Monthly Archives: November 2013

Kamen undefeated, Cowan scores 1093


Roy Kamen was undefeated, winning all three games, totaling 3027. Roy had 16 bingos and found words for two categories: BIRD (curlew) and a word starting with TW (twist). Gretchen Cowan captured the high game at 1093 points (prize: a penny per point earned for the winner), followed by Bill Lapinski at 1087. Pat Yarnell found the highest scoring bingo for “DECAYING” at 149 points. Renee, Bill, and Gretch played words that have something to do with money or currency of the world. We missed Pat Reed; we wish her well for quick recovery from a knee mishap/surgery. No one found the 12+ and 15+ words (this requires a lot of concentration). The day offered such an ebullient and unforgettable moments it made all of us happy.

Stats for Superscrabble Club Games on 11-21-13. From now on the stats will appear in this format.

Name, # of games played, wins, total score, high game, high bingo & bingo word, and *unrecorded.

BOB AGNEW: 2, 1, 1662, 839, 104 QUITTER

GRETCHEN COWAN: 3, 1, 2830, 1093, 146 DIALIST

RENEE KAHN: 3, 1, 2325, 929, 96 KETCHES

ROY KAMEN: 3, 3, 3027, 1052, 112 RELIQUE

BILL LAPINSKI: 3, 2, 2999, 1087, 104 SCREWING

MARIAN MELENDEZ: 3, 0, 1951, 707, 79 BLANDER

MALIHA MAHMOOD: 4, 2, 2597, 893, 89 FENDERS (played double during 1st round; total score is based on 3 games).

GARY MOSS: 3, 2, 2697, 977, 80 WARRANTS

TOM TITUS: 3, 1, 2627, 963, 98 AIRIEST

PAT YARNELL: 3, 2, 2422, 922, 149 DECAYING

The next Superscrabble Club meeting is scheduled for 12-19-13. The superscrabble club director is going to Prague to compete in the Open Scrabble World Champsions Tournament organized by the Mind Sports International. Whether you’ve experience the superscrabble games or not, if your birthday falls in December, you’re cordially invited to the most challenging and funnest game in town. Something special is going to happen, just five-and-half-days before —? Guess what.

Super Scrabble in Wikipedia


Super Scrabble in Wikipedia

Super Scrabble, introduced in 2004, is a variant of the board game Scrabble. In North America Super Scrabble is manufactured byWinning Moves Games, but licensed by Hasbro. In the rest of the world it is manufactured by Tinderbox Games under license fromMattel. Super Scrabble is available in English and German. In February 2007, a Deluxe Super Scrabble was released with a rotating gameboard and interlocking tiles, just like Deluxe Scrabble.

Titus, Cowan, and Lapinski Take the Lead


Tom Titus was undefeated, with 1005 for the first round, and winning all three games. Gretchen Cowan finished second with 971. Bill Lapinski had the highest scoring bingo for “GREATEST” at 140 points; he also had the most bingo words played after 3 games (11 total). Pat Reed found “ORANGE” during the second round for playing a “fruit”word.

Stats for Superscrabble Club Games on 11-07-13. From now on the stats will appear in this format.

Name, number of games played, wins, total score, high game, high bingo & bingo word, and *unrecorded.

BOB AGNEW: 2, 1, 1472, 765, 64 LUSTERS

GRETCHEN COWAN: 3, 2, 2702, 971, *, *

RENEE KAHN: 3, 1, 2557, 896, 118 SHOWIER

BILL LAPINSKI: 3, 2, 2763, 939, 140 GREATEST

MARIAN MELENDEZ: 3, 1, 2009, 716, 64 INTRIGUE

MALIHA MAHMOOD: 3, 1, 2214, 823, 76 UNFAIRLY

PAT REED: 3, 2, 2644, 941, 95 HARKENS

NAJAT REIKES: 3, 0, 2527, 883, 98 STROLLED

TOM TITUS: 3, 3, 2928, 1005, 137 TICKLED

The next Superscrabble Club meeting is scheduled for 11-21-13. Please invite a friend to experience the most challenging and funnest game in town. Complete sets are available: 4 sets from by Peter Manzollilo, 1 from Word Gear (modified and mounted on a turntable by Gary Moss), and 4 from Winning Moves. No equipment to bring, just yourself ready to play. Contact Maliha via text (714) 654-4308 or email: If you are new to the Super Scrabble® game, the group will be happy to show you how. Participants should be a member of either the NASPA (North American Scrabble® Players’ Asso.) or the WGPO (Word Game Players Organization).

Mark your calendars: November 7, 2013


REMINDER: We are meeting on the first Thursday of November (11-7-13). Please invite a friend to experience the Superscrabble Club games. If you need the venue information, kindly contact Please confirm that you’re coming via email or text 714-654-4308.

The following categories of words are good to know. To win $5 the word must have at least 5 letters.

FIRST ROUND: Something to do with dances. Example: boogie, ballet, tango, waltzes, mambo, foxtrot, bhangra, hulas, bolero, swing, beguine, etc.

SECOND ROUND: fruits. Example: apple, pears, feijoa, mango, cherry, berries, orange, mulberry, pineapple, papaya, guava, etc.

THIRD ROUND: Words starting with phy- . Example: phyla, phylae, phylar, phyle, phyletic, phylic, phyllite, phyllo, phyllode, phylon, phylum, physed, physic, physique, phytane, phytin, phytoid, phyton, etc.

A long word to remember: DIPHENYLAMINEARSINES (20-letters). See breakdown below:

DIP, PHEN, DIPHENYL, AM, MINE, AMINE, MI, DIPHENYLAMINE, EAR, NE, NEAR, SIN, SINE, SINES. Possibility: You might start with MINE or AMINE in the middle. Who knows? You might have on your rack 7 letters that can be hooked in front EIDHLNPY. Arrange the letters to make DIPHENYL hooking in front of AMINE making it DIPHENYLAMINE a bingo play. Either you or your opponent might have AEINRSS for ARSINES available to hook making it DIPHENYLAMINEARSINES. There are two bingo possibilities for this word. Whoever completes DIPHENYLAMINEARSINES will win $155. If you try your best, nothing is impossible. If you coordinate your moves (like a dance) with your partner to achieve the goal, you can split the prize. You will be allowed to scream “BRAVO” to yourself.