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RESULTS: SUPERSCRABBLE 4-21-16

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Congrats to the super scrabblers Roy Kamen and Najat Reikes! And welcome back Tom Titus! After missing 3 months of scrabbling, Tom returned looking well and in good spirit.

Roy won 3 games, high scoring game =1182 on the 2nd round, high CM =3311, and the most bonus words played =19 bingos–again a repeat performance. Out of 19 there were two phonies (indicated with an asterisk), which we can learn from: TAHSILS, VALUATE, REUTTER, BEANPOLE, PLUTONIC, SENECIO, GRACERS*, VANITORY, VERTICAL, NEATNESS, LASTING, SUPPERS, DROOLER*, CONTESSA, TERRANE, SANGERS, RECANES, STORIES. Najat found a high-scoring bingo =125 for INTITLE.

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

BOB AGNEW: GP=3, WN=1, HG=773, CM=2267, #BP=4

GRETCHEN COWAN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1043, CM=2781, #BP=10

NANCY DOUGLAS: GP=3, WN=1, HG=851, CM=2326, #BP=5

LYNN GUNN: GP=3, WN=1, HG=974, CM=2543, #BP=6

RENÉE KAHN: GP=3, WN=1, HG=962, CM=2113, #BP=4

ROY KAMEN: GP=3, WN=3, HG=1182, CM=3311, #BP=19

BILL LAPINSKI: GP=3, WN=2, HG=812, CM=3047, #BP=13

MALIHA MAHMOOD, GP=3, WN=2, HG=866, CM=2426, #BP=5

MARIAN MELENDEZ: GP=3, WN=0, HG=615, CM=1491, #BP=0

GARY MOSS: GP=2, WN=2, HG=812, CM=1614, #BP=4

PAT REED, GP=3, WN=2, HG=1002, CM=2744, #BP=12

NAJAT REIKES: GP=3, WN=1, HG=989, CM=2757, #BP=9

TOM TITUS: GP=3, WN=2, HG=909, CM=2622, #BP=6

The next meeting is scheduled for May 12, 2016. A reminder will be posted.

Superscrabble Club 4-21-16

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We are meeting at Ruby’s Diner on April 21, 2016.  Address:  13102 Newport Avenue, Tustin 92780.  Games begin at 10:00 a.m.  Ruby’s Diner will seat 18 Super-S players from 9:30am to 5:00pm.  Have your breakfast and lunch at Ruby’s and Super-S Club will take care of the bill.  No equipment to bring, just your happy self.

There are prizes for: winning 3 games, highest scoring game, highest cumulative score, high-point bingo word (bonus word), and the most bingo words played.  PLEASE CONFIRM.  If you’re new, call Maliha for direction, text at 714-654-4308 or email maliha.mendoza@gmail.com.  New players will be given a “Cheat Sheet” of common words to play, and you will be guided by some of the experts on how to play the game.

If you play words in the assigned categories, you will receive an instant prize; the words must contain 5 or more letters to quality.  We will find out from Roy Kamen as to what categories will be assigned for Rounds 1, 2, and 3.

For all-day category, valid words must contain “ISM” in this order of letter placement anywhere within a word, although most often it is found at the end.  Examples were researched from the letter “A” list of 2- to 21-letter words.  Words beyond 7 letters can be played in two or three steps, such as ANTI+LIBERAL+ISMS; if your opponent recognizes that this is a “plan” you are allowed to send a message via telepathy–however you’re not supposed to verbalize it in public; you may laugh as loud as you can.  If you do find a word with 14- to 15+ letters, you will win $435!  Maliha does not have a program to isolate all the ISM words in her word list, so she might have missed some in the list below.  This category does not need to begin with an “A”.   CRONYISM will be good.

ABLEISM, CLADISM, LOOKISM, ABSURDISM, ACADEMISM, ACROTISM, ACTINISM, ACTIVISM, AGEISM, AGISM, ALARMISM, ALBINISM, ALGORISM, ALIENISM, ALLELISM, ABSENTEEISM, ABSOLUTISM, ABSTRACTIONISM, ACHROMATISM, ACROTISM, ADOPTIANISM, ADOPTIONISM, ADVENTURISM, AEROEMBOLISM, AESTHETICISM, AGNOSTISM, AGRARIANISM, ALARMISM, ALCOHOLISM, ALDOSTERONISM, ALGORISM, ALIENISM, ALTRUISM, ALLELOMORPHISM, ALPINISM, ALLOMORPHISM, ANABAPTISM, ANABOLISM, ANACHRONISM, ANALOGISM, ANALPHABETISM, ANARCHISM, ANECDOTALISM, ANEURISM, ANIMALISM, ANIMATISM, ANIMISM, ANISOTROPISM, ANTAGONISM, ANTHROPOCENTRICISM, ANTHROPOMORPHISM, ANTHROPOMORPHITISM, ANTHROPOPATHISM, ANTIALCOHOLISM, ANTICAPITALISM, ANTIAUTHORITARIANISM, ANTICLERICALISM, ANTICOLONIALISM, ANTICOMMUNISM, ANTIELITISM, ANTIFASCISM, ANITIFEMINISM, ANTIFERROMAGNETISM, ANTIHUMANISM, ANTILIBERALISM, ANTIMATERIALISM, ANTIMILITARISM, ANTINOMIANISM, ANTIQUARIANISM, ANTIRACISM, ANTIRADICALISM, ANTIRATIONALISM, ANTIREALISM, ANTIRITUALISM, ANTIROMANTICISM, ANTITERRORISM, ANTITRADITIONALISM, APHORISM, ASSIMILATIONISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, ASTERISM, ASTIGMATISM, ATAVISM, ATHLETICISM, ATOMISM, ATONALISM, ATROPISM, ATTICISM, etc.

RESULTS 4-7-16 SUPERSCRABBLE CLUB

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Congratulations to the following winners: Roy won 3 games, high game=1131, high cumulative score=3163, and the most bingo words played=12.   Maliha played the high-scoring bingo=110 DESPOSED*…oops, a phoney. Gary was the only player who found a compound word: he played OVERMILD winning an instant prize during the 1st round. Renée found 2 words in the category for mammals, and one word in the ALL-DAY category–words that contain “NEST”; she played NESTS and qualified for words with 5 or more letters. Nancy had 3 words in SCENIC category, (1 abyss) and 2 in MAMMALS category (lioness and moles).

KEY to abbreviations:  *=phoney; #G=number of games played; NW=number of wins; HG=high game; CS=cumulative score; NB=number of bingo words played; HPB=high-point bingo

Bob Agnew:  #G=3, NW=1, HG=885, CS=2391, NB=4, HPB=78 MATURED

Nancy Douglas:  #G=3, NW=1, HG=846, CS=2364, NB=7, HPB=90 LAZIEST

Renée Kahn:  #G=3, NW=2, HG=893, CS=2511, NB=4, HPB=78 STEELIER

Paul Kanter:  #G=1 NW=0, HG=710, CS=710, NB=1, HPB=82 INQUIRE

Roy Kamen:  #G=3, NW=3, HG=1131, CS=3163, NB=12, HPB=105 MONADES

Maliha Mahmood:  #G=3, NW=1, HG=880, CS=2334, NB=3, HPB=110 DESPOSED*

Gary Moss:  #G=3, NW=1, HG=896, CS=2504, NB=10, HPB=94 OVERMILD

Pat Reed:  #G=3, NW=2, HG=988, CS=2760, NB=11, HPB=101 ENCAGES

Najat Reikes:  #G=3, NW=1, HG=930, CS=2628, NB=10, HPB=94 STEAMING

Fern Trausch:  #G=3, NW=2, HG=871, CS=2539, NB=7, HPB=103 UNCASING

Our next Superscrabble Club meeting is scheduled for April 21, 2016, at Ruby’s Diner, 13102 Newport Avenue, Tustin 92780. If you’re new to this game and would like to experience a Superscrabble Club crossword game with 21×21 grid of quadruple letter/word scores, please contact maliha.mendoza@gmail.com or text/call her at 714-654-4308. There’s no fee to join the club; equipment is provided, so there’s no need to bring anything except your nice and happy self. Come, play, meet, and make new friends. Superscrabble Club will foot the bill.

There are prizes if you win all 3 games, find the assigned category words, end up with a high-game score, and highest cum score — it’s all for the love of playing with words and lots of fun. The pot for 12- to 13-letter words is now $75.00; and the pot for words with 14-15+ letters contains $430.00. We start at 10 a.m., have lunch, and play two more games in the afternoon. Our adjudicator is an electronic app that can judge challenged play from 2- thru 21-letter-words, downloadable free by visiting a site wgpo-wj2.com.  For a “second opinion” we can manually refer to an official hard copy “WORD JUDGE FOR CLUBS AND TOURNAMENTS” the official word list of WGPO (Word Game Players’ Organization: wordgameplayers.org).

 

Superscrabble Games 4-7-16

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The games go on — at the same place in Tustin, 10:00 a.m.  I called Ruby’s Diner today, but the manager said that due to the Spring break, the place cannot accommodate us for the games on 4–7-16.  But we will be able to play there on April 21, 2016. There are prizes for: winning 3 games, highest scoring game, highest cumulative score, high-point bingo word, and the most bonus words played.

PLEASE CONFIRM.  If you’re new, call Maliha for direction, text at 714-654-4308 or email maliha.mendoza@gmail.com.  The finders of words in the following categories will receive an instant prize; the words must contain 5 or more letters to quality.   Fern Trausch contributed the following categories for the three games.

ROUND 1:  Compound words.  Gary Moss listed some examples in his 2001 booklet:  KINGBIRD, KINGHOOD, KINGWOOD, LANDMARK, CARDCASE, TYPECASE, BRIEFCASE, BOOKCASE, HARDCASE, SEEDCASE, WATCHCASE.  More examples were found in the internet such as:  BASEBALL, GRANDMOTHER, UPSIDE, SUNFLOWER, MOONLIGHT, RAILROAD, WEATHERMAN, EARTHQUAKE, SOMETIMES, UPSTREAM, GRASSHOPER, PLAYTHINGS, etc.

ROUND 2:  Scenic words.  VISTA, WATERFALLS, SUNSETS, BACKDROP, PANORAMA, SEASCAPE, SUNRISE, RUGGED, SACRED, RURAL, LANDSCAPE, SCENERY, SURROUNDINGS, SETTING, ENVIRONMENT, TERRAIN, COUNTRYSIDE, SANCTUARY, SERENE, etc.

ROUND 3:  Mammals and words relating to mammals.  TIGER, RODENT, CARNIVORES, MARSUPIAL, BEARS, CETACEANS, MAMMARY, HUMAN, BACKBONE, PANDA, GIRAFFE, CHEETAH, BUFFALO, CARABAO, HUMPBACK WHALE, RORQUAL, ECHIDNAS, PLATYPUS, GORILLAS, SLOTHS, HAMSTERS HORSES, DOLPHINS, ELEPHANTS, MOOSE, AARDVARK, BEAVERS, KOALA, KANGAROO, NUMBAT, etc.

All day category:  Qualified words must have these letters:  NEST anywhere in the word.  Examples:  NESTER, NESTLES NESTS.  Gary compiled the following words in his 2001 booklet:  LEANEST, MEANEST, INANEST, GOLDENEST, KEENEST, SULLENEST, BARRENEST, ROTTENEST, HANGNEST, PLAINEST, FINEST, SOLEMNEST, WANNEST, DUNNEST, HONEST, COMMONEST, TRAPNEST, MODERNEST, FUNEST, URBANEST, CLEANEST, HUMANEST, OBSCENEST, WOODENEST, GREENEST, OPENEST, SERENEST, OFTENEST, EVENEST, FAINEST, VAINEST, DIVINEST, TANNEST, THINNEST, DOGGONEST, DISHONEST, SOONEST, EARNEST, STERNEST, BROWNEST, etc.