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Results 5-25-17 Superscrabble Games

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Congratulations to all winners!  Our champ on 5-25-17 is Amnon Meyers, winning 3 games; Amnon played 16 bingos.  Roy Kamen won the high cum=3212, the high-point game=1136, CW=1, and played 18 bingos.  Bill Lapinski tied with Roy for the high-point game=1136, and had 12 bingos.

The highlight of 5-25-17 games happened during the 2nd round, achieved by Lynn Gun and Bill Lapinski.  They expanded a word INVALID connecting -ATION  at the end to form INVALIDATION (12-letter word), which qualified to win the 12- to 13-letter word category.  The prize in the pot for this category has reached $140, which was awarded right away.  Then an S was added later making it INVALIDATIONS, a 13-letter word.  At this point the pot was empty.  Usually $5 is deposited in the pot each time we meet.  Players shared the award in finding a valid long word.  It was very exciting to see this happening again.  But someday players can find a longer word than that: the pot for 14-15+letter-word now contains $495, and it will become $500 by June 2017.  I believe it can happen soon, as you learn to familiarize in combining two bingo words 7+7 (compounding two bingo words is possible).

Maxine Marcus won the high-point non-bingo word ZINCY=83, played 8 bingos, and one category word.  Najat Reikes won the high-point bingo word DERIVED=134 points, and two category words.  We celebrated Tom Titus’  B-day and enjoyed tiramisu.  And THANKS to “Superscrabble family” players who kindly thought to sing and celebrate in advance my June 5 BDay.  Such lovely cards (from Pat Reed, Tom Titus, Jeff Polan, Joanie Scafuto, and Najat Reikes).  I truly enjoyed reading them, and the delicious carrot cake we shared.

Key to abbreviations after the player’s name:  GP=games played; WN=number of wins; HG=high game; CM=cumulative score; CW=category words; and #BP=number of bingos played; *NR=not recorded

LYNN GUNN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1022, CM=2637, CW=1, #BP=8

RENÉE KAHN: GP=3, WN=1, HG=863, CM=*NR, CW=5, #BP=6

ROY KAMEN, GP=3, WN=2, HG=1136, CM=3212, CW=1, #BP=18

BILL LAPINSKI: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1136, CM=2959, CW=1, #BP=12

MARIAN MELENDEZ: GP=2, WN=0, HG=506, CM=*NR, CW=0, #BP=0

AMNON MEYERS, GP=3, WN=3, HG=1107, CM=3108, CW=0, #BP=16

MALIHA MAHMOOD, GP=2, WN=2, HG=799, CM=1588, CW=0, #BP=0

MAXINE MARCUS, GP=3, WN=1, HG=902, CM=2492, CW=1, #BP=8

GARY MOSS: GP=2, WN=2, HG=1027, CM=1920, CW=0, #BP=9

DON PLATT: GP=3, WN=1, HG=780, CM=2200, CW=0, #BP=5

JEFF POLAN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=827, CM=2320, CW=2, #BP=6

PAT REED, GP=3, WN=2, HG=914, CM=2427, CW=0, #BP=6

NAJAT REIKES: GP=3, WN=1, HG=985, CM=2637, CW=2, #BP=7

JOAN SCAFUTO: GP=3, WN=0, HG=754, CM=2178, CW=0, #BP=2

TOM TITUS: GP=3, WN=1, HG=1010, CM=2629, CW=0, #BP=8

For previous STATS and upcoming CATEGORY assignments for the next meeting, please visit superscrabble.wordpress.com.  The next meeting is on JUNE 22, 2017. A reminder will be posted prior to the scheduled games.

GAMES 5-25-17 – SUPERSCRABBLE CLUB

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REMINDER: Meeting at the usual venue:  2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782. Please email or text if you can make it; email maliha.mendoza@gmail.com, or text at 714-654-4308. Janet’s bejeweled rack was completed.

Finders of words in the following categories will receive an instant prize; the words must contain 5 letters or more to quality.  The examples are limited to words with 5 to 8-letters; if you can play words with 9 or more letters, it would be much better.  Better still, playing a word with 12-13 letters will make you win the pot.

ROUND 1:  Words containing …GUA… must be together in a word:  ARGUABLE, AGUACATE, GUACHARO, GUACO, GUACOS, GUAIAC, GUAIACOL, GUAIACS, GUAIACUM, GUAIOCUM, GUANACO, GUANACOS, GUANASE, GUANASES, GUANAY, GUANAYS, GUANIDIN, GUANIN, GUANINE, GUANINES, GUANINS, GUANO, GUANOS, GUANS, GUARACHE, GUARANA, GUARANAS, GUARANI, GUARANIES, GUARANIS, GUARANTY, GUARD, GUARDANT, GUARDDOG, GUARDED, GUARDER, GUARDERS, GUARDIAN, GUARDING, GUARDS, GUARS, GUAVA, GUAVAS, GUAYULE, GUAYULES, and many more in the dictionary.

ROUND 2:  Words containing …HAI… at the beginning, middle, or end of a word.  For example: ARCHAIC, CHAINED, CHAINES, CHAIR, CHAIRED, CHAISES, HAICK, HAICKS, HAIK, HAIKA, HAIKS, HAIKU, HAIKUS, HAIL, HAILED, HAILER, HAILERS, HAILING, HAILS, HAIMISH, HAINT, HAINTS, HAIRBALL, HAIRCAP, HAIRCAPS, HAIRCUT, HAIRCUTS, HAIRDO, HAIRDOS, HAIRED, HAIRGRIP, HAIRIER, HAIRIEST, HAIRILY, HAIRLESS, HAIRLIKE, HAIRLINE, HAIRLOCK, HAIRNET, HAIRNETS, HAIRPIN, HAIRPINS, HAIRS, HAIRWING, HAIRWORK, HAIRWORM, HAIRY, etc.

ROUND 3:  Words relating to GEMS, MINERALS & ROCKS: Examples: AGATE, ARKOSE, ALUNITE, AMETHYST, ANALCIME, ANALCITE, ANATASE, ANDESITE, ANDESYTE, APHANITE, ARENITE, ARKOSE, ARKOSES, ARKOSIC, ARSENATE, ARSENITE, AUGITE, AUGITIC, AZURITE, BERYL, BERYLS, BERYLINE, BAUXITE, BIOTITE, BORNITE, BRECCIA, BURSTONE, CITRINE, CYANITE, DACITE, DIAMOND, DIOPSIDE, DOLERITE, EMERALD, EUCLASE, GARNET, GRANITE, KYANITE, LAZULI, LAZULITE, LAZURITE, LAVAS, LEUCITE, LIMONITE, MICAS, PEARL, OBSIDIAN, OPALS, OXALATE, PEARL, PYROPE, QUARTZ, RUBIES, SCHIST, SODALITE, SMARAGD, TOPAZ, ULEXITE, XENOLITH, ZINCITE, ZOISITE, ZIRCON, etc.

ALL DAY CATEGORY:  THE SAME AS ROUND 3:  Words relating to GEMS, MINERALS & ROCKS:  See examples under Round 3.

LEARN a long word to win the 12- to 13-letter word ($140), or 14- to 15+letter word ($495).  Players who find the long word together may split the prize.  PHOT, PHOTO, PHOTOG, GRAPH, GRAPHIC: PHOTOGRAPHIC (=12 letters); PHOTOGRAPHIES (=13 letters); PHOTOGRAPHICALLY (=16 letters).

The next Superscrabble Games:  JUNE 22, 2017.