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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR JANUARY 22, 2015

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Mike Wolfberg         + 1751      31    12        427
     2 Jake Bergmann         - 1747      21     8        410
     3 Joel Horn             - 1746      67    25        427
     4 John Cheras             1743       0     2        361
     5 Richard Buck          + 1741      16     7        421
     6 Steven Saul           + 1740      33    14        420
     7 Mark Fidler           - 1735      32    12        387
     8 Chris Sinacola          1732       2     1        399
     9 Morris Greenberg        1718       2     2        373
    10 Rebecca Lambert         1716       3     5        406

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel           1610/A     2     9        332 
    Baggish, Steve             UNR        0     3        296 
    Becker, Bob                1706      29    19        413      11
    Bergmann, Jake           - 1747      21     8        410       2
    Buck, Richard            + 1741      16     7        421       5
    Cassel, Claudia          + 1629      11    46        347      20
    Cheras, John               1743       0     2        361       4
    Day, Catherine           - 1600       1     7        313      25
    Eddings, Wes             + 1705       3     3        374      12
    Fidler, Mark             - 1735      32    12        387       7
    Finkey, Don                1648      10    11        396      18
    Giovinazzo, Linda        + 1611      11    29        357      22
    Goldstein, Marc          - 1606       3     7        325      23
    Gonzales, Steven           1557      10    32        331      28
    Greenberg, Morris          1718       2     2        373       9
    Hass, Trevor               1501/A     0     3        295 
    Horn, Joel               - 1746      67    25        427       3
    Horn, Judy               - 1705      58    33        398      12
    Kraus, Marvin            + 1675      29    31        387      16
    Kt., Trx.                  1592      16    38        346      26
    Krycka, James              1601      10    23        350      24
    Kulig, Chris             - 1702      43    28        403      14
    Lambert, Rebecca           1716       3     5        406      10
    Lutts, Tim                 1634      11    12        373      19
    Mallick, Joey              1808/4     3     1        444 
    McDonald, Carol          - 1694      28    36        387      15
    Revkin, Barbara            1647/5     1     4        358 
    Ryan, Jamie                1740/A    15     6        425 
    Saul, Steven             + 1740      33    14        420       6
    Sinacola, Chris            1732       2     1        399       8
    Spiller, Diana             1665/A    12    13        386 
    Tripathi, Jaya             1586       1     8        348      27
    Whitmarsh, Brad            1925/5     4     1        492 
    Wolfberg, Mike           + 1751      31    12        427       1
    Wood, Betsey               1653       6    12        359      17
    Yorra, Wayne               1616      13    26        349      21

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There were 15 players in attendance when we last met on January 15, 2015.

Congratulations to Claudia for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which she scored 510, 49.5% above her average, against one of the
top ten players in the club.

Other high scores:  Steven S. 543, Richard B. 529 and 501, Marvin 520, Wes 502
High tieing scores: Carol McDonald and Chris K. 443-443
High losing scores: Joel 423 to Claudia 460,
                    Steven S. 400 to Claudia 510,
                    Marc G. 400 to Judy H. 421
High rating increase: Linda G. +16

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

NORI, RAYA, BEANY, CRION, EOSIN, NAPED, TANIST, AERIEST, BENAMES, COHEIRS,
EXOGENE, FAITHED, UNEASED, CLODDIER, REDIVIDES
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NORI (INRO IRON NOIR), RAYA, (ORCIN), EOSIN (NOISE), (PANED), TANIST
(STATIN+ TAINTS TITANS), AERIEST (SERIATE), BENAMES (BASEMEN BEMEANS),
COHEIRS (HEROICS), FAITHED, CLODDIER, REDIVIDES

Last week, Carol McD. and Chris K. tied with a 443, which is the
sixth-highest tie in club history. The fifth-highest tie for 446
was in a game played almost exactly 5 years ago, on 14-Jan-10.

Judy H. made a 9-letter bingo last week: CA(RE)GIVER for 69 points.

At the recent New Years Tourney in Albany, NY:
 In the 8-game Early Bird on 30-Dec-14:
  In 6-player Div. 1:   In lower half: Carol McD
  In 6-player Div. 2:   In lower half: Megan and Nicole
  In 6-player Div. 3:   In lower half: James and Steven G.
  In 8-player CSW Div.: Richard was 4th
 In the 24-game Main Event:
  In 16-player Div. 1: Joey was 3rd
  In 18-player Div. 2: Jake (seeded 8th) was 2nd, Bob B. 4th
  In 12-player Div. 3: Betsey was 4th, lower half: Steven G.

Marvin recently visited Costa Rica and saw a beautiful quetzal
(bird). He mentioned it could score really well as a 9X. Here
are the top 20 scores for eights at 1A and 1H, ignoring hooks:
 from 1A: MEZQUITE 392, MEZQUITS 392, OXAZEPAM 392, JACQUARD 383,
          JAZZLIKE 383, KHAZENIM 374, QUEZALES 374, QUIZZING 374,
          WHIZBANG 374, HUTZPAHS 365, MITZVAHS 365, MITZVOTH 365,
          QUIXOTRY 365, QUIZZERS 365, SOVKHOZY 365, BENZYLIC 356,
          CHAZANIM 356, EXEQUIAL 356, EXEQUIES 356, ISOZYMIC 356p

 from 1H: BEZIQUES 392, CAZIQUES 392, CHUTZPAH 383, JANIZARY 383,
          FROWZILY 374, HIGHJACK 374, PIROZHKI 374, PIROZHOK 374,
          QUEAZIER 374, QUETZALS 374, QUIZZING 374, WHEEZILY 374,
          BLOWZILY 365, HYLOZOIC 365, JACUZZIS+365, LYSOZYME 365,
          QUIZZERS 365, CHUTZPAS 356, COENZYME 356, DENAZIFY 356p

 The WHAT commands to show these are:
   /@1A. 8. /<$ $ 20' /ORC9X and
   /@1H. 8. /<$ $ 20' /ORC9X

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