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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR MARCH 19, 2015

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Chris Guilbert        ! 1872       8     3        446
     2 Mike Wolfberg         - 1752      58    19        422
     3 Steven Saul           + 1751      50    21        416
     4 Jake Bergmann         + 1746      31    12        413
     5 Judy Horn             - 1742      89    38        408
     6 Mark Fidler           - 1735      46    21        390
     7 Joel Horn             - 1723      86    44        421
     8 Rebecca Lambert         1714       6     8        390
     9 Richard Buck          - 1713      21    15        415
    10 Wes Eddings           + 1712       6     4        398

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel         + 1634       9    15        351      17
    Bergmann, Jake           + 1746      31    12        413       4
    Buck, Richard            - 1713      21    15        415       9
    Cassel, Claudia          - 1608      16    69        345      20
    Cheras, John               1743/A     0     2        361 
    Day, Catherine             1600/A     1     7        313 
    Eddings, Wes             + 1712       6     4        398      10
    Fidler, Mark             - 1735      46    21        390       6
    Finkey, Don              + 1657      12    14        398      14
    Giovinazzo, Linda        + 1632      17    32        360      18
    Goldstein, Marc          - 1597       6    20        343      22
    Gonzales, Steven         + 1583      14    34        337      25
    Greenberg, Morris          1718/A     2     2        373 
    Guilbert, Chris          ! 1872       8     3        446       1
    Horn, Joel               - 1723      86    44        421       7
    Horn, Judy               - 1742      89    38        408       5
    Kraus, Marvin            - 1646      35    47        383      15
    Kt., Trx.                - 1595      24    62        340      23
    Krycka, James            - 1594      12    34        353      24
    Kulig, Chris               1704/A    48    36        402 
    Lambert, Rebecca           1714       6     8        390       8
    Lutts, Tim               + 1639      12    13        379      16
    McDonald, Carol          - 1662      37    51        387      13
    Revkin, Barbara          ! 1687       6     5        388      11
    Saul, Steven             + 1751      50    21        416       3
    Sinacola, Chris            1725/A     2     2        392 
    Spiller, Diana           + 1666      16    22        386      12
    Tripathi, Jaya             1600       2     9        351      21
    Wolfberg, Mike           - 1752      58    19        422       2
    Wood, Betsey               1651/A     9    15        360 
    Yorra, Wayne               1623      16    31        354      19

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There were 22 players in attendance when we last met on March 12, 2015.

Congratulations to Judy H. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which she scored 570, 40.1% above her average, against one of the
top ten players in the club.

Other high scores: Steven S. 509, Joel 507, Richard B. 502, Jake B. 501

High losing scores: Don 465 to Richard B. 502,
                    Tim L. 417 to Carol McDonald 433,
                    Richard B. 417 to Linda G. 451,
                    Trx. 417 to Carol McDonald 433,
                    Joel 405 to Chris G. 440

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

NES, GULY, KAIN, KETA, KOBO, OVID, JAYED, OMIDE, POOFS, TOKER, BEWAIL,
FAQUIR, GRIMEY, MANICS, CLOVING, ENTOGEN, ORNATES, REGOING, SWIRLER,
AMENDERS, MERITOUS, OVERLAME, OVERTIES, SPITTLED, TITTLATE, TITILLATE,
TITTILATE
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(ENS SEN), (UGLY), KAIN (AKIN KINA), KETA+ (TAKE TEAK), KOBO (BOOK),
(VOID), (DEMOI+), POOFS (SPOOF), TOKER (TROKE), BEWAIL, FAQUIR, MANICS,
(ATONERS SANTERO SENATOR TREASON), AMENDERS (MEANDERS), (MISROUTE
MOISTURE), TITILLATE

Congratulations to Chris Guilbert for establishing an initial club
rating of 1872 last week. This is likely the highest established
club rating this club has ever had. Currently, visiting players to
our club have these high tentative ratings: Chris Cree has 1877
based on 3 games, and Ian Weinstein has 1840 based on 6 games.
Ian's NASPA rating puts him as 5th in North America. Chris G.'s
NASPA rating puts him at 85th in North America, tied with Jamie
Ryan, but Chris is currently considered an inactive player; his
most recent tourney was in November of 2013.

Don, along with two other players from his Manchester, NH Club
participated last weekend in NH at a fund-raising event which
involved Scrabble. They were the only club/tourney players there,
and it was no surprise that they won the event. But they also were
also the team which raised the most money for the fund-raiser.
The other participants on the team were Helena Gauthier,
Mic Barron, and his spouse, who is not a competitive Scrabbler.

There is another fund-raising event for the Literacy Volunteers of
Greater Worcester on Sunday evening March 29 in Worcester. This
event is more of a high-scoring board construction than it is a
game-playing event. See: http://www.BiddingForGood.com/Scrabble2015

Last Saturday was PI day in that the date was 3/14/15, you should have
acknowledged this at 9:26 a.m. In PI's honor, there are some new OWL3
sevens which can be made by mixing PI with these fives:
ANTRE, TONER, TASER (a new 5), ENTER, CANOE, LASER, GONER, READS.

There are five new OWL3 fours with an S at the tail end of an OWL2 three:
CUMS, HEPS, ICKS, LEVS, NAES.

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

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