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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 20, 2014

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Jake Bergmann         - 1758      16     4        425
     2 Mike Wolfberg           1751      25     7        432
     3 Joel Horn             + 1745      45    16        427
     4 Jamie Ryan            = 1737      10     5        424
     5 Chris Kulig           + 1726      37    20        408
     6 Rebecca Lambert       - 1719       0     2        347
     7 Mark Fidler           + 1711      16     9        385
     8 Richard Buck          - 1710       9     6        401
     9 Carol McDonald        + 1709      22    31        388
    10 Wes Eddings           - 1705       1     1        348

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel           1610       2     9        332      21
    Becker, Bob              - 1696      26    18        407      12
    Bergmann, Jake           - 1758      16     4        425       1
    Buck, Richard            - 1710       9     6        401       8
    Cassel, Claudia          + 1619       5    26        340      18
    Day, Catherine             1614       1     5        325      19
    Eddings, Wes             - 1705       1     1        348      10
    Fidler, Mark             + 1711      16     9        385       7
    Finkey, Don                1655       6     9        390      15
    Finn, Marshall             1624/A     2     4        322 
    Giovinazzo, Linda        - 1598       8    24        354      22
    Goldstein, Marc          + 1613       3     4        327      20
    Gonzales, Steven         + 1569       8    25        335      25
    Hass, Trevor               1501       0     3        295      26
    Horn, Joel               + 1745      45    16        427       3
    Horn, Judy               - 1704      42    22        396      11
    Kaitz, Merrill             1798/A     2     0        430 
    Kraus, Marvin            + 1658      16    19        381      14
    Kt., Trx.                - 1598      11    27        348      22
    Krycka, James              1587/A     5    12        353 
    Kulig, Chris             + 1726      37    20        408       5
    Lambert, Rebecca         - 1719       0     2        347       6
    Lipkin, Seth               1797/A     3     1        455 
    Lutts, Tim                 1637       6     6        383      17
    Marshall, Norma            1521/A     1     9        318 
    McDonald, Carol          + 1709      22    31        388       9
    Ryan, Jamie              = 1737      10     5        424       4
    Saul, Steven               1753/A    22     7        422 
    Spiller, Diana             1667      11    11        388      13
    Tripathi, Jaya             1602/A     0     2        331 
    Wolfberg, Mike             1751      25     7        432       2
    Wood, Betsey               1638       3     8        353      16
    Yorra, Wayne               1595       5    17        344      24

                        (over for the news)

There were 17 players in attendance when we last met on November 13, 2014.

Congratulations to Carol McDonald for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which she scored 571, 48.5% above her average.

Other high scores: Judy H. 555, Jake B. 528, Joel 504,
                   Joel 502, Chris K. 501
High losing scores: Chris K. 406 to Joel 504, Jamie 406 to Chris K. 459

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

EDU, HOH, REE, GETA, OVID, BOTHA, CLADS, LIVEN, OATIE, TORID, TRIGO,
BENDYS, OUTJAB, QUACKY, STIVER, CASITAS, DOSINGS, ECHOATE, HAVEREL,
REGAZES, SALLIES, WONTING, TOPLINED, UNBITTED, UNVALVED, VIOLATER
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(DUE), REE (ERE), GETA (GATE), (VOID), CLADS (SCALD), LIVEN (LEVIN),
(DROIT), TRIGO (GRIOT), BENDYS, QUACKY+, STIVER (RIVETS STRIVE VERIST),
CASITAS, (DOSSING), HAVEREL, SALLIES, WONTING, UNBITTED, VIOLATER

In two of his games last week, Chris K. opened with three consecutive
bingos: GALLISH, MELoDIES, AGITAtED; and MANGleD, MERINGUE, ASTONIES.

A couple of weeks ago, the club news included words formed from local
MA towns. Gina (Fassio) Mathews has proudly chimed in with the fact
her original town of HAVERHILL is not contained in any OWL2 or Collins
word. (The same thing can be said for FRAMINGHAM.) Gina is now in
METHUEN, which produces aTHENEUM and UMTEENtH with a blank.

Richard reports:  Here are results from Winter's two WGPO-rated Collins
tournaments at the Cosi restaurant in Cambridge, MA two weekends ago.

  Saturday: Five players, 8 rounds, or 10 rounds including byes.
  Tim Wilkinson was registered as the 6th player but did not show up:
    1. Carl Durdan          7-1
    2. Winter               5-3
    3. Richard Spence       5-3
    4. Andrew Malaby        2-6
    5. Richard Buck         1-7

  Andrew won a special prize that was for anyone playing in their first
  Collins tournament and winning enough games to raise their rating.  

  Sunday: Four players, 8 rounds:
    1. Richard Buck         6-2
    2. Winter               4-4
    3. Iliana Filby         4-4
    4. Mark Francillon      2-6

Souparno suggested the following from Linda Wancel should be announced...
  The Stamford Thanksgiving weekend tournament is only a couple of weeks
  away. I hope you will consider joining us! It should be a fun, relaxing
  Scrabble weekend! The hotel rate at $89 per night is a great deal for
  this calibre hotel. Share it with a friend and save! If you need a
  roommate, let me know (mailto:scrabbleamazon@aol.com).

As has always been the case, the Lexington Scrabble Club will not
meet on Thanksgiving night, which is 27-Nov-13 this year.

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

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

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