Back to Mike Wise

The following was posted by Sam Orbaum yesterday evening (Tuesday, August 11th, 1998) on the JSC bulletin board:

"You may not have known Mike Wise, but he has had an effect on our lives. The Toronto club director, who passed away last week of lymphoma, provided the guidelines on running a successful Scrabble club when Sam sought to establish the Jerusalem Scrabble Club 15 years ago. Our club is modeled on his Toronto club, which is the oldest and largest in North America. Mike, who visited us 10 years ago, was, since the earliest days of organized Scrabble, hugely influential in the development of the game, and one of the most gracious and genteel of players. He was 55."
(forwarded by Steve Goldberg)