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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR MARCH 16, 2017

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Judy Horn             + 1764      67    43        407
     2 Richard Buck          - 1762      24     6        432
     3 Mike Wolfberg         + 1755      50    25        416
     4 Joel Horn             - 1754      79    46        415
     5 Jake Bergmann           1747      22    11        409
     6 Steven Saul           - 1743      51    26        416
     7 Wes Eddings           + 1737      15     8        408
       Don Finkey              1737      12     8        406
     9 Mark Fidler           - 1735      39    21        396
    10 Chris Kulig             1714      34    29        401

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel         - 1640      11    11        363      16
    Becker, Bob                1732/A    13     9        397 
    Bergmann, Jake             1747      22    11        409       5
    Buck, Richard            - 1762      24     6        432       2
    Cassel, Claudia            1620      16    32        351      18
    Cheras, John               1730/A     1     1        379 
    Conti, Jane                UNR        0     2        327 
    Durdan, Carl               1755/A    11     5        427 
    Eddings, Wes             + 1737      15     8        408       7
    Fidler, Mark             - 1735      39    21        396       9
    Finkey, Don                1737      12     8        406       7
    Giovinazzo, Linda        + 1636      18    29        369      17
    Gonzales, Steven         + 1561       5    11        333      20
    Green, Aaron             - 1686      10    19        368      14
    Horn, Joel               - 1754      79    46        415       4
    Horn, Judy               + 1764      67    43        407       1
    Kraus, Marvin            + 1694      39    53        376      13
    Krycka, James              1594/A     7    35        353 
    Kt., Trx.                - 1616      28    59        339      19
    Kulig, Chris               1714      34    29        401      10
    McDonald, Carol          - 1668      37    46        381      15
    Peters, Jack             ? 1808/6     5     1        426 
    Peters, Robin            ? UNR        0     2        368 
    Revkin, Barbara          - 1710      14     8        418      11
    Saul, Steven             - 1743      51    26        416       6
    Saveriano, Scott           1539/A     2    19        328 
    Sousounis, Basil         + 1541       3     7        340      21
    Sousounis, Christopher   + 1356       1    10        308      22
    Sousounis, Maria         + 1223       0     6        286      23
    Spates, Sue              ? 1544/6     2     4        337 
    Spiller, Diana           - 1701      15    13        403      12
    Wolfberg, Mike           + 1755      50    25        416       3
    Yorra, Wayne               1639/A    10    13        354 

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There were 22 players in attendance when we last met on March 9, 2017.

We welcome Robin Peters to our club for her first visit last week playing
a rated game.

Congratulations to Mike W. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 584, 41.7% above his average.

Other high scores: Judy H. 515 and 501, Jack 511, Richard B. 510

High losing score: Mark F. 415 to Marvin 417

High rating increases: Christopher Sousounis +25, Judy H. +22, Basil +15

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

DOL, NEO, UMS, BURB, EAUS, MELE, RICY, TUIT, JALOP, SWIVE, MOTETS, VOGIES,
BEAGLER, CARFINS, CRANERS, ERMINED, FRITTED, LANNETS, NOILIER, PRIMULA,
SALONED, SORRELS, ASPERATE, DETOURER, GLEAMERS, OPERATER, SAURINES,
TACHEOID, TUNEABLE, UNSNARES, UNSTRAIN, UNWINTRY
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DOL (OLD), (EON ONE), UMS+ (MUS SUM), BURB, JALOP, SWIVE (VIEWS WIVES),
MOTETS (MOTTES TOTEMS), (OGIVES), BEAGLER+, ERMINED (DEMINER+), FRITTED,
PRIMULA, SORRELS, ASPERATE (SEPARATE), (REROUTED), GLEAMERS, (PERORATE),
(ANURESIS SENARIUS), TUNEABLE, (INSURANT)


Judy H. made two plays scoring over 100 last week: in one game
she played A(C)ETONES on a triple-triple for 140, and in another
game she played AFFIXES on a TWS for 119 points.


The club roster on the club website has recently been updated.
The ranking of players in their states (via cross-tables) is now
based on the higher of each player's TWL and CSW ratings.


In the one-day 7-game tourney in Philadelphia, PA on 5-Mar-17:
 In 10-player Div. 1: Judy C. (seeded 9th) was 2nd
 In  7-player Div. 3: Steven G. was in the lower half


SPUE is a variant of SPEW. SPUING is a part of speech. SPUEING
is not acceptable in OWL16, but it is acceptable in CSW2015.
SPUEING has an anagram (in both lexicons), which is an uncommon word.


Thanks to Don for the following from his Manchester, NH Club news...
  TIMPANIS was found to be a phony, which prompted us to check on
  related or similar words: TIMPANO, TIMPANI, TIMPANIST(S),
  TYMPANI, TYMPANIST(S), and TYMPANO (related to kettle drums),
  TYMPAN(S) (a drum), TYMPANY(IES) (swelling of the abdomen),
  and TIMPANA, TIMPANUM(S), TYMPANA, TYMPANAL, TYMPANIC, and
  TYMPANUM(S), related to the middle ear.


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