Monthly Archives: August 2014

RESULTS: 8-28-14 SUPERSCRABBLE CLUB GAMES

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FERN TRAUSCH is the champ today winning all three games in Group 1. NAJAT REIKES won high game during the third round in G1 scoring 1078. JOYCE PALMER played the highest bingo point at 110 for JOINTERS in G2. After several months of waiting BILL LAPINSKI found a 12-letter word REGIONALIZES and took the contents of the pot for 12- to 13-letter words. The first winner of this pot was Najat Reikes when she played REPRESENTING on Dec. 6, 2012, and the second winner was Pat Reed by playing REINVESTMENTS on March 21, 2013. This pot will start all over again with $15. The pot for 14+ letters is still waiting, and now has $240. Congratulations to all the winners, including those who found the assigned word categories.

Please note that another prize category will take effect on the next Superscrabble Club games: An award for the highest cumulative points after 3 games, whether you win all the games or not.

Group, games played, wins, cumulative score, high game, high bingo points and word, total bingo words, *unrecorded. Note: “Floater” is allowed depending on the availability of players.)

BOB AGNEW, G2: 3, 2, 2347, 819, 86 VAUNTED, 3

GRETCHEN COWAN, G1, 3, 1, 2640, 1041, * 6

RENEE KAHN, G2: 3, 2, 2600, 932, 89 TOASTED, 5

BILL LAPINSKI, G1: 3, 2, 2593, 912, 80 UNTESTED, 8

MARIAN MELENDEZ, G2: 3, 0, 1879, 649, 94 BROMIDE, 1

MALIHA MAHMOOD, G1/G2: 2, 1, 1416, 744, 0 (Floater)

GARY MOSS, G1: 2, 0, 1490, 829, 78 PUTTIES, 4

JOYCE PALMER, G2: 2, 1, 1685, 963, 110 JOINTERS, 6

NAJAT REIKES, G1: 3, 1, 2696, 1078, 91 ERASION, 8

TOM TITUS, G1: 3, 2, 2448, 828, 93 AWNINGS, 6

FERN TRAUSCH, G1: 3, 3, 2881, 1020, 94 TRASHING, 8

PAT YARNELL, G1: 2, 1, 1751, 964, 83 NOTCHES, 5

60 Bonus Words (bingoes) were played on 8/28/14 (Note: phony words are indicated with asterisk *)

OUTRIDE, NUANCES, VAUNTED; ANSWERS, TORULAE, SANDERS, LOTIONS, MARLINE, SAUNTER, TOASTED, BROODER, NASTIER, NIFTIER, GLOAMIER*; DIORITES, NANNIES, NOTARIES, ADVISOR, REGIONAL, UNTESTED, INSECTS, ORATION; BROMIDE; PUTTIES, RANDIES, ATTIRED, WETNESS; HERRING, BEANERS*, TRUETONE*, JOINTERS, DEBATED, IMPOSED; ERASION, SMARTED, STATING, STINGER, CLASSIER, FOOTAGES, DESELECT, CALMEST; WILDEST, AWNINGS, SLOTTED, POACHED, ROADEOS, EELIEST; MINUSES, OUTRAISE, TRASHING, HAIRNET, BURNIES, RELATES, RATIONAL, UNCOILS; NOISIEST, OVERGOAD, SALTERN, NOTCHES, ATTUNES

If you wish to contribute a list of words to study, please email your list to Maliha for inclusion in the next blog. The next Superscrabble Club games are scheduled for 9-11-14.

Gary’s Superscrabble Club Story

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I’m going to tell you a story about a gal named Maliha, a guy named Bill, and a 12 letter word.

Many of you may know one of the most petite players on the scrabble scene, who is the one with the most dynamic when it come to contributing to exposure of long words. Maliha Mahmood came onto the scrabble scene in the late 90’s when her husband encouraged her to pursue her interest in the game of scrabble. English being her second or maybe third language, there were several obstacles for her to overcome. If you asked me to spell ‘persistent’ I would spell it ‘M’ ‘A’ ‘L’ ‘I’ ‘H’ ‘A’. Where other newbies gave up after experiencing a string of losses in their first few weeks at club, Maliha showed her grit by her persistence, always coming back for more, with a smile on her face, and a determination to conquer this game. Maliha’s prowess at the scrabble board has steadily built over te years. Today she can be a formidable opponent. She competes at clubs, tournaments, and has played more than once in the World Scrabble Tournament too.

A few years ago, the longer words, seldom played in scrabble competitions, peaked Maliha’s interest. Unbeknownst to the rest of us, Maliha worked diligently at home in her study, compiling an all inclusive word list of long words. Some of these words are 22 letters long and longer. About the same time Maliha developed the idea of creating a club to play ‘Super Scrabble’ where these longer words could find their way onto the board. In September of 2012, Maliha hosted the first Super Scrabble club in her home in Tustin, California. For players she recruited players from the local scrabble community. Like everything else she does, the event was elegant; there were the games, there was a catered meal, and she even funded prizes to create incentives. Since it’s beginning, the club has met twice each month on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays.

Each time the club met, Maliha contributed $5 into a pot that could be won if a player created a legal scrabble word of 12 or more letters long. Obviously, the only way to accomplish this feat is to play one or more extensions to some word already on the board. It is no easy task. Over the months the pot as grown and grown ever larger.

This is where Bill Lapinksi comes into the picture. Bill has been one of the regulars to play with the more than 20 other players through the months. Bill was focused on building his skills to possibly capture the pot. He and others talked extensively about what would have to occur to achieve playing a 12 letter word. Besides playing well and scoring points, to win the pot, some player would have to know and consider extensions when playing each play. And then yesterday, 8/28/14, at1:43PM, at table #3, against Gretchen Cowan, Bill extended ‘rational’ to form ‘rationalizes’ (see below). Sincere congratulations! ! Submitted by: Gary Moss, Scrabble Director, JFTSOI http://www.just4thespellofit.com

Superscrabble Game 8-28-14

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Superscrabble Games, 8-28-14

Mark your calendar. We meet again on August 28, 2014. Please let me know if you’re coming via email, home (714) 544-4746, thru cell phone, or text message (714) 654-4308. New comers are welcome. We’ll be glad to show you how to play the most enjoyable mental game worthy of experiencing. We start at 10:00 a.m., have a get-together lunch break; and two more games in the afternoon. To qualify for a prize, all words played that fits the category assigned must have 5 letters.

First game category is something to do with food. Examples: sandwich, roast, beefs, turkey, fries, bread, toast, cheese, chicken, potato, grilled, soups, challa, challah, tandoori, poori, etc.Second game category is about beliefs and practices: buddha, prajna, enlightenment, buddhi, rabbi, torah, salaam, hafiz, qadis, cadis, kadis, priest, bishop, popes, meditation, praying, etc.

Third game–freshwater fishes: cichlid, perch, tilapia, trout, catfish, mudfish, wolffish, bowfin, mummichog, gobies, killifish, loach, pipefish, angelfish, etc. (Note: seawater fishes are not acceptable in this category.)

All day category (two chances): Words starting with BAD… and/or BAF… To qualify, the word must contain 5 letters.

WORDS WITH “BAD..” AT THE BEGINNING, AND “BAF..” AT THE BEGINNING EXTRACTED FROM WORD JUDGE USA:

BAD

BADASS

BADASSED

BADASSES

BADDER

BADDEST

BADDIE

BADDIES

BADDY

BADE

BADGE

BADGED

BADGELESS

BADGER

BADGERED

BADGERING

BADGERLY

BADGERS

BADGES

BADGING

BADINAGE

BADINAGED

BADINAGES

BADINAGING

BADLAND

BADLANDS

BADLY

BADMAN

BADMEN

BADMINTON

BADMINTONS

BADMOUTH

BADMOUTHED

BADMOUTHING

BADMOUTHS

BADNESS

BADNESSES

BADS

BAFF

BAFFED

BAFFIES

BAFFING

BAFFLE

BAFFLED

BAFFLEGAB

BAFFLEGABS

BAFFLEMENT

BAFFLEMENTS

BAFFLER

BAFFLERS

BAFFLES

BAFFLING

BAFFLINGLY

BAFFS

BAFFY

All words starting with AQUA- from Word Judge USA

Status

AQUA
AQUACADE
AQUACADES
AQUACULTURAL
AQUACULTURE
AQUACULTURES
AQUACULTURIST
AQUACULTURISTS
AQUAE
AQUAFARM
AQUAFARMED
AQUAFARMING
AQUAFARMS
AQUALUNG
AQUALUNGS
AQUAMARINE
AQUAMARINES
AQUANAUT
AQUANAUTS
AQUAPENTACYANOFERRATE
AQUAPLANE
AQUAPLANED
AQUAPLANER
AQUAPLANERS
AQUAPLANES
AQUAPLANING
AQUARELLE
AQUARELLES
AQUARELLIST
AQUARELLISTS
AQUARIA
AQUARIAL
AQUARIAN
AQUARIANS
AQUARIST
AQUARISTS
AQUARIUM
AQUARIUMS
AQUAS
AQUATIC
AQUATICALLY
AQUATICS
AQUATINT
AQUATINTED
AQUATINTER
AQUATINTERS
AQUATINTING
AQUATINTIST
AQUATINTISTS
AQUATINTS
AQUATONE
AQUATONES
AQUAVIT
AQUAVITS

SUPERSCRABBLE GAMES STATS 8/14/14

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BILL LAPINSKI is undefeated for the third consecutive time in Superscrabble Club games, Group 1. Congratulations! Bill’s improvement in this game is remarkable: (a) winning all three games, (b) highest game-point during the second round at 1166, (c) most bonus words played–17 good bingo words, and (d) high-bingo point at 113 for UNDERRUN in G1. NAJAT REIKES won high game during third round as a floater G1/G2 scoring 1107. RENEE KAHN G2 played the highest bingo point at 94=WRESTLES.

Group, games played, wins, cumulative score, high game, high bingo points and word, total bingo words, *unrecorded. Note: “Floater” is allowed depending on the availability of players.)

BOB AGNEW, G2: 2, 1, 1502, 823, 70 OUTLINE, 3

GRETCHEN COWAN, G1, 3, 2, 2778, 1041, * 10

RENEE KAHN, G2: 3, 2, 2824, 1048, 94 WRESTLES, 5

BILL LAPINSKI, G1: 3, 3, 2927, 1166, 87 FONDLERS, 5

MARIAN MELENDEZ, G2: 3, 1, 2182, 783, 89 ATONERS, 3

MALIHA MAHMOOD, G1/G2: 3, 1, 2366, 892, 89 ATONIES, 7 (Foater)

GARY MOSS, G1: 2, 1, 1873, 1075, 83 CONVENTS, 5

JOYCE PALMER, G2: 3, 1, 2371, 852, 83 CONVENTS, 8

PAT REED, G2: 3, 2, 2441, 876, 87 SOARING, 8

NAJAT REIKES, G1/G2: 3, 1, 2726, 1107, 88 CARRIES, 7 (Floater)

TOM TITUS, G1: 3, 2, 2510, 906, 75 ANTLERS, 6

FERN TRAUSCH, G1: 3, 0, 2435, 888, 89 ATOMISED, 7

86 Bonus Words (bingoes) Played on 8/14/14 (Note: phony words are indicated with an asterisk=*)

GRAVELS, ROASTER, OUTLINE; ANTIAIR, MARKETS, CONCOURSE, ARTICLE, FATTENER, REEDIEST, READING, DRESSER, RATTAIL, HEDGERS; FLEECES, RELENTS, SORRELS, SMOKERS, WRESTLES; UNROOFS, ENTRIES, SATINET, WRACKED, VALIDATE, INANEST, UNEASILY, TORSION, EARTHMEN, UNDERRUN, ZONATED, SUASION, REFASTEN, FLITTER, GOONIES, STRICTLY, MALTOSE; REMOUNT, ATONERS, DROOLER; UNFASTEN, ARISTAE, SERIALS, ATONIES, UNPAINTED, STINGRAY, DEVOTES; TAENIAS, FARADAYS, DIRECTOR, FONDLERS, THEORIES; PARTIES, ELATORS, CONVENTS, LOATHER, PLAITERS, STRADDLE, CONSIDER, RECLINES; ROISTERS, PRINTED, ARENITE, SOARING, GELATES, HEALERS, SINNERS, RELENTS; CARRIES, SHEETING, ZEATINS, DIGESTED, MISAIMS, HEROINE, ENROOTS; CAUSING, ENCASING, EROTISE*, UNSOILS*, REMOVES, ANTLERS; MELTING, SCAVENGE, ATOMISED, GRISTED*, SWIFTEST, EARTHEN, NUTTIEST.

If you wish to contribute a list of words to study, please email your list to Maliha for inclusion in the next blog. The next Superscrabble Club games are scheduled for 8-28-14.

Superscrabble Club 8-14-14

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Mark your calendar: Superscrabble Games August 14, 2014. Please let me know if you’re coming via email, phone (714) 544-4746, cell phone, or text message (714) 654-4308. New comers are welcome.

We’ll be glad to show you how to play the most mentally exhilarating game in town. Three games: We start at 10:00 a.m., have a get-together lunch break; and two more games in the afternoon. All words played that fits the category assigned must have 5 letters or more to qualify for a prize. This reminder also appears at the blog site. If you have a friend who did not receive a personal email due to some errors, kindly tell them to see the announcement at the link; just click and it will take you there. Please see the entire list of words beginning with ERR: https://superscrabble.wordpress.com

First game category is something to do with travelling. Examples: luggage, destination, totes, duffle, duffel, seatbelt, handbag, umbrella, coats, shoes, passport, trains, airport, boats, concourse, flight, etc.
Second game is pertaining to birthdays: nativity, firstborn, party, gifts, celebrate, happy, gifting, cakes, banquet, dance, zodiac, zodiacal signs, gemini, scorpio, libra, cancer, celebration, etc.
Third game is something to do with playing scrabble: board, tiles, scrabble, stats, score, sheets, cumulative, total, challenge, double, triple, counting, exchange, phoney, statistic, scrabble tourney, etc.

All day category: Words starting with ERR. Examples: ERRABLE, ERRANCIES, ERRANCY, ERRAND, ERRANDS, ERRANT, ERRANTLY, ERRANTRIES, ERRANTRY, ERRANTS, ERRATA, ERRATAS,

ERRATIC, ERRATICAL, ERRATICALLY, ERRATICISM, ERRATICISMS, ERRATICS, ERRATUM, ERRED, ERRHINE, ERRHINES, ERRING, ERRINGLY, ERRONEOUS, ERRONEOUSLY, ERRONEOUSNESS, ERRONEOUSNESSES, ERROR, ERRORLESS, ERRORS, ERRS.

Learn a long word and plan to play it in multiple steps. BUFFALOBERRIES (14 letters) is a good example. The following breakdown can get you started: BUFF, FA, AL, LO, LOB, BUFFALO, LOBE,
ERR, BERRIES. Hey, be positive and focus on the possibilities. BUFFALOBERRIES might just pop up for you to taste, a North American bush with edible red or yellow berries.

The total in the box for words with 14+ letters is now @235. Example of 14+ letter-word: ETHEREALNESSES, ETHEREALIZATION (ether, real, ethereal, etherealness, etherealization, etc. IZATION–7 letters, but not acceptable to play by iteself; there’s a possibility that it may appear on your rack. Again I challenge you all to find the longest playable word!

Congratulations to Marcia Wade for getting the 1st place award, and to Gretchen Cowan for winning the "Best Performance Award" in TWL Div. C at the WGPO tournament in Madison, Wisconsin.

Congrats also to Margie Gordon for the 1st place winner of Gary’s limericks contest.