Monthly Round 5 Byes

By Debbyoc

In order to narrow the field down to eights players, jc.bronco and sdicko have been given byes for Round 5. They had the two highest MOV (Margin of Victory) over two games in Round 4. They will be added back into Round 6. Good luck to the remaining players.

Categories: Announcements
Oct
14

September Daily Winners

By Debbyoc

We have a repeat winner in Mias_dad being our winner again this month with a win percentage of 76.7% over 30 games. Congrats Mark!

Congratulations also to MyCld for being the 20 game winner with a win ratio of 65%.

Categories: Champs
Oct
06

Our September Monthly Champion

By Debbyoc

Congratulations to low-impact for winning the September Monthly tournament.

My name is Brendan and I live just outside of Philadelphia, PA USA with my amazing wife, incredible fraternal triplet girls (4 yrs old), our wonderful Au Pair, and feisty Yorkie-poo. I am an RN and am currently working as a Case Nurse Consultant for an insurance company in West Philadelphia. Back to school (again) for me in a graduate program in nursing where upon completion, I may find myself working as a nurse practitioner or possibly teaching (or both). I play and teach guitar, mainly kids – acoustic and electric, and have been doing so for several decades. Other than family, reading, and music, word games are my passion. I was introduced to Scrabble at a very young age and have several distinct memories of bingos I witnessed my Mother and her best friend play.

When it comes to excelling at WWF, I embrace several themes above all: rack management and rote memory of word lists. Max point plays, although tempting, are a fast way to loose valuable tiles and give your opponent a new and savory opening: not worth it. Essential word lists and bingo stems/bingos are what makes this game truly exciting for me; fortunately I have a penchant for word regurgitation. While word definitions add color (and in some cases help with the rote memory) they are not required! Who here can rattle off the definition of every 2-letter word? Then we have defense and endgame. Defense at the right time is rarely a bad idea, especially when it’s performed with rack management in the foreground. A solid endgame, possibly the most elusive aspect of this game, will turn apparent losses into comeback wins. Playing and emulating the best will enhance your game naturally. I turn you towards the elite, my good friends and jousting partners: pittsburghkid87, jfmstern, mias_dad, debbyoc, toothtamer, lwb2012, truehearted, jbeckham, dannygluva, wascallywabbit…

A hearty thanks and standing round of applause to Debby and Don for running these exhilarating tourneys and maintaining this site. We appreciate your efforts greatly!

My games with my doubles partner Jonathan were epic, as I knew they would be. Due to Jonathan’s proclivity for last minute upsets and deadly walk-off bingos, I was not comfortable until the “Congratulations” banner appeared on my iphone – twice. Luck was on my side, I was very fortunate this month to not see my racks do an extended downward spiral. Must be a glitch!

The icing on the cake of this whole experience was meeting up with Jonathan, who actually lives nearby. Although we did not do a “live finale” as Debby suggested, we certainly had some hearty laughs! Great to put a face and persona to a UN – a stand up guy he is.

Game 1:

Steady evenness gave rise to Spaniels opener, Fluorine (which managed to be both offensive and defensive), and Hardline. J vaulted back with a 99 point Groovier  but I was able to maintain. Phew…

Game 2:

75% of this game was played on ½ the board! Despite my Unmingle on bottom right and efforts to keep things as tight as possible, J opened the second half of the board late w Bitters (which followed Peeries) and then squeezed in a 52-pt Aqua several moves later. The Taser was out – I watched helplessly as he maneuvered his way to a win. Endgame baby….

Game 3:

My racks and tile timing were spot-on, I was in the pocket: first play Chapiter (after much consideration w Patchier) and Eidolons to follow…Early lead forced J’s hand and he spent both blanks w a sweet Ledgiest. Up a buck, I knew he had one last lunge holding one or two of the last remaining Ss and there it came: dwdw Silkies. POW. Fortunately I held on to a single vowel and was able to respond w GRIM for 38. Soon after that the second Congratulations banner appeared and I exhaled slowly…

J I salute you, you are one tough nut sir…

Categories: Champs
Oct
01

It’s Final Time

By Debbyoc

I just have to wish low-impact and jfmstern the very best of luck in the September Monthly Finals. These are two gentlemen that I am proud to call my friends. You are both WINNERS to me! I actually met with low-impact a year ago when I was on the East Coast. This will be an all Philadelphia Final. I have challenged them both to meet face to face and play at least one game while streaming it to me! LOL

Best of luck Brendan and Jon, my partners in many tournaments!

Categories: Announcements
Sep
22

July Daily Winners

By Debbyoc

My apologies for not posting this sooner. Congrats to lwb2012 for being our over 25 game winner with a win ratio of 76.7% win ratio over 30 games! Also, congrats to CCThommo and aph57 for being our 20 game winners with a win ratio of 60%.

Again, my apologies for not posting this earlier. Thank you for being a part of our site.

Categories: Champs
Sep
09

August Daily Winners

By Debbyoc

Congrats to long time player mias_dad for being our Daily winner of our over 25 games challenge with a win ratio of 73.3% over 30 games! Congrats also to Xiong88 for being our 20 game winner with a win ratio of 70%.

Thank you both for being a part of our site!

Categories: Champs
Sep
08

August Monthly Winner

By Debbyoc

Congratulations to tretony for being our August Monthly Tournament winner. Hopefully we will have a bio and screenshots soon to share with everyone.

My name is Tony Treto and I currently live in Los Angeles, California.  I currently attend University working on my Master’s Degree in Business Administration.  I have been playing WWF for many years now and I thoroughly enjoy it! I have met some really good people and learned many new and exciting words from them.  I have always been drawn by new words, as I have been playing scrabble since I was a kid.  Much of the time, however, it’s not so much about your skills, but luck!  Luck plays a key role in every game.  I just sit back and hope to get a good drawing of letters each time!  I would to thank the many fierce opponents that I have encountered along the way who they have taught me so much.  I would also like to thanks WWF for making this game so fun and enjoyable.  The screenshots are attached.  Some were very close games, however this time luck was on my side!

Categories: Champs
Aug
25

July Monthly Winner

By Debbyoc

Congrats to bumbleB79 on being our July Monthly Tourney winner. Hopefully a bio and screenshots will be posted soon?

Categories: Champs
Jul
28

June Daily Winners

By Debbyoc

Congratulations to PittsburghKid 87 for being our winner of the 25+ games with an impressive win ratio of 84.6 over 26 games. Our 20 game winner is JonathanMKaye with a win ratio of 65%.

Please note that to be a winner, you must complete all of the games that have been assigned.

Thank you everyone for being part of our site!

Categories: Champs
Jul
05

June Monthly Winner

By Debbyoc

Congratulations to JND65 for being our June Monthly Winner. Here is some info provided by our winner:

Hi, my name is Jeff, I live in the Detroit, Michigan metro area.  I have a successful decorative concrete flooring business that I’ve been working at for the last fifteen years.  Prior to that, I worked for the federal government in Washington, DC, as an international trade negotiator.  I trained for that type of work at the University of Pennsylvania, where I went to graduate school, and received two masters degrees.  I’ve always been academically oriented, and my major in international relations required a great deal of reading and writing in college and grad school.  That discipline introduced me, at a relatively young age, to a lot of new, and advanced, words, although I always had an aptitude for words, winning several spelling bees in grade school.  I never liked – and still don’t – Scrabble, but instantly gravitated toward Words With Friends a couple years ago, when my mom introduced me to it.  I’ve been able to improve at it rapidly, with the help of some of the best players – and most fun opponents – on this site, including Danny Gluva, CCThommo, Oath Keeper, PittsburghKid, toothtamer, and BigLarge (among many others that I don’t have the time or space to name).  That improvement meant losing a lot, but the losing involved some great lessons in strategy, and helped me not make the same types of mistakes for very long.  The thing I like best about WWF is that it is skill-based:  with carefully thought out moves, you can almost always overcome poor letter distribution, and gasp(!), app-assisted play.  This is the first time I’ve won the Monthly; previously, I don’t think I ever got past the fourth round.  I try my best to be a good opponent to everybody, chatting when and wherever possible, although I have to admit I often do forget to check chat.  With that in mind, I sometimes also feel bad when getting out to a large lead, but at the same time realize how quickly a large lead can evaporate.  In the championship round, I had some tough matches with NahumC.  The screenshots are attached.  All of the games went back and forth, pretty much until the end.  I always look forward to competition with new opponents, and hope to meet many more of you this month.

Categories: Champs
Jul
01