From Laurie Cohen:
During the February Phoenix tournament, a group of us had lunch at the quirky iconic Tempe restaurant called Minder Binder. The new owners were quite fascinated by our group of Scrabblers. They asked us if we would consider holding a Scrabble tournament there and three months later, the Tempe One Day Scrabble tournament @ Minder Binder was a reality. The tournament was a fun event attended by 22 people, including Leslie Millard who flew in from Houston and Allie Farmer who played in her first tournament. Division 1 was won by Mike Wier with Travis Carlson taking second and Sarah King taking third. In Division 2, Barbara Van Alen was the winner with Karin Somerville and Louella Wier taking second and third, respectively. In division 3, Bobbie O’Boyle took the top prize with Zach Simon coming in second. High game, high loss, and a prize for the highest word containing MB were awarded in each division. Despite a computer glitch (actually a computer death), it was a really fun night with good Scrabble, good food, and friends.