Scrabble® Crossword Game Tournament and Convention

Reno, Nevada

Grand Sierra Resort

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Website: for current info
More info: Jeff Widergren ()
Payment: Checks payable to Rick Wong,
Organizers/Directors: Jeff Widergren, Rick Wong, Larry Rand
Facebook: WGPO Word Cup Championship
Preamble RESULTS
Raffle Winners
Main Event RESULTS
Fun Prizes
Fun Prize Winners
Friday (games start at 9am)
games, single division
$45 entry fee
Friday 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday-Wednesday to (games start at 9am)
35 games (8+8+8+8+3)
RED (CHAMPIONSHIP) DIVISON: $140 entry fee. Bigger pot goes to best performers (overall and performance).
WHITE (FUN) DIVISON: $140 entry fee. Smaller prizes to more players. 1650 maximum rating.
BLUE (FUN) DIVISON: $140 entry fee. Smaller prizes to more players. 1200 maximum rating.
AT LEAST 100% of entry fees to be handed out as prizes and rebates!
See HOTEL section for important note about rebates.
Awards ceremony for all events will follow completion of last game of Main Event.
To be announced.
Saturday July 2nd, 7:05pm. The Reno Aces (Diamondbacks affiliate) minor league baseball team will be at home playing against the Salt Lake City Bees (Angels affiliate). The Aces have a beautiful new downtown stadium (opened in 2009), and has purchased group tickets for us.
No entry fee. Sunday July 3rd, 7:00pm.
Hosted by
First round open to all; top four after first round qualify for Jeopardy-style second round. Non-cash prizes to winners.
Grand Sierra Resort
2500 East 2nd Street
Reno Nevada, 89595
PLEASE HELP US MEET OUR ROOM QUOTAS BY USING THE GROUP CODE. If you see a better deal for this hotel, please let Jeff and Rick know ASAP.
Reservations: by phone (800) 648-5080 or online
Group Code: -> use this to be eligible for rebate (cash paid at the party), limit two rebates per room.
Rates: per night (up to four guests). Larger rooms available up to . Additional $5 resort fee and 13% hotel tax apply. Rooms must be reserved by
Please bring Deluxe Scrabble® Game Boards, clocks, and tournament tiles.
Early registrants (payment received by ) will receive at the party.
Hotel Guests using the code or website will receive at the party (limit two per correctly registered room)!
The Grand Sierra Resort will be adding some money to the Red Division prize fund for each room booked using the hotel code.
Prize fund in the Red Division is expected to be distributed amongst 15-20% of the participants, based on overall performance.
Prize fund in the White and Blue Divisions is expected to be distributed amongst 30-40% of the participants, not necessarily based on overall performance.
Estimates may change based on the player distribution.
There will be no penalty for switching divisions anytime up through Friday .
We are raffling off several fantastic prizes in honor of the First Annual Word Cup to be held in Reno in just a few weeks. Proceeds will be allocated between prizes for players (at the event) and our Word Game Players' Organization.

Gene Tyska has generously donated the following items for the raffle, pictures of which are attached to this email.

  • 3 Fold Up Boards
  • 3 Round Boards
  • 2 Adjudicator Timers (3000 series)
  • 1 Adjudicator Timer (3500 series)
  • 6 sets of extra long non-tipping tile racks
  • 3 tile bags

Bob has generously donated 3 beautiful sets of double injected protiles (Cafe au Lait) A picture is attached.

Paul McCarthy has donated two copies of his book, 'Letterati.'

Tickets are 1 for $10, 3 for $25. You can contact or (651) 592-3178. Please send a check or money order to me at 1893 Highland Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116 and I will send you your tickets. Please be sure to include your address and contact information. Tickets may also be purchased at the event. Winners need not be present at the Word Cup to win.

Don't miss our famously prompt Award Ceremony with special prizes, announcements, raffle, and sometimes impromptu entertainment to be held WITH NO DELAY, IMMEDIATELY after the completion of the last game in Round 35.
Payments received onsite at the party may be subject to $10 late fee.
Payments received onsite after the party may be subject to $20 late fee.
No-shows subject to $20 cancellation fee.
WGPO MEMBERSHIP These events will be WGPO-rated. Membership in WGPO is not required, but is free and recommended if you want access to your rating. Join for free at
Registered Players

Print and mail the form below with your check in U.S. funds to Rick Wong,
Please register me for the .
I plan to stay at the Grand Sierra Resort using code "".
I plan to attend the party on Friday night.
I am interested in competing in the Trivia Contest.
I am interested attending the Reno Aces baseball game on July 2nd.
I am looking for a roommate.
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$45 Preamble (Early Bird)  ( games, starts at 9:00am Friday)
Premier Event (checkin 7:30pm Friday night, starts at 9:00am Saturday):
$140  Red "Championship" Division
$140  White Division
$140  Blue Division
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