The WGPO Word Cup V was held at the Monarch Hotel, Clackamus, OR. 110 players participated in the Main Event from Saturday, 9/5, through Wednesday, 9/9.
Fun Prizes of $20 per division were awarded for each of 7 sessions on Saturday through Tuesday. #1- Your play contains the most letters from WORDCUPV. Lynn Gunn- "outwear." Betty Cornelison- "grouches." Evelyn Davis- "thwarter."
#2- Best OR word. Mary Atwood- "vintner." Rick Wong- "green." Zana Anderson- "rapture."
#3- Most letters from VOODOODONUTS. Fran Galt, "oratorio." Keith Hagel- "ovation." Barbara Besadny- "duds."
#4- Best Portland word. Helaine Garren- "java." Julia Swaney- "overcast." Betty Cornelison- "foodies."
#5- Best Labor Day word. Fran Galt, "job." Laurie Cohen, "unionist." Terri Morigeau, "seaside."
#6- Most letters from WEVEGOTTALENT. Ron Barker, "veterans." Pat Krohn, "overrates." Alan Whitman, "tweeting."
#7- Most letters from PHOENIXVI. Evelyn Davis, "phone." Roy Kamen, "havering>" Alan Meyer, "peonies."
The next six photos are of special game boards. In the Speed tournament, Winter played "chevalier," a disconnected nine through the "E" and "R" versus Ruth Hamilton.
Maliha Mahmood, director of a Super Scrabble Club in Tustin, CA, played "reinvest" and her opponent, Rachelle Gillette added the "ing," making an eleven letter word.
Carl Johnson's rack was ALMNNNO and he played the 9 letter word, "nonnormal."
Maddy Kamen bingoed out with "sequined" to best Jerry Lerman, 439-410. Earlier in the game, Jerry extended "cable" to "revocable," a 9 letter triple word score for 48 points.
This is Roy Kamen's 648 point game board. Roy bingoed on his last 5 plays.
Carole Miller scored 557 points in this game.
Ron Tiekert showed up late for this game on the final day. He bested Steve Pellinen 656 to 348.
On Sunday afternoon, players had a choice to take the rest of the day off and see Portland, or play in a 6 game Speed (Action) tournament. In Division C, Gladys Burritt was victorious over Lindsey Dimmick, Trish Harrop, and June Shelp.
Division B winners- Siri Tillekeratne and Maureen Morris, both from Calgary, Canada.
Division A winners- Tom Bond and Jeff Clark.
Gretchen Cowan organized and emceed a Talent Show on Monday evening.
Miriam Green does the hula and Nancy Douglas accompanies her on the ukulele.
Maliha Mahmood sings "My Romance."
Jack Eichenbaum gives a history of Scrabble from its New York beginnings. Jack is an historian and geographer and gives tours in New York City. www.geognyc.com
Tom Titus recites a few limericks.
David Postal gives a stand-up comedy routine.
Fran Gault tells a couple of Scrabble stories.
Dave Johnson’s partner, Howard, performs a Scrabble song to the the tune of Roy Orbison’s “Crying.”
The Grits Girls (Andrea Hatch, Melissa Brown and Julia Swaney," do a skit and perform a Scrabble song about some of the new words to the tune of "Do Re Mi" from "The Sound of Music." Jeff Clark is brought in to the group as the Cabana Boy.
Jesse Wornum crooned a tune.
Carl Johnson (far right) performs a rousing original song on the keyboard. (I think the song was called "Wascally Wabbit Wag.")
Following the Talent Show, Bennett Jacobstein was the moderator for "Trivia." The finalists were Helen Flores, Lisa Odom, James Johnson and Tom Titus. Peggy Grant and Gary Smart were the judges.
And the Trivia Champion is Tom Titus. We hope to have all three past Trivia champs, Peter Dolgenos, David Weiss and Tom defend their titles at the Phoenix Word Cup, 2016.
Keith Valentine produced a beautiful board and offered tile racks, a choice of Protiles, and a choice of tile bags in a raffle.
And the lucky winner was Trish Harrop.
A second raffle was conducted for Ruth Hamilton's afghan. Melissa Brown was the raffle winner.
Players sent Helen Flores old Scrabble shirts and she created the quilt offered in the third raffle. The winner was Carolyn Atchison. The "photo bomber" is Ruth Hamilton. : )
Three tables of donated items were placed into a Progressive Auction. The four items pictured here are all clocks!
The Main Event awards presentation by tournament organizer and co-director, Ruth Hamilton, and Larry Rand, co-director.
Stu Goldman left a legacy for seniors. $100 is awarded annually to the player who is 65+ who attains the best overall record in the Word Cup tournament. Bobbie Hendrickson was 23-8. Only three other younger players matched Bobbie's record.
Elizabeth Wood donated a $50 prize in memory of Gregg Wood, Dr. 3G. Alan Meyer won with "gaging."
Susi Tiekert and Dan Unger won $20 prizes for the High Division Loss. (Missing; Anita Barry who tied Dan, and Evelyn Davis.
The High Division Wins received $20 each. Ron Tiekert (656), Andrea Hatch (558), and Bobbi Hendrickson (546).
Gillette Rachel ($400) and Jim Barker ($300) were the Division C winner of the "best performance in the bottom half" awards.
Irene Averell accepted a "best performance in the bottom half" prize ($250) in Division B.
In Division A, Ken Smith ($400) and Rick Wong ($300) earned the BPBH awards.
Division C winners: Bobbie Hendrickson- 1st- $1000; Lindsey Dimmick- 2nd- $600; Emily Lichtman- 3rd- $400; Terri Morigeau- 4th- $300; Ron Barker- 5th- ($200).
Division B winners. Mike Johnson- 1st- $1,200; Cynthia Seales- 2nd- $800; Gary Smart- 3rd- $640; Cheryl Melvin- 4th- $440; Susan Beard- 5th- $340; Susan Hoehn- 6th- $260; Dan Unger- 7th- $200; Jo Anne Cohen- BPBH ($400). Missing: Miriam Green, Mark Francillon and Bennett Jacobstein.