JULY 20 CANCELED

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Due to difficulties in scheduling activities with visiting relatives from Qatar, the JULY 20, 2017 Superscrabble Club games are cancelled.  I apologize for this change.  The games are rescheduled to AUGUST 24, 2017.

My schedule for the WGPO Word Cup 2017 will be July 27 thru August 3, 2017, Springfield, MA, and will be playing the Early Bird TWL and Collins Division in the main event.

I cancelled my participation at the World Scrabble™ Championships 2017 due to change of venue from Qatar to Nottingham, England, recently announced by the Mind Sports International (something to do with UAE and others closing borders with Qatar).

Please look at your schedule, and kindly let me know that you have noted the change, as to whether or not you can attend AUGUST 24, 2017 games, 10:00AM, 2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin, 92782.

BIRTHDAYS:  Remembering Bdays — your presence will make us all happy.

SARA BARNS — We’ll celebrate a belated bday [for 7-14-17].

AMNON MEYERS — We’ll celebrate a belated bday [for 7-25-17].

NANCY DOUGLAS — We’ll celebrate a belated bday [for 7-31-17].

GARY MOSS — We’ll celebrate Belated bday [for 8-20-17].

JEFF POLAN — We’ll celebrate advance bday [for 8-27-17].

Results 6-22-17

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Congrats to all winners!  We have two champions this week.  The winners of 3 games are  Gretchen Cowan with 10 bingos; and Roy Kamen, with 15 bingos; Roy got the high-point bingo word=146 for COEXISTS. Jeff Polan won the high cum=2655 playing 10 bingos (excluding the 3-game winners); and Gary Moss got the high-point-game of the day=1020, with 10 bingos. Gary played a double as we were uneven; his total cum was taken from the first 3 games.  Lynn Gunn had a high-point non-bingo for ZOOM=88.  GaryJoanieLynn, and Najat were able to play the assigned category words and qualified to receive an instant award of $5 for each word.

Key to abbreviations after the player’s name:  GP=games played; WN=number of wins; HG=high game; CM=cumulative score; CW=category words; and #BP=number of bingos played; *NR=not recorded

BOB AGNEW: GP=1, WN=0, HG=858, CM=858, CW=0, #BP=2

GRETCHEN COWAN: GP=3, WN=3, HG=973, CM=2710, CW=0, #BP=10

LYNN GUNN: GP=3, WN=0, HG=928, CM=2398, CW=1, #BP=7

ROY KAMEN, GP=3, WN=3, HG=1081, CM=3182, CW=0, #BP=15

MALIHA MAHMOOD, GP=3, WN=1, HG=877, CM=2459, CW=0, #BP=3

GARY MOSS: GP=4, WN=2, HG=1020, CM=2492, CW=3, #BP=10

DON PLATT: GP=3, WN=1, HG=769, CM=2099, CW=0, #BP=4

JEFF POLAN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=956, CM=2655, CW=0, #BP=10

NAJAT REIKES: GP=3, WN=1, HG=939, CM=2497, CW=1, #BP=6

JOANIE SCAFUTO: GP=3, WN=1, HG=857, CM=2520, CW=1, #BP=7

TOM TITUS: GP=3, WN=2, HG=850, CM=2419, CW=0, #BP=3

The pot for 14-15+letter-word now contains $505.  Find two bingo words that can be combined to create a 14-letter-word.  The next games: JULY 20, 2017.  A reminder will be posted a week prior.

Superscrabble Club: 6-22-17

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All Day games – JUNE 22, 2017 (Thursday)

REMINDER: Meeting at the usual venue 10:00a.m. 2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782. Please email or text if you can make it; email maliha.mendoza@gmail.com, or text at 714-654-4308. No fee to join the club. Finders of words in the following categories will receive an instant award of $5; the words must contain 5 letters or more to qualify. For the last meeting’s result, visit superscrabble.wordpress.com.

ROUND 1: Words containing the letters DEL… at the beginning of the word. For example: DEL
 DELAINE
 DELAINES DELATE
 DELATED DELATES DELATING DELATION DELATOR DELATORS DELAY DELAYS
 DELE
 DELEAD DELEADED DELEADS DELEAVE DELEAVED DELEAVES DELED
 DELEING DELES
 DELETE
 DELETED DELETES DELETING DELF
 DELFS
 DELFT
 DELFTS 
DELI DELICACY DELICATE DELICATES DELICT DELICTS
DELIGHT DELIGHTS DELIME DELIMED DELIMES DELIMIT DELIMITS DELINK DELINKED DELINKS DELIRIA DELIRIUM DELIS DELLS DELLY DELISH
 DELIST
 DELISTED DELISTS
 DELIVER DELIVERS DELIVERY DELL DELLIES
 DELOUSE DELOUSED DELOUSER DELOUSES DELPHIC DELUXE DELVE DELVED DELVER DELVERS DELVES
 DELVING, etc. (NOTE: Words beginning with DEL 9 or more letters were left out…you should check the WJ2 pdf file. You may request for free pdf copy to be sent via Dropbox or WeTransfer from maliha.mendoza@gmail.com.)

ROUND 2: Words pertaining to sports: mental or physical sports. For example: BACKGAMMON BASEBALL BASKETBALL BOGGLE BOWLING BOXING BRIDGE CHESS CONTINUO CRICKET CURLING DEBATE DOMINO DRAUGHTS FENCING FOOTBALL GOLFED GOLFS GOLFING HANDBALL JUJITSO KARATE KICKBOXING LACROSSE MAGIC MAHJONG NETBALL POKER RUGBY RUGBIES SCRABBLE SKATING TENNIS TWIXT, etc.

ROUND 3: Words containing …MAN… anywhere in a word. Example: ADMAN ADWOMAN AIDMAN AIRMAN AIRWOMAN ALDERMAN ADAMANT ADAMANCY AMANITA ALMANAC ALMANACK ALMSMAN AMANDINE AMANITIN BIRDMAN DAIRYMAN DIAMANTE EMANCIPATE MANGO MANILA MANUKA HUMAN HUMANOID INHUMAN MANATOID MANDALIC MANDARIN MANDIBLE MANDIOCA MANDOLIN MANDRIL MANIFOLD MANKIND MANTID MANSION MANZANITA MANNITE MANNING DEMAND EMANANT MANDAMUS, etc.

ALL DAY CATEGORY:  THE SAME AS ROUND 1: Words containing the letters DEL… at the beginning of the word. See examples under Round 1.

LEARN a long word to win the 12- to 13-letter word ($10..LYNN GUNN and BILL LAPINSKI won $140 last meeting. Now the pot contains $10); or 14- to 15+letter word ($500). Players who find the long word together may split the prize.

COMPARABLENESSES = 16 letters. Focus on building a word together till you see it on the board. ABLE COMP ARABLE NESS NESSES COMPARABLE. Super Scrabble board has 21×21 grid and utilizes 200 tiles…so there’s a lot of spaces.

The next Superscrabble Club games: JULY 20, 2017.

Results 5-25-17 Superscrabble Games

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Congratulations to all winners!  Our champ on 5-25-17 is Amnon Meyers, winning 3 games; Amnon played 16 bingos.  Roy Kamen won the high cum=3212, the high-point game=1136, CW=1, and played 18 bingos.  Bill Lapinski tied with Roy for the high-point game=1136, and had 12 bingos.

The highlight of 5-25-17 games happened during the 2nd round, achieved by Lynn Gun and Bill Lapinski.  They expanded a word INVALID connecting -ATION  at the end to form INVALIDATION (12-letter word), which qualified to win the 12- to 13-letter word category.  The prize in the pot for this category has reached $140, which was awarded right away.  Then an S was added later making it INVALIDATIONS, a 13-letter word.  At this point the pot was empty.  Usually $5 is deposited in the pot each time we meet.  Players shared the award in finding a valid long word.  It was very exciting to see this happening again.  But someday players can find a longer word than that: the pot for 14-15+letter-word now contains $495, and it will become $500 by June 2017.  I believe it can happen soon, as you learn to familiarize in combining two bingo words 7+7 (compounding two bingo words is possible).

Maxine Marcus won the high-point non-bingo word ZINCY=83, played 8 bingos, and one category word.  Najat Reikes won the high-point bingo word DERIVED=134 points, and two category words.  We celebrated Tom Titus’  B-day and enjoyed tiramisu.  And THANKS to “Superscrabble family” players who kindly thought to sing and celebrate in advance my June 5 BDay.  Such lovely cards (from Pat Reed, Tom Titus, Jeff Polan, Joanie Scafuto, and Najat Reikes).  I truly enjoyed reading them, and the delicious carrot cake we shared.

Key to abbreviations after the player’s name:  GP=games played; WN=number of wins; HG=high game; CM=cumulative score; CW=category words; and #BP=number of bingos played; *NR=not recorded

LYNN GUNN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1022, CM=2637, CW=1, #BP=8

RENÉE KAHN: GP=3, WN=1, HG=863, CM=*NR, CW=5, #BP=6

ROY KAMEN, GP=3, WN=2, HG=1136, CM=3212, CW=1, #BP=18

BILL LAPINSKI: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1136, CM=2959, CW=1, #BP=12

MARIAN MELENDEZ: GP=2, WN=0, HG=506, CM=*NR, CW=0, #BP=0

AMNON MEYERS, GP=3, WN=3, HG=1107, CM=3108, CW=0, #BP=16

MALIHA MAHMOOD, GP=2, WN=2, HG=799, CM=1588, CW=0, #BP=0

MAXINE MARCUS, GP=3, WN=1, HG=902, CM=2492, CW=1, #BP=8

GARY MOSS: GP=2, WN=2, HG=1027, CM=1920, CW=0, #BP=9

DON PLATT: GP=3, WN=1, HG=780, CM=2200, CW=0, #BP=5

JEFF POLAN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=827, CM=2320, CW=2, #BP=6

PAT REED, GP=3, WN=2, HG=914, CM=2427, CW=0, #BP=6

NAJAT REIKES: GP=3, WN=1, HG=985, CM=2637, CW=2, #BP=7

JOAN SCAFUTO: GP=3, WN=0, HG=754, CM=2178, CW=0, #BP=2

TOM TITUS: GP=3, WN=1, HG=1010, CM=2629, CW=0, #BP=8

For previous STATS and upcoming CATEGORY assignments for the next meeting, please visit superscrabble.wordpress.com.  The next meeting is on JUNE 22, 2017. A reminder will be posted prior to the scheduled games.

GAMES 5-25-17 – SUPERSCRABBLE CLUB

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REMINDER: Meeting at the usual venue:  2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782. Please email or text if you can make it; email maliha.mendoza@gmail.com, or text at 714-654-4308. Janet’s bejeweled rack was completed.

Finders of words in the following categories will receive an instant prize; the words must contain 5 letters or more to quality.  The examples are limited to words with 5 to 8-letters; if you can play words with 9 or more letters, it would be much better.  Better still, playing a word with 12-13 letters will make you win the pot.

ROUND 1:  Words containing …GUA… must be together in a word:  ARGUABLE, AGUACATE, GUACHARO, GUACO, GUACOS, GUAIAC, GUAIACOL, GUAIACS, GUAIACUM, GUAIOCUM, GUANACO, GUANACOS, GUANASE, GUANASES, GUANAY, GUANAYS, GUANIDIN, GUANIN, GUANINE, GUANINES, GUANINS, GUANO, GUANOS, GUANS, GUARACHE, GUARANA, GUARANAS, GUARANI, GUARANIES, GUARANIS, GUARANTY, GUARD, GUARDANT, GUARDDOG, GUARDED, GUARDER, GUARDERS, GUARDIAN, GUARDING, GUARDS, GUARS, GUAVA, GUAVAS, GUAYULE, GUAYULES, and many more in the dictionary.

ROUND 2:  Words containing …HAI… at the beginning, middle, or end of a word.  For example: ARCHAIC, CHAINED, CHAINES, CHAIR, CHAIRED, CHAISES, HAICK, HAICKS, HAIK, HAIKA, HAIKS, HAIKU, HAIKUS, HAIL, HAILED, HAILER, HAILERS, HAILING, HAILS, HAIMISH, HAINT, HAINTS, HAIRBALL, HAIRCAP, HAIRCAPS, HAIRCUT, HAIRCUTS, HAIRDO, HAIRDOS, HAIRED, HAIRGRIP, HAIRIER, HAIRIEST, HAIRILY, HAIRLESS, HAIRLIKE, HAIRLINE, HAIRLOCK, HAIRNET, HAIRNETS, HAIRPIN, HAIRPINS, HAIRS, HAIRWING, HAIRWORK, HAIRWORM, HAIRY, etc.

ROUND 3:  Words relating to GEMS, MINERALS & ROCKS: Examples: AGATE, ARKOSE, ALUNITE, AMETHYST, ANALCIME, ANALCITE, ANATASE, ANDESITE, ANDESYTE, APHANITE, ARENITE, ARKOSE, ARKOSES, ARKOSIC, ARSENATE, ARSENITE, AUGITE, AUGITIC, AZURITE, BERYL, BERYLS, BERYLINE, BAUXITE, BIOTITE, BORNITE, BRECCIA, BURSTONE, CITRINE, CYANITE, DACITE, DIAMOND, DIOPSIDE, DOLERITE, EMERALD, EUCLASE, GARNET, GRANITE, KYANITE, LAZULI, LAZULITE, LAZURITE, LAVAS, LEUCITE, LIMONITE, MICAS, PEARL, OBSIDIAN, OPALS, OXALATE, PEARL, PYROPE, QUARTZ, RUBIES, SCHIST, SODALITE, SMARAGD, TOPAZ, ULEXITE, XENOLITH, ZINCITE, ZOISITE, ZIRCON, etc.

ALL DAY CATEGORY:  THE SAME AS ROUND 3:  Words relating to GEMS, MINERALS & ROCKS:  See examples under Round 3.

LEARN a long word to win the 12- to 13-letter word ($140), or 14- to 15+letter word ($495).  Players who find the long word together may split the prize.  PHOT, PHOTO, PHOTOG, GRAPH, GRAPHIC: PHOTOGRAPHIC (=12 letters); PHOTOGRAPHIES (=13 letters); PHOTOGRAPHICALLY (=16 letters).

The next Superscrabble Games:  JUNE 22, 2017.

Results – 4-20-17 Superscrabble Games

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Congratulations to all the winners listed below!  Our new champ on 4-20-17 is Pat Reed, winning 3 games with a cum of 2892; she played 13 bingos; and also won the high-point=bingo word DOURING=136. (Note that bonus words, are counted as legit unless challenged and taken off the board.)   Gretchn Cowan won the high cum=2986, the high-point game=1063, CW=1, and played 10 bingos.  Najat Reikes won the high-point non-bingo word AXE=69, played 13 bingos, and one category word.  We celebrated Marian Melendez‘s B-day, who turned 95 last week.  We sang belated March B-days for Fern and Joanie. Twelve players found the assigned category words, winning $5 for each word.  There’s no fee to join the club. It’s purely for the good of all and have a good time together.

Key to abbreviations after the player’s name:  GP=games played; WN=number of wins; HG=high game; CM=cumulative score; CW=category words; and #BP=number of bingos played.

BOB AGNEW: GP=2, WN=1, HG=760, CM=1380, CW=0, #BP=1

GRETCHEN COWAN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1063CM=2986, CW=1, #BP=10

LYNN GUNN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=980, CM=2821, CW=0, #BP=10

RENÉE KAHN: GP=3, WN=1, HG=925, CM=2405, CW=3, #BP=5

BILL LAPINSKI: GP=3, WN=1, HG=966, CM=2740, CW=1, #BP=8

MARIAN MELENDEZ: GP=2, WN=0, HG=477, CM=953, CW=2, #BP=1

MALIHA MAHMOOD, GP=2, WN=2, HG=744, CM=1270, CW=1, #BP=2

GARY MOSS: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1004, CM=2687, CW=2, #BP=7

DON PLATT: GP=3, WN=0, HG=670, CM=1874, CW=1, #BP=0

JEFF POLAN: GP=3, WN=1, HG=923, CM=2462, CW=2, #BP=7

PAT REED, GP=3, WN=3, HG=1039, CM=2892, CW=0, #BP=13

NAJAT REIKES: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1021, CM=2767, CW=1, #BP=13

JOAN SCAFUTO: GP=3, WN=1, HG=812, CM=2169, CW=1, #BP=1

TOM TITUS: GP=3, WN=2, HG=928, CM=2747, CW=2, #BP=10

FERN TRAUSCH: GP=3, WN=1, HG=870, CM=2434, CW=2, #BP=5

For previous STATS and upcoming CATEGORY assignments for the next meeting, please visit superscrabble.wordpress.com.  The next meeting is on MAY 25, 2017.  Reminder will be posted prior to the scheduled games.

SUPERSCRABBLE CLUB 4-20-17

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REMINDER: Meeting at the usual venue:  2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782. Please let her know via email or text if you can make it on APRIL 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m.; text at 714-654-4308, or email maliha.mendoza@gmail.com. Equipment is provided (board, rack, tiles, clock, scoresheets); and there is no fee to join the club. Lunch is served after the first game. The finders of words in the following categories will receive an instant prize; the words must contain 5 letters or more to quality.

ROUND 1:  Words containing …ING at the END or anywhere in a word:  ABASING, ABATING, ABIDING, ABLINGS, ACTINGS, ADDLING, AGING, AGEINGS, AILING, AIRINGS, AIRTING, ALINING, ALLYING, AMAZING, AMBLING, AMUSING, ANELING, ANGLING, ANHINGA, ANKLING, ANTEING, ANTINGS, ARCHING, ARCKING, ARGLING, ARGUING, ARISING, ARMINGS, ASKINGS, ATINGLE, ATONING, AUDINGS, AUTOING, AVOWING, AWAKING, AWNINGS, BABYING, BACHING, BACKING, BADGING, BAFFING, BAILING, BAITING, BAKINGS, BALDING, BALKING, BALLING, BAMMING, BANDING, BANGING, BANKING, BANNING, BARBING, BARDING, BARFING, BARGING, BARKING, BARNING, BARRING, and many more in the dictionary.

ROUND 2:  Words containing TOU… at the beginning of a word.  For example:TOUCAN, TOUCANS, TOUCH, TOUCHABLE, TOUCHBACK, TOUCHDOWN, TOUCHDOWNS, TOUCHE, TOUCHED, TOUCHER, TOUCHERS, TOUCHES, TOUCHHOLE, TOUCHIER, TOUCHIEST, TOUCHILY, TOUCHUP, TOUCHUPS, TOUCHY, TOUGH, TOUGHED, TOUGHEN, TOUPIE, TOUGHENED, TOUGHENS, TOUGHER, , TOUGHIE, TOUGHIES, TOUGHS, TOUGHY, TOUPEE, TOUPEES, TOUPIE, TOUPIES, TOURACO, TOURED, TOURER, etc.

ROUND 3:  Words relating to drugs and medicines for ailments: Examples:  ACETAMINOPHEN, ASPIRIN, BROMINE, BROMINES, COCAINE, DOPAMINE, DEXTROSE, EXPECTORANT, GLYCOL, GLYCOLIC, GLYCOLS, HISTAMINE, HISTAMINES, HISTAMIN, HISTAMINS, HYPERICUM, LACTOSE, MAGNESIA, MAGNESIUM, METHS, METHADON, METHODONE, MORPHIN, MORPHINE, MORPHINS, NARCOTIC, NARCOTICS, MYALGIA, MYALGIAS, SULFATE, SULFURIC, etc.

ALL DAY CATEGORY:  THE SAME AS ROUND 3:  Words relating to drugs and medicines for ailments:  See examples under Round 3.

LEARN two long words to win the 12- to 13-letter ($135), or 14- to 15+letter words ($490).  Players who find the long word together may split the prize.  DETER, MINABLE, NESS, NESSES:  DETERMINABLE (12 letters); DETERMINABLENESS (16 letters); DETERMINABLENESSES (18 letters).

The next Superscrabble Games:  MAY 25, 2017.