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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR AUGUST 25, 2016

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Mark Fidler           + 1765      85    32        410
     2 Steven Saul           - 1758      90    42        412
     3 Joel Horn             - 1757     167    68        422
     4 Don Finkey              1748      22    11        407
     5 Richard Buck          - 1747      40    16        436
       Mike Wolfberg         - 1747     112    45        425
     7 Chris Sinacola          1733       2     5        393
     8 John Cheras             1732       3     3        370
     9 Chris Kulig           - 1721     105    60        408
    10 Jake Bergmann           1718      44    24        412

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel           1617      17    35        350      19
    Bergmann, Jake             1718      44    24        412      10
    Boviard, Judi              1573/5     1     4        349 
    Buck, Richard            - 1747      40    16        436       5
    Calandra, Mark           + 1466       1    14        312      23
    Cassel, Claudia            1637      38    59        353      16
    Cheras, John               1732       3     3        370       8
    Day, Catherine             1595/A     4    10        335 
    Fidler, Mark             + 1765      85    32        410       1
    Finkey, Don                1748      22    11        407       4
    Giovinazzo, Linda        + 1624      35    56        360      18
    Goldstein, Marc          + 1611      25    50        349      20
    Gonzales, Steven           1563      27   111        326      22
    Greenberg, Morris          1731/A     6     4        438 
    Horn, Joel               - 1757     167    68        422       3
    Horn, Judy               + 1687     114    95        403      12
    Kazarian, Nicole           1577/A     1     4        334 
    Kraus, Marvin            + 1677      76   104        380      13
    Krycka, James            + 1634      24    38        355      17
    Kt., Trx.                  1625/A    42   115        349 
    Kulig, Chris             - 1721     105    60        408       9
    Marshall, Norma            1582       5     5        378      21
    McDonald, Carol          + 1711      89    76        393      11
    McMahon, Megan             1608/A     3     2        354 
    Rosenthal, Rob             1726/A     0     3        296 
    Saul, Steven             - 1758      90    42        412       2
    Sinacola, Chris            1733       2     5        393       7
    Spiller, Diana             1668      29    51        375      14
    Wolfberg, Mike           - 1747     112    45        425       5
    Yorra, Wayne             + 1644      31    48        362      15

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There were 14 players in attendance when we last met on August 18, 2016.

Congratulations to Mark F. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 516, 26.4% above his average.

High losing scores: Carol McDonald 422 to Judy H. 486,
                    Steven S. 418 to Joel 434,
                    Judy H. 418 to Carol McDonald 446,
                    Mark C. 414 to Chris K. 425,
                    Wayne 402 to Joel 438

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

DET, AWAE, TAGE, AGITO, DROLL, GOALER, BECKETS, CEPONES, ENTRAIL, GAOLIER,
ISOTARE, MAILLED, MISKNIT, NONARTS, PROMINE, SOATIER, WEENIER, ERUCTION,
EUSTATIC, OUTBITES, REELINGS, STOKINGS, BOARDINGS, DEBOARDING
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(TED), (GATE GETA), DROLL, (GALORE GAOLER), BECKETS, (LATRINE RATLINE
RELIANT RETINAL TRENAIL), NONARTS (NATRONS), PROMINE, WEENIER, (NEUROTIC
UNEROTIC), EUSTATIC, REELINGS, BOARDINGS (ADSORBING SIGNBOARD)


Judy H. played 5 bingos in one of her games last week. In a different
game, she opened with HaFIZeS for 110 points. It is the only bingo
with those tiles both in OWL3 and in CSW2015.


The 2017 North American Scrabble Championship will be in New Orleans
from July 22 to 26, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency. Notice this is
earlier in the summer than this event has been in the past.


Last week, yours truly had this rack: ZIP + OR + both blanks. There is
one obscure seven which is difficult to find. Collins is the same.

Here is an easier quiz... There are two OWL3 (or CSW2015) sevens
with DIG + HOE + one blank.

HASTIER + U forms a tough-to-see OWL3 eight. It is a word you will
recognize, but you might not have been aware it is an acceptable word.
It is not new in OWL3. CSW2015 is the same.

There are many words which end in FOLD, and a few of these can take
an S plural. The ones with numbers include: ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR,
FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, HUNDRED, THOUSAND, and MILLION.
The only ones of these which take the plural S are TWO and TEN.
There are also MANY, MULTI, and SEVERAL.
BIFOLD is also acceptable, but it is defined as a two-piece door.
No check was made whether Collins is different.

Judy, as club director, requests that when there is use of the draw
bag, players who are still playing are not to be participants in
the draw, even when their games are almost complete.


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