Monthly Archives: May 2016

SuperScrabble Games: 6-2-2016

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Reminder:  We are meeting on June 2, 2016, 10:00a.m., at 2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782, 714-544-4746.  Reply to this email or text Maliha at 714-654-4308.  If you’re new to Super Scrabble® and would like to experience a game with 21×21 grid of quadruple letter/word scores, a cheatsheet will be allowed and any member can show you how it is done.  Please confirm your attendance.  Equipment is provided. There’s no fee to join the club.  There are prizes for winning 3 games, highest scoring game after completing 3 games, highest cumulative score, mostest bingo words played, highest scoring bingo word, and instant prize for a valid word for each game category.

1st Game Category–ADVERBS.  Must contain 5 letters or more.  Examples:  aboard, abnormally, about, abroad, actively, actually, acutely, almost, already, always, amazingly, angrily, bleakly, blindly, blissfully, boldly, boastfully, crossly, cruelly, cunningly, curiously, currently, customarily, cutely, etc.

2nd Game Category–ADJECTIVES starting with N.  naive, narcissistic, nasty, natural, naughty, nauseated, nauseous, neandertal, nefarious, negative, nervous, nervy, noble, noisome, nonplused, normal, nosey, nutty, narcotized, nitid, numerous, nutrient, etc.

3rd Game Category–NOUNS starting with O.  Ohias, obduracy, oakum, oarfish, oarlock, oarsman, oasis, obeah, obeisance, obelisk, obesity, obiism, ocarina, oddball, oddness, oedema, oenology, offal, offbeat, oilcloth, oilskin, etc.

For ALL DAY CATEGORY:  VERBS ending with “ING.”  Dancing, walking, brushing, bending, ringing, working, weaving, learning, singing, biking, etc.

Please mark your calendar for the next meeting which is scheduled for June 16, 2016.  A reminder will be sent a few days prior to the meeting.

Superscrabble Club Results 5-12-16

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Congratulations to the following winners of assigned categories:  Renée Kahn found a total of 6 words; Paul Kanter found 5 words; Lynn Gunn found 2 words, Roy Kamen found 3 words; all other players found one word each. Roy won 3 games, high game=1127, and high cumulative score=3216. Bill Lapinski listed the most bingo words=18.  It is assumed you all know that since January 2016 the reward for each bingo word was upgraded to .50 cents–that is, if you have played more bingo words than anyone else during the day.  Maliha played the high-scoring bingo=149 for STEAMIER. The only player who found the longest word=REBALANCED was Gary.

KEY to abbreviations: #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; *=not recorded; **=Phoney

Bob Agnew:  #G=3, NW=1, HG=744, CS=2161, NB=2, HPB=99 for ABRIDGE

Janet Goldstein:  #G=2, NW=1, HG=853, CS=1635, NB=6, HPB=103 for ZINNIAS

Lynn Gunn:  #G=3, NW=1, HG=855, CS=2467, NB=4, HPB=105 for LICENSE

Renée Kahn:  #G=3, NW=2, HG=1003, CS=2726, NB=7, HPB=127 for SIZZLER

Paul Kanter:  #G=2, NW=1, HG=673, CS=1322, NB=5, HPB=* for WINNERS

Roy Kamen:  #G=3, NW=3, HG=1127, CS=3216, NB=16, HPB=106 for PRIVETS

Bill Lapinski:  #G=3, NW=2, HG=1080, CS=3105, NB=18, HPB=95 for ENSLAVE

Maliha Mahmood:  #G=3, NW=1, HG=1000, CS=2599, NB=7, HPB=149 for STEAMIER

Marian Melendez:  #G=3, NW=0, HG=679, CS=1924, NB=1, HPB=127 for QUILTING

Gary Moss:  #G=3, NW=2, HG=1058, CS=2803, NB=8, HPB=92 for DEPARTS

Pat Reed:  #G=3, NW=1, HG=898, CS=2590, NB=9, HPB=94 for ANTIBURN**

Fern Trausch:  #G=3, NW=2, HG=904, CS=2658, NB=4, HPB=85 for ACCENTS

The next Superscrabble Club meeting is scheduled for June 2, 2016, 10:00a.m., at 2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782, 714-544-4746.  Reply to this email or text Maliha at 714-654-4308.  If you’re new to Super Scrabble® and would like to experience a crossword game with 21×21 grid of quadruple letter/word scores, please confirm your attendance to ensure sufficient food and refreshments.  Equipment is provided. There’s no fee to join the club. Come, play, meet, and make new friends. Click the globe to download the free WGPO-WJ2 app.

There are prizes if you win all 3 games, find the assigned category words, finish with the highest-scoring game, highest cum, and highest number of bingos played. It’s all for the love of words. We start at 10:00, 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.  For a “second opinion” we can manually refer to a hard copy of the “WORD JUDGE FOR CLUBS AND TOURNAMENTS” the official word list of WGPO (Word Game Players’ Organization: wordgameplayers.org).

SUPERSCRABBLE CLUB – MAY 12, 2016

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We are meeting at Ruby’s Diner on May 12, 2016.  Address:  13102 Newport Avenue, Tustin 92780.  Games begin at 10:00 a.m.  Ruby’s Diner will seat 18 Super-S players from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  Have your breakfast and lunch at Ruby’s and Super-S Club will take care of the bill. PLEASE confirm if you can join the fun. There is no fee to play.  Complete equipment is provided (board, rack, tiles, and clock).  Come happy go lucky, meet and make new friends.  There are prizes for: winning 3 games, highest-scoring game of the day, highest cumulative score after 3 games, highest-point bonus word (known as “bingo”), most number of bingo words played, and high-scoring bingo word.  If you’re new to this game and would like to experience the Superscrabble Club crossword game with 21×21 grid including quadruple letter/word scores, please contact maliha.mendoza@gmail.com or text/call her at 714-654-4308.

New players will be given a “Cheat Sheet” of common words to play, and will be guided by some of the experts on how to play the game.

There are prizes for playing the assigned category in each game. To qualify as a category word, it must contain 5 letters or more.  Maliha will handout instruction regarding prizes during our meeting.  Please read it carefully.

1st game category:  Decorative plants and flowers.  Examples:  DAHLIA, HONEYSUCKLES (this is qualified in the 12- to 13-letter search; it must be played in two steps), FICUS, DAYLILY, KALANCHOE, OPUNTIA, PALMS, BEGONIA, SAXIFRAGE, ACANTHUS, AGERATUM, LILIES, MYRTLE, etc.

2nd game category:  What are you eating? Examples:  FRUITS, NOODLES, BREADS, VEGETABLES, SALADS, PASTA, RAVIOLE, FRIES, CHICKEN, STEAK, APPLES, DURIAN, LINGUINI, etc.

3rd game category:  What’s needed to build a house? Examples:  CONCRETE, LUMBER, HAMMER, NAILS, REBAR, BOARDS, STEEL, PLYWOOD, CLAMPS, RAFTERS, BEAMS, FRAMES, DRYWALL, BRICK, STONES, etc.