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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR DECEMBER 11, 2014

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Joel Horn             + 1751      53    19        428
     2 Steven Saul           - 1746      27    10        420
     3 Jake Bergmann         - 1743      18     6        413
     4 Jamie Ryan            + 1740      15     6        425
     5 Rebecca Lambert         1728       2     2        435
     6 Richard Buck          + 1717      12     6        410
     7 Chris Kulig             1714      39    23        406
     8 Mark Fidler           - 1711      21    10        384
     9 Carol McDonald          1709      22    31        388
    10 Judy Horn             - 1706      49    26        398

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel           1610       2     9        332      21
    Becker, Bob                1696      26    18        407      12
    Bergmann, Jake           - 1743      18     6        413       3
    Buck, Richard            + 1717      12     6        410       6
    Cassel, Claudia          + 1625       7    33        343      18
    Day, Catherine             1614       1     5        325      19
    Eddings, Wes               1705       1     1        348      11
    Fidler, Mark             - 1711      21    10        384       8
    Finkey, Don                1655       6     9        390      15
    Giovinazzo, Linda        - 1595       8    27        350      24
    Goldstein, Marc            1613       3     4        327      20
    Gonzales, Steven           1557       8    28        331      27
    Hass, Trevor               1501       0     3        295      28
    Horn, Joel               + 1751      53    19        428       1
    Horn, Judy               - 1706      49    26        398      10
    Kraus, Marvin            + 1674      22    23        388      13
    Kt., Trx.                - 1592      15    34        347      25
    Krycka, James            + 1603       8    16        351      23
    Kulig, Chris               1714      39    23        406       7
    Lambert, Rebecca           1728       2     2        435       5
    Lutts, Tim               + 1641       9     8        379      16
    Marshall, Norma            1521/A     1     9        318 
    McDonald, Carol            1709      22    31        388       9
    Revkin, Barbara          ? 1647/5     1     4        358 
    Ryan, Jamie              + 1740      15     6        425       4
    Saul, Steven             - 1746      27    10        420       2
    Spiller, Diana           - 1665      12    13        386      14
    Tripathi, Jaya           - 1572       0     7        338      26
    Whitmarsh, Brad          ? 1925/5     4     1        492 
    Wolfberg, Mike             1751/A    25     7        432 
    Wood, Betsey             - 1635       3    12        347      17
    Yorra, Wayne             + 1604       8    20        349      22

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There were 19 players in attendance when we last met on December 4, 2014.

We welcome back Barbara Revkin and Brad Whitmarsh to our club for their
visits last week. Both players have to restart in the club rating system,
since they skipped more than 99 weeks of the club.

Congratulations to Marvin for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 526, 37.8% above his average, against one of the
top ten players in the club. His first four plays in the game were bingos:
SOUTANE, CROFTED (accepted phony), VISITERS, and LIGATING.

Other high scores: Brad W. 605 and 585, Jamie 501
High losing scores: Joel 499 to Jamie 501,
                    Jaya 427 to Claudia 451,
                    Steven S. 422 to Marvin 493,
                    Judy H. 401 to Diana 442
High rating increase: Marvin +16

These are the words challenged or considered last week:
TE, DAF, IDS, NAS, EROS, GLIT, NILS, PIXE, ROTH, TAED, YOWL, DEXIE, GUANO,
JAGER, PILLY, RIVOT, TENIN, WILTY, YUCAS, AIROUT, JAEGER, JARRER, AGEINGS,
AVAULTS, BAUDIES, DELETOR, ENQUOTE, EVISION, SKALDED, SPLENIA, ENDOGENS,
GRANTERS, LEASIONS, VISITERS
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(ET), (FAD), IDS (DIS), EROS (ORES ROES ROSE SORE), (GILT), NILS (LINS),
(THRO), (DATE), YOWL, DEXIE, GUANO, JAGER, YUCAS (SAUCY), JAEGER, AGEINGS
(SIGNAGE), (VALUTAS), (SUBIDEA), SPLENIA (ALPINES PINEALS SPANIEL),
ENDOGENS, GRANTERS (REGRANTS STRANGER), (ANISOLES), VISITERS (REVISITS)

Joel's loss of 499 to Jamie's 501 tied 2nd place for the club's highest
loss ever. Joel already holds the record of 500 for the highest loss.
Their total of 1000 ties the 16th highest total score achieved in
the club. Jamie had a 131-point triple-triple of mISEDITS, and he had
another bingo; Joel bingoed three times. In a postmortem, Joel saw how he
could have tied the game at 501-501.

A recent message to CGP from Chris Lipe indicated the OWL3 will not be
in use for tournament play until 1-Mar-15 at the soonest. There may be
more info of the status after the next NASPA Advisory Board meeting
which is scheduled for the end of this month.

At the recent tourney in Stamford, CT:
 In the 5-game Early Bird:
  In  6-player Div. 1: Bob B. (seeded 3rd) won 5-0 +515
                       All others won only 2 games, Joel Sherman was 2nd
 In the 16-game Main Event:
  In 10-player Div. 1: Brad W. 3rd, lower half: Joel, Bob B.
                       Joel got this division's high loss - he bingoed out
                       with PLANGENT for 89 against Brad W. to lose 444-443.
  In  8-player Div. 2: lower half: Don, Judy H.
                       Judy had the low win and tied for the high loss in
                       this division.
  In  8-player Div. 3: Betsey (seeded 5th) was 2nd

 After this tourney, the young Mack Meller is now 4th in North America!
 Bob B. was of the two players at Stamford who defeated Mack. Mack has
 been playing in tourneys for about 4 years; he was 3rd at the 2014 BAT.

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

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