The Townsend/Ashby/Pepperell Regional Senior Scrabble Tournament was held at the Townsend Senior Center on the afternoon of Sept. 18.
Players from Townsend were Simone Holohan and Louise Thorpe. Joining from Ashby were Susan Suokko, Sally Ross, Judy Debrescini, Helmi Linnus and Dianne Anderson; and from Fitchburg, Verley Dooley. The four winners from this first competition were Susan, Sally, Verley and Helmi, who went on to the second tournament the following Tuesday.
Susan Suokko and Helmi Linnus were the winners on Sept. 25 and earned the right to represent us in the new regional tournament. Helmi and Susan played each other on Monday, Oct. 1, and Susan won both games, taking first place. Susan goes on to play the second-place winner from Shirley and Helmi will play the first-place player from there. This will take place at the Townsend Senior Center at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 18. Winners on that day go to Shirley on Oct. 25 to play for the title of Best Regional Senior Scrabble Player.