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:
There were seventeen players in our August local club tournament.