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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 19, 2015

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Jake Bergmann         + 1752      27    10        411
       Judy Horn             + 1752      72    35        405
     3 Mike Wolfberg         - 1747      43    17        427
     4 Joel Horn             + 1738      76    33        426
     5 Steven Saul             1735      38    17        417
     6 Mark Fidler           + 1731      40    18        390
     7 Chris Sinacola        - 1725       2     2        392
     8 Richard Buck          - 1724      18    12        407
     9 Rebecca Lambert       + 1720       4     6        395
    10 Chris Kulig             1704      48    36        402
       Carol McDonald        + 1704      34    40        390

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Becker, Bob                1706/A    29    19        413 
    Bergmann, Jake           + 1752      27    10        411       1
    Buck, Richard            - 1724      18    12        407       8
    Cassel, Claudia          - 1603      13    60        345      17
    Cheras, John               1743/A     0     2        361 
    Day, Catherine             1600/A     1     7        313 
    Eddings, Wes               1705/A     3     3        374 
    Fidler, Mark             + 1731      40    18        390       6
    Finkey, Don                1648/A    10    11        396 
    Giovinazzo, Linda          1613      12    31        356      14
    Goldstein, Marc            1610       4     9        324      15
    Gonzales, Steven           1557/A    10    32        331 
    Greenberg, Morris          1718/A     2     2        373 
    Guilbert, Chris            1763/4     2     2        444 
    Horn, Joel               + 1738      76    33        426       4
    Horn, Judy               + 1752      72    35        405       1
    Kraus, Marvin              1668      34    38        386      12
    Kt., Trx.                + 1602      20    48        343      18
    Krycka, James              1606      11    25        350      16
    Kulig, Chris               1704      48    36        402      10
    Lambert, Rebecca         + 1720       4     6        395       9
    Lutts, Tim                 1634/A    11    12        373 
    McDonald, Carol          + 1704      34    40        390      10
    Revkin, Barbara            1647/5     1     4        358 
    Ryan, Jamie                1740/A    15     6        425 
    Saul, Steven               1735      38    17        417       5
    Sinacola, Chris          - 1725       2     2        392       7
    Spiller, Diana             1665/A    12    13        386 
    Tripathi, Jaya             1586/A     1     8        348 
    Whitmarsh, Brad            1925/5     4     1        492 
    Wolfberg, Mike           - 1747      43    17        427       3
    Wood, Betsey             + 1651       9    15        360      13
    Yorra, Wayne               1616/A    13    26        349 

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There were 12 players in attendance when we last met on February 12, 2015.

Congratulations to Judy H. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which she scored 521, 29.1% above her average, against one of the
top ten players in the club. In another game, she made a 116-point
play of QUALMISH.

High losing scores: Carol McDonald 442 to Mike W. 458,
                    Joel 406 to Judy H. 409,
                    Judy H. 404 to Jake B. 437

These are the words challenged or considered last week using OWL2 or OWL3:

ANNO, LARN, LATU, WADY, DRACH, JIAOS, NEGRO, ROUTH, ACUTER, JBELLA, PLEXAR,
VINTER, BORATES, BREAKIN, OUTREAD, REVOTED, SNEERER, NOTATIVE, QUALMISH,
SPLOOGED, SPLOOGES, TITERING, UNREALER
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(ANON NANO+ NONA), LARN+, LATU, WADY, (CHARD), (GENRO GONER), ROUTH,
ACUTER (CURATE), (INVERT), BORATES (BOASTER BOATERS REBATOS SORBATE),
OUTREAD (OUTDARE READOUT), REVOTED, SNEERER (SERENER), QUALMISH

The above words below the line are OWL3-acceptable, and the suffix plus signs
indicate words new in OWL3.

For several weeks, WHAT will be used at the club to adjudicate
challenges in Lexicon Transition Mode. You will be alerted that
this mode is in effect by the unusual background color of
fuchsia instead of the usual aqua. In this mode, if you challenge
one of more new OWL3 words you will not be penalized by losing
your turn. The report will say (in color blue):

    Yes, the play is OWL3-ACCEPTABLE  -  no penalty

However if at least one of the challenged words is not new
in OWL3, then the adjudication uses the usual rule. For example,
if you challenge DA and DI together you will be told the play
is unacceptable, and you will lose your next turn.

When a word is shown with a suffix plus sign in the black-background
WHAT workspace, it is new in OWL3 compared with OWL2. A plus had been
used to indicate words new in OWL2 compared with the previous lexicon.

WHAT is still using the definitions from OWL2 - don't expect to
see new words defined yet. 

You can get the 6-sheet (2-sided) listing of the new OWL3 words
by word length at the club. These are not available electronically.


UNSCORED is a phony, but it has an OWL3-acceptable anagram.
Collins is the same.

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

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