Monthly Archives: January 2017

RESULTS 1-26-17 SUPERSCRABBLE CLUB GAMES

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WELCOME to Eliza Samson!  This is the first time Eliza came to play at the Superscrabble Club. We hope to see her next month [Feb. 23, 2017].  Thanks to Gretchen for guiding Eliza during her first SuperS game.  Obviously, the Superscrabble Club is not just a regular monthly meeting.  It has become, starting 2017, like a monthly mini tournament.  Indeed this is the funnest game in town, for the good of all.  All players were winners.  Ten players played the assigned category words of five or more letters, winning $5:

Nancy Douglas: JINGO, DAMPING

Jan Goldstein: ADZING

Lynn Gunn:  DATING, TOYING, TINNER

Renée Kahn:  CRUSH, ANNUL, ANNATO, ICIER, FREEZE

Roy Kamen:  CRUOR

Don Platt:  WORRYING, HOOPING, RUNNERS

Pat Reed:  GANNET

Najat Reikes:  WESTING

Joanie Scafuto:  FRINGE, CRUDE,

Tom Titus:  TANNED

Congrats to all the winners! Amnon Meyers is the champ winning 3 games, high cum=3010, and 13 bingoes.  Pat Reed won the high game score=1136.  Don Platt won the high scoring word=100 points, HOOPING.

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.

GRETCHEN COWAN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=970, CM=2847, #BP=10

NANCY DOUGLAS: GP=3, WN=1, HG=860, CM=2253, #BP=3

JAN GOLDSTEIN: GP=2, WN=1, HG=884, CM=1623, #BP=3

LYNN GUNN: GP=3, WN=1, HG=821, CM=2439, #BP=6

RENÉE KAHN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=909, CM=2543, #BP=6

ROY KAMEN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1051, CM=2893, #BP=14

MALIHA MAHMOOD, GP=2, WN=1, HG=880, CM=1658, #BP=4

AMNON MEYERS: GP=3, WN=3, HG=1010, CM=3010, #BP=13

DON PLATT: GP=3, WN=1, HG=763, CM=2218, #BP=4

PAT REED, GP=3, WN=2, HG=1136, CM=2867, #BP=12

NAJAT REIKES: GP=3, WN=2, HG=924, CM=2550, #BP=5

ELIZA SAMSON:  GP=2, WN=0, HG=762, CM=2222, #BP=0

JOANIE SCAFUTO: GP=3, WN=0, HG=698, CM=2020, #BP=1

TOM TITUS: GP=3, WN=1, HG=1013, CM=2646, #BP=9

FERN TRAUSCH: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1042, CM=2697, #BP=7

The next meeting is scheduled for February 23, 2017.  A reminder will be posted with assigned word categories prior to the scheduled games.

Reminder: Superscrabble Club games

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We sure had a joyful event befitting players who are truly champions of words!  Everyone knows that playing word games can stimulate the brain cells, may prevent memory loss, and can sharpen mental acuity.  Meeting 10:00 A.M. at the same venue: 2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782; text or call Maliha at 714654-4308; or leave a voice mail at 714-544-4746.  There’s no fee to join the Superscrabble Club, and nothing to bring except your happy self.  Equipment is provided.  The current version of WJ2 electronic app, is ready for download by visiting the website WGPO-WJ2.com free of charge. For new comers, a “cheat sheet” will be allowed and theirs to keep.

Three wins award=25; 5/word for each category assigned; 1/bingo (bonus word); high scoring game=1¢/point (Example: after 3 games if your score is higher than anybody else’s high game–scoring 1600 will win 16); high-point bingo word=5; and highest cumulative score=5. The high cum will be awarded on the next meeting as soon as the winner is determined.

1st game category:  Words ending with “-ING” containing 5 or more letters.  Example:  AILING, AGING, ANGLING, ADZING, BALLING, BLEEDING, BEING, BEADING, CRYING, COOING, DRYING, DIVING, DOING, EDGING, EATING, etc.

2nd game category:  Words beginning with “CRU-” with 5 letters or more.  Example: CRUCIAL, CRUCIAN, CRUCIBLE, CRUCIFER, CRUCIFIED, CRUCIFIX, CRUCIFIXION, CRUCIFORM, CRUCIFY, CRUCK, CRUDDED, CRUDO CRUDDY, CRUDE, CRUDER, CRUDES, CRUDEST, CRUDITY, CRUDOS, CRUDS, CRUEL, CRUELER, CRUELLY, CRUELTY, CRUET, CRUETS, CRUFT, CRUISE, CRUISED, CRUMB, CRUMBED, CRUMBY, CRUNK, etc.

3rd game category:  Words containing with double “-NN-” together.  Examples: ANNAL, ANNALIST, ANNALS, ANNAS, ANNATES, ANNATTO, ANNEAL, ANNELID, ANNEX, ANNEXATION, ANNEXE, ANNEXED, ANNEXES, ANNONA, BANNABLE, BANNED, BANNER, BANNEROL, BANNERS, BANNET, BANNETS, BANNING, BANNISTER, BANNOCK, BANNS, CANNA, CANNABIC, CANNABIS, CANNAS, CANNED, CANNEL, CANNELS, CANNER, CANNIER, CANNING, CANNOLI, CANNONS, CANNOT, CANNULA, CANNY, etc.

All day category:  Winter-related words.  Example:  COLDEST, WINTER, BARREN, BITING, BLEAK, BLUSTERY, CLOUDY, CHILLY, CHILLING, CRACKLING, CRISP, CRYSTALLINE, DISMAL, DRAFTY, DREARY, DESOLATE, DEPRESSING, DRENCHED, EXTREME, FIRESIDE, FLANNEL, FOGGY, FREEZING, FRIGID, FROSTBITTEN, FROSTY, FROZEN, GLACIAL, GUSTY, HARSH, HOWLING, HYPOTHERMIC, JINGLING, LEAFLESS, MELTING, MISTY, NIPPY, OPALINE, OVERCAST, POLAR, RAINY, SLUSHY, SLIPPERY, SNOWBOUND, POWDERY, SNOWED, SNOWY, WINDY, WINTERY, WINTERTIME, WINTRY, WOOLEN, ZIPPY, etc.

LEARN a long word.  CHROMATOGRAPHICALLY (19 letters, adverb). Each word in the breakdown is playable:  CHROMA, TOG, GRAPH, GRAPHIC, RAP, HIC, PHI, HI, AL, ALL, ALLY, GRAPHICAL, GRAPHICALLY, MA, TO.

NEXT MEETING:  FEBRUARY 23, 2017.