Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September LCT on Sunday, September 26

Our monthly local club tournament for September will be held on Sunday, September 26, from 3:00 p.m. to around 9:00 p.m. at our regular meeting location, Perkins Family Restaurant, 2401 Richmond Road, Lexington. John Spangler will direct our September LCT.

Beginning with this month's LCT, these tourneys will only be rated as WGPO events. Because we will not have to include NASPA's participation fees in the entry fee, the cost to play in our LCT's will now be $10. Players will no longer have to join NASPA to participate in our LCT's. WGPO does not require individuals to be WGPO members in order to play at tournaments that it rates but encourages them to join; there are no membership dues for WGPO. You can join WGPO at its website, http://www.wordgameplayers.org/join .

The format will continue to be a five-round tourney, including a meal break at Perkins, with pairings and prize structure determined by the tournament director in light of the number of players participating.

WGPO fully rates local club tournaments. Seedings will be determined by players' WGPO ratings, with NASPA ratings used if the player has no WGPO rating.

Club members are asked to indicate whether or not they will plan on attending our September 26 LCT by leaving a comment to this blog entry or e-mailing John at JMSinKY@aol.com . Here are the responses received so far, as of Saturday, September 25, at 10:30 p.m. EDT --
  • 14 will be able to attend: Andrea Carmen, Cheryl Coovert, Betty King, Dave Moersdorf (TN), Dick McHugh (TN), Eric Yoder, Frank Schin (TN), Janny Scheeline, John Spangler (directing), Kelly McKenzie (NKy) Margaret Yoder, Susie Pozgay, Victoria Bledsoe, Will Scott
  • 3 will NOT be able to attend: David Brown (off in Iowa at college), Jan Hatton (back in AZ until spring), Marc Broering
  • 0 are unsure about attending:
This month's LCT is open to club members and to anyone else who wishes to come to play. Under WGPO tournament policy, LCT's may be restricted just to club members as they were originally structured to be, and there well may be months when our LCT will be limited to club members if we are having an annual members-only club tournament or holding the event at some other venue, for example, a member's home as a cookout or pot luck. Individuals who are not regular club members should contact the tournament director at the above e-mail address by no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, if they want to play in our September LCT.

There were seventeen players in our August local club tournament.

John Spangler
Club Director

6 comments:

Will Scott said...

I am unsure at this point. Our late-September schedule is in flux right now.

And yes, I'll join WGPO.

Victoria said...

I plan to attend the tournament on Sept. 26.

spellingmom said...

I will be attending the September 26th tournament. -Susie

Will Scott said...

Put me in "will be there" column. And I'm now a card-carrying member of the WGPO.

John said...

Will, I have switched you from "unsure" to "attending." Welcome to WGPO, the true players' organization for Alfred's Word Game!

Cheryl said...

I don't know. If the bro doesn't have a yard sale I'll be there. Stuff is up in the air.