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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Merrill Kaitz         + 1798       2     0        430
     2 Seth Lipkin           = 1797       3     1        455
     3 Steven Saul           = 1760       6     2        426
     4 Joel Horn             + 1756      10     2        428
     5 John Cheras             1754       0     0       (406)
     6 Mike Wolfberg         + 1743       7     2        453
     7 Chris Sinacola          1740       0     0       (420)
     8 Jake Bergmann         - 1738       4     2        406
     9 Jamie Ryan            = 1733       4     2        410
    10 Richard Buck          = 1732       2     1        428

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel           1606       0     4        305      27
    Becker, Bob              - 1728       8     3        431      12
    Bihlmeyer, Joe             1693/8     0     0       (407)
    Cassel, Claudia            1625       0     4        327      23
    Choslovsky, Marla          1600/A     0     0       (321)
    Day, Catherine             1625/A     0     0       (344)
    Day, Jesse                 1836/A     0     0       (467)
    Eddings, Wes               1713       0     0       (381)     14
    Fidler, Mark               1726       0     0       (397)     13
    Finn, Marshall           - 1615       0     2        271      25
    Giovinazzo, Linda        - 1611       2     4        344      26
    Gold, Marty              ? UNR        1     1        427 
    Goldstein, Marc          - 1602       0     3        265      28
    Gonzales, Steven         + 1552       2     6        337      30
    Greenberg, Morris          1725/A     0     0       (396)
    Horn, Judy               + 1685       8     5        361      17
    Kazarian, Nicole           1547/8     0     0       (338)
    Kirchhausen, Susan         1705       3     3        376      16
    Kraus, Marvin            = 1641       5     7        379      21
    Krycka, James              1600       2     3        354      29
    Kulig, Chris             - 1709       7     5        399      15
    Lambert, Rebecca           1729       0     0       (406)     11
    Lutts, Tim                 1648       3     0        434      20
    Marshall, Norma          - 1514       0     6        293      31
    McDonald, Carol          + 1671       3    10        366      18
    McMahon, Megan             1594/A     0     0       (342)
    Mead, Jere                 1808/A     0     0       (481)
    Rosenthal, Rob             1718/A     0     0       (388)
    Shreve, Jon                1817/A     0     0       (431)
    Spiller, Diana           + 1639       2     4        365      22
    Thelen, Mike             ? UNR        3     0        470 
    Tripathi, Jaya             1610/A     0     0       (344)
    Wood, Betsey               1653       1     2        361      19
    Yorra, Wayne             - 1622       3     7        353      24

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.


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There were 22 players in attendance when we last met on September 11, 2014.

We welcome Marty Gold to our club for his first visit last week.
Marty is from Arlington, VA and was visiting the Boston area last week.
He played in Division 5 at the 2013 BAT in Westford, MA

We welcome Mike Thelen to our club for his first visit last week.
He recently moved to Andover, MA from Utah. He is the author of the
Zyzzyva Scrabble study program which is often used for challenges at
tourneys, such as the nationals.

High scores: Mike W. 579, Seth 572, Joel 571,
             Mike T. 551, Marty G. 533

High losing scores: Wayne 442 to Bob B. 479,
                    Jake B. 410 to Bob B. 463,
                    Richard B. 407 to Chris K. 433

High rating increases: Carol McDonald +15, Mike W. +15

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

AWS, BOGO, GARS, HAME, HONG, MENE, MENS, SURA, CAUDE, FEIND, LOUDS, SOWAR,
FRANKY, ACTNOSE, BROWSIE, ENTREAT, FADDIES, FROSHES, OUTMAIL, ROOTAGE,
SEMATIC, SENECIO, SNOTTED, WARMISH, YENTIAS, CARINATE, PRETAPES, RIGHTENS,
TENSIBLE, UNFORGED
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(SAW WAS), (GOBO), GARS (RAGS), HAME (AHEM HAEM), HONG, (NEEM), SURA
(URSA), (FIEND FINED), SOWAR, (OCTANES), ENTREAT (RATTEEN TERNATE),
ROOTAGE, SEMATIC, SENECIO, WARMISH, CARINATE (CRANIATE), PRETAPES
(PREPASTE), TENSIBLE (STILBENE), UNFORGED


Two of our players had birthdays when we met last week. As they played
each other, Seth opened with ZEROED for 52, and Chris K. replied with
JNANA for 44. They had each respectively turned 52 and 44. Mike W.
and Richard share the same birth date, but we have no memory of a
similar occurrence for them.


                        RULES FOR WEEKLY RANKINGS
                        -------------------------
Each new player is given an estimated rating which will be recalculated
after that person has played ten games.  A "UNR" is listed as a new
player's rating until at least four games are played.  Then a provisional
rating is shown (followed by a slash and the number of games). New
players are not ranked until they have played ten games.  The "/A" after
a player's rating indicates that player has been absent for at least 4
club sessions and is thus not ranked.  A player who has been absent for
at least 10 sessions is not listed. A player who has played fewer than 5
total games is no longer listed after missing 3 sessions. When a game is
a tie, each player is credited with a win.



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