final round to win clear first.  He made a nice…

Word Cup TWL Division Announcement:

We’d like to announce that the TWL division will have a total of 4 divisions as follows. A player’s Peak WGPO rating will be determined by: 1) Their highest WGPO TWL rating at the end of a WGPO tournament between…

Minnesota turns green

After a two-year delay, we convened in Bloomington for Greeneye III.  It was well worth the wait.  When you think of March in Minnesota, balmy spring weather doesn’t usually come to mind, but it was certainly springlike last weekend.  Nonetheless,…

Thank You, VanRands

Barbara VanAlen and Larry Rand have retired from directing after many years and many tournaments.  Bennett Jacobstein organized and directed this year’s Phoenix President’s Weekend tournament.  A highlight was a tribute to Barbara and Larry.  Laurie Cohen gathered thank yous…

Word Cup 10 Registration Now Open

Exciting news announcements about Word Cup 10 in Chicagoland this July 9-13, 2022. The 10th installment of our 31-game championship Main Event is one you won’t want to miss. 1) Thanks in large part to a generous donation from the…

Dorothy Baker 1928 – 2022

Dorothy Baker was a founding member of NSA club 308 back in 1987.   She attended regularly for 30 years, graciously hosting us at her house a number of times.  We will remember her fondly.  Here’s a link to her obituary:  https://obits.oregonlive.com/us/obituaries/oregon/name/dorothy-baker-obituary?id=32247555…