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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR APRIL 20, 2017

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Jere Mead               1820       1     0        500
     2 Richard Buck            1767      28     7        435
     3 Steven Saul           + 1758      64    30        417
     4 Joel Horn             + 1756      97    53        414
       Mike Wolfberg         - 1756      67    28        413
     6 Wes Eddings           - 1752      24     9        409
       Mark Fidler           = 1752      52    24        397
     8 Chris Sinacola          1733       2     1        398
     9 John Cheras             1731       2     1        390
    10 Jack Peters           - 1724      11     7        393

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Aronie, Emmanuel         + 1646      15    14        366      18
    Bergmann, Jake           + 1720      25    20        396      11
    Buck, Richard              1767      28     7        435       2
    Cassel, Claudia            1619      20    38        351      22
    Cheras, John               1731       2     1        390       9
    Conti, Jane              ? 1787/5     1     4        396 
    Eddings, Wes             - 1752      24     9        409       6
    Fidler, Mark             = 1752      52    24        397       6
    Finkey, Don                1737/A    12     8        406 
    Giovinazzo, Linda        - 1637      21    35        369      20
    Goldstein, Marc            1620       2     4        314      21
    Gonzales, Steven           1561/A     5    11        333 
    Green, Aaron             + 1707      17    22        378      12
    Horn, Joel               + 1756      97    53        414       4
    Horn, Judy               - 1704      74    60        400      13
    Kraus, Marvin            - 1683      46    66        376      16
    Krycka, James            - 1604      10    40        352      24
    Kt., Trx.                + 1609      34    79        339      23
    Kulig, Chris             - 1697      37    36        397      14
    McDonald, Carol          + 1683      43    50        382      16
    Mead, Jere                 1820       1     0        500       1
    Peters, Jack             - 1724      11     7        393      10
    Peters, Robin            ! 1562       3     9        341      25
    Revkin, Barbara            1710/A    14     8        418 
    Saul, Steven             + 1758      64    30        417       3
    Sinacola, Chris            1733       2     1        398       8
    Sousounis, Basil         + 1559       4    11        343      26
    Sousounis, Christopher   - 1361       1    14        307      27
    Sousounis, Maria         + 1227       0     9        279      28
    Spates, Sue                1544/6     2     4        337 
    Spiller, Diana             1692/A    15    17        397 
    Wolfberg, Mike           - 1756      67    28        413       4
    Wood, Betsey             + 1684       5     2        393      15
    Yorra, Wayne               1642      12    14        359      19

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There were 22 players in attendance when we last met on April 13, 2017.

Congratulations to Steven S. for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 537, 29.4% above his average.

Other high scores: Jane 597, Joel 512, Jack 505

High losing score: Chris K. 447 to Joel 481

High rating increases: Basil +23, Joel +18

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

CAV, DAG, MEE, TUE, VOE, YED, GUAM, HUER, RAMA, RELI, VAUR, VIDE, JOTTY,
DEROOM, EXILER, WHERVE, DOLLIED, GLOANER, IDOLENT, LEAFIER, LOUISES,
RAINIES, SOPRANA, TADDIES, TOUSELS, ANATOSIS, DEARLIER, FOCALISE, MELANINE,
REHEELED, TANGLERS, TOTALISE, TRUNDLER
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(VAC), DAG (GAD), (EME), (UTE), VOE, (DEY DYE), (GAUM), (MAAR MARA), (LIER
LIRE RIEL RILE), VIDE (DEVI+ DIVE VIED), JOTTY, (MOORED ROOMED), EXILER,
WHERVE, DOLLIED, (LENTOID), LEAFIER (FILAREE), (SENARII), (LOTUSES SOLUTES
TOUSLES), FOCALISE, REHEELED, TANGLERS (STRANGLE), TOTALISE, TRUNDLER


Christopher S. made a 98-point REHEELED last week.


Erratum: The report for the recent 7-game tourney in Brattleboro, VT
in last week's club news incorrectly said Carol McD was second in
6-player Div. 2, but she WON that division with a record of 6-1 +664.


BAT to the Future will be happening this coming weekend. While the
Main Events are full, there is still plenty of room in the Early
Birds on Friday afternoon and the Pairs on Friday night. If you
are interested, contact Judy Horn (mailto:Scrabbleclub108@aol.com).


The preferred OWL16 word for the Passover unleavened bread is MATZO.
There are several variations and plurals:
  MATZA, MATZAH, MATZAHS, MATZAS, MATZO, MATZOH, MATZOHS,
  MATZOS, MATZOT, MATZOTH
There is also MATZOON, which is an unrelated food made from milk.
There is also an unrelated word, HAMATSA, but notice MATSA is
unacceptable. HAMATSA, new in OWL16, has an interesting definition:
a Native American dance inspired by the spirit of a man-eating monster;
it is also known as a cannibal dance. HAMATSA has an anagram.

Only one of the two homonyms, REHEAL and REHEEL, is OWL16-acceptable.
CSW2015 is the same. Which one do you like?

Chris K. suggested this quiz:
 Find the OWL16-word if you remove the S in ECSTATIC.

SCARABLE is not OWL16-acceptable, but it has an acceptable anagram
which not a common word. CSW2015 is the same.

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