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.