Slocan Scrabble success

The Slocan Valley Scrabble Club’s first annual scrabble tournament was a great success. Thirteen players attended the event which was held at the Slocan City Legion Hall on January 22.

The Slocan Valley Scrabble Club’s first annual scrabble tournament was a great success. Thirteen players attended the event which was held at the Slocan City Legion Hall on January 22.

Participants came from all around the area including Castlegar, Shoreacres, Nelson, Winlaw, and New Denver.

Luke Wells had the highest game score in the four-players category and was awarded a signed print donated by Winlaw artist Pam Sims. Luke also won highest single-word score in the four-players category and received a Typo game donated by Secret Garden Toys of Nelson.

In the two-players category, highest game score went to Joyce Kozdrowski, and highest single-word score was won by Alan Brown. Evan Butler of Winlaw, age nine, won a prize for being the youngest player.

Alan Brown, organizer of the event and spokesman for the scrabble club, said they donated the admission fees and food concession sales to the Slocan Community Library. The club meets in that library at 710 Harold Street every Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. Email Brown at

alanneil2@ymail.com for details.