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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR AUGUST 18, 2016

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Steven Saul           = 1768      88    40        413
     2 Mark Fidler           + 1762      81    32        408
       Joel Horn               1762     164    66        422
     4 Mike Wolfberg         - 1756     109    44        426
     5 Richard Buck          - 1750      39    15        438
     6 Don Finkey              1748      22    11        407
     7 Chris Kulig           - 1733     103    58        409
       Chris Sinacola          1733       2     5        393
     9 John Cheras             1732       3     3        370
    10 Jake Bergmann         - 1718      44    24        412

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel         + 1617      17    35        350      18
    Barron, Mic                1781/6     5     1        435 
    Bergmann, Jake           - 1718      44    24        412      10
    Boviard, Judi              1573/5     1     4        349 
    Buck, Richard            - 1750      39    15        438       5
    Calandra, Mark           + 1458       1    12        304      22
    Cassel, Claudia          - 1637      38    59        353      16
    Cheras, John               1732       3     3        370       9
    Day, Catherine             1595/A     4    10        335 
    Fidler, Mark             + 1762      81    32        408       2
    Finkey, Don                1748      22    11        407       6
    Giovinazzo, Linda        - 1619      34    54        360      17
    Goldstein, Marc            1609      25    47        348      19
    Gonzales, Steven         - 1563      27   111        326      21
    Greenberg, Morris          1731/A     6     4        438 
    Horn, Joel                 1762     164    66        422       2
    Horn, Judy                 1677     112    91        403      12
    Kazarian, Nicole           1577/A     1     4        334 
    Kraus, Marvin              1672      74   102        380      13
    Krycka, James              1628/A    22    37        354 
    Kt., Trx.                  1625/A    42   115        349 
    Kulig, Chris             - 1733     103    58        409       7
    Marshall, Norma          + 1582       5     5        378      20
    McDonald, Carol            1709      85    74        392      11
    McMahon, Megan             1608/A     3     2        354 
    Rosenthal, Rob             1726/A     0     3        296 
    Saul, Steven             = 1768      88    40        413       1
    Sinacola, Chris            1733       2     5        393       7
    Spiller, Diana             1668      29    51        375      14
    Wolfberg, Mike           - 1756     109    44        426       4
    Yorra, Wayne               1642      30    45        361      15

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There were 12 players in attendance when we last met on August 11, 2016.

Congratulations to Chris K. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 498, 22.1% above his average.

High losing score: Norma 403 to Jake B. 407

High rating increase: Norma +30

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

AGY, ENG, AILE, ENGS, LANK, PULK, WISK, JAWER, TOMBY, REGLOW, FOISTER,
HANGSET, NINTHED, OUTBITE, UNREADY, TANGOERS
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(GAY YAG), ENG (GEN NEG), (ILEA), ENGS (GENS NEGS), LANK, PULK+, REGLOW
(GLOWER), (FORTIES), (STENGAH), (THINNED), UNREADY, (ESTRAGON NEGATORS)


At the recent North American Scrabble Championship in Ft. Wayne, IN:
 Here is how Lexington players fared in the 31-game Main Event:
  In  72-player Div. 1:   Joey (seeded 21st) was 6th  - now ranked 19th,
                          Seth (seeded 23rd) was 10th - now ranked 30th,
                          Jesse Day was 36th          - now ranked 23rd,
                          lower half: Jon Shreve
  In 115-player Div. 2:   Mark F. (seeded 29th) was 2nd - upped NASPA
                           rating by 157 points from 1587 to 1744,
                          Wes 38th, Judy C. 48th, Joel 50th,
			  lower half: Judy H., Carol McD.
  In 102-player Div. 3:   Betsey (seeded 72nd) was 20th,
                          lower half: Megan, Nicole, Judi B.
  In  83-player Div. 4:   Marvin 25th
  In  44-player Div. CSW: Brad W. (seeded 9th) was 6th


HILLARY has no OWL3 or CSW2015 anagrams, but with one blank it
makes an unusual word. HILLARY+CLINTON and 8 blanks makes
OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGICAL. DONALD+TRUMP leads to nothing, but
DON+TRUMP and 2 blanks makes IMPORTUNED and UNPROMPTED.


Some of the US presidents have OWL3-acceptable last names.
Chris K. has noticed there are US presidents whose last
names can be suffixed by GRASS to then be OWL3-acceptable.
At least one of these has an acceptable last name and at least
one of these has an unacceptable last name. CSW2015 is the same.


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