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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR AUGUST 21, 2014

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Jesse Day               1836       6     1        467
     2 Jon Shreve              1817       8     1        431
     3 Jere Mead               1808       1     0        481
     4 Merrill Kaitz           1797      10     2        461
     5 Jake Bergmann           1738      53    36        415
     6 Bob Becker              1737      25     7        397
       Richard Buck          - 1737      47    23        415
     8 Jamie Ryan            + 1733      40    19        434
     9 Steven Saul           - 1730      90    49        410
    10 Chris Kulig           - 1729     106    83        396

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel         + 1624       6    12        357      25
    Bihlmeyer, Joe             1693/8     4     4        407 
    Cassel, Claudia          = 1623      40    96        347      26
    Choslovsky, Marla          1600       1     1        321      31
    Day, Catherine             1625      20    40        344      24
    Eddings, Wes               1710      15    12        377      16
    Fidler, Mark             - 1718      98    46        396      14
    Finn, Marshall           - 1620       7    12        369      27
    Giovinazzo, Linda          1618      37    61        353      28
    Goldstein, Marc            1615      15    35        347      29
    Gonzales, Steven           1545       9    32        320      34
    Greenberg, Morris          1725       5     5        396      12
    Horn, Joel               - 1728     171    79        413      11
    Horn, Judy               - 1693     140    91        402      18
    Kazarian, Nicole           1547/8     1     7        338 
    Kirchhausen, Susan         1694      19    13        378      17
    Kraus, Marvin              1639      68   102        370      21
    Kt., Trx.                  1574/A    44   135        344 
    Krycka, James              1597      23    74        338      32
    Lutts, Tim                 1632      18    26        364      22
    Marshall, Andy             UNR        0     3        339 
    Marshall, Norma            1514       8    32        325      35
    McDonald, Carol          - 1677      77    97        383      19
    McMahon, Megan             1594       3     6        342      33
    Rosenthal, Rob             1718      13     7        388      14
    Spiller, Diana             1654/A    20    25        390 
    Tripathi, Jaya           + 1610       9    24        344      30
    Wolfberg, Mike           + 1724     117    50        417      13
    Wood, Betsey               1662      28    45        368      20
    Yorra, Wayne               1631      26    45        356      23

Players in the top ten are listed only at the top of this sheet,
since there is not enough room to also include them in the full list.


                        (over for the news)

There were 13 players in attendance when we last met on August 14, 2014.

Congratulations to Mike W. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 605, 45.5% above his average. Mike played five
bingos in that game: dEICIDES, ESPECIAL, GAROTTES, NULLAHS, LEOTARD.

Other high scores: Mike W. 551, Jamie 508

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

VEENA, ALIENED, BEANIER, DEVOUTS, ENDRAPE, EXISTER, HEXONES, OVERSEX,
TRAIKED, BEDUNCES, BRISTLER, DATASETS, EXISTERS, MORCELLE, NEUTRINE,
RATTINGS, ROOTLIKE, ROTTINGS, RUNOVERS, RUTTINGS, TREPANED, UNMARRED,
FINCHLIKE
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VEENA (VENAE), ALIENED (DELAINE), HEXONES, TRAIKED, BEDUNCES, (STARTING),
ROOTLIKE, RUNOVERS (OVERRUNS), (TRUSTING), (PARENTED), UNMARRED (UNDERARM)


Mike W. made a 131-point PILLAgER last week. Earlier in the week at
the Exeter, NH Club, Mike played two triple-triples (GLEGNESS and MORPHINE),
and he made another one last Friday (GRAVITAS) while playing SuperScrabble,
which is played on a 21x21 board, where triple-triples are easier to make.


At the recent NASPA North America Tourney in Buffalo, NY:
 In  91-player Div. 1: Jesse Day 10th, Seth 15th, Richard Spence 29th,
                       lower half: Jon Shreve, Morris, Joel
 In 133-player Div. 2: Ed Liebfried 11th, Mark 13th, Wes 15th,
                       Bradley R. 28th, Arnie Horowitz 37th, Bob B. 42nd,
                       lower half: Susan, Judy C., Judy H., Carol McD.
 In 163-player Div. 3: lower half: Ben G., Diana, Nicole, Betsey
 In  70-player Div. 4: Megan 13th, James 23rd, lower half: Steven G.
 In  63-player Collins Div.: Evans 5th, Jake 32nd
  

Noted recently on CGP: a well-written story about Nigel Richards is here:
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-makes-nigel-richards-the-best-scrabble-player-on-earth/


The following make very uncommon OWL2 words (and Collins is the same):
REX + MICE and TOE + DUTY.

WRINGED has an OWL2 anagram, and Collins is the same.


For the new OSPD5: Barnes & Noble has the paperback for $8.50, and
Amazon is selling the paperback for less and the hard cover for
about $20, with free shipping if you order two.

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