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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR APRIL 23, 2015

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Chris Guilbert          1885      12     3        459
     2 Karl Higby            - 1820       2     3        388
     3 Jake Bergmann           1757      36    13        419
     4 Steven Saul           = 1751      57    24        418
     5 Mark Fidler           + 1746      57    26        393
     6 Richard Buck          + 1727      27    18        415
     7 Mike Wolfberg         + 1722      73    30        418
     8 Joel Horn             + 1721      99    55        416
       Judy Horn             + 1721     101    45        409
    10 Wes Eddings             1712       9     6        412

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel           1634/A     9    15        351 
    Barton, Elaine           ? UNR        1     2        328 
    Bergmann, Jake             1757      36    13        419       3
    Blanchard, Susan         - 1666       2     3        381      18
    Buck, Richard            + 1727      27    18        415       6
    Cassel, Claudia            1628      22    75        348      21
    Cole, Judy               - 1668       0     5        322      16
    Eddings, Wes               1712       9     6        412      10
    Fidler, Mark             + 1746      57    26        393       5
    Finkey, Don                1686      16    15        397      13
    Giovinazzo, Linda          1628      19    38        359      21
    Goldstein, Marc            1597/A     6    20        343 
    Gonzales, Steven           1575/A    14    37        336 
    Guilbert, Chris            1885      12     3        459       1
    Higby, Karl              - 1820       2     3        388       2
    Horn, Joel               + 1721      99    55        416       8
    Horn, Judy               + 1721     101    45        409       8
    Koenig, Glenn            ? UNR        0     2        211 
    Kraus, Marvin            + 1667      46    62        381      17
    Kruley, Leah             ? 1826/4     3     1        447 
    Krycka, James              1584      13    38        351      23
    Kt., Trx.                = 1582      29    84        340      24
    Lambert, Rebecca           1714/A     6     8        390 
    Lutts, Tim                 1635/A    13    15        374 
    Marshall, Norma          + 1526       2    11        328      25
    McDonald, Carol          + 1675      45    58        388      14
    Melvin, Cheryl           + 1704       3     3        424      11
    Revkin, Barbara          + 1701      10     8        392      12
    Saul, Steven             = 1751      57    24        418       4
    Sinacola, Chris            1725/A     2     2        392 
    Sinanan, Lilla           ? 1689/6     3     3        396 
    Spiller, Diana           + 1644      22    31        380      20
    Tripathi, Jaya             1600/A     2     9        351 
    Wolfberg, Mike           + 1722      73    30        418       7
    Wood, Betsey             - 1675      17    21        367      14
    Yorra, Wayne             - 1645      26    37        367      19


There were 22 players in attendance when we last met on April 16, 2015.

We welcome these first-time attendees who played last week; most
of them were visitors who were in town for the Boston Area Tourney (BAT)
held last weekend in Westford: Elaine Barton, Glenn Koenig, Leah Kruley,
and Lilla Sinanan. Elaine is a regular at the nearby Chelmsford Club.
This informal club, which Mike W. also attends, meets at the Chelmsford
Senior Center on Monday afternoons and at the Java Room on Friday nights,
where there is also music.

We welcome back visitors Susan Blanchard and Cheryl Melvin, who
were in town for the BAT. They stayed in our rating system just barely,
having missed 98 club sessions. Once a played misses 100 sessions,
they lose their rating and have to restart when they return to the club.

We welcome back frequent visitor Karl Higby who was also in town for
the BAT.

Congratulations to Judy H. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which she scored 595, 46.3% above her average.

Other high scores: Mike W. 582, Cheryl Melvin 531 and 506,
                   Leah Kruley 519,  Barbara 512,
                   Steven S. 509

High losing scores: Mike W. 451 to Steven S. 509,
                    Joel 423 to Steven S. 449,
                    Susan Blanchard 420 to Lilla Sinanan 424,
                    Cheryl Melvin 413 to Judy H. 497,
                    Steven S. 400 to Mark F. 420

High rating increase: Cheryl Melvin +42

These are some of the words challenged or considered last week:

BEEVES, MULISH, WINCER, DARNERS, PENONES, UNLIMIT, LEANINGS, OMERICON
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BEEVES, MULISH, WINCER, DARNERS (ERRANDS), LEANINGS (EANLINGS)

More words than these were challenged last week, and they will likely
be in next week's news.

Last week, Judy H. made a 167-point bingo play of TAN(G)EnCY.
Mark made a 106-point non-bingo last week. IMPAIR was on the board
at 3G, and he placed ZOOID at 2J, and there was some other tile on the
fourth row. This tied the 10th-highest non-bingo in this club's history.
Mark's opponent was Mike, the person who already scored 106 in the past.
Judy H. holds the club record for the highest non-bingo with a 162-point
triple-triple. On the club website, see the page for such club records:
http://LSC.wolfberg.net/stats

Please see the many results of how our club regulars and visitors fared
at the 2015 BAT by visiting:  http://cross-tables.com
One especially notable result is Seth won the Premier Division. He is
now ranked 31st in the NASPA ratings for North American players.

Next year's BAT is very likely going to be in a different location.

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

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