Superscrabble Club Meets 9-21-17

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SUPERSCRABBLE CLUB GAMES – SEPTEMBER 14, 2017, 10:00a.m., 2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782.  Please text or leave a voicemail  at 714-654-4308, whether or not you are able to attend, in order for the guard at the gate to let you in.

The following players signed up for the next Superscrabble Club meeting: Bob Agnew, Gretchen Cowan, Jeff Polan, Reneé Kahn, Najat Reikes, Pat Reed, Tom Titus, Fern Trausch, Joanie Scafuto, Nancy Douglas, Lynn Gunn, Don Platt, Gary Moss, and Maliha Mahmood. Games begin at 10:00 a.m.

The instant reward for a word with 14- to 15+ letters is now worth $510. The prize pot for 12- to 13-letter word category was captured last meeting with PROCREATIONS.  Play the assigned categories. To qualify for an instant reward, the word must contain 5 letters or more.  Winning 3 games will have a $25 reward.

1st game category: PLACES you want to visit: desert, forest, cemetery, theater, church, museum, anchorage, stadium, garden, stores, malls, etc.

2nd game category: PETS you want to have, including names of species – birds, reptiles, puppy, etc.

3rd game category: PICNIC words — useful things you take along used during picnic somewhere in the park, beach, forest, desert, etc.

ALL DAY category: Words containing two –MM– anywhere in a word; the letters must be together. Examples: AMMETER, AMMINE, AMMINES, AMMINO, AMMOS, AMMOCETE, AMMOCETES, AMMOLITE, AMMOLITES, AMMONAL, AMMONALS, AMMONIA, AMMONIAC, AMMONIC, AMMONITE, AMMONIUM, AMMONO, AMMONOID, BAMMED, BAMMING, CAMMIE, CAMMIES, DAMMAR, DAMMARS, DAMMED, DAMMER, DAMMERS, DAMMING, DAMMIT, DIGAMMA, DIGAMMAS, DYSGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA, GAMMA, GAMMADIA, GAMMADION, GAMMAGLOBULINOPATHIES, GAMMAS, GAMMED, GAMMER, GAMMERS, GAMMIER, GAMMIEST, GAMMING, GAMMON, GAMMONED, GAMMONER, GAMMONERS, GAMMONING, GAMMONS, GAMMY, etc.

LEARN a long word each day:  STRAIGHTFORWARDNESS=19 letters.  You may start with FOR, WARD, NESS, or any good word somewhere in the middle, making sure to leave space for the plural form by adding ES at the end of NESS. Make it longer:  FORWARD, STRAIGHTFORWARD, STRAIGHTFORWARDNESSES=21 playable on a 21×21 grid.

RESULTS – Games, 8-24-17 Superscrabble Club

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Congratulationss to all winners!  We have two champions this week.  The winners of 3 games are Gary Moss, finishing 4 games with 13 bingos (he played a double during the 2nd round) Pat Reed is our second champion, finishing with 9 bingos after winning 3 rounds. Amnon Meyers won the highest point for a game during Round 1 = 1151; Amnon also got the high-point non-bingo word=120 for ZEROS, and total high-cum=3097, finishing 3 rounds with 12 bingos.  Several players, and these are not just ordinary players–these supercalifragilisticexpialidocious players played 19 assigned category words during the 3 rounds! Superscrabble Club joyfully distributed total prizes of $210.51 this week to all winners. $100 alone for all category words, including the 12- to 13-letter word played by Jeff Polan and Fern Trausch (players of long words put down together on the board customarily get to split the prize)–and the word is PROCREATIONS. It wasn’t as much as last time, which amounted to $140…but it’s an indication that players are really learning how to think of compounded and longer words.  It’s inspiring to dwell on the possibility that one of these days a 14-to 15+letter word could pop up on the 21×21 grid. The pot for this category is now $510.

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=2, WN=1, HG=738, CM=1439, CW=0, #BP=2

GRETCHEN COWAN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=990, CM=2849, CW=2, #BP=10

NANCY DOUGLAS, GP=3, WN=2, HG=808, CM=2355, CW=2, #BP=3

JANET GOLDSTEIN, GP=3, WN=2, HG=891, CM=2437, CW=2, #BP=3

LYNN GUNN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1030, CM=2644, CW=1, #BP=7

RENÉE KAHN, GP=3, WN=1, HG=836, CM=2327, CW=3, #BP=4

MALIHA MAHMOOD, GP=2, WN=0, HG=813, CM=1575, CW=0, #BP=3

AMNON MEYERS, GP=3, WN=2, HG=1151CM=3092, CW=0, #BP=12

GARY MOSS: GP=4, WN=3+1, HG=957, CM=3625, CW=2, #BP=13

JEFF POLAN: GP=3, WN=1, HG=859, CM=2392, CW=1, #BP=8

PAT REED, GP=3, WN=3, HG=906, CM=2739, CW=1, #BP=9

NAJAT REIKES: GP=3, WN=1, HG=925, CM=2674, CW=1, #BP=9

JOANIE SCAFUTO: GP=3, WN=0, HG=760, CM=2050, CW=2, #BP=1

TOM TITUS: GP=3, WN=1, HG=949, CM=2470, CW=0, #BP=5

FERN TRAUSCH, GP=3, WN=0, HG=868, CM=2399, CW=2, #BP=5

For previous STATS and upcoming CATEGORY assignments for the next meeting, please visit superscrabble.wordpress.com.  The next games are scheduled for SEPTEMBER 21, 2017.  A reminder will be posted a week prior.

Superscrabble Club – 8-24-17 10:00am

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REMINDER: All-day-games at the usual venue, 10:00a.m. 2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782.  Please email or text if you can make it: maliha.mendoza@gmail.com, or text at 714-654-4308. No fee to join the club. For the last meeting’s result, please visit superscrabble.wordpress.com.  JAN GOLDSTEIN’S bejeweled rack is ready.

Finders of words in the following categories will receive an instant award of $5.  The words must contain 5 letters or more to qualify.

ROUND 1Words containing the letters POL… at the beginning of the word. Example: POL
 POLACK
 POLACKS 
POLAR
 POLARISE
 POLARISED
POLARISES
 POLARS POLDER POLDERS POLE POLEAX POLEAXE POLEAXED POLEAXES POLEAXING
 POLECAT
 POLECATS 
POLED 
POLEIS
POLELESS
 POLEMIC POLEMICS POLEMIST POLEMISTS POLEMIZE POLEMIZED POLENTA POLENTAS POLEYN POLEYNS POLICE
 POLICED
POLICEMAN POLICER 
POLICERS POLITE POLITELY POLITER POLITESSE POLITEST
 POLITIC
 POLITICAL POLITICK POLITICKS POLITICLY POLITICO POLITICOS POLITICS POLITIES POLITY POLKA POLKAED POLYAMINE POLYAMORY POLYANDRY POLYANTHA POLYANTHI POLYBAG POLYCOT, etc.  NOTE: The examples listed above are limited to 5-9 letters. There are about 680 words beginning with POL in Word Judge for Clubs and Tournaments 2016 Edition.

ROUND 2Words pertaining to farming and gardening, including materials and tools:  Example: AGRARIAN AGRONOMY BATERRY BREED CARABAO COMPOST CROFT CROPS  CROFTING CULTURE ESTATE FARMS FARMED FARMING FARMLAND FERRULE FORKS HACIENDA HARVEST HOLDING HOMESTEAD HORSES HYDROPONIC KIBBUTZ ORGANIC PLOWS RAKES RANCH RANCHES RANCHERO RANCHING SHOVEL SHOVELS SMALLHOLDING SPADE SPADES TANGS TILLER TILLERS TRACTOR, etc.

ROUND 3:  Words containing with double “-NN-” together.  Examples:  ANNAL ANNALIST ANNALS ANNAS ANNATES ANNATTO ANNEAL ANNELID ANNEX ANNEXATION ANNEXE ANNEXED ANNEXES ANNONA BANNABLE BANNED BANNER BANNEROL BANNERS BANNET BANNETS BANNING BANNISTER BANNOCK BANNS CANNA CANNABIC CANNABIN CANNABIS CANNAS CANNED CANNEL CANNELS CANNER CANNIER CANNING CANNOLI CANNONS CANNOT CANNULA CANNY, etc.

ALL DAY CATEGORY:  Words starting with X…, but must contain 5 letters or more to qualify.  Examples:  XANTHAN XANTHIC XANTHIN XANTHONE XANTOUS XEBEC  XENIA  XENIAL XENIAS  XENIC  XENOBLAST XENOGAMY XENOGENY XENOLITH XENON XENONS XENOPHOBE XENOPUS XENOTIME  XERARCH XERIC XEROSIS XEROX  XERUS XIPHOID XYLAN XYLEM XYLENE XYLIDIN XYLITOL XYLOID  XYLOL  XYLOPHONE XYLOSE  XYLYLS  XYSTER, etc.

WHO’S LEARNING LONG WORDS?  STUDY two long words to win the 12- to 13-letter words ($15 in the pot), and 14- to 15+letter words ($510 in the pot).  Examples were contributed by Amnon Meyers sometime ago: SNOW BOAR DING for 12- to 13-letter word (SNOWBOARDING=12 or SNOWBOARDINGS=13); and ANTE PEN ULTIMATE for 14- to 15+letter words (ANTEPENULTIMATE=15 or ANTEPENULTIMATES=16).  Finding CYANO + ACRYLATES in plural form is another 14-letter-word:  CYANOACRYLATES.

BIRTHDAYS:  Remembering Bdays — your presence will make us all happy.  We’ll celebrate belated birthdays for:  SARA BARNES 7-14-17, AMNON MEYERS 7-25-17, NANCY DOUGLAS 7-31-17, GARY MOSS 8-20-17.   JEFF POLAN — We’ll celebrate for 8-27-17.

The next Super-S games:  SEPTEMBER 21, 2017.

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.