Category: General

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…

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…