Category: General

Charley Kaplan 1945 – 2022

We lost an avid player to cancer this week.  Charley was a regular at our local (Portland, Oregon) club and tournaments.  She didn’t attend many out-of-town events, but spent many, many hours playing on ISC. Charley was devoted to her…

WGPO New Financial Aid Policy

WGPO will provide financial aid to clubs, directors and organizers who are facing losses due to cancellations, venue commitments, refund issues and the like. We trust our directors and organizers to do their best to avoid such situations but recognize…

Sextuple in the Desert

From David Postal: Inspired by the winter season quintuple NASPA events held over the last few years in Wilmington, Delaware during the holiday break, twenty-three players participated in six individual one day tournaments over December 25 – 30 in Palm Springs…

WGPO Officers: 2022

The Board of Directors selected WGPO Officers for 2022. President – Steve Pellinen Vice-President – Keith Hagel Treasurer – Jan Cardia Secretary – Helen Flores Directors met on December 19. Minutes of that meeting are an addition to Annual Meeting Minutes. …

Big Day for Bottom Seeds

From Bennett Jacobstein: The Mill Valley (CA) tournament on December 12 had two TWL divisions.  Each division had 6 players and in both divisions the 6th seed finished first.  Congratulations to Jon Demeter and Deborah Baggett.  There was also one Collins…

WGPO Annual Meeting

WGPO’s Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, December 11. If you want to watch and listen to the Annual Meeting, the link below will work until December 25. https://www.twitch.tv/wgpo Send any questions to the email address ec@wordgameplayers.org

Vision Statements from the Board of Directors

Four members of the WGPO Board of Directors (Steve Pellinen, Keith Hagel, Laurie Cohen, Helen Flores) won’t be running for election until next year. For the benefit of this year’s candidates as well as any others who want a more…

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…

Collins players vote for CSW21

WGPO members who have played in WGPO Collins tournaments were polled to determine if WGPO should follow WESPA’s (World English-speaking Scrabble Players’ Association) lead in adopting the CSW21 word list as of January 1, 2022.  56% approved the move.  See…

Kirsten Gwilliam 1968 – 2021

  From the WGPO Boards: To anyone who has not yet heard, Kirsten Gwilliam (member of the WGPO Board) died late last month. If you got to meet her at a Scrabble tourney, I’m sure you remember her as a…