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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR APRIL 28, 2016

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Joel Horn             + 1764     111    48        421
     2 Jake Bergmann         - 1763      32    10        431
     3 Richard Buck          + 1758      26    10        440
     4 Mike Wolfberg         - 1750      65    26        422
     5 Steven Saul           - 1749      54    28        412
     6 Chris Kulig           + 1747      70    38        410
     7 Mark Fidler           - 1745      49    23        408
     8 Bob Becker              1741      44    30        408
     9 Judy Horn             + 1709      99    65        406
    10 Carol McDonald        - 1700      58    55        392

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel           1613      12    21        350      20
    Baggish, Steve           + 1407       0     2        309      24
    Barton, Elaine             1466/9     0     2        319 
    Becker, Bob                1741      44    30        408       8
    Bergmann, Jake           - 1763      32    10        431       2
    Buck, Richard            + 1758      26    10        440       3
    Cassel, Claudia          - 1641      29    44        352      15
    Cheras, John               1735/A     1     3        359 
    Day, Catherine             1586       2     6        338      21
    Eddings, Wes               1717/A     5     3        378 
    Fidler, Mark             - 1745      49    23        408       7
    Finkey, Don                1713/A    11     8        388 
    Giovinazzo, Linda        - 1636      25    36        361      16
    Goldstein, Marc            1615/A    18    32        347 
    Gonzales, Steven         + 1557      14    76        328      22
    Horn, Joel               + 1764     111    48        421       1
    Horn, Judy               + 1709      99    65        406       9
    Kraus, Marvin            + 1660      54    72        380      13
    Krycka, James              1634      18    23        351      18
    Kt., Trx.                - 1619      34    93        351      19
    Kulig, Chris             + 1747      70    38        410       6
    McDonald, Carol          - 1700      58    55        392      10
    Revkin, Barbara            1688      18    17        389      12
    Saul, Steven             - 1749      54    28        412       5
    Sheer-Baggish, Eli       ? 1392/5     0     3        283 
    Sinacola, Chris            1750/A     1     1        428 
    Sousounis, Basil           1556       8     9        325      23
    Sousounis, Christopher     1298       0    18        269      25
    Sousounis, Maria           1194       1    11        257      26
    Spiller, Diana             1635      15    35        372      17
    Wolfberg, Mike           - 1750      65    26        422       4
    Wood, Betsey               1694       7     2        406      11
    Yorra, Wayne               1650      22    30        358      14

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There were 16 players in attendance when we last met on April 21, 2016.

Congratulations to Steven G. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 421, 29.0% above his average.

High scores: Chris K. 515, Richard B. 504 and 503, Joel 500
High rating increase: Joel +17

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

HOH, LAE, WOG, ZOW, IMMY, SETT, ASEAS, GUTTY, NITID, ROIST, TAROK, VAINS,
INDULT, TONGER, EMOLATE, FLOUTED, FORTING, NOVICES, ONGOERS, OUTSPIT,
PITIOUS, RITTIER, RUTTIER, TENDONS, BOMBLIKE, COVARIES, DEMOTICS, ESPALIER,
JOUNCERS, OUTSNORE, PREDIALS, RAZORING, REDANCED, RELUCENT, UNTAILED
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(ALE LEA), WOG, IMMY, SETT (STET TEST TETS), GUTTY, NITID, (RIOTS ROSTI+
ROTIS TIROS TORSI TRIOS TROIS), TAROK (KORAT TROAK), (SAVIN VINAS),
INDULT, TONGER, FLOUTED, NOVICES (COVINES+), (ORGONES OROGENS+),
(UTOPIST), RUTTIER, TENDONS, COVARIES (VARICOSE), DEMOTICS (COMEDIST+
DOMESTIC), ESPALIER (PEARLIES+), (CONJURES), OUTSNORE, (LIPREADS PARSLIED
SPIRALED), RAZORING, (CREDENDA), RELUCENT

Recently posted on CGP by Cristian Josť Richart Piqueras ...
* Overall probability of having a bingo on your opening rack:
  12.92% OWL2 / 13.26% OWL3
* Probability of having at least a bingo when you have seen
  that your rack has no blanks: 7.77% OWL2 / 8.04% OWL3
* Probability of having at least a bingo when you have seen
  that your rack has just one blank: 44.56% OWL2 / 45.32% OWL3
* Probability of having at least a bingo when you have seen
  that your rack has two blanks: 81.52% OWL2 / 81.97% OWL3

There are several composers of music whose last names are
OWL3-acceptable, such as BACH, or they anagram to at least one
acceptable word, such as HANDEL. Here is a list which is not
exhaustive, since there are a lot of composers:
  BACH, BARBER, BERG, BERLIN, BORODIN, BRITTEN, CHOPIN, CORELLI,
  ELGAR, FAURE, FOSS, GIBBONS, HANDEL, HAYDN, IVES, MARTINU,
  RAVEL, ROGERS, SMETENA, STRAUSS, VERDI, WAGNER

Here are composers which form a word or words with the
addition of one letter:
  BARTOK, BERLIOZ, BYRD, CLEMENTI, COPLAND, COUPERIN, DOWLAND,
  GABRIELI, GRANADOS, GRIEG, MAHLER, MONTEVERDI, MOZART,
  NIELSEN, POULENC, PURCELL, RESPIGHI, ROSSINI, SHUBERT,
  SIBELIUS, SULLIVAN, TELEMANN, WEILL

Here are composers which form a word or words with the
addition of two letters:
  BERNSTEIN, BRUCKNER, DEBUSSY, HUMMEL, LIZST, LOEWE, PAGANINI,
  PUCCINI, SCARLATTI, WEBERN, WILLIAMS

Here are composers which form a word or words with the
addition of more letters (# additional letters in parens):
  BEETHOVEN (8), BOCCHERINI (4), DONIZETTI (3), DVORAK (3),
  HINDEMITH (7), HONEGGER (4), MENDELSSOHN (8), MILHAUD (3),
  SCHUMANN (4), VIVALDI (5)

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