Super Scrabble 061622 Results

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Last Thursday, all players had a great time especially Najat, who became the newest 3-0 record holder in the Maliha Mendoza Mahmood Super Scrabble Club. Congrats, Najat!

Last Thursday was also the first time that cash prizes for YTD average bingo scores were awarded to every player present during the games.

Category-word prize winners for the month of June are the following:

Category Word Points Winner
All letters in ‘FLAG’ FLAGS 26 Renee
Most letters from ‘FATHERS’ MARLIEST 61 Gretchen
Containing ‘MM’ MEM 31 Lynn
High non-bingo ZORI 94 Fern

Below are the stats for the month and year-to-date. Take note that phony bingos, challenged or not, were excluded from the bingo stats.

June 2022
Name Games Wins Bingos Game Score Bingo Score
Total Total % Total Average High Low Average High Low Average
Don Platt 3 1 33 1 0.3 852 770 802 64 64 64
Evelyn Davis 3 2 67 11 3.7 1035 851 968 106 62 77
Fern Trausch 3 2 67 9 3.0 1020 864 926 99 65 80
Gretchen Cowan 3 2 67 7 2.3 968 779 898 89 61 76
Lynn Gunn 3 0 0 4 1.3 828 751 782 85 70 78
Najat Reikes 3 3 100 7 2.3 930 826 882 91 60 78
Renee Kahn 3 0 0 4 1.3 819 622 747 83 73 78
Rick Duncan 3 2 67 2 0.7 996 831 894 78 59 69
Year-to-Date 2022
Name Games Wins Bingos Game Score Bingo Score
Total Total % Total Average High Low Average High Low Average
Alan Stern 6 0 0 13 2.2 935 823 866 104 64 79
Amnon Meyers 9 7 78 37 4.1 1044 905 960 146 58 79
Anthea Palmos 9 7 78 23 2.6 947 711 853 86 60 74
David Poder 9 2 22 12 1.3 1078 735 932 102 69 87
Don Platt 9 1 11 9 1.0 866 683 768 108 64 79
Evelyn Davis 9 5 56 31 3.4 1061 851 951 138 62 80
Fern Trausch 12 6 50 24 2.0 1020 726 851 99 65 77
Gretchen Cowan 6 4 67 16 2.7 968 779 891 103 61 80
Joel Elkins 6 4 67 13 2.2 1033 861 976 107 65 85
Lynn Gunn 12 5 42 23 1.9 981 726 847 97 60 78
Najat Reikes 12 7 58 29 2.4 1039 765 891 140 60 80
Nancy Douglas 3 1 33 6 2.0 786 732 767 82 70 77
Renee Kahn 6 0 0 6 1.0 819 622 768 83 66 76
Rick Duncan 9 7 78 13 1.4 996 831 907 106 59 78
Yukiko Loritz 9 7 78 41 4.6 1114 953 1043 104 64 79

Super Scrabble Players 06/16/22

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The following players are signed up for the Maliha Mendoza Mahmood Super Scrabble Club (MMMSSC) game session this Thursday, June 16, 2022, 11:00 am at Applebee’s Restaurant, Santa Ana Main Place Mall.

Najat Reikes
David Poder

Lynn Gunn

Gretchen Cowan

Rick Duncan

Renee Kahn

Don Platt

Evelyn Davis

There’s still plenty of room for other players, who are fully vaccinated, to join. Please let me know by tomorrow, June 12th.

Here’s a recap of the categories for prizes to be given away:

All letters in ‘FLAG’
Most letters from ‘FATHERS’

Containing ‘MM’

High non-bingo
High bingo with the letter ‘K’

Low bingo with the letter ‘K’

12-13 letters or 14+ letters long

All active MMMSSC players who are present during the games are guaranteed to receive a cash prize as determined by their current year-to-date average bingo scores.

As for newcomers, we are hereby pleased to announce that prizes will be also handed out to them as a “welcome to the club” gesture.

As always, stay safe and healthy!

Evelyn and Yuki
MMMSSC Co-directors

WGPO: Maliha Mendoza Mahmood remembered

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Featured on WGPO’s Website

http://wordgameplayers.org/

Maliha Mendoza Mahmood remembered

by Ruth Hamilton • June 9, 2022

From Yuki Loritz:

This past Sunday, June 4, Maliha Mendoza Mahmood’s husband Arshud and their daughter Alia hosted a memorial/celebration for the late Maliha’s birthday at their home. There were 15 Super Scrabble players who gathered to celebrate. We all lit candles, shared stories and memories about Maliha, enjoyed a catered lunch from Arshud, and played a Maliha-related trivia game as well as the dice game called Left Center Right. The last time we played Left Center Right was for Maliha’s birthday in June, 2019, and she won! She was so excited and overjoyed.

Everyone had fond memories, and some tears were shed. It was a beautiful memorial and celebration of this wonderful woman who started her self-named Super Scrabble club. We were all blessed by her time here on Earth, for she was the most gentle, loving, kind, generous, and spiritual person you could meet. She was one of a kind and will be truly missed. Alia said that it was probably a good thing that Maliha passed before the pandemic because it would have been so difficult for Maliha not to be able to see and hug her friends. I have to agree with Alia on that. These are pictures from the celebration:

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Evelyn Davis and I are now codirectors of the Maliha Mendoza Mahmood Super Scrabble Club, which meets on the third Thursday of every month. We have met on and off since the summer of last year due to the surges of COVID-19 cases. However, we hope that we will not have any more interruptions. Below is the most recent email with details for our upcoming meeting this month. We use WGPO’s TWL19 lexicon. Please email Evelyn or me if you are interested in attending this month or sometime in the future.
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It’s time once again for another day of 3 fun games of Super Scrabble.
When: Thursday, June 16, 2022, 11:00 AM
Where: Applebee’s Restaurant, Santa Ana Main Place Mall, 2nd floor, Suite 868
2800 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

If you have been fully vaccinated, please sign up no later than this Sunday, June 12th.
New prizes will be distributed to all players present during the games as determined by their current year-to-date average bingo scores.
In addition, prizes are in store for the following categories:
Game 1 – All letters in ‘FLAG’ (any order)
Game 2 – Most letters from ‘FATHERS’
Game 3 – Containing ‘MM’ (not necessarily together)
High non-bingo
High bingo with the letter ‘K’
Low bingo with the letter ‘K’
And don’t forget about the big prizes for words with 12-13 letters or with 14+ letters.

Hope to see as many as 20 of you at the June 2022 meeting of the Maliha Mendoza Mahmood Super Scrabble Club (MMMSSC).

Yuki Loritz

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Evelyn Davis

Tribute to Maliha 6/5/2022

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After three years of planning, we finally came together to celebrate the life of our dear Maliha. It was wonderful and lovely and a huge success (so I’m told!), but without your participation, it would not have turned out the way it did and so my sincere thanks to you all as well. Special thanks to Arshud for welcoming us into his home and for the sumptuous lunch and to Alia for the beautiful display of her mom’s pictures and flower arrangements.

Last Sunday, we talked about Maliha’s spirit present among us and I think I have a living proof of that. You may call me wildly imaginative but here’s my story …

After I put out the flame from all the candles, two candles miraculously got lit again by themselves (May, Eliza and Najat can attest to that). In the realms of physics and chemistry, it must have been because there was this interaction between the breeze and a combination of a bit of wax that hasn’t fully burned, smoldering wick and trail of smoke. Whatever it was, I prefer to stay in the realm of Maliha’s spiritual presence.

I tried to keep track of what candle everyone was lighting because I was amazed at how seemingly symmetrical it was being done. If my recollection serves me right, I believe those 2 miraculously-lit candles were originally lit by Arshud and me. It’s as if Maliha was telling both of us – “You finally did it!!”

Well, folks, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! 😊

All the best,

Evelyn

Super Scrabble 06/16/22

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Hello everyone.

It’s time once again for another day of 3 fun games of Super Scrabble.

When: Thursday, June 16, 2022, 11:00 AM

Where: Applebee’s Restaurant, Santa Ana Main Place Mall, 2nd floor, Suite 868

2800 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

If you have been fully vaccinated, please sign up no later than this Sunday, June 12th.

New prizes will be distributed to all players present during the games as determined by their current year-to-date average bingo scores.

In addition, prizes are in store for the following categories:

Game 1 – All letters in ‘FLAG’ (any order)

Game 2 – Most letters from ‘FATHERS’

Game 3 – Containing ‘MM’ (not necessarily together)

High non-bingo

High bingo with the letter ‘K’

Low bingo with the letter ‘K’

And don’t forget about the big prizes for words with 12-13 letters or with 14+ letters.

Hope to see as many as 20 of you at the June 2022 meeting of the Maliha Mendoza Mahmood Super Scrabble Club (MMMSSC).

Stay safe and healthy!

Evelyn and Yuki
MMMSSC Co-directors

Maliha’s Memorial Reminder

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The day is getting closer to come together to celebrate the life of our dear friend Maliha.

When: June 5, 2022, Sunday, 11:00 am

We will share our loving memories of her and exchange pleasantries over lunch provided by our gracious host Arshud.

After lunch, we will play 2 games, namely, trivia and left-center-right.

Please be sure to bring the following:
1. your button pin of Maliha

2. your thinking cap for the trivia game (winner gets a $20 Applebee’s gift card)

3. three $1 bills for the left-center-right game

4. your face mask

So far, the following have RSVPed to participate in our celebration:
1. Joanie

2. David

3. Lynn

4. Najat

5. Yuki

6. Amnon

7. Anthea

8. Don

9. Gretchen

10. Fern

11. Gary

12. Adrienne

13. Renee

Anyone else who would like to join us is most welcome (on the presumption that you have been fully vaccinated). Please let me know by Wednesday, June 1st.

Stay safe and healthy.

See you soon.

Evelyn

Super Scrabble 051922 Results

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The torch keeps getting passed on … this time, to Amnon and Anthea for their 3 for 3 wins. Yuki, on the other hand, has yet to be dethroned from her bingo queen title as she again played the most number of bingos with a whopping total of 16 this month. No mean feats for them but all they get are bragging rights, just like their predecessors. However, each one of them managed to grab a real prize for the categories shown below.

Category Word Points Winner
Most letters from ‘CINCO DE MAYO’ METANOIA 74 Yuki Loritz
Most letters from ‘MOTHERS’ MOTHS 80 Najat Reikes
Most letters from ‘MEMORIAL’ BROMAL 38 Amnon Meyers
High non-bingo QUAFF 92 Renee Kahn
High bingo with the letter ‘H’ FLASHES 103 Gretchen Cowan
Low bingo with the letter ‘H’ HOTTIES 64 Anthea Palmos

So that each one gets a fair chance of winning a prize, no player can have 2 prizes from the above categories. For example, Amnon scored the highest for the category ‘High bingo with the letter H’ playing HORIZONS with big 146 points, but he already got the prize for “Most letters from MEMORIAL”. Another example, Najat played the second high-scoring bingo with the letter H for CHANTER with 105 points, but she had already won the prize for “Most letters from MOTHERS”.

Below are the stats for the month and year-to-date. Take note that phony bingos, challenged or not, were excluded from the bingo stats.

May 2022
Name Games Wins Bingos Game Score Bingo Score
Total Total % Total Average High Low Average High Low Average
Alan Stern 3 0 0 8 2.7 935 853 894 104 73 84
Amnon Meyers 3 3 100 12 4.0 1044 959 993 146 67 85
Anthea Palmos 3 3 100 8 2.7 947 836 889 86 60 73
David Poder 3 1 33 7 2.3 1032 735 892 98 69 87
Fern Trausch 3 1 33 4 1.3 847 761 806 80 68 74
Gretchen Cowan 3 2 67 9 3.0 931 852 885 103 68 83
Lynn Gunn 3 2 67 7 2.3 883 858 870 89 60 73
Najat Reikes 3 1 33 7 2.3 1008 835 907 105 73 82
Renee Kahn 3 0 0 2 0.7 811 766 790 76 66 71
Yukiko Loritz 3 2 67 16 5.3 1114 953 1042 104 70 81
Year-to-Date 2022
Name Games Wins Bingos Game Score Bingo Score
Total Total % Total Average High Low Average High Low Average
Alan Stern 6 0 0 13 2.2 935 823 866 104 64 79
Amnon Meyers 9 7 78 37 4.1 1044 905 960 146 58 79
Anthea Palmos 9 7 78 23 2.6 947 711 853 86 60 74
David Poder 9 2 22 12 1.3 1078 735 932 102 69 87
Don Platt 6 0 0 8 1.3 866 683 750 108 68 81
Evelyn Davis 6 3 50 20 3.3 1061 869 942 138 62 82
Fern Trausch 9 4 44 15 1.7 1010 726 827 92 65 76
Gretchen Cowan 3 2 67 9 3.0 931 852 885 103 68 83
Joel Elkins 6 4 67 13 2.2 1033 861 976 107 65 85
Lynn Gunn 9 5 56 19 2.1 981 726 868 97 60 78
Najat Reikes 9 4 44 22 2.4 1039 765 893 140 61 80
Nancy Douglas 3 1 33 6 2.0 786 732 767 82 70 77
Renee Kahn 3 0 0 2 0.7 811 766 790 76 66 71
Rick Duncan 6 5 83 11 1.8 975 865 913 106 68 80
Yukiko Loritz 9 7 78 41 4.6 1114 953 1043 104 64 79

As announced last Thursday, new prizes are being awarded based on the individual player’s year-to-date (YTD) average bingo score. Beginning next month, every player who is present during a super scrabble game session of the MMMSSC will receive a cash prize in accordance with the following criteria:

YTD average bingo score (current) Prize

< 80 $1
80 – 90 $2

> 90 $3

Reminder: May Super Scrabble Club Meeting

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Hello, Super Scrabblers!

This is just a reminder of our Super Scrabble club meeting next week. If anyone else would like to attend, please let us know ASAP. Below is the list of people who said they are coming.
Yuki
Evelyn
Lynn
Najat
David Poder
Renee
Don
Fern
Alan

When: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 11:00 AM

Where: Applebee’s Restaurant, Santa Ana Main Place Mall, 2nd floor, Suite 868

2800 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Double the prizes, double the fun; right? In addition to the 3 prizes for category words, there will be another 3 prizes to be revealed on the day of the games.

And don’t forget about the big prizes for words with 12-13 letters or with 14+ letters.

Criteria for the category words are as follows:

Game 1 – Most letters from “CINCO DE MAYO”

Game 2 – Most letters from “MOTHERS”

Game 3 – Most letters from “MEMORIAL”

As always, stay safe and healthy!

Evelyn and Yuki
MMMSSC Co-directors

May Super Scrabble Club meeting

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Hello, Super Scrabblers!

If you have had your third vaccination, please sign up no later than May 12thto play 3 fun games:

When: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 11:00 AM

Where: Applebee’s Restaurant, Santa Ana Main Place Mall, 2nd floor, Suite 868

2800 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Double the prizes, double the fun; right? In addition to the 3 prizes for category words, there will be another 3 prizes to be revealed on the day of the games.

And don’t forget about the big prizes for words with 12-13 letters or with 14+ letters.

Criteria for the category words are as follows:

Game 1 – Most letters from "CINCO DE MAYO"

Game 2 – Most letters from "MOTHERS"

Game 3 – Most letters from "MEMORIAL"

Hope to see as many as 20 of you at the May 2022 meeting of the Maliha Mendoza Mahmood Super Scrabble Club (MMMSSC).

As always, stay safe and healthy!

Evelyn and Yuki
MMMSSC Co-directors

Super Scrabble 042122_Results

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Last Thursday, the Maliha Mendoza Mahmood Super Scrabble Club co-directors had some strange stroke of luck! Case in point — In their games, Yuki and Evelyn went 3 for 3 and scored the highest and second highest average with 1,060 and 1,011, respectively. Additionally, Yuki played the most bingos at 14 and Evelyn posted the highest scoring bingo with ZODIACS at 138. Wait, there’s more … Yuki won the prize for high non-bingo playing QUALE for 86 points and Evelyn won the prize for the high bingo with the letter ‘F’ playing INFIELD for 90 points. Hmmm …

Of course, the following players are also worth mentioning for winning the other category word prizes.

Winner Category Word Points
Najat Reikes Most letters from ‘EASTER’ REALISES 66
Don Platt Pertaining to ‘TAXES’ DREADING 74
Amnon Meyers Most letters from ‘PASSOVER’ ARSINES 77
Lynn Gunn Low bingo with the letter ‘F’ GOLFERS 69

Shout-out to Nancy Douglas for playing with us last Thursday. She’s enjoying her time in Wisconsin but we’d be delighted to have her visit us again.

Below are the stats for the month and year-to-date. Take note that phony bingos, challenged or not, were excluded from the bingo stats.

April 2022
Name Games Wins Bingos Game Score Bingo Score
Total Total % Total Average High Low Average High Low Average
Amnon Meyers 3 2 67 13 4.3 984 905 948 83 58 74
Anthea Palmos 3 2 67 5 1.7 838 711 782 80 64 75
David Poder 3 0 0 0 0.0 1001 800 921 0 0 0
Don Platt 3 0 0 5 1.7 774 705 744 108 68 84
Evelyn Davis 3 3 100 11 3.7 1061 927 1011 138 64 85
Fern Trausch 3 1 33 3 1.0 867 726 790 85 71 78
Joel Elkins 3 1 33 6 2.0 1033 861 951 105 65 83
Lynn Gunn 3 2 67 7 2.3 981 854 902 97 69 85
Najat Reikes 3 1 33 9 3.0 875 831 856 94 65 76
Nancy Douglas 3 1 33 6 2.0 786 732 767 82 70 77
Rick Duncan 3 2 67 6 2.0 975 865 917 90 72 80
Yukiko Loritz 3 3 100 14 4.7 1107 1025 1060 92 71 82
Year-to-Date 2022
Name Games Wins Bingos Game Score Bingo Score
Total Total % Total Average High Low Average High Low Average
Alan Stern 3 0 0 5 1.7 849 823 838 85 64 71
Amnon Meyers 6 4 67 25 4.2 984 905 943 90 58 75
Anthea Palmos 6 4 67 15 2.5 898 711 836 81 64 75
David Poder 6 1 17 5 0.8 1078 800 952 102 72 86
Don Platt 6 0 0 8 1.3 866 683 750 108 68 81
Evelyn Davis 6 3 50 20 3.3 1061 869 942 138 62 82
Fern Trausch 6 3 50 11 1.8 1010 726 837 92 65 76
Joel Elkins 6 4 67 13 2.2 1033 861 976 107 65 85
Lynn Gunn 6 3 50 12 2.0 981 726 867 97 68 81
Najat Reikes 6 3 50 15 2.5 1039 765 887 140 61 79
Nancy Douglas 3 1 33 6 2.0 786 732 767 82 70 77
Rick Duncan 6 5 83 11 1.8 975 865 913 106 68 80
Yukiko Loritz 6 5 83 25 4.2 1107 991 1044 92 64 79
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