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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 4, 2016

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Jake Bergmann         + 1775      25     5        437
     2 Richard Buck          + 1763      15     6        437
     3 Judy Horn             + 1760      66    32        412
     4 Mike Wolfberg         - 1751      33    15        422
     5 Joel Horn             + 1736      60    34        411
     6 Bob Becker            + 1729      30    23        407
       Aaron Green             1729       2     4        399
     8 Steven Saul           - 1723      27    18        413
     9 Mark Fidler           - 1722      25    16        395
    10 Chris Kulig             1716      34    23        401

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Becker, Bob              + 1729      30    23        407       6
    Bergmann, Jake           + 1775      25     5        437       1
    Blinder, Karen             UNR        0     1        240 
    Buck, Richard            + 1763      15     6        437       2
    Cassel, Claudia          + 1643      15    24        348      17
    Cole, Judy                 1681       4     6        378      14
    Crimmins, Karen            UNR        0     1        191 
    Day, Catherine             1589/A     1     5        323 
    Eddings, Wes               1722/A     5     1        405 
    Fidler, Mark             - 1722      25    16        395       9
    Finkey, Don                1712/A     8     6        379 
    Giovinazzo, Linda        + 1669      17    16        359      15
    Goldstein, Marc          - 1616      14    24        342      19
    Gonzales, Steven         - 1562       7    42        322      21
    Green, Aaron               1729       2     4        399       6
    Horn, Joel               + 1736      60    34        411       5
    Horn, Judy               + 1760      66    32        412       3
    Kraus, Marvin            + 1682      31    45        383      13
    Krycka, James              1635/A    13    17        350 
    Kt., Trx.                - 1609      15    41        345      20
    Kulig, Chris               1716      34    23        401      10
    Lipkin, Seth               1777/A     5     5        447 
    McDonald, Carol          - 1690      30    35        390      12
    Revkin, Barbara            1668/A     3     9        362 
    Saul, Steven             - 1723      27    18        413       8
    Spiller, Diana             1644       3    15        359      16
    Wolfberg, Mike           - 1751      33    15        422       4
    Wood, Betsey               1695       4     2        404      11
    Yorra, Wayne               1634      10    21        349      18

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There were 15 players in attendance when we last met on January 28, 2016.

Congratulations to Bob B. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 598, 49.1% above his average.

High tie: Carol McDonald and Joel tied at 432-432, one point lower
          than the high tie of the season thus far.

Other high scores: Judy H. 544, Joel 538, Jake B. 535, 531, 507

High losing scores: Carol McDonald 416 to Judy H. 473,
                    Carol McDonald 402 to Bob B. 459

High rating increases: Bob B. +18, Joel +18, Jake B. +16

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

CRU, MAA, NIB, COLY, PISO, STIE, ZOAN, BASER, DEVAN, ENVADE, FERIAL,
JENNET, KALIFS, NORIAS, WAGGER, AWARERS, ENTENTS, LOPSIDE, LOUSIED,
NONLOSS, SHIELDS, SNIFTER, STEWIER, AMOUNTED, BOUNCILY, ECTOZOAL, FORGINGS,
TORTIONS, INTRAINED
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CRU (CUR), (AMA), NIB (BIN), COLY (CLOY), PISO (POIS), (SITE TIES), (AZON
ZONA), BASER (BARES BEARS BRAES SABER SABRE), (DAVEN VANED), FERIAL,
JENNET, KALIFS, NORIAS (ARSINO), WAGGER, (DESPOIL DIPLOES DIPOLES
SPOILED), SHIELDS, SNIFTER, AMOUNTED, BOUNCILY, FORGINGS, (TORTONIS)

Last week, Joel once again (for at least the fifth time) made a 6-way
overlap when he played a bingo. Details are included on the club's
web site on the page which covers noteworthy plays in the history of
this club. See:  http://LSC.wolfberg.net/stats

Many of you have been asking about whether there will be a 2016 BAT,
and all we know for now is that this is not known. Sherrie has not
yet made an announcement whether there will be a BAT, and if so where
it will be. She has not been replying to emails or phone calls.
Sorry - don't shoot the messenger.

Thomas Stumpf has been involved with Scrabble and our club for many
years, but in the recent past, his main involvement has been as an
occasional Collins tourney player. Perhaps we will see him more often
after he retires from his job as music director at the Follen Church
in Lexington. Here is a recent article about him in a Tufts publication:
    http://now.tufts.edu/articles/hidden-talents-scrabble-champ

Here is some WHAT output to show the OWL3 6-vowel eights:
    WHAT?: 2(c)6(v)"

    ABOIDEAU - ABOIDEAU n pl. -DEAUS or -DEAUX a type of dike
    ABOITEAU - ABOITEAU n pl. -TEAUS or -TEAUX aboideau
    AUREOLAE - AUREOLA n pl. -LAS or -LAE a halo
    EPOPOEIA - EPOPOEIA n pl. -S epopee
    EULOGIAE - EULOGIA n pl. -GIAE holy bread
 
    WHAT?: epopee"

    EPOPEE - EPOPEE n pl. -S an epic poem

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

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