2017 Arden Cup

The 2017 Arden Cup took place over Memorial Day weekend in Elmhurst, Illinois. Charleston Scrabble Club was represented by Barbara Dixon in the main tournament and Marty Gabriel in the small but highly competitive CSW tournament. Marty also directed the event.

Scrabble for Literacy

Two tournaments were held in Danville on April 1 and 2, sponsored by the Danville Scrabble Club in conjunction with the Champaign and Charleston clubs, to benefit literacy programs in Illinois. Several players from the Charleston club distinguished themselves.

Marty Gabriel placed first in Division 1 in both tournaments.

On Saturday Mary Maddox and Becky Albin  placed second and third respectively in Division 4. On Sunday Becky placed second in Division 3, and Della Lutz and Cheryl Hawker placed first and second in Division 4.

See for complete results.

March Gladness

Chuck WinsMarty Gabriel hosted six tournaments on March 11-12 to celebrate his birthday. Quite a few Charleston club players competed. Marty placed first in the CSW Main Event on Saturday, second in the four-game CSW Late Bird that same evening, and first in the CSW Sunday Late Bird. Chris Lipe placed first in the CSW Late Bird on Saturday evening.

After the TournamentIn the OWL Main Event on Saturday, Tim Fish, Daiva Markelis, and Penny Sitler dominated Division 1 by placing first, second, and third respectively. In Division 2, Mary Maddox took first and Chuck Jones third. In the evening OWL Late Bird, Penny Sitler placed first in Division 1; Chuck placed first in Division 2; and Angela Vietto placed first in Division 3.

In the OWl Sunday Late Bird, Charleston players predominated. In Division 1, Penny Sitler and Troy Thomson placed first and second respectively. In Division 2, Angela Vietto, Della Lutz, and Tootsie Hamburg placed first, second, and third respectively.

See for complete results.