Congratulations to the following winners: Amnon Meyers won 3 out of 3 games; Roy Kamen for HG=1169, highest CS=3163, and most bingos played NB=16. Winners of assigned categories: Lynn Gunn 2 words; Renée Kahn 3 words; Fern Trausch 4 words; and Pat Reed 2 words. Tom Titus had the highest point bingo, HB=180.
Welcome to Don Platt, who joined us for the first time. We hope to see you again Don! We also sang belated B-day songs to Bill Lapinski, Sara Barnes, Amnon Meyers, Gary Moss, and an advance celebration for Jeff Polan.
Maliha had a wonderful trip to England touring the countryside (thru Jane Austen Society of North America) the birthplace of Jane Austen, of places mentioned in her books “Pride and Prejudice,” “Emma,” “Persuasion,” and many others. She encountered a plant called “Stinging Nettle” at the grounds of a church where Jane used to attend service. This plant Urtica Dioica, is a medicinal herb–therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia, allergies, and arthritis. Maliha admired its beauty–little did she know that the nearly invisible, needle-sharp hairs penetrate the skin at the slightest touch. The rash is similar to poison ivy (per National Geographic “Guide to Medicinal Herbs”). Thankfully, she carries a tiny jar of Vicks chest rub all the time, which resolved the rash in her fingers within 60 minutes.
KEY: NG=number of games played; NW=number of wins; HG=high game; CS=cumulative score; NB=number of bingo words played; HPB=high-point bingo; CW=category words found; *=unrecorded
Nancy Douglas: NG=3, NW=0, HG=809, CS=2361, NB=2, CW=0, HPB=71 TINNERS
Gretchen Cowan: NG=3, NW=2, HG=930, CS=2643, NB=7, CW=0, HPB=159 SQUIRED
Lynn Gunn: NG=3, NW=2, HG=1083, CS=2915, NB=8, CW=2, HPB=78 COUNTIES
Renée Kahn: NG =3, NW=2, HG=965, CS=2705, NB=5, CW=3, HPB=149 EQUINOX
Roy Kamen: NG=3 NW=2, HG=1169, CS=3163, NB=16, CW=0, HPB=111 TREMBLY
Bill Lapinski: NG=3, NW=2, HG=967, CS=2724, NB=10, CW=0, HPB=104 CREAMIER
Maliha Mahmood: NG=3, NW=1, HG=966, CS=2440, NB=6, CW=0, HPB=112 OPAQUED
Amnon Meyers: NG=3, NW=3, HG=1038, CS=2949, NB=10, CW=0, HPB=130 MILDEST
Don Platt: NG=3, NW=1, HG=804, CS=2257, NB=2, CW=0, HPB=77 FALTERS
Jeff Polan: NG=3, NW=1, HG=888, CS=2470, NB=7, CW=0, HPB=101 THENARS
Pat Reed: NG=3, NW=1, HG=935, CS=2690, NB=12, CW=2, HPB=91 STINGER
Najat Reikes: NG=3, NW=1, HG=843, CS=2298, NB=7, CW=0, HPB=91 GELATES
Tom Titus: NG=3, NW=1, HG=1050, CS=2799, NB=6, CW=0, HPB=180 DETRAINS
Fern Trausch: NG=3, NW=2, HG=1117, CS=2866, NB=11, CW=3, HPB=98 STRIVEN
The next Superscrabble Games: September 22, 2016. Watch for reminder a week prior.