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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR JULY 2, 2015

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Mark Fidler           - 1754      79    32        399
     2 Jake Bergmann         - 1745      47    18        418
     3 Richard Buck          + 1741      40    23        418
       Chris Sinacola        + 1741       8     2        418
     5 Steven Saul             1733      68    32        417
     6 Mike Wolfberg         - 1731      97    41        418
     7 Wes Eddings           + 1720      14    12        411
     8 Barbara Revkin        - 1719      23    13        405
     9 Joel Horn             + 1718     130    75        417
       Chris Kulig           + 1718      64    50        403

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Appel, Scott             ? 1712/4     2     2        408 
    Baggish, Steve           ? 1336/8     0     8        272 
    Bergmann, Jake           - 1745      47    18        418       2
    Buck, Richard            + 1741      40    23        418       3
    Calandra, Mark             UNR        0     3        269 
    Cassel, Claudia            1623/A    25    83        346 
    Day, Catherine             1596       2    12        314      20
    Eddings, Wes             + 1720      14    12        411       7
    Fidler, Mark             - 1754      79    32        399       1
    Giovinazzo, Linda        - 1668      33    46        364      14
    Goldstein, Marc            1602       9    26        347      19
    Gonzales, Steven         + 1581      19    45        338      21
    Guilbert, Chris            1839/A    12     6        447 
    Horn, Joel               + 1718     130    75        417       9
    Horn, Judy               + 1686     122    66        407      11
    Kraus, Marvin            - 1647      59    87        377      18
    Krycka, James              1588/A    14    42        352 
    Kt., Trx.                + 1559      36   111        335      22
    Kulig, Chris             + 1718      64    50        403       9
    Lipkin, Seth               1797/A     7     1        438 
    Mallick, Joey              1814/8     5     3        457 
    Marshall, Norma          + 1543       6    18        333      23
    McDonald, Carol            1681      64    78        390      13
    Morris, Justin           ! 1682       2     4        352      12
    Revkin, Barbara          - 1719      23    13        405       8
    Saul, Steven               1733      68    32        417       5
    Sinacola, Chris          + 1741       8     2        418       3
    Spiller, Diana           - 1668      33    44        380      14
    Tripathi, Jaya             1599/A     2    11        345 
    Wolfberg, Mike           - 1731      97    41        418       6
    Wood, Betsey               1661      22    32        366      16
    Yorra, Wayne             - 1656      37    49        372      17

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There were 20 players in attendance when we last met on June 25, 2015.

We welcome Scott Appel back to our club for his return visit last
week; he last played in this club nearly 14 years ago. Since he missed
more than 99 weeks, he is starting over in the club ratings. Scott used
to be a Lexington Club regular many more years ago, but he moved
to NJ, where he had been the top player in that state for a long
time. According to cross-tables.com, he is now based in Elkins
Park, PA, and he is now the top player in PA, with a rating
of 1924. He placed third this year in the BAT Premier Division.

Congratulations to Norma for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which she scored 444, 36.0% above her average.

High scores: Mike W. 554, Barbara 529, Wes 515

High losing scores: Mike W. 434 to Scott Appel 492,
                    Steven G. 414 to Norma 444,
                    Scott Appel 401 to Chris K. 495,
                    Judy H. 400 to Chris K. 401

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

SOW, AJIS, FUZE, IVIE, RIVE, STOT, AMOKS, BEANY, DIXIE, FORBE, FREEL,
GIROL, HODGE, HUBBA, INTOS, LICED, TORII, CLOVED, BARNIES, DINGLED,
EROTICS, EXITERS, GOOCHED, HANDIES, HENNAED, MITTERS, PINGERS, RADIALS,
REQUINE, SEBRING, TEENIES, CONCATES, DIAPHONE, OUTSIDES, PRETIMED,
REQUEING, UNDERLET
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SOW (WOS), AJIS+, FUZE, RIVE (VIER), STOT (TOST TOTS), AMOKS (MAKOS),
(FLEER REFEL), TORII, EROTICS, HENNAED, (METRIST), PINGERS (SPRINGE),
RADIALS, (ENQUIRE), (BINGERS), (COENACTS COSECANT), DIAPHONE, OUTSIDES,
(QUEERING), UNDERLET


We often determine the pairings at the club by choosing tiles
from a special "draw bag" with 26 tiles. Last week we had 14
players in one draw. We don't know if this is a record.

Last week, Scott Appel played a triple-triple of DIALO(G)ER for 158.
In a different game, Barbara played triple-triple SOL(I)TARY for 149.


PAR + HOLE yields an uncommon OWL3 seven, and Collins is the same.
GREY + SON yields two uncommon OWL3 sevens, and Collins is the same.
ABOUNDS has an uncommon OWL3 anagram, and Collins is the same.
BOUNCED has an OWL3 anagram, and Collins is the same.

XENOTIME is the only new OWL3 eight-letter-word starting with X.
It is very likely you cannot correctly guess at its definition.


Judy and Joel will be absent for the next club evening on 2-Jul-15.
This club will be held on 2-Jul-15, but club papers, boards,
snacks, and equipment will not be available. Please bring your
own equipment. Because of this, payment of club fees will be
optional, but you are encouraged to give something at your
discretion, since the rental fee will still be paid to the church.

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

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