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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR JANUARY 29, 2015

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Mike Wolfberg         + 1761      35    12        429
     2 Joel Horn             + 1747      70    26        427
     3 Jake Bergmann         - 1745      22     9        408
     4 John Cheras             1743       0     2        361
     5 Richard Buck          - 1738      17     8        418
     6 Chris Sinacola          1732       2     1        399
     7 Steven Saul           - 1731      35    16        416
     8 Mark Fidler           - 1728      33    15        388
     9 Morris Greenberg        1718       2     2        373
    10 Rebecca Lambert         1716       3     5        406

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel           1610/A     2     9        332 
    Baggish, Steve             UNR        0     3        296 
    Becker, Bob                1706/A    29    19        413 
    Bergmann, Jake           - 1745      22     9        408       3
    Buck, Richard            - 1738      17     8        418       5
    Cassel, Claudia          + 1630      12    49        345      18
    Cheras, John               1743       0     2        361       4
    Day, Catherine             1600       1     7        313      23
    Eddings, Wes               1705       3     3        374      11
    Fidler, Mark             - 1728      33    15        388       8
    Finkey, Don                1648/A    10    11        396 
    Giovinazzo, Linda        + 1613      12    31        356      20
    Goldstein, Marc          + 1610       4     9        324      21
    Gonzales, Steven           1557/A    10    32        331 
    Greenberg, Morris          1718       2     2        373       9
    Hass, Trevor               1501/A     0     3        295 
    Horn, Joel               + 1747      70    26        427       2
    Horn, Judy                 1705      58    33        398      11
    Kraus, Marvin            + 1678      31    33        387      15
    Kt., Trx.                  1592/A    16    38        346 
    Krycka, James            + 1606      11    25        350      22
    Kulig, Chris             = 1702      45    30        404      13
    Lambert, Rebecca           1716       3     5        406      10
    Lutts, Tim                 1634      11    12        373      17
    Mallick, Joey              1808/4     3     1        444 
    McDonald, Carol          - 1689      30    37        386      14
    Revkin, Barbara            1647/5     1     4        358 
    Ryan, Jamie                1740/A    15     6        425 
    Saul, Steven             - 1731      35    16        416       7
    Sinacola, Chris            1732       2     1        399       6
    Spiller, Diana             1665/A    12    13        386 
    Tripathi, Jaya             1586       1     8        348      24
    Whitmarsh, Brad            1925/5     4     1        492 
    Wolfberg, Mike           + 1761      35    12        429       1
    Wood, Betsey               1653       6    12        359      16
    Yorra, Wayne               1616      13    26        349      19

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There were 13 players in attendance when we last met on January 22, 2015.

Congratulations to Mark F. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 530, 37.1% above his average.

Other high scores: Chris K. 545, Mike W. 528 and 516, Joel 516

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

OHO, HULKY, FETORS, CRADELS, GENTLED, INOLASE, NURLIER, REGIVES, ABLUTION,
FAGGOTED, REINVADE, SQUAWKER, VEALINGS
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OHO (OOH), HULKY, FETORS (FOREST FORTES FOSTER SOFTER), (CRADLES
RECLADS+), GENTLED, (ANISOLE), REGIVES (GRIEVES), ABLUTION (ABUTILON),
FAGGOTED, REINVADE, SQUAWKER, (LEAVINGS SLEAVING)


Last week, Joel made a 167-point word on a triple-triple; he made
FA(G)GOtEd; he later found out he could also have played a word
he had not known, and it was FO(G)GAgEs. You will likely be surprised
when you see the definition of FOGGAGE.


In his high game last week, Mike W. made a natural SQUAW(K)ER for
120 points; it was on a DWS and the Q was on a DLS.


Last week with a total of 22 played OWL2 games, 5 of these had a winning
score in the 500's. The previous week, when 26 OWL2 games were played
6 of those had a winning score in the 500's.


At the recent tourney in New Orleans, LA:
 In the 20-game Main Event:
  In 74-player Div. 1: Morris (seeded 25th) won 1/2 a game ahead of
                       Jesse Day, and his rating went from 1708 to 1879;
                       Seth (seeded 13th) was 4th; Joey was 6th;
                       Alyssa (seeded 20th) was 9th


Sherrie recently reminded us that the BAT is again in Westford, and
it will be April 17-19. WESTFORD has an acceptable OWL2 anagram.


Some anagrams with uncommon answers:
 DOMINO+N, PATSY+AI, BIO+FARM, ROSY+TAN, COW+ANTS, PREEMIE, CHNPST?
These are the number of sevens with only one vowel:
  A - 19, E - 12, I - 36, O - 7, U - 11, Y - 1

Our club web site: http://LSC.wolfberg.net or via http://ScrabbleClub.com

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