July Monthly Winner

By Debbyoc

Congratulations to debbyoc for winning the July Monthly tourney!

I have been playing Words with Friends since December 2009. I joined this site in March 2010 and have been playing in the Monthly tourneys since then. This is my FIRST win in the Monthly! I’m a fifth generation Californian and live in Southern California. I have three married daughters and seven grandchildren ranging in age from 9 to six months.

I have enjoyed the competition from all the players from all over the world. I have been fortunate to have met up with several players in California, Texas and Pennsylvania.

Thank you all for being part of this site!

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June Monthly Winner

By Debbyoc

Congrats to janealmalu for winning not the June Monthly Tourney. Janealmalu has chosen not to provide a bio.

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May Monthly Winner

By Debbyoc

Congratulations to samurai.ninja for winning our May Monthly Tournament. Jay is a repeat winner having won in 2014. Here is his bio:

Hi, my name is Jay and I am originally from Australia but have been living in Japan for 15 years now. When not playing WWF, I am teaching English to adults and kids at my English school here in Tokyo. These Monthly tournaments are so fun and addictive.

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March Monthly Champion

By Debbyoc

Congratulations to caminghamboy for winning the March Monthly Tournament. Here is Cam’s bio!

My name is Cam! I’m a 44 year old real estate agent and live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.  I have been a scrabble fan since I can remember. I grew up playing scrabble with my grandparents, older siblings and pretty much with whoever else would care for a game. When I’m not playing words, I’m taking my Labrador “Johnny” for long walks along the beach. Happy to be a member of this fabulous tournament!

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February Monthly Champion

By Debbyoc

Congrats to RoosterByron for winning our February Monthly Tournament. Here’s his bio!

Hello, My name is Sean Kennedy and I live in Anchorage. I work in an elementary school where I teach Alaska Native and American Indian students in small group instruction. I have a wife and some kids that are too much fun.  Like many of us I grew up playing Scrabble with grandparents and parents. I didn’t play again until I got a smart phone in 2010. Didn’t get to Words With Friends until a year later. Shortly after I found this amazing site. Shortly after I found the Secretary of Beverages (DAVE) – learned a lot about playing this game from him, what to do and NOT do – you’ve all seen his patented moves that some day should lead him to the finals. Then I found so many others. Larry, Mr. Beckham, Miasdad, Adam, Jonathon, Kari. Jim introduced me to the “o rule” – gotta try an O at the end of everything. BEAN, RANCH, WANDER takes two, etc. I made it to the finals a year ago (and in a similar manner – too many blanks and premiums) where I lost to Marilyn in three amazing games. Marilyn referred to us as ’2 ranked outsiders’.  Not sure that’s how I would describe her, but it suits  me!  Two final thoughts – glad I was able to make it to the finals through Mr. Beckham. I couldn’t have made it to the finals any other way. And Adam, I didn’t express this to him, but he is probably my favorite person to play against, don’t have the patience, time or xanax to play him too often, but he seems to bring out the best in me. Thanks Debby for your time. Last final thought – everybody seems to come to Alaska sometime, let me know when you’re coming through and we’ll go moose hunting, or whatever.
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January Monthly Champion

By Debbyoc

Congratulations to Larry, lwb2012 for winning the January Monthly Tournament. Here is his bio:

Wow, finally the old man won…

I am 75 years old and a retired Engineering Director for the Navy Department.  My office provided facilities and equipment required to repair, overhaul and modify Navy aircraft, missiles, engines, avionics and components.  I have been married for 46 years and enjoy cruising.  My wife and I have been on 56 cruises..

Was introduced to Scrabble in the 60′s and started playing WWF in 2012 when I purchased an IPad.  I joined www.net in December 2012 and tried to play in each daily and monthly tourney to hone my skills.  It was the best thing that I did as the skill level here is unmatched.  I learned something in each game I played.  Mark, Debby and the multitude of others here have my deep appreciation and thanks.

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Final Monthly Winner for 2016

By Debbyoc

Drum roll please! Congratulations to caminghamboy for winning the Final Monthly Tournament for 2016!

Happy Holidays and Thank you for continuing to support this site!

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November Monthly Champion

By Debbyoc

Congratulations to low-impact for winning the November Monthly Tournament. As I mentioned in a previous post, I have had the pleasure of meeting Brendan and his lovely family. Here is his bio:

I’m Brendan and I live just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with my amazing family: beautiful wife, 3 young kids whom I couldn’t be more proud of, and a vivacious little dog Lily. My kids are starting to show an affinity for vocab and word games like scrabble, wwf so this win is for them. A big nod to my dad as well who has always shared cool words with me. Beyond word games, I play guitar and work as a nurse case manager for an insurance company. Super busy but always make time to satisfy the word junkie in me. Huge thanks to Debby for her years of work effort here at this site. She’s a great lady and a wicked wwf player as you all know…Cheers guys and happy holidays!

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October Monthly Winner

By Debbyoc
Congratulations to jflawzle3 for winning the October Monthly tournament. Here is his bio:
Hi Everyone,
I’m Jacob, I live in Denver with my girlfriend, Theresa, and our 10-month old chocolate lab, Leila, but am originally from Iowa. I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado-Boulder. I study European history and focus on the Holocaust and World War II – reading, writing, and teaching history are my passions in life. I am also an avid runner – just qualified for my first Boston Marathon, which I will be running next April. I started playing this tournament over three years ago and have not missed a monthly since (and have made most dailies as well!). I’ve always taken a lot of pride in the monthly matches and hoped that someday I would have a shot at a final. Just last month I made my first semifinal and this month I was able to have an incredible string of luck to beat a very good player in ephemeron, (not to mention the amazing opponents along the way). I’ve met a bunch of amazing people on this site over the years and win or lose have always enjoyed the games and conversations. I owe a debt of gratitude to JBeckham, he has taken me under his wing as a type of “Words With Friends mentor” and is a true class act. This monthly championship is as much his as it is mine! I want to also thank Debby for constantly running this site and providing a place for all the wordies to have some friendly competition.  Hope to meet you all at some point in the monthly or the dailies!
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September Monthly Champion

By Debbyoc

Congratulations to -ephemeron- for being our September Monthly Champion. Here is his bio:

Hey fellow word nerds,
My name is Avery. I’m currently a freshman in college with hopes to study Statistics. As I mentioned in my public notes, I am a registered NASPA player and am ranked in the top 100 players in North America. I am 18 now, but I reached the second highest position held by a player under 18 in North America. Here’s a little more background about me:
I began playing Scrabble at a very young age when my parents introduced me to it. I combined 4 sets of tiles and made long crosswords that I wouldn’t let my mom vacuum up (that carpet sure got dusty!). I first attended a sanctioned NASPA club at age 7 (I won my first game ever 441-378… I still have that scoresheet!) and played in my first tournament at age 9. I’ve loved the game ever since, and I’ve devoted much of my free time to developing my strategies, studying word lists and word patterns (25000 7 and 8 letter words!). I can’t say much about my social life because it doesn’t really exist. Who says you need to be social in college to have success? When I’m not playing Scrabble though, I love crossword/Sudoku puzzles, reading, and of course, eating.
I decided to make a return to this site, and the tile gods sure appreciate it, because I’ve only had to post one score below 400 this month (and it was a 399!). Ridiculous amounts of luck against some of the toughest competitors I’ve seen is really the best method for winning I suppose (but you have to have solid strategies to keep a lead! Word knowledge is only half the battle). Had I not been so fortunate with my drawing, this title could easily have gone to someone else. I’m pretty thankful that I was able to keep the momentum alive!
A big thank you to the admins who run this site every day and to all the players who gather to share our passion for a good game. I’ve already made some good friends along the way and I hope to make more. Feel free to match me any time, even if it’s not for a tournament game – I promise I don’t bite! Maybe my playing does, but I try to be nice in the chat :-) ACTUARY GEEKS – I mean, TAKE CARE GUYS.
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